Online Global Week in Review 25 Dec 09 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:

US CAFC enforces permanent injunction against Microsoft Word over XML patent: i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corp (Patently-O) (Patent Law Blog) (EPLAW) (IPblog) (PatLit) (IP Watch) (Inventive Step) (Ars Technica)

Tribunale de Grande Instance determines Google infringed copyright of La Martinière publishing group by making sections of their books available through Google Book Search (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat) (Ars Technica) (IP Watch)

 
Global
Global – General

The irony of ACTA, not a treaty and not about counterfeiting – IP Think Tank podcast 4 Dec 09 (IP Think Tank)

Fraud, intent to use, brand scarcity and iinet – IP Think Tank podcast 3 Dec 09 (IP Think Tank)

Free is good but is it best? (IP Think Tank)

Top cyberlaw developments of 2009 (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Software licences: better than IP rights? (IP finance)

 
Global – Copyright

Amazon Kindle DRM broken (Michael Geist)

Do the movie studios have a strategy for the online world? (IP finance)

Welcome to the online world… – a musician reflections on the problems and opportunities  that come with the web (1709 Copyright Blog)

 
Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

A sad if salutary tale – the price of a domain name? – intellectual asset valuation (IP finance)

 
Canada

Canada and the WIPO treaties: Flexibility was always key – WIPO internet treaties (Michael Geist)

Ficsor attacks: WIPO treaty architect still fighting lost policy battle – WIPO internet treaties (Michael Geist)

WIPO treaty for the blind gains momentum, but Canada missing in action (Michael Geist)

Linking Ottawa record seller case with CRIA $6 billion class action (Michael Geist)

Beyond ACTA: Proposed EU – Canada Trade Agreement intellectual property chapter leaks (Michael Geist)

 
China

WTO Appellate Body report in Sino-American dispute about market access for copyrighted products (IP Dragon) (China Hearsay) (IP Watch)

Microsofts’ MSN Juku infringes Plurk and apologises (IP Dragon)

Shanda Literature Ltd sues Baidu for alleged copyright infringement (IP Dragon)

More downloading websites going down (China IP)

Writer, Mian Mian, sues Google for copyright infringement (China IP)

Domain name registration rules: What took you guys so long? (China Hearsay)

 
Europe

European telecom operators speak out on ACTA (Michael Geist)

 
France

Tribunale de Grande Instance determines Google infringed copyright of La Martinière publishing group by making sections of their books available through Google Book Search (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat) (Ars Technica) (IP Watch)

eBay fined €1.7m for selling LVMH perfumes (IP Whiteboard)

 
India

ss 105, 106 Patents Act – Ram Kumar dual sim patent case (Spicy IP)

 
Israel
IFPI settles with cyberlocker sites, takes over domains (TorrentFreak)
 
Italy

Italian court orders YouTube to remove all content of Mediaset (1709 Copyright Blog)

 
Korea

Supreme Court of Korea: Linking to illegal music not infringement (Korea IP Law Blog)

 
Netherlands

The Netherlands leads BitTorrent rankings, but what does that really mean? (Michael Geist)

 
New Zealand
NZ MP raises questions on ACTA (Michael Geist)
 
Spain

Want to recover your domain name? Do not go to Court. (Class 46)

Hacktivists protest proposed shutdown of P2P websites (TorrentFreak)

 
Russia

Burgerking.ru does not belong to the famous burger chain (Class 46)

 
United Kingdom
British music industry sees piracy threat beyond P2P (TorrentFreak)

Big music: damn the numbers, give us anti-piracy laws anyway (Ars Technica)

Jamie Cullen admits to being an ethical music pirate (TorrentFreak)
 
United States
US General

Promoting innovation in video devices (Public Knowledge)

 
US Patents

US Patent office tightens the screws on software patents (Ars Technica)

Word out – Judge Davis loses one (Nintendo) – wins one (i4i v. Microsoft) (EDTexweblog.com)

 
US Patents – Decisions

CAFC enforces permanent injunction against Microsoft Word over XML patent: i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corp (Patently-O) (Patent Law Blog) (EPLAW) (IPblog) (PatLit) (IP Watch) (Inventive Step)

CAFC: Common sense held sufficient to invalidate claims as obvious on summary judgment: Perfect Web v InfoUSA (Filewrapper)

 
US Copyright

Obama Administration supports WIPO Treaty for Sharing Accessible Formats of Copyright Works for Persons Who are Blind or Have other Reading Disabilities (IPKat)

Congressional hearing about piracy of live sporting events on the internet – MLB, ESPN, Ultimate Fighting Championship tell Congress internet piracy hurting their business (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge)

Avatar’s a BitTorrent hit, but Fox plays down piracy ‘threat’ (TorrentFreak)

Nice thoughts and naughty thoughts about broadband – Joe Biden roundtable on the problem of piracy (Public Knowledge)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York: Baidu’s NASDAQ listing insufficient for NY personal jurisdiction in copyright case: Stormhale v Baidu.com (Trademark Blog)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

NBC – NBC, defender of all things copyright, copies blogger’s post without permission, removes her name when she complains (Techdirt)

Psystar – Psystar not down and out just yet, website back up (Ars Technica)

 
US Trademarks & Domain Names

Google announces brand for first model in replicant line (Trademark Blog)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Microsoft – BING! vs BING – Bing Information Design files trade mark infringement and unfair competition suit against Microsoft (IPKat) (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

Sellify – Sellify (OneQuality.com) sues Amazon over affiliates’ use of keywords (Trademark Blog)

 

 

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