Online Global Week in Review 13 Nov 09 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Supreme Court hears arguments in Bilski v Kappos – commentary and opinion (Patent Baristas) (The 271 Patent Blog) (IAM) (IP Frontline) (Managing IP) (Inventive Step) (Anticipate This!) (Chicago Intellectual Property Law Blog) (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (The 271 Patent Blog) (Washington State Patent Law Blog) (BlawgIT) (ipwars) (Patent Baristas) (Patent Docs) (Patents4Life) (Inventive Step) (Anticipate This!) (Filewrapper) (Ars Technica) (Innovationpartners) (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (Technology Transfer Tactics)

Skype founders successfully use IP to get their seat on the board – eBay, Skype settlement (IAM) (Tangible IP)

USPTO Director Kappos launches blog on PTO website (Anticipate This!) (Patently-O) (The 271 Patent Blog) (IP Factor) (Patently BIOtech) (The Invent Blog)

 
Global
Global – General

Pirates get a taste of Microsoft COFEE (Ars Technica)

Study flags internet censorship as open to challenge at WTO (IP Watch)

 
Global – Copyright

Leaked ACTA document on Internet chapter (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica) (ipwars)

ACTA threat: Michael Geist’s talk on everything you need to know about ACTA, but didn’t know to ask (Michael Geist) (Copyfight)

Perpetual motion? – motionbox online video hosting Terms and Conditions – perpetual licence to use user content (1709 Copyright Blog)

BitTorrent may kill Zombieland sequel, writer claims (TorrentFreak)

Pre-release music piracy: further arrests, exec loses job (TorrentFreak)

 
Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Losing your Twitter naming and branding just bad business (The Product Naming Blog) (Innovationpartners)

Beatles’ records on apple-shaped USB-stick – do I sense a little provocation? (Class 46)

Registries and registrars split on ownership reform – gTLD demand will be limited, says ICANN (Managing IP)

Registries and registrars split on ownership reform (Managing IP)

Glenn Beck loses domain dispute, still ends up with domain (Ars Technica) (IP Watch)

 
Global – Patents

Is Nokia to turn the tables in the standards game? (IP Expert Group)

 
Australia

Updates on AFACT v iiNet (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

DFAT, ABC report on ACTA (LawFont)

 
Canada

i4i Inc vs the software giant (Microsoft): success story and advice from the underdog (IP Osgoode)

ACTA threatens made-in-Canada copyright policy (Michael Geist)

Canadian Labour Congress adopts new copyright policy (Michael Geist)

 
China

ISP liability for infringing content: bloggers beware (China Law Blog)

Smashing China’s great firewall…through trade disputes? (Ars Technica)

 
Denmark

Anti-piracy group responds to media, not DRM breaker (TorrentFreak)

Anti-piracy group announces it will stop going after file-sharers (TorrentFreak)

 
Europe

EU telecom package agreed with safeguards but three-strikes still possible (IP Watch) (Managing IP)

Bad faith, trade marks and the .eu TLD (The IPKat)

 
India

Coming soon: websites in Hindi and the IPO too? (SPICY IP)

 
Israel

Yes to software patents? No to software patents? Israel PTO thinking of reconsidering position on software patents (America-Israel Patent Law)

 
Lithuania

Anti-piracy group reports torrent site users to the police (TorrentFreak)

 
Mexico

.mx domain names registration (IP Frontline)

 
Nigeria

Software raid in Lagos confiscates high quality copies of Microsoft products (Afro-IP)

 
Norway

IFPI loses: Telenor will not block The Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak) (the 1709 Copyright Blog)

 
Sweden

Ex-supplier of Pirate Bay bandwidth given leave to appeal (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

EWHC: Interim relief includes disabling domain name: Wasabi Frog Ltd v Miss Boo Ltd and Gulfraz Mohammed (Class 46) (ipwars.com)

British Telecom unsuccessful in patenting online profile generation (Innovationpartners)

Public pressure stops BBC’s HDTV DRM drive (for now) (Ars Technica)

 
United States
US General

US Groups duel over access to ACTA negotiation (IP Watch) (Public Knowledge)

Reining in ACTA: Update and call to action (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

USPTO Director Kappos launches blog on PTO website (Anticipate This!) (Patently-O) (The 271 Patent Blog) (IP Factor) (Patently BIOtech) (The Invent Blog)

Ebay terms upheld – forum selection clause: Tricome v Ebay (IPblog)

Data breach notifications one step closer to law… again (Ars Technica)

 
US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Starbucks – Starbucks data breach plaintiffs try their luck in the 9th Circuit: Krottner v Starbucks (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Bilski – Supreme Court hears arguments in Bilski v Kappos – commentary and opinion (Patent Baristas) (The 271 Patent Blog) (IAM) (IP Frontline) (Managing IP) (Inventive Step) (Anticipate This!) (Chicago Intellectual Property Law Blog) (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (The 271 Patent Blog) (Washington State Patent Law Blog) (BlawgIT) (ipwars) (Patent Baristas) (Patent Docs) (Patents4Life) (Inventive Step) (Anticipate This!) (Filewrapper) (Ars Technica) (Innovationpartners) (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (Technology Transfer Tactics)

eBay – Skype founders successfully use IP to get their seat on the board – eBay, Skype settlement (IAM) (Tangible IP)

Ethernet Innovations – Patent infringement dispute between Ethernet Innovations and Acer, Apple, Dell and others: 3Com gets religion, but too late to save jobs and a once thriving business; HP faces 3Com patent dilemma when acquisition goes through (IAM) (IAM)

 
US Copyright

Hollywood’s antipiracy charm offensive has FCC in crosshairs (Ars Technica)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

BlueBeat.com – EMI’s request for preliminary injunction granted in copyright infringement suit brought against BlueBeat.com (IPKat)

 
US Trade Marks – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – AdWords litigation: Parts Geek v US Auto Parts (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

New York-New York Hotel & Casino – Cybersquatting or domain name hijacking? You be the judge: New York-New York Hotel & Casino v Katzin (Las Vegas TM Attorney)

US Chamber of Commerce – EFF to represent Yes Men who ‘punked’ US Chamber of Commerce on climate change (Ars Technica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Yahoo – Yahoo and Mary Kay settle dispute over pop-up ads from unauthorised resellers (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney) 

 

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