Online Global Week in Review 12 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:

Preliminary injunction granted by German court: Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands (FOSS Patents) (ArsTechnica) (Patentology) (IPKat)

Court refuses to return seized domain name, claims shutting down speech doesn’t cause a substantial hardship: Puerto 80 Projects, S.L.U. v United States Of America and Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (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

Why did Google launch its cloud service without licences? (1709 Blog)

PK in the Know Podcast – new British report on using evidence to make copyright policy (Public Knowledge)

 

Global – Patents

Microsoft calls Google out over patent bullying accusations (ArsTechnica) (Innovationpartners)

Software rivals buying bogus patents hurt customers, Google says (Out-Law.com)

 

Canada

CIRA updates .CA domain name dispute rules coming this month (IP Osgoode) (Michael Geist)

Ontario Court of Appeal rules domain names are property (Michael Geist)

 

China

Friendly courts and Western benefactors support Chinese piracy (IP Osgoode)

 

Germany

Preliminary injunction granted by German court: Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands (FOSS Patents) (ArsTechnica) (Patentology) (IPKat)

After Samsung win, Apple targets Motorola Xoom in German court: Apple v. Motorola Xoom (ArsTechnica)

 

Indonesia

Government to block sharing sites, but Music Biz must cut prices (TorrentFreak) (IP Komodo)

 

Spain

Spanish Court Rules that linking to potential copyright infringing material is not copyright infringement (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

United Kingdom

UK moves towards evidence-based copyright policymaking, Will the U.S. do the same? (Public Knowledge) (IPKat)

UK report shows futility of US anti-piracy law (TorrentFreak)

Website blocking – Off the table in the UK (for now) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak)

After Hargreaves: UK government proposes, ACID responds (Class 99) (1709 Blog)

P2P lawyers fined, suspended (ArsTechnica) (1709 Blog)

Does live streaming infringe copyright? UK High Court considers in TV catchup: (IP Osgoode)

 

United States

US Patent Reform

Google-Microsoft spat could be tiny step toward patent reform (ArsTechnica)

Ask Ars: Is serious patent reform on the horizon? (ArsTechnica)

 

US Patents

When patents attack – NPR podcast on software patents (TechnoLlama)

 

US Patents – Decisions

District Court N D Illinois: Final Judgment amended to include monetary damages: Trading Techs. Int’l., Inc. v. eSpeed, Inc. (Chicago IP Litigation Blog)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Gildea sets target date in Certain Electronic Devices, Including Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, and Tablet Computers (337-TA-794) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Apple to Lodsys: you’ll have to go through us to sue iOS devs (ArsTechnica)

Apple – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-797) regarding Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Related Software (ITC Law Blog)

Freescale – ALJ Luckern issues public versions of orders in Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-709) (ITC Law Blog)

Google – Google attacks Oracle ‘720 patent (WHDA)

Kodak – ITC issues public version of opinion in Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras (337-TA-703) (ITC Law Blog)

Litepanels – Litepanels files new 337 complaint regarding Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices (ITC Law Blog)

ObjectVideo – ALJ Rogers sets 17-month target date in Certain Video Analytics Software (337-TA-795) (ITC Law Blog)

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

Oracle – Oracle goes after Oasis Research/Intellectual Ventures patents (WHDA)

X2Y Attenuators, LLC – ALJ Bullock sets procedural schedule in Certain Microprocessors (337-TA-781) (ITC Law Blog)

Zynga – Seagan files patent infringement suit against Zynga over PetVille, FamrVille and FrontierVille (IPblog)

 

US Copyright

200,000 BitTorrent users sued in the United States (TorrentFreak)

Are you guilty if pirates use your internet? Lawyer says NO (TorrentFreak)

Are you guilty if pirates use your internet? Lawyer says YES (TorrentFreak)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

Another case dismissing hundreds of Doe copyright defendants as improperly joined: Light Speed Media Corp. v. Does 1-1000 (Chicago IP Litigation Blog)

Mass copyright litigation: Another court gets it right: Nu Image v Does 1-23,322 (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

9th Circuit upholds lower court finding of no copyright infringement in case concerning Sony PS2 and PSP game ‘God of War’: Dath v Sony Computer Entertainment America (IPblog)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

CYBERsitter – Suing China in a US court: Notes from the Green Dam copyright case CYBERsitter, LLC v. The People’s Republic of China et al (China Hearsay) (IP Dragon)

Imperial Enterprises – Anti-Piracy lawyers accuse blind man of downloading porn (TorrentFreak)

Puffin Software – Fantasy Flight Publishing sues Puffin Software for infringement of copyright in a medieval-themed game (IPblog)

Quirk, Jo – Hollywood Studios sued for pirating a movie script (TorrentFreak)

Stern, Howard – Super 8 screener leaks – With Howard Stern’s name all over it (TorrentFreak)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

District Court S D New York refuses to return seized domain name, claims shutting down speech doesn’t cause a substantial hardship: Puerto 80 Projects, S.L.U. v United States Of America and Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica)

District Court N D California: Google gets default injunction against AdWord gamers: Google v. Jackman (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Facebook – More than a polite poke: Shagbook courts trouble in date with Facebook (IPKat)

2 Comments on “Online Global Week in Review 12 August 2011 from IP Think Tank

  1. Pingback: Latest-Business.com

  2. Censoring mobiles and the net: how the West is clamping down

    Seemingly Orwellian moves by Western governments to crack down on the use of technology by citizens are being compared to repressive policies of regimes such as China.
    After British Prime Minister David Cameron floated the idea of restricting the use of services such as Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to prevent riots, transit authorities in San Francisco late last week shut down mobile phone reception in several underground stations to block would-be demonstrators

    Like

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: