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Other Barks & Bites, Friday, February 21: Federal Circuit Upholds Damages Limit for Failure to Mark, India Signs IP Accord with U.S. and Copyright Office Announces Fee Increases

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The CAFC issued a precedential decision in Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., affirming a ruling that Arctic Cat cannot recover pre-complaint infringement damages because its licensee failed to mark products covered by Arctic Cat’s patent claims; the USPTO relaxes a proposed rule requiring email addresses on trademark applications; the Copyright Royalty Board announces royalty rates for sound recordings transmitted by subscription services; the Department of Justice and other amici file briefs supporting Oracle at the Supreme Court in its copyright case against Google; India’s cabinet approves an IP plan with the U.S. ahead of a visit by President Trump; Sprint and T-Mobile revise their merger deal to hand a larger stake to Deutsche Telekom; a California state court jury hears closing arguments in a $1 billion trade secret case against Uber; Motorola Solutions announces a massive win on trade secret and copyright damages; and licensing talks between Nokia and Daimler on connected car technologies reportedly fail.

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