Online Global Week in Review 31 December 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.

Highlights this week included:

District Court S D New York rejects Agence France-Presse’s attempt to claim license to Haiti earthquake photos through Twitter/Twitpic terms of service: AFP v. Morel (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Photo Attorney) (Techdirt)

Paul Allen’s Interval Licensing refiles suit, accuses Android of patent infringement: Interval Licensing v AOL et al  (FOSS Patents) (ArsTechnica) (Techdirt)

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

The letters of the law: 2010 in Tech Law from A to Z (Michael Geist)

A year in law & disorder: 2010’s most popular stories (ArsTechnica)

Global – Copyright

Music is better off on BitTorrent, than with Apple or big music (TorrentFreak)

China

Who’s stealing your China trade secrets? (China Law Blog)

Denmark

Microfines the future of enforcement (Innovationpartners)

Europe

Trade marks, AdWords and the location of harmful events: some brain-teasers: Case C-523/10 Wintersteiger (IPKat)

EPO Board of Appeal finds system for financial transactions involved inventive step: SK Telecom, European Patent Office (Kluwer Patent Blog)

Punishment by press release, as General Court raps Commission’s knuckles: Systran SA & Anor v European Commission (1709 Blog)

France

Hadopi sends 100,000 warning emails to suspected pirates (TorrentFreak)

Israel

Patentability of software – Notice from the Israel Patent Office (IP Factor)

United States

US General

2010 Trend Watch Update: Attacks on cryptography (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Patents – Decisions

ITC’s treatment of pending reexaminations OK’d by CAFC: Spansion v ITC (Reexamination Alert) (ITC Law Blog)

ITC decides not to review initial determination finding no violation in Certain Flash Memory Chips (337-TA-664) (ITC Law Blog)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Amazon – Amazon’s US 7,831,439 concerning ‘Aunt Mildred’ (IPBiz)

Analog Devices – Initial determination of violation made in MEMS devices investigation (ITC 337 Update)

Apple – ALJ Charneski rules on motion to preclude asserting infringement under doctrine of equivalents in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Apple’s 20100321253: a trademark as a patent claim element? (IPBiz)

Apple – Apple’s US application 20100332283: Social networking in shopping environments (IPBiz)

Interval – Paul Allen’s Interval Licensing refiles suit, accuses Android of patent infringement: Interval Licensing v AOL et al  (FOSS Patents) (ArsTechnica) (Techdirt)

Microsoft – Microsoft files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Game Devices (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

Microsoft – Microsoft pursues i4i patent reexamination at USPTO (Patents Post Grant Blog)

Skype – Gradient Enterprises sues Skype over US 7,669,207 (IPBiz)

Verizon – Verizon attack on EMSAT cell phone system patent among reexamination requests: EMSAT v. Verizon Wireless (Reexamination Alert)

US Copyright

2010 Trend Watch Update: Three Strikes: truth and consequences (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

2010 Trend Watch Update: Hardware hacking (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US battle against global piracy is about training, training, training (Innovationpartners)

The Top 20 DMCA cease and desist senders of 2010 (TorrentFreak)

Hulu: The Once and Future (?) IPO (IPKat)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York rejects Agence France-Presse’s attempt to claim license to Haiti earthquake photos through Twitter/Twitpic terms of service: AFP v. Morel (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Photo Attorney) (Techdirt)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

RapidShare – RapidShare shows MPAA/RIAA: We can lobby lawmakers too (TorrentFreak)

US Trademarks & Domain Names

2010 Trend Watch Update: Fair use of trademarks (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google files unredacted brief: Rosetta Stone v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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