Online Global Week in Review 27 July 2012 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:

Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court clears Samsung’s modified 10.1-inch tablet, bans 7.7-inch version EU-wide (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

ITC issues final determination of no violation by Apple or RIM in Certain Mobile Telephones And Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras (337-TA-703) brought by Kodak (ITC 337 Law Blog) (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

KPMG survey predicts China’s rise as an IT innovator (China IPR)

 

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

Internet Association Lobby formed (Spicy IP)

 

Global – Copyright

Leaked report reveals music industry’s global anti-piracy strategy (TorrentFreak)

Of gobos, bat-signs and cat-signs: shedding light on the IDL (IPKat)

The lost decade of digital musical sales (TechnoLlama)

The death of SOPA was not a fluke: Three reasons why elected officials should endorse the Declaration of Internet Freedom (EFF)

 

Global – Patents

Google says some Apple inventions are so great they ought to be shared – take a bow Kent Walker (Tangible IP) (FOSS Patents)

AOL posts profit based on Microsoft patent sale (IP finance)

It’s not too late for Nokia if the current board has learned the lessons of past IP mistakes (IAM)

NTP’s breakthrough syndicated licence deal points to a better way of doing business (IAM)

 

Australia

High Court grants Google special leave to appeal FCAFC’s ruling that it is liable for misleading ads placed by advertisers: ACCC v Google (ipwars.com) (ipwars.com)

 

Canada

Supreme Court shakes the foundations of Canadian copyright law (Michael Geist)

Supreme Court decisions to affect future Copyright Board cases (Barry Sookman)

How the Supreme Court of Canada doubled down on users’ rights in copyright (Michael Geist)

 

China

KPMG survey predicts China’s rise as an IT innovator (China IPR)

New trends in legislation on the adjudication for copyright related legal liability for Internet service providers (China Law Insight)

 

Europe

CJEU: .EU domain name registration invalid because agency had no trade mark rights: Pie Optiek v Bureau Gevers, ERID (Out-Law)

General Court finds likelihood of confusions between DOLPHIN marks for telecommunication systems and barcode scanners: Hand Held Products v OHIM and Orange Brand Services (Class 46)

 

France

Placing duty on Google to prevent re-posting of infringing material on YouTube is prohibited by EU law, Cour de Cassation rules (Out-Law)

Public performance and linking in France – Cour de Cassation ruling in Google Video cases (The 1709 Blog)

France’s private copying remuneration law is constitutional (The 1709 Blog)

 

Germany

Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court clears Samsung’s modified 10.1-inch tablet, bans 7.7-inch version EU-wide (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

 

India

Patentability of computer software programs in India (Spicy IP)

 

New Zealand

New Zealand three-strike law results in 50% decrease in infringement (The 1709 Blog)

 

United Kingdom

Browsing and linking: should the government get involved? (The 1709 Blog)

Celebrities write open letter calling for government to bring into force the DEA three strikes provisions (The 1709 Blog)

UK ISPs secretly expand “futile” Pirate Bay blockade (TorrentFreak)

 

United States

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC upholds dismissal of Apple’s ITC complaint against Kodak: Apple v ITC and Kodak (FOSS Patents)

CAFC expands patent-eligibility for business methods — at least for now: CLS Bank International v Alice Corporation (IP Spotlight)

ITC issues final determination of no violation by Apple or RIM in Certain Mobile Telephones And Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras (337-TA-703) brought by Kodak (ITC 337 Law Blog) (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

ED Texas: Patent troll takes last shot at owning “interactive web,” but falls short – Judge refuses to revive notorious Eolas patent (Ars Technica)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Anu IP – ALJ Pender grants motion to terminate as to Archos in Certain Electronic Devices Having A Retractable USB Connector (337-TA-843) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung – Samsung files ‘me too’ motion for adverse inference jury instruction against Apple (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung – Defendant’s failure to disable email auto-delete function warrants adverse jury instruction (Docket Report) (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung – Apple seeks $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, offers half a cent per standard-essential patent (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung – Samsung drops one more patent ahead of next week’s Apple trial (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung – Judge Koh’s rulings on Apple’s and Samsung’s motions in limine favor neither party (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung – Judge Koh rejects Samsung’s additional claim construction proposals ten days before trial (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple v. Samsung preliminary injunction documents denied filing under seal due to “exceptionally strong public interest” (Docket Report)

Apple – ND Illinois: Apple v Motorola – Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner’s ruling (FOSS Patents)

Eolas Technologies – Video deposition costs recoverable despite standing order to the contrary: Eolas v Adobe (Docket Report) (EDTexweblog.com)

Implicit Networks – Argument that past license was “discounted” waives settlement privilege as to communications about the license: Implicit Networks v Juniper Networks (Docket Report)

Motorola – ITC investigation – Google’s push for U.S. import ban against Apple targets only older iPhones than the 4S (FOSS Patents)

ObjectVideo – ALJ Shaw grants motion to terminate investigation as to Samsung in Certain Video Analytics Software (337-TA-795) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Technology Properties – TPL files new 337 complaint against Acer, Garmin, HTC, Samsung and others regarding Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices(ITC 337 Law Blog)

Uniloc – Uniloc files patent infringement suits against Mojang, Square Enix, Polarbit, Electronic Arts and many more over DRM patent (Patentology) (Ars Technica) (TechnoLlama)

 

US Copyright

RIAA: Online music piracy pales in comparison to offline swapping (TorrentFreak)

Temporary copies: A TPP provision absurdly disconnected from the reality of the modern computer (EFF)

 

US Copyright – Decisions

CD California: Offering P2P file-sharing software for downloading may be copyright inducement: David v. CBS Interactive (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Malibu Media – Accused movie pirate sues for defamation and millions in damages (TorrentFreak) (Fight Copyright Trolls)

Megaupload – Dotcom tells Ars: industry stats vindicate Mega’s takedown policy – leaked IFPI report shows Mega, the #1 locker site, was #7 in infringing URLs (Ars Technica)

 

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