Online Global Week in Review 5 August 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 Government broadly backs Hargreaves recommendations to change IP frameworks (Out-Law.com) (1709 Copyright Blog) (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Solo IP) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica)

 

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

Game piracy linked to critic’s review scores (TorrentFreak)

Eps 203 – Death Watch – including: PayPal to cut off pirate sites; A stoplight approach for pirates in search results (Plagiarism Today)

PK In the Know Podcast – incl. Fox pulling content from Hulu (Public Knowledge)

XtremeSpeeds BitTorrent admin busted (TorrentFreak)

 

Global – Patents

Google publicly accuses Apple, Microsoft, Oracle of patent bullying (ArsTechnica) (Patentology)

Google makes big IBM swoop as the FT warns of the ‘Great Patent Bubble of 2011’ (IAM)

 

Australia

It’s Apple vs Samsung Down-Under as Smartphone war escalates (Patentology) (ipwars)

 

Canada

Can file extensions be trademarked? (Part 2) (IPblog)

 

Czech Republic

‘Linking is not a crime’: Czech Pirate Party declares war on Big Content (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

 

China

Cyber attacks: ‘Biggest transfer of IP in history’ points to China (IP Dragon)

The Apple way to succeed in China – sticking to your established business principles (China Law Blog)

 

Europe

TV Catchup case goes to Europe: ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TV Catch Up Ltd (IPKat)

OHIM Boards of Appeal: an APPLE Logo a day, takes the reputation of your word mark APPLE away (Class 46)

CJEU: L’Oreal vs eBay – selling branded goods on online marketplace (ipeg)

 

India

Torrent sites get ‘restraining order’ from Indian High Court (TorrentFreak)

 

Netherlands

District Court of The Hague rules patent invalid for lack of novelty in line with advice from Dutch Patent Office: Marktplaats v X (EPLAW)

 

Northern Ireland

Litigate patents in Northern Ireland? Yes, it can be done: Siemens AG v Seagate Technology (Ireland) (PatLit)

 

Poland

Court of Conciliation for Internet Domains dismisses complaint brought by Bisazza S.p. A. against Rafał Kacprzak who registered the following domain names: bisazza.pl, bisazza.com.pl and bisazza-installation.com (Class 46)

 

South East Asia

Domain name ownership in SE Asia (IP Komodo)

 

United Kingdom

Government broadly backs Hargreaves recommendations to change IP frameworks (Out-Law.com) (1709 Copyright Blog) (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Solo IP) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica)

Individuals will have to pay to contest copyright infringement warnings, Government says (Out-Law.com)

Government’s DEA plans were outlined before consultation ended, emails reveal (Out-Law.com)

Censorship fail reveals big music ISP spying plan (TorrentFreak)

Son of Newzbin: another victory for the film-makers: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation v British Telecommunications PLC (IPKat) (1709 Copyright Blog) (TechnoLlama)

EWHC (Pat): When is a secret not a secret?: LG Electronics Inc v Sony Europe Ltd, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc and Sony Corporation (IPKat)

Bullying anti-piracy lawyers fined and suspended (TorrentFreak)

Internet abuzz with claims that UK police picked up the wrong Topiary (ArsTechnica)

 

United States

US Patents

iOS devs put out a call to unite against Lodsys, other patent trolls (ArsTechnica)

 

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Exceptional case after remand: Eon-Net v. Flagstar Bancorp (Patently-O)

CAFC reverses rejections in reexamination of 7 of 8 NTP patents: In re NTP (WHDA) (Patents Post-Grant)

ITC: ALJ Gildea grants-in-part respondent, Canon’s, motion for summary determination of invalidity in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices (337-TA-773) (ITC Law Blog)

ITC reviews and vacates ALJ Luckern summary determination ruling on domestic industry in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices (337-TA-745) (ITC Law Blog)

ITC issues opinion clarifying licensing-based domestic industry requirements under section 337 in Certain Multimedia Display And Navigation Devices And Systems (337-TA-694) (ITC Law Blog)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

AGNC – ALJ Luckern denies motion for summary determination in Certain Components For Installation Of Marine Autopilots With GPS Or IMU (337-TA-738) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Judge Sparks revokes abbreviated stay pending ‘’xpedited’ re-examination: MONKEYMedia, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. (Docket Report) (Reexamination Alert) (Patents Post-Grant)

Apple – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-796) regarding Certain Electronic Digital Media Devices (ITC Law Blog)

Cyprus Semiconductor – ALJ Bullock sets target date in Certain Static Random Access Memories (337-TA-792) (ITC Law Blog)

Dashwire – Judge Crabb discontinues ‘stand-alone’ claims construction hearings: Dashwire, Inc. v. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc (Docket Report)

Eastman Kodak Company – ITC grants motion for leave to file petition for reconsideration in Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras (337-TA-703) (ITC Law Blog)

Flashpoint – ALJ Luckern issues initial determination in Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (337-TA-726) (ITC Law Blog)

Freescale – ALJ Luckern denies motion in limine in Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-709) (ITC Law Blog)

Freescale Semiconductor – ALJ Rogers sets target date in Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-786) (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – ALJ Essex denies motion to compel in Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744) (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – ALJ Essex rules on motion to strike affirmative defenses in Certain Game Devices (337-TA-757) (ITC Law Blog)

ObjectVideo Inc – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-795) regarding Certain Video Analytics Software (ITC Law Blog)

Rambus – ALJ Essex denies motion to compel in Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753) (ITC Law Blog)

Samsung – ALJ Rogers sets target date and procedural schedule in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-782) (ITC Law Blog)

Samsung – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-794) regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music And Data Processing Devices, And Tablet Computers (ITC Law Blog)

SanDisk – Three month stay to facilitate mediation denied: SanDisk Corp. v. Kingston Technology Co., Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

Vizio – ALJ Bullock Sets 18-month target date in Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives (337-TA-789) (ITC Law Blog)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California: Judge orders shutdown of DVD-streaming service Zediva (ArsTechnica) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Out-Law.com)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Righthaven – EFF backs another blogger fighting off baseless Righthaven lawsuit: Righthaven v. Wolf (EFF)

Righthaven – Righthaven, still angering judges, finally pays cash for its mistakes (ArsTechnica)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

TTAB affirms genericness refusal of CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM for … Guess what? (TTABlog)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: