Online Global Week in Review 16 September 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:

Apple wins (again) in Germany: Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction upheld (FOSS Patents) (FOSS Patents) (Class 99)

“It was a dumb idea”: newspaper chain fires copyright troll Righthaven (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

CAFC holds internet monetization method is patent-eligible: Ultramercial v. Hulu (Inventive Step) (IPBiz) (State of Innovation)

Hurt Locker lawsuits hit Canada, ISPs ordered to reveal BitTorrent users (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist)

District Court N D Texas: Lawyer fined for defying judge and sending subpoenas to ISPs: Mick Haig v Does 1-670 (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Excess Copyright)

 

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

What Yahoo!’s downfall might mean for plagiarism detection (Plagiarism Today)

Can Twitter/Facebook help fight online plagiarism? (Plagiarism Today)

The divisive and difficult commercial use question (Plagiarism Today)

 

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

You can prevent your brand from being part of the next porn domain names (Seattle Trademark Lawyer) (IP Whiteboard)

 

Global – Patents

Owning the stack: The legal war to control the smartphone platform (ArsTechnica)

These four threats against Android secured Motorola Mobility a $12.5 billion offer from Google (FOSS Patents)

Google purchases Big Blue patents to defend Android (ArsTechnica)

Updated battlemap/slideshow: Apple v. HTC and S3 Graphics (Foss Patents)

Two more Android OEMs sign up as Microsoft patent licensees (FOSS Patents)

 

Australia

Anti-piracy lobby misleads Aussie press for three-strikes campaign (TorrentFreak)

MovieX BitTorrent tracker founders escape jail time (TorrentFreak)

 

Canada

Hurt Locker lawsuits hit Canada, ISPs ordered to reveal BitTorrent users (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist)

Government to reintroduce Bill C-32 “In exactly the same form” (Michael Geist)

BC Supreme Court rules Rogers’ Zoocasa Real Estate site infringed copyright, breached terms of use: Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership v. Rogers Communications Inc (Michael Geist)

 

Czech Republic

Pirate Party launches ‘Facebook’ for movies (TorrentFreak)

 

Germany

Apple wins (again) in Germany: Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction upheld (FOSS Patents) (FOSS Patents) (Class 99)

Samsung’s German lawyer agrees with Apple on the purpose of patent enforcement (FOSS Patents)

Cologne Regional Court rules ISP not responsible when subscribers infringe copyrights in dispute between EMI and ISP HanseNet Telekommunikations (TorrentFreak)

 

United Kingdom

MediaCAT saga – solicitors fined (1709 Blog)

Newzbin2 release encrypted client to defeat court ordered website blocking measures (TorrentFreak)

 

United States

US – General

District Court N D Illinois: Former employer’s trade secret claim under inevitable disclosure doctrine moves forward: Mobile Mark, Inc. v. Pakosz (Internet Cases)

 

US Patents

Why IBM has no choice but to be number one in the US patent charts (IAM)

 

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC holds internet monetization method is patent-eligible: Ultramercial v. Hulu (Inventive Step) (IPBiz) (State of Innovation)

Victory for Microsoft and Nintendo – PTO Board of Appeals affirms examiner’s prior art rejection of Anascapes’ video games sensor patent (WHDA)

District Court E D Texas: Permanent injunction against ‘deriving future revenue’ for maintenance services for infringing products is ‘entirely proper’: Versata Software, Inc., et. al. v. SAP America, Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

A10 Networks – Failure to timely produce source code and violation of protective order warrant attorneys’ fee sanction at $630 blended rate: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., et. al. v. A10 Networks, Inc., et. al. (Docket Report)

Apple – Apple asks courts to stay two Motorola Mobility lawsuits until Google has acquired the company (FOSS Patents)

Google – Oracle v. Google mediation: Larry meets Larry to talk tons of money: Oracle v. Google (FOSS Patents)

Google – Oracle v. Google: Google gets one last chance to strike the ‘damning’ Lindholm email (FOSS Patents)

Google – Oracle v. Google: Odds rise again for Ellison-Page showdown in front of ‘dedicated Facebooker’ judge (FOSS Patents)

HTC – HTC asserts additional patents in proposed Certain Electronic Devices Investigation (ITC 337 Update)

Ogma – Inv. No. 337-TA-773 terminated as to respondents Optoma Corporation and Optoma Technology, Inc. (ITC 337 Update)

Renesas Electronics Corporation – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-806) regarding Certain Digital Televisions Containing Integrated Circuit Devices (ITC Law Blog)

Trek 2000 International – Target date set in Certain Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) Portable Storage Devices, Including USB Flash Drives and Components Thereof (ITC 337 Update)

VirnetX – VirnetX again sues for infringement, and again faces reexaminations (WHDA)

 

US Copyright

“It was a dumb idea”: newspaper chain fires copyright troll Righthaven (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Reports: Feds bust IMAGiNE movie release group (TorrentFreak)

How the FBI caught an Actor uploading movie screeners to Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

NinjaVideo admins and uploaders indicted by Grand Jury (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court N D Texas: Lawyer fined for defying judge and sending subpoenas to ISPs: Mick Haig v Does 1-670 (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Excess Copyright)

District Court N D California: Judge shuts down another mass copyright case, characterizes lawsuits as “massive collection scheme”: On The Cheap v Does 1-5011 (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (ArsTechnica)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Authors’ Guild – Authors’ Guild sues universities over book digitization project (ArsTechnica) (1709 Blog)

Hotfile – Hotfile turns tables, accuses Warner Brothers of DMCA abuse (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

9th Circuit upholds web host’s liability for counterfeiting retailers: Louis Vuitton v. Akanoc (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Summit Entertainment – Twilight franchise owner, Summit, sues twilight.com for copyright and trademark infringement (Patent Law IP)

Twitter – Twitter contests advertising company’s ‘tweet’ trademark (Out-Law.com)

 

Zimbabwe

Art on the Internet – Hope for Zimbabwean sculptors (Afro IP)

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