Online Global Week in Review 17 Apr 2009 from IP Think Tank

Here is IP Think Tank’s weekly selection of top Online intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

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Highlights this week included:

French politicians reject proposed law (HADOPI) using 3 strikes to tackle illegal P2P file sharing (Michael Geist), (Billboard.biz), (IPKat) (IP Watch) (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright) (Content Agenda) (TorrentFreak) (ContentAgenda) (Public Knowledge)

Second Circuit resolves split between the circuits regarding sale of keywords / adwords to trigger sponsored links and ‘use in commerce’ under the Lanham act (Intellectual Property Law Blog) (Technology and Marketing Law) (ipblog)

 
Global

Global – General

Wikipedia community vote on migration to Creative Commons BY-SA (Creative Commons), (Lessig)

 

Global – Copyright

“Pirate Party” and other branding disasters (IPJur)

Facebook blocks Pirate Bay torrent links (Out Law)

Paulo Coelho supports Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

Pirate Bay server set to become museum piece (TorrentFreak)

Trent Reznor on NIN’s Business models and the future of music (Creative Commons)

 

Global – Patents

PATExpert – Advanced Patent Document Processing Techniques (Competitive Info)

 
Australia

Australia publishes Creative Commons information pack (Creative Commons)

 
Denmark

Biased anti-piracy laws in Denmark – favour rights holders? (TorrentFreak)

 
Europe

European counterfeiting and piracy observatory (Lenz Blog)

Another patent case involving Microsoft not valid in Europe (Innovation Partners)

 
France

French politicians reject proposed law (HADOPI) using 3 strikes to tackle illegal P2P file sharing (Michael Geist), (Billboard.biz), (IPKat) (IP Watch) (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright) (Content Agenda) (TorrentFreak) (ContentAgenda) (Public Knowledge)

 
Malaysia

Creative Commons movement stepped up in Malaysia (CreativeCommons)

 
South Korea

South Korea gets set for 3 strikes law (ArsTechnica)

 
Russia

Pirate Bay supporters throw street party in Moscow (TorrentFreak)

 
United States

US General

Second Circuit resolves split between the circuits regarding sale of keywords / adwords to trigger sponsored links and ‘use in commerce’ under the Lanham act (Intellectual Property Law Blog) (Technology and Marketing Law) (ipblog)

Innography patent visualisation tool (Competitive info)

Center for Responsive Politics’ opensecrets.org release records (Lessig)

Federal authority over the internet? The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (EFF)

 

US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Website terms of services provide basis for exercise of personal jurisdiction (Internet cases)

Goldman Sachs threatens blogger over demonic domain name who responds with lawsuit (Out Law) (ArsTechnica)

GoDaddy sued for cybersquatting on uBid (Technology and Marketing)

 

US Patents

Apptix dropped from VoxPath patent suit (Law 360)

Accolade Systems LLC and Webex Communications Inc. settle remote access patent row (Law 360)

Fujitsu settles CSIRO wi-fi patent claims (Law 360)

AOL, Yahoo and others hit with web radio patent suit (Law 360)

Hewlett-Packard appeals lower $53m verdict in Cornell patent suit (Law 360)

Morrison & Foerster sued for malpractice over ‘staggering’ $5m bill (Law 360)

International Trade Commission ruling finds 4 companies don’t infringe SanDisk flash patents (Law 360)

Visa, Google, Bank of America Corp. Sued over online payment patents (Law 360)

ITC upholds ruling finding Vizio and 10 other companies infringe a Funai Corp patent for digital television receivers (Law 360)

Front Row Technologies to join forces with Kangaroo Media Inc in patent deal (Law 360)

High-tech suffers at the hands of patent trolls, but most US companies don’t (IAM)

Microprocessor maker Zilog Inc. and programmable logic device maker Altera Corp. settle circuitry patent suit (Law 360)

IBM and Oracle sued over patent for database systems (Law 360)

Skype sued by Eidos Communications for voice mail patent infringement (Law 360)

 
US Patents – Decisions

USPTO has rejected Alcatel-Lucent patent, helping Microsoft Corp.’s quest to overturn $358m verdict (Law 360)

Bookham Inc. and JDS Uniphase Corp. settle laser patents litigation (Law 360)

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. subsidiary settles TQP Development in data encryption patent suit (Law 360)

Gibson’s patent action against Activision hits wrong chord with court in ‘Guitar Hero’ dispute, summary judgment granted (IP Law Blog)

 

US Copyright

Downloading music legally (Copyfight)

 

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