This week in Other Barks & Bites: the U.S. Supreme Court will meet today for a conference during which it will consider several petitions regarding patent-eligibility under Section 101; next week, the Supreme Court will also hear oral arguments in a pair of trademark cases regarding defense preclusion and profits awards; the Fifth Circuit decides a novel issue and denies statutory copyright damages for post-registration infringement; China announces that its domestic invention patent grants surpass goals set by the national government; Sonos sues Google for patent infringement a few years after the two companies collaborate on speaker technology; the BBC wins a trademark case in China over the BBC logo; the PTAB rules that Google isn’t an interested party in a validity trial petitioned by RPX; and China rules that an AI-produced news article has copyright protections.

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