Online Global Week in Review 29 April 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:

Texas jury finds against Google in Linux patent case, determines damage award of $5,000,000: Bedrock Computer Technologies v Google et al (FOSS Patents) (IP Watch) (TechnoLlama) (IPBiz)

Apple files suit against Samsung over alleged copying of ‘look and feel’ of iPhone and iPad – Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (IPblog) (ArsTechnica) (Patent Law Practice Center) (IAM)

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

Copyright is like QWERTY: Locked-in and retrospective (TorrentFreak)

Competing with free: anime site treats piracy as a market failure (ArsTechnica)

China

Baidu and IP equilibrium in China (China Hearsay)

Why is IP infringement acceptable if you’re a VC? (China Hearsay)

China’s Supreme People’s Court will tell you how safe safe harbours are (IP Dragon)

Italy

BTjunkie starts proxy to bypass Italian blockade (TorrentFreak)

New Zealand

Kiwi three strikes prompts cyber attack (1709 Blog)

Russia

Police raid Russia’s largest porn BitTorrent site (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

UK’s Music Publishers Association – Sheet music domain goes down over bogus copyright claim (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak)

United States

US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Apple files suit against Samsung over alleged copying of ‘look and feel’ of iPhone and iPad – Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (IPblog) (ArsTechnica) (Patent Law Practice Center) (IAM)

US Patents – Decisions

Texas jury finds against Google in Linux patent case, determines damage award of $5,000,000: Bedrock Computer Technologies v Google et al (FOSS Patents) (IP Watch) (TechnoLlama) (IPBiz)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google builds WebM patent pool of its own to fight back against MPEG-LA (ArsTechnica)

MobileMedia – Challenges to two MobileMedia Ideas patents, among the reexamination requests filed week of 4/11/11 (Patent Law Center

MobileMedia – MobileMedia Ideas case against RIM, HTC & Apple shifts toward Patent Office (Reexamination Alert)

Nokia – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-771) regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Mobile Tablets, Portable Music Players, and Computers against Apple (ITC Law Blog)

US Copyright

FBI raids apartment of alleged King’s Speech uploader (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Playstation network shut down to end piracy free-for-all (TorrentFreak)

Confessions of a BitTorrent pirate chasing lawyer (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York answers copyright questions raised by Twitter and Twitpic use: Agence France Presse v. Morel (IP Law Blog)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

IsoHunt – Google, MPAA and isoHunt clash in court (TorrentFreak)

US Trademarks & Domain Names

Google censors alternate domain of seized streaming site, by mistake (TorrentFreak)

US Govt. uses seized domains for anti-piracy video (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Finding 2(f) evidence insufficient, TTAB affirms mere descriptiveness refusal of “eCopy” for electronic copying software (TTABlog)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Amazon responds to Apple: ‘app store’ is generic, toss the suit (ArsTechnica)

Righthaven – Righthaven defies Court, ignores domain name ruling – files new case demanding domain name forfeiture: Righthaven v Tony Carl Loosle (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Righthaven – Republishing entire newspaper story is fair use – Righthaven v. CIO (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

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