This week in Washington IP news, the Senate Commerce Committee will be busy with a major hearing on Section 230 liability shields for tech platforms in light of charges of political censorship. Policy institutes hosting innovation-related events this week include the American Enterprise Institute, which kicks off the week with a closer look at the House Antitrust Subcommittee’s recent report on antitrust regulations in digital markets, and the Hudson Institute, which will dissect the oral arguments made in the Google v. Oracle Android software copyright case recently argued that the U.S. Supreme Court. The week will conclude on Friday with the regular quarterly meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee to examine recent trademark operations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Other Barks & Bites for Friday, February 23: Intel and Microsoft Announce Landmark Chip and IP Deal; Court Overturns $1 Billion Copyright Infringement Ruling Against Cox; and Reddit and Google Set to Announce AI Content Licensing Agreement
- Members of Congress Blast Biden on March-In Proposal and Pandemic Accord
- Rader’s Ruminations: The Most Striking (and Embarrassing) Legal Mistake in Modern Patent Law
- Supreme Court Denies Five IP Petitions on Issues from IPR Joinder to Contributory Trademark Infringement
- ‘Where Are the Designers on This?’: Some Post-Argument Thoughts on LKQ v. GM