This week, there have been several notable events in the world of intellectual property and beyond. Here are some of the highlights:

In a recent case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a patent examiner’s rejection of a patent application involving metallole polymer with a polycyclic repeating unit backbone. The decision was based on the finding that the claimed number of repeating units required undue experimentation.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that corrected pre-grant publications will be issued for patent applications that were initially published with incorrect filing dates and benefit dates due to errors in the data assembly process.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce criticized Senator Bernie Sanders for issuing subpoenas to a pharmaceutical executive at Novo Nordisk, calling it an abuse of power. The executive, Doug Langa, has been targeted despite the company’s willingness to cooperate with the Senate HELP Committee.

Additionally, the USPTO has established a new online process for de-designating precedential decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, providing more transparency and flexibility in the decision-making process.

In other news, a lawsuit was filed against Martin Shkreli for allegedly copying a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album and sharing digital copies with his followers. The lawsuit was filed by cryptocurrency collective PleasrDAO in the Eastern District of New York.

Furthermore, members of North Carolina State University’s 1983 NCAA champion men’s basketball team, known as the “Cardiac Pack,” have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the unauthorized use of their name, image, and likeness rights in promotional materials.

On the financial front, Oracle’s stock rose by 13% following the announcement of a deal with OpenAI to increase computing capacity for generative AI. This strong position in AI has contributed to Oracle’s positive performance in the market.

Overall, these developments underscore the importance of intellectual property protection, fair business practices, and the need for transparency and accountability in the legal system. Stay tuned for more updates on these and other relevant issues in the future.