Online Global Week in Review 1 July 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:

Civil society groups reject OECD Internet Policy Principles (Michael Geist) (IP Watch) (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Knowledge Ecology International)

ECJ rules national courts in copyright levy-charging countries must find a way to charge sellers based abroad: Stichting de Thuiskopie v Opus Supplies Deutschland GmbH, Mijndert van der Lee and Hananja van der Lee (Out-Law.com) (1709 Blog) (IPKat)

 

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

Google, target of worldwide surveillance and takedown requests (ArsTechnica)

Civil society groups reject OECD Internet Policy Principles (Michael Geist) (IP Watch) (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

Global – Copyright

Agreement on transfer of rights paves way to treaty on Performers’ Rights (WIPO)

Plagiarism Today – Ep. 199b – Warville – includes: TheFlyontheWall.com did not violate Hot News; Oracle wants billions from Google (Plagiarism Today)

 

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

ICANN will expand top-level domain name offerings (Maier & Maier)

 

Asia

ASEAN patent prosecution highway (IP Komodo)

 

Australia

Australia heads down the slippery slope, authorizes ISPs to filter (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Now it’s FOXTEL versus TiVo down under! (Patentology)

 

Canada

Apple trade-marks: iTunes and iCloud (IPblog)

Amazon.com pursues business method patent for ‘one click’ at Federal Court of Appeal (IP Osgoode)

 

Europe

ECJ rules national courts in copyright levy-charging countries must find a way to charge sellers based abroad Stichting de Thuiskopie v Opus Supplies Deutschland GmbH, Mijndert van der Lee and Hananja van der Lee (Out-Law.com) (1709 Blog) (IPKat)

Ericsson: File-sharing is a symptom not the problem (TorrentFreak)

 

Finland

Court orders ISPs to disconnect file-sharers (TorrentFreak)

 

France

Site admin to pay $185,000 damages for providing keywords (TorrentFreak)

 

Germany

Landgericht Berlin – AVM, Cybits tussle over SurfSitter, GPL (IPKat) (Harald Welte’s Blog)

 

Korea

Apple sues Samsung at the Seoul Central District Court for violation of Apple IP (Korean Law Blog)

 

United Kingdom

Hargreaves Review and the ‘Digital Copyright Exchange’ – superstore or directory? (Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law)

BT flood warning to High Court – injunction to block access to Newzbin2 would be ‘thin edge of the wedge’ (1709 Blog)

ISP survey: Three strikes won’t deter Pirates (TorrentFreak)

 

United States

US General

FTC launching antitrust probe over Google search, ad businesses (ArsTechnica)

What would a Government-operated search engine look like in the US? (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

US Patents

Nortel-the result, we think (Tangible IP) (Tangible IP) (Tangible IP) (Tangible IP) (Tangible-IP) (Tangible IP) (Tangible IP)

Google and Apple the favourites to win Monday’s Nortel patent battle (IAM)

 

US Patents – Decisions

ITC issues final determination of no violation by Garmin in Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices and Systems (337-TA-694) (ITC Law Blog)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Bullock grants notion to terminate investigation in Certain Mobile Communications and Computer Devices (337-TA-704) (ITC Law Blog)

AUO – AUO files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Flat Panel Display Devices (ITC Law Blog)

Colorquick – Two patent cases go to ED Tex juries – 1 defense win and the other pending… Mondis v. LG; Colorquick v. Vistaprint (EDTexweblog.com)

Google – Oracle v Google (2) – USPTO office action rejecting 17 of 21 claims (PatLit)

HTC – ALJ Bullock rules on motions relating to Apple source code in Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software (337-TA-721) (ITC Law Blog)

Intellectual Ventures – Absent ‘unique or unexpected burden’ defendant’s incorporation in Delaware precludes transfer of venue for convenience: Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., et. al (Docket Report)

Internet Machines – Summary judgment of indefiniteness denied: Internet Machines LLC v. Alienware Corporation, et. al. (EDTexweblog.com)

Lodsys – When an iPhone App infringes a patent: Lodsys LLC. v. Combay Inc. et al. (IPblog)

Lucent Technologies – Third party software add-in cannot be used as proxy for valuing patented software component: Lucent Technologies, Inc., et. al. v. Gateway, Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

Mondis – Two patent cases go to ED Tex juries – 1 defense win and the other pending… Mondis v. LG; Colorquick v. Vistaprint (EDTexweblog.com)

MOSAID – ALJ Gildea sets target date in Certain Equipment for Communications Networks (337-TA-778) (ITC Law Blog)

Osram – White light /White heat:  Osram, LG and Samsung kick off global LED patent war (Green Patent Blog)

Overland – ALJ Bullock denies motion to compel discovery from third-party in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746) (ITC Law Blog)

Spansion – Initial determination terminates investigation between Spansion and Samsung based on settlement agreement (ITC 337 Update)

Walker Digital –Walker Digital sues the internet (almost): Walker Digital LLC v. 2K Games Inc. et al (Patent Arcade)

 

US Copyright

Protect IP Act – High tech investors slam Hollywood, blast Internet censorship bill (ArsTechnica) (Out-Law.com)

Big content, ISPs nearing agreement on piracy crackdown system (ArsTechnica)

Felony penalties proposed for ‘illegal streaming’: Senate Bill 978 (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Righthaven cheerleader wanted by irony police: Righthaven v. Democratic Underground (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Recapping Righthaven developments from the past two weeks (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Thousands more Does dismissed in copyright troll cases – but the trolls are trying new tactics (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

‘Hot news’ doctrine after Fly On the Wall: Surviving, but on life support (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Out-Law.com)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Microsoft – Microsoft argues that third-party peripherals are illegal: Microsoft v. Datel (Public Knowledge)

Paramount – Paramount cease and desist targets 3D printer ‘pirate’ – No 3D printing of our alien Super 8 cubes! (TorrentFreak) (Public Knowledge) (ArsTechnica)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Judge not convinced consumers confused over dueling app stores – Apple v Amazon (ArsTechnica)

North Face – Judge vacates order holding PIR in contempt, leaves door open for ‘aiding and abetting’ charge (Public Knowledge)

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