This week in Other Barks & Bites: Marybeth Peters, formerly the Register of Copyrights from 1994 to 2010, passes away at the age of 83; Director Vidal allows OpenSky to remain a “silent understudy” in VLSI IPRs; the USPTO requests comments on agency initiatives designed to ensure robust and reliable patent rights; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy publishes a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights; the U.S. Supreme Court denies cert to several patent cases but asks the U.S. Solicitor General to brief the Court on the “skinny label” issues in Teva v. GlaxoSmithKline; Micron announces plans to invest up to $100 billion over the next 20 years in constructing a computer chip manufacturing campus in a suburb of Syracuse, NY; Amgen files a supplemental brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the U.S. government’s own brief calling enablement a mixed question of law and fact supports review of Amgen’s appeal; and Arizona’s State AG reaches an agreement with Google to settle a lawsuit over deceptive practices in user device tracking.

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