Online Global Week in Review 22 Apr 11 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:

Supreme Court hears oral argument in Microsoft v i4i (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (Patents Post-Grant) (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog) (Ars Technica) (Patent Law Practice Center) (Inventive Step)

AG advises ECJ: ISPs can’t be ordered to block file-sharing: C-70/10 Scarlet Extended SA v Sabam, BEA Video, BEA Music, ISPA (1709 Copyright Blog) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

CAFC (en banc): New rules for post injunction contempt proceedings against modified products: Tivo v. Echostar (Patently-O) (IPBiz) (IAM)

YouTube sending repeat infringers to copyright school (Ars Technica) (LawFont) (EFF) (Public Knowledge) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Copyright Litigation 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 – General

Lessig at CERN: Scientific knowledge should not be reserved for academic elite (IP Watch)

Global – Copyright

Music copyright and public relations, an uphill battle with the occasional easy target: Rogue digital music stores – shutdown of AllofMP3 and US-Ukraine agreement to combat MP3Fiesta (IP Osgoode)

The other anti-piracy strategy (PlagiarismToday)

Copyright 2.0 show – episode 190 – US looks again to pass domain seizure legislation, NZ 3-strikes passes, Netherlands seek to outlaw file downloading etc (PlagiarismToday)

On copyright and business models (Plagiarism Today)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

No more addresses: Asia-Pacific region IPv4 well runs dry (Ars Technica)

Global – Patents

Nortel, Google, and the ongoing rights of licensees in bankruptcy (updated) (Patently-O)

RIM could turn Nortel patent sale into a bidding war (IAM)

International patent system marks two millionth filing – U.S. mobile technology innovator, Qualcomm, files landmark application (WIPO)

Australia

FCA: Using a sign on the Internet: International Hair Cosmetics Group Pty Ltd v International Hair Cosmetics Limited (ipwars.com)

Brazil

MPAA: ‘Democratizing culture is not in our interest’ (TorrentFreak)

Canada

Attacks on the iPodtax.ca website (Excess Copyright)

The PlayBook tax: Why the Conservatives copyright plans create a hidden cost for RIM’s PlayBook (Michael Geist)

iPod tax campaign an ‘expensive gamble’ (Mark Blevis)

Digital locks emerge as election issue in battleground riding (Michael Geist)

The iPod tax, the iTunes tax and the Notepad tax (Ariel Katz)

Fair dealing, standard of review and possible interventions at the Supreme Court of Canada – SOCAN v Bell; Province of Alberta v Access Copyright (Excess Copyright)

A bit of money could legitimise torrent sites (IP Osgoode)

China

Emergent brandscape in China: ‘Sony was not built in a day’ (IP Dragon)

Denmark

Entrepreneurs plan to legalise and monetise illegal music (TorrentFreak)

Europe

AG advises ECJ ISPs can’t be ordered to block file-sharing: C-70/10 Scarlet Extended SA v Sabam, BEA Video, BEA Music, ISPA (1709 Copyright Blog) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

The beginning of the end for three strikes? (TechnoLlama)

France

Web 2.0 companies in France challenge data retention law in court (IP Osgoode)

Germany

BGH: Hyperlinks, freedom of expression and copyright infringing software – I ZR 191/08 (IPKat)

India

Delhi High Court grants order in favour of UTV Software Communications restraining cable operators from distributing movie ‘Thank You’ (Spicy IP)

Italy

Italian court orders all ISPs to block BTjunkie (TorrentFreak)

Sweden

Pirate Bay becomes ‘Research Bay’ to aid P2P researchers (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

Taiwan

Taiwan to defend its tech companies by setting up an IP bank (IP finance)

United Kingdom

Digital Economy Act looks set to stay – EWHC (Admin) decision in R (on the Application of British Telecommunications Plc & TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc) v The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (IPKat)

Senior judge slams file-sharing law firm ACS:Law, orders costs payout (TorrentFreak)

ISPs challenge to Digital Economy Act rejected (TorrentFreak)

United States

US General

Get it in writing… especially if you’re a co-founder of Facebook (ipblog.ca)

US Patents

More patent nonsense from the New York Times – Microsoft v i4i (Patent Docs)

Google and Facebook patent search engine features (Patent Quality Matters)

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC (en banc): New rules for post injunction contempt proceedings against modified products: Tivo v. Echostar (Patently-O) (IPBiz) (IAM)

