Online Global Week in Review 11 March 2011 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:

Social Science Research Council’s ‘Media Piracy in Emerging Economies’ report stirs debate (IP Watch) (Spicy IP) (Michael Geist)

9th Circuit: Purchase of a competitor’s trademark constituted a ‘use’ in commerce but didn’t infringe trademark owner’s rights: Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced System Concepts, Inc. (Seattle Trademark Lawyer) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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 – Copyright

WIPO and the future of copyright (Techno Llama)

IFPI Digital Music Report 2010 chimes in on future of music industry (IP Osgoode)

Social Science Research Council’s ‘Media Piracy in Emerging Economies’ report stirs debate (IP Watch) (Spicy IP) (Michael Geist)

RegisteredCommons introduces Buy4Commons feature (Plagiarism Today)

Anonymous revives Operation Payback, wages war on “copywrong” (Ars Technica)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

The Apple ecosystem and the wacky world of branding and sponsorship (IPKat)

Australia

Fear mongering and delusional piracy report upsets Aussies (TorrentFreak)

Belarus

Pirated copy of ‘The Hurt Locker’ airs on National State TV (TorrentFreak)

Canada

Canadian isoHunt litigation: The CRIA cease and desist letter that started it all (Michael Geist)

U.S. government funding for open education materials a “game changer” (Michael Geist)

Liberal MP Dan McTeague: repeat copyright infringer? (Michael Geist)

SAC music sharing proposal garners attention (Michael Geist)

Online Agreements: Do ‘releases’ really work? (IPblog)

Canadian lawyers on C-32: fix the digital lock rules (Michael Geist)

Conservatives and Bloc negotiating C-32 deal? (Michael Geist)

Bloc sets terms for its support of Bill C-32 (Michael Geist)

The CCA’s $126 million wheel of fortune: Guessing at Bill C-32’s costs (Michael Geist)

Canadian Broadcasters say C-32 needed to save local radio (Michael Geist)

Conflict and compromise: A review of selected Bill C-32 position papers (IP Osgoode)

Reflections on the Grammys: Glee, Bieber and the Mash-up Provision of Bill C-32 (IP Osgoode)

China

Nokia-Motorola deal delayed by China AML review (China Hearsay)

Europe

Remuneration and recording media: someone has to pay – but how? – AG opinion in Case C‑462/09 Stichting de Thuiskopie v Mijndert van der Lee, Hananja van der Lee and Opus Supplies Deutschland GmbH (IPKat)

Germany

Governments, ICANN still deep in negotiations over new internet domains (IP Watch)

India

Chinese mobile-chargers struck by trademark infringement suit: L&T Ltd. vs Leuci Communications (Spicy IP)

Netherlands

District Court Breda grants LG leave to attach infringing PS3 devices for purpose of surrender, based on LG Blue-Ray patents (EPLAW) (PatLit)

Serbia

Serbia to adopt optical disk law to curb piracy (Class 46)

Pirate Party calls protest as movie sharer jailed for 30 Days (TorrentFreak)

Sweden

Pirate Bay founder ‘disappears’, but not with malice (TorrentFreak)

Anti-piracy group say police have arrested ‘elite pirate’ (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

The cost of IP crime – but how do we know? (IP finance)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: In re Katz (part 2): Indefiniteness of computer processes (Patently-O)

CAFC: Altair illustrates how to win by losing: Altair v Leddynamics (IPBiz)

District Court E D Wisconsin: In Re Seagate does not dictate standard for pleading willful infringement claim: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, et. al. v. Hitachi Ltd., et. al (Docket Report)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Analog Devices – ITC decides to review in part initial determination in Certain MEMS Devices (337-TA-700) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – ALJ Rogers rules on motions to compel, motions to strike and motions for summary determination in Certain Digital Imaging Devices And Related Software (337-TA-717) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Cisco – Petition for writ of mandamus denied in Commil v. Cisco (EDTexweblog.com)

Eolas – Petition for writ of mandamus denied in Eolas case (In re Google) (EDTexweblog.com)

GeoTag – GeoTag’s US 5,930,474: ‘Internet organizer for accessing geographically and topically based information’ (IPBiz)

Motiva – ALJ Rogers grants motion for a protective order in Certain Video Game Systems and Controllers (337-TA-743) (ITC Law Blog)

MPEG Licensing Association – Report: DoJ looking into possible anti-WebM moves by MPEG LA (ArsTechnica)

Round Rock Research – NPE invites bids for covenants not to sue over former Micron patents at ICAP OT auction (IAM)

S3 Graphics – ALJ Gildea rules on discovery motions in Certain Electronic Devices with Image Processing Systems (337-TA-724) (ITC Law Blog)

TiVo – TiVo takes aim at seven Microsoft patents (Reexamination Alert)

US Copyright

Feds arrest owner of seized sports streaming domain (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright – Decisions

Federal judge caps potential financial liability LimeWire faces from the record industry (Ars Technica) (Recording Industry vs The People)

9th Circuit: Purchase of a competitor’s trademark constituted a “use” in commerce but didn’t infringe trademark owner’s rights: Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced System Concepts, Inc. (Seattle Trademark Lawyer) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Corbin Fisher – Movie studio goes after self-proclaimed pirate, his unicorn and leprechaun (TorrentFreak)

Google – Fox DMCA takedowns order Google to remove Fox DMCA takedowns (TorrentFreak)

LimeWire – LimeWire settles with record labels, still faces $1 billion claim (TorrentFreak)

Righthaven – Righthaven seeks appeal of fair-use ruling (IP Osgoode)

Sony – Legalities of jailbreaking the PS3 (Techno Llama)

Steele, John – Judge eviscerates P2P lawyer: ‘I accepted you at your word’ (Ars Technica)

Steele, John – Judge: P2P class-action suit looks like a ‘fishing expedition’ (Ars Technica)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Use of mark BLUE TURF on blog suffices as service mark specimen for sports entertainment services, says TTAB, unconvincingly (TTABlog)

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