Online Global Week in Review 29 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:

UK: EWCA (Civ): Clippings services users must have licence or infringe newspapers’ copyright: The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd & Others v Meltwater Holding BV & Others (Out-Law.com) (1709 Blog) (IPKat) (IPKat)

Canada: CIRA announces new CDRP policy and rules to take effect 22 August 2011 (IPblog) (Canadian Trademark Blog) (Michael Geist)

US: Judge slashes P2P award again in Capitol v. Thomas (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica)

UK: EWHC forces BT to block links to pirate site: Twentieth Century Fox & Ors v British Telecommunications (Out-Law) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

 

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

Exclusive interviews with Chief Judge Rader, IV and Microsoft available to view online now (IAM)

 

Global – Copyright

Google announces blogger DMCA improvements (Plagiarism Today)

 

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

ICANN warns US not to undermine multistakeholder model (IP Watch)

 

Global – Patents

Inside the Nortel patent auction – this is exactly what happened (IAM)

Apple reveals $2.6 billion Nortel payout and sets sights on InterDigital (IAM)

 

Australia

Ombudsman’s immunity does not apply to claims of software copyright infringement: MicroFocus v NSW (IP Whiteboard)

 

Canada

CIRA announces new CDRP policy and rules to take effect 22 August 2011 (IPblog) (Canadian Trademark Blog) (Michael Geist)

York University to exit Access Copyright on August 31, 2011 (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist)

 

China

The media’s creepy fascination with China’s fake Apple store (China Hearsay) (IPKat) (Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer’s Mind)

 

Europe

Ruling gives trademark holders an ally in their fight for online brand protection: L’Oreal v. eBay (IP Osgoode)

 

Finland

10 min WiFi ‘theft’ could cost innocent 6,000 Euro piracy bill (TorrentFreak)

 

India

Fighting piracy with oppression? (Spicy IP)

 

Russia

Judge: Pirate Party name-ban decision stands (TorrentFreak)

 

United Kingdom

EWCA (Civ): Clippings services users must have licence or infringe newspapers’ copyright: The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd & Others v Meltwater Holding BV & Others (Out-Law.com) (1709 Blog) (IPKat) (IPKat)

EWHC forces BT to block links to pirate site: Twentieth Century Fox & Ors v British Telecommunications (Out-Law) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

PayPal, IFPI and police collaborate to strangle pirate music sites (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Out-Law.com)

 

United States

US General

One bloggin’ Apple don’t spoil the whole bunch (Likelihood of Confusion)

FBI working from list of top 1,000 protestors in Anonymous raids (ArsTechnica)

Apple signals new enforcement strategy to companies distributing applications at the App Store (Silicon Valley Software Law)

Power.com up for auction – Facebook v. Power Ventures (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

US Patents

MoDevDC drives discussion around Patent Litigation against Developers (Article One Partners)

Does i4i foretell increased respect for Judge Rich? (IP Frontline)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

AGNC – ALJ Luckern grants motions to terminate investigation as to certain respondents in Certain Components For Installation Of Marine Autopilots With GPS Or IMU (337-TA-738) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – ITC decides not to review initial determination in Certain Digital Imaging Devices and Related Software (337-TA-717) (ITC Law Blog)

AU Optronics – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-793) regarding Certain Flat Panel Display Devices (ITC Law Blog)

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-792) regarding Certain Static Random Access Memories (ITC Law Blog)

Google – Hypothetical negotiation based on “Nash bargaining solution” rejected as unreliable: Oracle v Google (Docket Report)

Google – Oracle v Google: The gloves are off? (Tangible IP)

Impulse Technology – New Case: Microsoft sued over Kinect and motion tracking patent: Impulse Technology Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation et al (Patent Arcade)

InterDigital – InterDigital files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities (ITC 337 Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

LG – LG files new complaint with ITC over Certain Light Emitting Diodes and Products Containing the Same (ITC 337 Update)

Lodsys – What does the Angry Birds lawsuit say about the patent system? (Article One Partners) (Article One Partners)

MONKEYMedia – Judge Sparks orders PTO ‘to expedite reexamination’: MONKEYmedia, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. (WHDA) (Docket Report) (Patents Post Grant Blog) (Docket Report)

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

Ogma – ALJ Gildea grants motions to terminate investigation as to Certain Respondents In Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices And Image Display Devices (337-TA-773) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC Law Blog)

Richtek – Richtek files enforcement complaint in Certain DC-DC Controllers (337-TA-698) (ITC Law Blog)

Rovi – Rovi files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Controls Technology (ITC 337 Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

S3 Graphics – ALJ Gildea orders immediate public release of conclusions of law from initial determination in Certain Electronic Devices With Image Processing Systems (337-TA-724) (ITC Law Blog) (ArsTechnica)

Verizon – ITC decides not to review initial determination in Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes (Inv. No. 337-TA-712) (ITC Law Blog)

Verizon – Verizon attacks on two TiVo time-shifting patents among the examination requests filed in the week of 18 July 2011 (Patent Law Center)

 

US Copyright

What the 19302 fashion industry tells us about Big Content’s “six strikes” plan (Ars Technica)

MPAA afraid to disclose ‘secret’ anti-piracy strategies (TorrentFreak)

Anti-piracy lawyers rip off work from competitor (TorrentFreak)

Anti-piracy lawyers find cheaper way to identify BitTorrent users (TorrentFreak)

Feature: Big Content’s latest antipiracy weapon: extradition (ArsTechnica)

Music rights body wants ‘traffic light’ indications of infringing material in search results (Out-Law.com)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

Judge slashes P2P award again: Capitol v. Thomas (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica)

Somewhere over the public domain-bow: 8th Circuit decision in Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. v. X One X Productions (Public Knowledge)

3rd Circuit: Removing name of photographer from photo constitutes DMCA violation: Murphy v. Millenium Radio (IPblog)

D. C. Circuit: A ‘Breakout’ case: Atari Games Corp v Oman (Patent Arcade)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Puffin Software – BattleLore board-game rightsholder files copyright infringement and unfair competition suit against Puffin Software over computerised version of the game (Patent Arcade)

Warner Bros – Hotfile to sue Warner Bros. for abusing its anti-piracy tool (TorrentFreak)

Sega – Case analysis of trade mark and copyright infringement case Sega v MAPHIA (Patent Arcade)

Swartz, Aaron – Rogue academic downloader busted by MIT webcam stakeout (ArsTechnica) (BlawgIT)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Activision – Modern warfare domain name dispute for Activision (Patent Arcade)

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