This week in Other Barks & Bites: the bipartisan Better Cybercrime Metrics Act was signed into law; the Department of Justice announced $105 million in civil penalties in the first action taken under the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in USA” branding rules; Senator Josh Hawley tweeted his plans to introduce a bill limiting Disney’s ability to extend copyright covering Mickey Mouse and other entertainment properties; the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a copyright termination action filed by the heirs of one of the co-writers of the Elvis Presley hit “Can’t Help Falling In Love”; CNBC reported that Elon Musk plans to serve as a temporary CEO of Twitter after his takeover is complete; Senators Roger Wicker and Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill to create federal R&D strategies for distributed ledger technologies; the EPO published a guide to obtaining a Unitary Patent after the corresponding EU patent has been granted by the EPO; and ACUS issued a request for public comments regarding its study for a small claims patent court.

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