Online Global Week in Review 7 January 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:

CAFC rejects the 25 percent rule: Uniloc v. Microsoft (Patently-O) (Patentology) (IPBiz) (Gray on Claims)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds first sale doctrine for promo CDs: UMG v Augusto (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

CAFC clarifies meaning of ‘exclusive licensee’: WiAV Solutions v. Motorola (Patently-O) (Property, intangible) (IPmetrics Blog) (Virginia ip Law)

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

2010: A year of whirlwind developments for Intellectual Property and Technology (IP Osgoode)

Global – Copyright

Special Report: Music Industry’s lavish lobby campaign for digital rights (IP Watch)

5 Anti-piracy strategies designed to hurt torrent sites in 2011 (TorrentFreak)

Canada

A dozen copyright predictions for 2011 (Excess Copyright)

Intellectual property law in 2011 (IPblog)

China

On-line music in China: harbinger or outlier? (IP finance)

Germany

RapidShare’s measures against piracy are sufficient, rules court (TorrentFreak)

India

AiPlex Software – Anti-piracy outfit threatens pan-Indian torrent site ban (TorrentFreak)

Sweden

Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge resigns on 5th Anniversary (TorrentFreak)

United States

US Patent Reform

Paul Allen and patent reform (Article One Partners)

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC rejects the 25 percent rule: Uniloc v. Microsoft (Patently-O) (Patentology) (IPBiz) (Gray on Claims)

CAFC clarifies meaning of ‘exclusive licensee’: WiAV Solutions v. Motorola (Patently-O) (Property, intangible) (IPmetrics Blog) (Virginia ip Law)

CAFC – In re Microsoft: Presence created solely for purposes of litigation does not support venue (Patently-O) (IPBiz)

District Court N D Illinois: Attorneys’ fees determination may render patent unenforceable despite earlier dismissal of inequitable conduct claim: Gordon-Darby Systems, Inc. v. Applus Technologies, Inc. (Docket Report)

District Court N D California: Concurrent representation of plaintiff in patent suit and defendant in reexamination involving different patents warrants disqualification: Fujitsu Limited v. Belkin International, Inc., et. al (Docket Report)

District Court C D California: Diligence asserting inequitable conduct measured from date prior art was known to be relevant, not date prior art was known to exist: Aten International Co. Ltd. v. Emine Technology Co., Ltd. (Docket Report)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

AT&T – TiVo attack on AT&T Network tracking patent  (Reexamination requests filed for the week of December 20) (Reexamination Alert)

BTG International – ALJ Essex grants motion to terminate investigation in Certain MLC Flash Memory Devices (337-TA-683) based on settlement agreement (ITC Law Blog)

Chimei Innolux Corporation – ALJ Essex grants motion to terminate investigation in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-737) based on settlement agreement (ITC Law Blog)

Facebook – Facebook advances inequitable conduct allegation through reexamination request: Tele-Publishing v Facebook (Reexamination Alert)

FlightPrep – When bad patents hurt good people: Patent threat shuts down flight planning site: FlightPrep v. RunwayFinder (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Microsoft – Microsoft petitions PTO to reverse refusal to grant reexam in i4i dispute, could moot Supreme Court appeal (IP Watchdog)

Rambus – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-753) regarding Certain Semiconductor Chips (ITC Law Blog)

S3 Graphics – ALJ Gildea rules on motion to add prosecution bar to protective order in Certain Electronic Devices with Image Processing Systems (337-TA-724) (ITC Law Blog)

Samsung – ALJ Charneski rules on motions for summary determination in Certain Flash Memory (337-TA-685) (ITC Law Blog)

Sony – Sony attack on L-3 Communications patents (Reexamination requests filed for the week of 27 December 2010) (Reexamination Alert)

Sony – Sony files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Mobile Telephones and Modems filed against LG (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

Walker Digital – Activision Blizzard and Zynga targeted in new patent suit by Walker Digital (Patent Arcade)

US Copyright

Studios, theatres and premium VOD contents (IP finance)

Operation in Our Sites paperwork shows perils of linking to movies (TorrentFreak)

2010 Trend watch update: online video (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Copyright – Decisions

9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds first sale doctrine for promo CDs: UMG v Augusto (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court N D California – Second Life ordered to stop honoring a copyright owner’s takedown notices: Amaretto Ranch Breedables v. Ozimals (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

RIAA – LimeWire seeks data from Amazon in bid to avoid big payout to RIAA (ArsTechnica)

Tenenbaum, Joel  – Copy some webpages, owe more than the national debt – EFF amicus brief in Sony v Tenenbaum (ArsTechnica)

Tenenbaum, Joel  – EFF calls for court to affirm downsized copyright damages: Sony v. Tenenbaum (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

U S Copyright Group – Downloaded ‘The Expendables’ on BitTorrent? The Copyright police are coming (TorrentFreak)

US Trademarks & Domain Names

District Court N D Illinois: Google is the senior user of ANDROID mark: Specht v Google (Property, intangible)

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