Intellectual Property Roundup

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Senate Judiciary to markup trade secrets, Judicial Redress Bills (Politico Pro)
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Judicial Redress Act on its agenda for markup this week.  This bill would give companies the means to go after trade secret thieves in federal court.

Trade secret bill targets local theft, not foreign snooping (The Hill)
The Defend Trade Secrets Act would not account for theft from foreign entities, only domestic.  Rampant overseas digital espionage is also hurting American businesses, and apparently, this bill does not address this.

Copyright Office needs more Tech and Data Experts (Next Gov)
During the House Administration Committee’s hearing on the functionality of the Copyright Office, witnesses told lawmakers that the Copyright Office is in need of more tech and data experts.  Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, told committee members that the office is in desperate need of restructuring its workforce.

Anywhere, anytime: EU to allow travelers to take Netflix abroad (Reuters)
The European Union wants to allow consumers to be able to access their online subscriptions for streaming services, including Netflix, throughout the entire EU.  The European Commission also proposed protections for people who buy goods and digital content online.

Samsung to finally pay Apple $548 Million as part of endless patent case (Ars Technica)
Samsung would also like to not that it may want the money back if appeals go in its favor. Yet, after losing in the appellate phase, Samsung agreed to pay this amount once Apple submits an invoice.  Payment is expected to be completed by December 14.

Christopher Christopher Mohr is General Counsel and VP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA.