This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Ninth Circuit finds that a Hong Kong-based adult website was expressly aimed at the U.S. market, overturning a dismissal of copyright claims; Senator Tillis pledges to hold a series of patent eligibility hearings with the Senate IP Committee if the Republicans take a majority this November; the Third Circuit finds no agency relationship between patent challenging firm Askeladden and members of The Clearing House, which owns Askeladden; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) extends the public comment period on the agency’s subject matter eligibility guidance; Novo Nordisk improves its sickle cell and rare blood disease treatment portfolio with a $1.1 billion purchase of Forma Therapeutics; the Delhi High Court orders India’s messaging service Telegram to disclose the IP addresses of Telegram users engaging in copyright infringement; and the Federal Circuit rules that INVT’s patent infringement claims fail because it didn’t provide evidence of base station operations that make up part of the environment of the claimed invention.

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