Online Global Week in Review 20 August 2010 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:

Oracle takes on Google’s android over Java (IPBiz) (IP Vision) (ArsTechnica) (ArsTechnica) (IPBiz)

Access Copyright’s 1300% tariff increase (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Techdirt)


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 – Copyright

Contents versus distribution: Nothing new under the Copyright Sun (IP finance)

Piracy is promotion, says CEO of porn multinational (TorrentFreak)

uTorrent backs artist, bundles album with new downloads (TorrentFreak)

Global – Patents

Software patents as stalking horses for the patent system (IPKat)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center: This gives the UDRP a good name or a bad name, depending on your outlook: CREDITEUROPE.COM (Trademark Blog)


Developed for Africa, by Africa (Afro-IP)


CC Australia Roadshow (Creative Commons)


SOCAN ‘previews’ – A preview of its Friday the 13th leave application? (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist)

Canadian Library Association on C-32: Digital lock rules ‘fundamentally flawed’ (Michael Geist)

Access Copyright’s 1300% tariff increase (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Techdirt)

Meera Nair on access copyright and fair dealing (Michael Geist)

FTC targets Canadian-based domain registration scam (Michael Geist)


Not Baidu enough… Baidu Inc v (Likelihood of Confusion)

Motion Picture Association gets some China anti-piracy competition – CFCPA files suit against 365.hub, and unnamed Internet cafes (China Hearsay)

Shanzhai Saturday: Fun and games with the spiritual and surreal (China Hearsay)

Czech Republic

TV station hosts pirated copy of Fringe (TorrentFreak)


Infopaq: the sequel – new reference to the European Court of Justice Case C-302/10 Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening (1709 Blog) (IPKat)

Court of Justice Case C-278/08: Die BergSpechte Outdoor Reisen und Alpinschule Edi Koblmüller GmbH v Günter Guni and Reisen GmbH (IPKat)


RIM: ‘no special deals’ for countries seeking BlackBerry access (ArsTechnica)

South Korea

South Korea launches ‘largest-ever’ antitrust probe on patent abuse (271 Patent Blog)


‘The Pirate Bay really sucks,’ says Co-Founder (TorrentFreak)


SKY not confusingly similar to SKYPE (Class 46)

United Kingdom

UK Movie cammer faces jail sentence (TorrentFreak)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

District Court rules Internet advertising patent invalid under Bilski (IP Spotlight)

District Court E D Texas: Defense verdict for Google & Yahoo! in BrightResponse case: Bright Response v. Google (

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Cognex – ALJ Charneski issues public version of recommended determination on remedy and bonding in certain Machine Vision Software (337-TA-680) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

Freescale Semiconductor – ALJ Luckern rules on motions for interlocutory review and stay in certain Integrated Circuits (Inv. No. 337-TA-709) (ITC Law Blog)

Google – Oracle takes on Google’s android over Java (IPBiz) (IP Vision) (ArsTechnica) (ArsTechnica) (IPBiz)

Humanscale – ITC issues public version of opinion reversing final initial determination in certain Adjustable Keyboard Support Systems (337-TA-670) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

Rambus – Commission issues opinion granting LEO and cease and desist order in Inv. No. 337-TA-661 (ITC 337 Update) (ITC Law Blog)

Richtek – ALJ Luckern denies uPI Semiconductors and Sapphire’s motions for summary determination in certain DC-DC Controllers (337-TA-698) (ITC Law Blog)

VirnetX – VirnetX files VPN patent suit against Apple, Cisco, NEC (ArsTechnica)

US Copyright

Does posting your work online give others the right to copy?: The Field v Google; Righthaven v Jan Klerks (PlagiarismToday)

Radio, RIAA: mandatory FM radio in cell phones is the future (ArsTechnica) (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge) (1709 Blog) (ArsTechnica)

Breaking down the DMCA exemptions, Pt. 2: Free your phone and the rest will follow? (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

GVU – Anti-piracy failure takes down Creative Commons videos (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Righthaven – Avoiding the wrath of Righthaven (Trademark Blog) (IP ADR Blog)

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