CAFC reverses District Court’s finding of means-plus-function limitations: Rembrandt Data Technologies, LP v. AOL, LLC (Gray on Claims)

CAFC orders en banc rehearing of Akamai joint infringement claim: Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Patently-O)

District Court E D Pennsylvania: References to patents in website’s “terms of use” and online product manuals do not constitute false marking: Hollander v. Timex Group (Docket Report)

ITC issues opinion reviewing and vacating initial determination granting motion for summary determination of no domestic industry in Certain Video Game Systems and Controllers (Inv. No. 337-TA-743) involving Motiva and Nintendo (ITC 337 Law Blog)

PTO – RIM has initial success against MobileMedia Ideas camera patent (Reexamination Alert)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Charneski denies motion to quash subpoena in Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Apple – ALJ Charneski grants-in-part motion in limine in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Apple – Bad TouchWiz? Apple sues Samsung for patent violations (Ars Technica)

Apple – Claims terminated in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices and Related Software (337-TA-710) (ITC 337 Update)

Creative Kingdoms – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-770) regarding Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Eastman Kodak – Take two for Eastman Kodak in patent row with Apple, RIM – ITC agrees to review initial opinion (IP Osgoode)

Freescale Semiconductor – ALJ Luckern grants motion for summary determination that domestic industry economic prong requirement satisfied due to licensing activities in US for patents-in-suit: Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-709) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Google – Google renews reexamination challenge to Oracle phone patent (Reexamination Alert)

LG Electronics – ALJ Bullock sets procedural schedule in Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-764) (ITC Law Blog)

Man Machine Interface – Infringement claims against ‘different accused products’ should be asserted in separate lawsuits: Man Machine Interface Technologies, LLC v. Funai Corporation, Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

Microsoft – ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-769) regarding Certain Handheld Electronic Computing Devices (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – Supreme Court hears oral argument in Microsoft v i4i, Monday, April 18 (Patently-O) (Patently-O) (Patents Post-Grant) (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog) (Ars Technica) (Patent Law Practice Center) (Inventive Step)

MobileMedia – Reexamination request against MobileMedia smart-phone patent, among those filed week of 4/4/11 (Patent Law Practice Center)

Optimumpath – Doctrine of equivalents claim barred due to insufficient infringement contentions despite use of broad ‘catch-all’ phrase’: Optimumpath LLC v. Belkin International Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

S3 Graphics – ALJ Gildea defers ruling on motion for sanctions in Certain Electronic Devices with Image Processing Systems (337-TA-724) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

US Copyright

YouTube sending repeat infringers to copyright school (Ars Technica) (LawFont) (EFF) (Public Knowledge) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog)

Announcing the Public Knowledge “Copyright School” video challenge! (Public Knowledge)

Google’s lack of transparency and openness in the android market will hurt more than just Grooveshark (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Mass Copyright Litigation: New challenge for the Federal Courts (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Settle up: voicemails show P2P porn law firms in action (ArsTechnica)

Countering the US Internet domain clampdown (IP Watch)

Firefox add-on ‘undoes’ US government domain seizures (TorrentFreak)

Do domain seizures keep streaming sites down? (Ars Technica)

PK In the Know podcast – future of Spotify, etc (Public Knowledge)

5 sneak ways hosts try to prevent DMCA notices (PlagiarismToday)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court E D California on whether trade secret can exist in source code registered with the copyright office: APTAC v Aptitude Solutions (Copyright Litigation Blog)

District Court C D California: LISTSERV e-mail gets no copyright: Stern v. Does (IP Osgoode)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Bamboom – Legal this time? Startup offers local TV on the ‘Net, with a twist (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge)

First Time Videos – More subpoenas on the way to identify John Doe BitTorrent users in copyright cases: First Time Videos v. Does (Internet Cases)

Georgia State University – Campus copyright: publishers sue over university “e-reserves” (Ars Technica)

Grooveshark – Grooveshark fires back at Google, Apple and the RIAA (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

Righthaven – More bad news for Righthaven: no legal basis for Righthaven’s threat to seize domain names as a remedy for copyright infringement (EFF)

Righthaven – Righthaven reeling: secret doc could doom copyright troll (Ars Technica) (EFF)

Viacom – YouTube and its amici file their briefs in the Viacom v YouTube appeal (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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