Online Global Week in Review 14 May 2010 from IP Think Tank

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

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Highlights this week included:

EPO EBoA decision in G 03/08 (Patentability of computer-implemented inventions) (IP:JUR) (IPKat) (IAM) (Patently-O)

District Court S D New York: LimeWire liable for inducement, vicarious copyright infringement: Arista v LimeWire (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Patent Arcade) (Copyrights and Campaigns)

 
Global
Global – General

WIPO Director General highlights importance of intellectual property for innovation and technology transfer (WIPO)

 
Global – Copyright

The death of the album (in handy graph form) (Ars Technica)

Visually impaired gain access to one million books, thanks to the internet archive (Public Knowledge)

 
Global – Patents

Refusing proprietary technology (IPKat)

 
Brazil

Brazil decides against notice-and-takedown (Michael Geist)

 
Canada

Electronic books and the Canadian DMCA (Michael Geist)

Rogers: We’re concerned with the ACTA negotiations and three strikes (Michael Geist)

Tweeting against the Canadian DMCA (Michael Geist)

Piracy haven label case of rhetoric over reality (Michael Geist)

Business Software Alliance: Canada a world leader in reducing infringement (Michael Geist)

Moore getting testy with Canadian DMCA critics (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Clement launches National Digital Economy strategy consultation (Michael Geist)

Scotiabank loses domain name dispute over caribana.com (IP Osgoode)

 
China

Explanations for Apple’s China success (China Law Blog)

IP infringement, meet globalization: US convicts seller of China-made network hardware (China Hearsay)

Ebook readers and China’s infant industry argument (China Hearsay)

Software piracy stats: Not entitled to their own facts (China Hearsay)

 
Europe

EPO EBoA decision in G 03/08 (Patentability of computer-implemented inventions) (IP:JUR) (IPKat) (IAM) (Patently-O)

Reactions to the EPO computer program patent decision roll in (IAM)

AG advises copyright levy on aircraft carriers ‘unfair’: Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) v Padawan S.L (IPKat) (IPKat)

Decision in the German adwords referral: Eis.de GmbH v BBY Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH (IPKat)

 
Germany

Pirate Bay ISP hit with German injunction; must stop hosting (ArsTechnica) (ArsTechnica)

Google thumbnails get the ‘thumbs up’ from German Court (IP Whiteboard)

 
Israel

IBM attorney discusses open source with LES Israel (IP Factor)

 
Netherlands

Usenet community banned from publishing filenames (TorrentFreak)

 
Russia

2 first .рф websites are working! (Class 46)

 
Spain

Telefonica redefines its brand (IP tango)

Sports streaming/torrent links site Rojadirecta victorious in Court (TorrentFreak)

 
Sweden

Supreme Court rules Pirate Bay appeal judges are unbiased (TorrentFreak)

Hollywood gets injunction to disconnect The Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

 
United States
US Patents

Is USPTO signalling intent to use Section 112 written description more often in rejections of software patent claims? (IP Spotlight)

 
US Patents – Decisions

ITC: ALJ Charneski denies MVTec’s motion for summary determination of non-infringement in certain machine vision software (337-TA-680) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Cognex – ALJ Charneski denies MVTec’s motion for summary determination of invalidity in certain machine vision software (337-TA-680) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

HTC – HTC launches its own ITC complaint against Apple (Ars Technica)

Infineon Technologies – ALJ Essex grants motion to terminate investigation with respect to Buffalo in certain dynamic random access memory semiconductors (337-TA-707) (ITC 377 Law Blog)

Nokia – Nokia applies patent thumbscrews to Apple’s iPad (Ars Technica)

Ricoh – ALJ Rogers grants in part Oki Data’s motion for summary determination of invalidity in certain printing and imaging devices (337-TA-690) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

SITI-Sites.com – Defensive patent aggregator AST accused of anti-trust violations in Delaware lawsuit (IAM)

 
US Copyright

Public Knowledge proposes changes to Copyright Technical Protection Law (Public Knowledge)

Feds report 700 seizures of bootleg Cisco hardware (Ars Technica)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York: LimeWire liable for inducement, vicarious copyright infringement: Arista v LimeWire (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Patent Arcade) (Copyrights and Campaigns)

Federal Circuit denies Apple’s motion to transfer venue out of Texas: In re Apple (Patently-O) (EDTexweblog.com)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Blues Destiny Records – Why Google sued a tiny blues music label (Ars Technica)

Nintendo – History repeats itself with Nintendo accusing an individual of infringing Nintendo’s copyrights and trademarks (Patent Arcade)

Scribd – No class certification in Scott v. Scribd.com case (Copyrights & Campaigns)

US Copyright Group – Voltage Pictures and US Copyright Group teaming up to sue ‘The Hurt Locker’ film torrenters (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Viacom – Viacom’s friends lend support in YouTube case (Copyrights & Campaigns)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

District Court Arizona: Geographic trademark leads to interesting (& tortured) injunction – Skydive Arizona v. Quattrocchi (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

TTAB finds SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION merely descriptive of marketing services (TTABlog)

Trademark holder not entitled to domain name registered years before: National Arbitration Forum decision in Arizona State Trailer Sales, Inc. d/b/a Little Dealer Little Prices RV v. World Wide RV (Internet Cases)

Not the highest probability UDRP, but it appears to have worked – National Arbitration Forum decision in ‘Hot Russian Brides’ case (Trademark Blog)

 

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