This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit clarifies the “reasonable expectation of success” standard while reversing the PTAB’s obviousness determination regarding patent claims covering a method of photoinactivation of Gram-positive bacteria; Senator Tillis raises concerns about Judge Alan Albright with the USPTO and Chief Justice John Roberts; a CSET study shows that Chinese entities received nearly one-third of global patent grants for robotics technologies between 2005 and 2019; Google News announces that it will return to Spain early next year after that country’s government implemented the EU Copyright Directive; Redbubble’s print-on-demand service survives trademark and counterfeit infringement claims filed by Atari; Google enters a 10-year, $1 billion partnership with futures exchange company CME Group; and NXP Semiconductors files a Section 337 complaint against Amazon and other tech firms for infringing patent claims covering integrated circuits and chipsets.

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