Online Global Week in Review 14 Oct 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 preliminary Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban in Australia: Apple v Samsung (Ars Technica) (FOSS Patents) (Patentology) (Patentology) (IP Whiteboard)

UK: BT and TalkTalk win right to appeal Digital Economy Act judgment (1709 Copyright Blog) (Out-Law)


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 – General

Guidelines for securing open source software (EFF)


Global – Copyright

A game we all win: Dumping DRM can increase sales while reducing piracy (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (Michael Geist)

PK In the Know podcast (Microsoft deal to get TV on your Xbox, ACTA review etc) (Public Knowledge)

Anti-piracy company pirates Deus Ex in controversial experiment (TorrentFreak)

iCopyright article tools for WordPress (PlagiarismToday)


Global – Patents

Overview of Samsung’s 3G patent assertions against Apple: 13 patents in 9 countries (FOSS Patents)



Apple wins preliminary Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban in Australia: Apple v Samsung (Ars Technica) (FOSS Patents) (Patentology) (Patentology) (IP Whiteboard)

iiNet update: High Court sets hearing date for December 2011 (IP Whiteboard)

A new dawn? Is copyright in compilations history?: Telstra & Anor v Phone Directories Co & Ors (IP Whiteboard)



The daily digital lock dissenter, day 8: Documentary Organisation of Canada (Michael Geist)

The daily digital lock dissenter, day 7: Canadian Civil Liberties Association (Michael Geist)

The daily digital lock dissenter, day 6: Canadian Federation of Students (Michael Geist)

The daily digital lock dissenter, day 5: Canadian Teachers’ Federation (Michael Geist)

Canada proposes (another) copyright amendment Bill (IP Whiteboard)



In changing Chinese wind market AMSC-Sinovel dispute will test IP enforcement (Green Patent Blog)



European Greens want to legalize file-sharing, ban DRM (TorrentFreak)



Media chiefs want BitTorrent removed from home entertainment player (TorrentFreak)

Scammers try to trick cash from surprised ‘file-sharers’ (TorrentFreak)


Hong Kong

Independent creation valid defense against copyright infringement – controversy over Steve Jobs tribute (IP Dragon)



Housing finance software copyright dispute: Kensoft Infotech v Sundaram (Spicy IP)



Dutch ruling sends intermediary liability back to the 90s (TechnoLlama)


United Kingdom

EWHC (Pat): Computer-aided design method held patentable in UK: Re Halliburton Energy Services Inc (Patentology)

BT and TalkTalk win right to appeal DEA judgment (1709 Copyright Blog) (Out-Law)


United States

US Patents

Microsoft-i4i, Oracle-Google & VirnetX-Apple-Cisco updates (WHDA)


US Patents – Decisions

CAFC in Absolute Software v. Stealth: “In sum, both experts had the opportunity to provide direct evidence…” (IPBiz)


US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Google and T-Mobile ask the ITC not to ban HTC’s Android devices as requested by Apple (FOSS Patents)

Intel – Challenge to Intel data evaluation patent, among reexamination requests filed week of October 3, 2011 (WHDA)

Intellectual Ventures – World’s leading patent troll sues Motorola over Android phones (Ars Technica)

Microsoft – Microsoft’s failure in second reexamination attempt of I4I patent final (Patents Post-Grant)

Openwave Systems – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-809) against Apple and RIM regarding Certain Devices For Mobile Data Communication (ITC 337 Law Blog) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Oracle – Ellison, Schmidt, Page, McNealy, Gosling and other luminaries to take witness stand in Oracle-Google trial (FOSS Patents)

Oracle – Oracle and Google seek to exclude evidence from trial (FOSS Patents)

Samsung – ALJ Rogers rules on motions in Certain Liquid Crystal Display Devices (337-TA-782) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

SmartSynch – SmartSynch’s wireless smart meter patents pay off with Consumers roll out (Green Patent Blog)

Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network – Patent violation lawsuit against BitTorrent / uTorrent dropped (TorrentFreak)

Twitter – Damages methodology using “new user engagement statistics” to calculate “incremental revenue” attributable to infringement not inherently unreliable: VS Technologies v Twitter (Docket Report)


US Copyright

USCO proposes changes to DMCA agent database (PlagiarismToday)

Sony v Tenenbaum: The trouble with statutory damages for copyright infringement (IP Osgoode)


US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California: University intranet streaming akin to classroom showing: Association for Information Media and Equipment v University of California (Out-Law)


US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

K-Beech – Undercover cops and politicians escape BitTorrent lawsuits: K-Beech v Does 1-39 (TorrentFreak)


US Trademarks & Domain Names

Tech industry raises concern over Protect IP Act (IP Watch)


US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Twitter – Twitter settles dispute with Twittad over TWEET mark (IP Whiteboard)


US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google defeats class certification in keyword ad lawsuit: FPX v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Happy Halloween – Just in time for Halloween, a Seattle dispute over domain name (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

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