This week in Other Barks & Bites: a series of bills introduced into Congress aim to improve prospects for minority inventors, eliminate compulsory copyright licenses in broadcast TV and reduce patent challenges against generic drugmakers; the Federal Circuit decides that there is no functionality in the aesthetic appeal of a design patent; FBI Director Wray testifies on about 1,000 IP theft probes pointing back to Chinese entities; France is the first EU country to adopt the Copyright Directive; Alphabet and Amazon beat revenue expectations; UKIPO discusses potential IP rights exhaustion in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and IP law associations ask the Supreme Court to rule against USPTO in Peter v. Nantkwest.

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