1. U.S. Supreme Court asked to decide if AI can be a patent “inventor.” Stephen Thaler petitioned the high court to review an appeals court’s decision that patents can only be issued to human inventors and that his AI system cannot be the legal creator of inventions it generated. (You can find the cert. petition here.) – Read More on Reuters

2. Online-Books Lawsuit Tests Limits of Libraries in Digital Age: A federal judge on Monday will weigh pleas by four major book publishers to stop an online lending library from freely offering digital copies of books, in a case that raises novel questions about digital-library rights and the reach of copyright law that protects the work of writers and publishers. – Read More on the WSJ

3. In US Supreme Court Jack Daniel’s case, a free speech fight over a dog toy: In a case to be argued on Wednesday, the nine justices are expected to use this legal dogfight to clarify the line between a parody protected by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment and a trademark-infringing ripoff, with repercussions extending beyond booze and pet accessories. – Read More on Yahoo

4. RELATED READ: From False Advertising and FTX to AI and NFTs: Lawsuits to Watch in 2023. SCOTUS’ certiorari grant in the “Bad Spaniels” case comes on the heels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding in March 2020 that the toy is an expressive work entitled to First Amendment protection. – Read More on TFL

5. Gucci, YSL owner Kering pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2035: This new target covering scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the greenhouse gas protocol was revealed ahead of the publication of Kering’s 2020-2023 Sustainability Progress Report on March 22. – Read More from Kering

6. Silicon Valley Bank’s Focus on Startups Was a Double-Edged Sword: Lack of diversification means more risk. But SVB’s focus has real benefits as well: It allowed the bank to build up a tremendous amount of tacit knowledge about how startups and venture capital worked. – Read More on HBR