This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s IP administration releases draft provisions on the protection of geographical indications; Chief APJ Scott Boalick announces a new form for PTAB practitioners to anonymously nominate PTAB decisions for precedential status; Shira Perlmutter is announced as the 14th Register of Copyrights; the Federal Circuit finds that Hewlett-Packard’s IPR joinder doesn’t trigger Section 315(e)(2) prior art estoppel during civil actions in district court; the European Commission says it will appeal Apple’s favorable tax ruling by the European General Court in July; the U.S. Department of Justice issues proposed amendments to Section 230’s online platform liability shield; U.S. District Judge Alan Albright issues revised guidelines for Western Texas patent cases; and WIPO launches a free database offering access to judicial rulings on intellectual property law from countries around the globe.

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