This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Third Circuit affirms a partial denial of preliminary injunctive relief in a trade secret case involving processors for cremation equipment; Netherlands’ patent office announces that oil and gas patents held by major Russian energy firms are unenforceable in that country; the Federal Circuit finds that patent claims covering methods of digital recording physical activity survive Alice/Mayo at step two on the pleadings over a dissent from Judge Hughes; a joint study by the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that 82 million EU jobs are being supported by IP-intensive industries; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announces a webinar on its request for comments on initiatives for robust and reliable patent rights; and both the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice participate in policy dialogues on digital competition with counterparts in the European Union and the Group of Seven.

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