Online Global Week in Review 15 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:

US: Content industry and ISPs announce a “common framework for copyright alerts” (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog) (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (Out-Law.com) (ArsTechnica) (IP Osgoode) (Plagiarism Today) (IP Osgoode) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

ECJ rules in intermediary liability case L’Oreal v eBay (TechnoLlama) (IPKat) (Class 46)

EPO: Amazon 1-click application found to lack inventive step (EPLAW) (IP Osgoode)

 

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

Google’s anti-piracy filter is quite effective (TorrentFreak)

PK In the Know Podcast – including the agreement on online copyright infringement between ISPs and content holders (Public Knowledge)

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 201 – Extradite me! Includes: US attempting to extradite UK citizen for copyright infringement; Spanish Music Rights Group raided by police (Plagiarism Today)

 

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Kirkpatrick SA fails to obtain kirkpatrick.com, but has not engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (Class 46)

 

Global – Patents

Android – the best idea that Microsoft never had (IAM)

Featured resource: ACM digital library (Patent Quality Matters)

 

Australia

As ISPs mull pact to fight AFACT, Pirate Party condemns ‘extortion’ (TorrentFreak)

Graduated piracy response coming to Australia, or else (TorrentFreak)

Computer-implemented invention found unpatentable: Myall Australia Pty Ltd v RPL Central Pty Ltd (Patentology) (ipwars)

 

Canada

Canadian government reviews Nortel auction and may seek to block the sale (IAM)

CMPDA rebrands to Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPAC) (Excess Copyright)

CRIA renames and rebrands itself as MUSIC CANADA: What’s in a Name? (Excess Copyright)

 

Europe

ECJ rules in intermediary liability case L’Oreal v eBay (TechnoLlama) (IPKat) (Class 46)

EPO: Amazon 1-click application found to lack inventive step (EPLAW) (IP Osgoode)

ISPs, academics and citizens oppose EU anti-piracy legislation (TorrentFreak)

CERN issues open hardware licence for electronic designs (IP Watch)

 

Georgia

Georgian Authors’ Society opts to monitor unauthorised sales (1709 Blog)

 

India

Delhi High Court – arunjaitley.com – A case of cybersquatting (Spicy IP)

 

Italy

Italian ISPs sued for ignoring BTjunkie blockade (TorrentFreak)

 

Russia

International crisis looms as Russians pirate the web sheriff (TorrentFreak)

 

Sweden

File-sharers denied official religion status in Sweden (TorrentFreak)

 

United States

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Leviton loses appeal regarding grant of preliminary injunction to enforce a forum selection clause: General Protecht v Leviton (IPBiz)

District Court E D Texas: Jury awards plaintiff $8 million: Personal Audio v Apple (EDTexweblog.com)

District Court E D Texas: Failure to disclose infringing sales warrants $600,000 in sanctions and additional damages: SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

District Court E D Texas: 25% apportionment factor based on past license and not industry rule of thumb does not offend Uniloc: Convolve, Inc. v. Dell Inc., et. al. (Docket Report) (Docket Report)

District Court E D Texas: Sanctions of $100,000 and $500,000 assessed against defendants (plus another $5 million in damages) – postverdict for failure to produce information on relevant products: SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc. et al (EDTexweblog.com)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Charneski grants motion to terminate investigation as to Nokia in Certain Personal Data and Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Apple files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Apple hires lead patent counsel; Samsung alleges conflict of interest (ArsTechnica)

Cisco – Cisco attack on VirnetX on network security patent (WHDA)

Clear With Computers – Undisclosed non-infringement theory barred from trial: Clear With Computers, LLC v. Hyundai Motor America, Inc. (Docket Report)

Facebook – Update on Facebook’s inequitable conduct case after Therasense: Tele-Publishing, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., et al. (WHDA)

Freescale Semiconductor Inc – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-786) regarding Certain Integrated Circuits (ITC Law Blog)

Honeywell International – ALJ Gildea sets target date in Certain GPS Navigation Products (337-TA-783) (ITC Law Blog)

Intellectual Ventures – Intellectual Ventures files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices (ITC Law Blog)

Intellectual Ventures – Intellectual Ventures sues HP, others in W D Washington (IPBiz)

Leviton – LJ Bullock rules on motion to compel in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (337-TA-739) (ITC Law Blog)

Motorola – Motion to stay due to pending litigation before same Judge granted: Motorola Mobility, Inc., et. al. v. TiVo Inc. (EDTexweblog.com)

Ogma – ALJ Gildea grants motion to terminate investigation as to Vivitek in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices (337-TA-773) (ITC Law Blog)

OSRAM – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-785) regarding Certain Light-Emitting Diodes (ITC Law Blog)

Rovi – ALJ Gildea grants motion to terminate investigation in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (337-TA-747) (ITC Law Blog)

Verizon – ALJ Gildea issues public version of initial determination in Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes (337-TA-712) (ITC Law Blog)

Zenith – ALJ Luckern sets target date in Certain Electronic Devices Having a Digital Television Receiver (337-TA-774) (ITC Law Blog)

 

US Copyright

Content industry and ISPs announce a “common framework for copyright alerts” (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog) (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (Out-Law.com) (ArsTechnica) (IP Osgoode) (Plagiarism Today) (IP Osgoode) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Red meat, yellow journalism & reporting on the copyright alert system in the US (IP Osgoode)

The many murky areas of Senator Klobuchar’s ‘Anti-Streaming’ Bill (Public Knowledge)

Economic contribution of fair use (Michael Geist)

New Register of Copyrights: ‘Unfortunately, I start with enforcement’ (ArsTechnica)

The PROTECT IP Act: We’re all infringers now (Likelihood of Confusion)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D Florida: Judge rules ‘locker’ site is not direct copyright infringer: Disney v Hotfile (ArsTechnica)

Comments on the Second Circuit Hot News decision: Barclays v. theflyonthewall (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Labtest – Passive website written in Chinese does not create Illinois personal jurisdiction: Labtest v. Centre Testing (Chicago IP Litigation Blog)

RIAA – RIAA starts going after BitTorrent sites – Limetorrents.com, Bitsnoop.com and Monova.org (TorrentFreak)

Zynga – Online social gaming suits abound – Zynga sues Vostu for copyright infringement of its CityVille game (Patent Arcade)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

District Court N D California: Apple denied preliminary injunction against Amazon’s “Appstore”: Apple v. Amazon (ArsTechnica) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

TTAB: Fame of PING mark brings TTAB 2(d) victory over PING WI FI: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation v D Kent Pingel (TTABlog)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Coventry First – Coventry First withdraws twittersquatting lawsuit against @Coventryfirst: Coventry First, LLC v. Does (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Puerto 80 – Feds defend Internet domain seizure in piracy crackdown – Rojadirecta.com (ArsTechnica)

 

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