Online Global Week in Review 8 October from IP Think Tank

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

Highlights this week included:

Near final ACTA text released – shows US caved in on Internet provisions (Public Knowledge) (ArsTechnica) (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak)

Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.5M for infringing document streaming patents belonging to Mirror Worlds (Maier & Maier) (IPBiz) (Blawg IT) (EDTexweblog.com) (ArsTechnica)

CAFC: Compliance with industry standards can be used to show patent infringement: Fujitsu et al v. Netgear (Filewrapper) (Patently-O) (Patent Baristas)

UK ISPs begin fighting IP lookup requests in wake of data leak (ArsTechnica) (TechnoLlama) (TorrentFreak)

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let us know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.

Global

Global – General

Monetizing social media – The Facebook Movie (IP finance)

Global – Copyright

Near final ACTA text released – shows US caved in on Internet provisions (Public Knowledge) (ArsTechnica) (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak)

MPAA loves ACTA, but European Parliament ‘alarmed’ by it (ArsTechnica)

Public Knowledge statement on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Public Knowledge)

ACTA: sorting through the spin (Michael Geist)

KISS frontman on P2P: ‘Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars’ (ArsTechnica)

Shocking: Apple approves BitTorrent app for app store (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

Learning from threatening letters (Innovationpartners)

The Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 170: includes- France’s Hadopi ‘Three Strikes’ Law ramps up; UK law firm leaks emails, data on alleged pirates (PlagiarismToday)

New paper examines distribution and ‘making available’ (Copyrights & Campaigns)

Premium VOD – Have studios found the answer? (IP finance)

Australia

Australian Software Licensing invention in the news (Patentology)

Canada

Save the date – Bill C-32 Copyright book launch set for 14th October (Michael Geist)

Angus files petition on C-32 (Michael Geist)

Library of Parliament’s Legislative Summary of Bill C-32 (Michael Geist)

Publisher Association seeks three strikes and you’re out for Canada (Michael Geist)

Blame the public – online fees for music (Michael Geist)

Costa Rica

Costa Rican court declares the Internet as a fundamental right (TechnoLlama) (IP tango)

Europe

‘Mind your syntax!’ – some basic questions for Europe’s finest – Referral to ECJ in Case C-406/10 concerning software copyright (IPKat)

France

French ISP refuses to send out Hadopi file-sharing warnings (TorrentFreak)

India

Madras High Court hands Google ‘Adwords’ its first interim victory (Spicy IP)

Norway

New co.no extension available November (Class 46)

Sweden

The Pirate Bay appeal – Days 3, 4 and 5 (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

ISPs begin fighting IP lookup requests in wake of data leak (ArsTechnica) (TechnoLlama) (TorrentFreak)

Anti-piracy lawyers face DDoS before pivotal Court decision (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

Ministry of Sound silenced by huge DDoS attack (TorrentFreak)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Compliance with industry standards can be used to show patent infringement: Fujitsu et al v. Netgear (Filewrapper) (Patently-O) (Patent Baristas)

Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.5M for infringing document streaming patents belonging to Mirror Worlds (Maier & Maier) (IPBiz) (Blawg IT) (EDTexweblog.com) (ArsTechnica)

District Court E D Texas: Datatreasury awarded enhanced damages of $26 Million but denied attorneys’ fees: Datatreasury Corp. v. Wells Fargo & Co. et al (Docket Report)

District Court M D Florida: Manufacturer of electronic voting systems did not infringe method claims requiring action by end user voters: Voter Verified, Inc. v. Election Systems & Software, Inc (Docket Report)

District Court Maryland: Software providers do not infringe method claims requiring action by end users: Technology Patents LLC v. Deutsche Telekom AG et al (Docket Report)

ALJ Gildea issues initial determination in Certain Video Displays (337-TA-687) – no s 337 violation (ITC Law Blog)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Luckern rules on collateral estoppel summary determination motion regarding claim construction in Certain Electronic Devices with Multi-Touch Enabled Touchpads and Touchscreens (337-TA-714) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Motorola asks ITC, two federal courts to throw book at Apple (ArsTechnica) (IPBiz) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

Google – Google opens up can of open source worms in Oracle Java suit (ArsTechnica) (Patentology) (IPBiz)

Kodak – ALJ Luckern denies Apple’s motion for summary determination of non-infringement in Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras (337-TA-703) (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – Strange bedfellows: EFF, Apache back Microsoft in patent dispute (ArsTechnica)

Motiva LLC – Motiva opens new case against Nintendo in the ITC (Patent Arcade) (ITC Law Blog)

Ricoh – ALJ Rogers issues initial determination in Certain Printing and Imaging Devices (337-TA-690) finding s 337 violation (ITC Law Blog)

Sony – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-737) regarding Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (ITC Law Blog)

US Copyright

US seeks comments on internet access and copyright (IP Watch)

The COICA: A proposed online infringement ‘crack down’ (IP Osgoode)

CDT releases report on campaign uses of copyrighted material (Copyrights & Campaigns)

Historic audio at risk, thanks to bad copyright laws (ArsTechnica)

‘Operation Payback’ attacks to go on until ‘we stop being angry’ (ArsTechnica)

Antipiracy lawyers pirate from other antipiracy lawyers (ArsTechnica)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

US Copyright Group – Bomb threat as US Copyright Group sues 2,000 more file-swappers (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

uBid – Deliberate exploitation of market subjects GoDaddy to personal jurisdiction in Illinois: uBid v GoDaddy (Internet Cases)

Microsoft – Microsoft files cybersquatting case over defendant’s use of ‘Bing’: Microsoft Corp. v. Davies (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

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