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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 13: Tillis Moves on DMCA Reform and Iancu Support, China Copyright Law Amendments Include 10X Increase to Statutory Damages, EPO Extends Virtual Hearings

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit grants Apple’s motion to transfer Uniloc’s patent infringement case to the Northern District of California, while Circuit Judge Moore dissents because Apple’s motion was based mainly on ad hominem attacks on Western Texas judges; China’s national legislature approves amendments to the nation’s Copyright Law that increase statutory damages for infringement by 10 times, up to 5 million yuan; the Copyright Office issues a final rule on mandatory deposit provisions for e-books; Senator Thom Tillis issues DMCA reform questions to copyright system stakeholders and addresses open letter expressing his “strongest support” of Director Iancu’s PTAB reforms; the European Patent Office issues a progress report on videoconference hearings announcing an extension to the pilot program; and antitrust regulators at the European Commission begin enforcement efforts against Amazon’s use of non-public seller data.

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