Online Global Week in Review 25 February 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:

Australia confirms ISPs are not copyright cops: Roadshow Films v iiNet (Ars Technica) (ipwars) (Excess Copyright) (IP Whiteboard) (1709 Copyright Blog) (TorrentFreak)

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

PK In the Know podcast, includes: The internet strikes back (Public Knowledge)

Microsoft-Nokia alliance a win-win Solution? (IP Osgoode)

General – Copyright

Copyright 2.0 show – Episode 186 includes Universal v Lenz update, Marvel comic win against Stan Lee (PlagiarismToday)


Australia confirms ISPs are not copyright cops: Roadshow Films v iiNet (Ars Technica) (ipwars) (Excess Copyright) (IP Whiteboard) (1709 Copyright Blog) (TorrentFreak)

Lander J upholds Registrar’s decision to allow DIGITEK: Hills Industries Limited v Bitek Pty Ltd (ipwars) (ipwars)


Documentary organization of Canada on C-32’s digital lock rules: Denies our freedom of speech (Michael Geist)


Huawei agrees to US patent sale after authorities raise concern about security (IAM)

China’s support of domestic software industry strengthened by State Council release of P.R.C. Government Policies (China Law Insight)


BGH refers UsedSoft case regarding resale of downloaded software to Court of Justice (Huťko´s IT & IP legal blog) (1709 Blog) (IPKat)


French search company lobs new antitrust complaint at Google (ArsTechnica)


German court confirms NPE’s right to enforce an injunction against Nokia (IAM)


BREIN uses court win as leverage to wipe out Usenet sites (TorrentFreak)

BREIN seizes Warez servers, owners seize them back, may sue (TorrentFreak)


File-sharer can’t believe his luck with $7 per track fine (TorrentFreak)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: In re Katz – Managing complex patent suits (Patently-O)

CAFC: In re Katz – Patent reexamination statements hamper Katz portfolio (Patents Post-Grant)

District Court S D Florida: Statements on websites and twitter may qualify as “advertisement” for purposes of false marking statute: Mama Mia’s Trattoria v Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co (Docket Report)

ITC issues public version of opinion affirming in part, reversing in part ID in Certain Printing and Imaging Devices (337-TA-690) (ITC Law Blog)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Acer – Acer & Microsoft attacks on Mediostream video recording patent among reexamination requests filed week of January 31, 2011 (Patent Law Practice Center)

Apple – Optimum Power v Apple transferred to California (

Facebook – Facebook challenges to three “human relationships” patents, among reexamination requests filed week of February 7th (Patent Law Practice Center)

FlashPoint – ALJ Luckern rules on witness statements and expert reports in Certain Electronic Imaging Devices (337-TA-726) (ITC Law Blog)

Rambus – ALJ Essex orders piercing of privilege and production of documents in Certain Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-753) (ITC Law Blog)

Seagate – Seagate requests reexamination of Convolve data storage patent (Reexamination Alert)

SEB – Supreme Court argument tomorrow: Global-Tech v. SEB (Patently-O)

US Copyright

Why anime fans pirate the shows they love (ArsTechnica)

Piracy once again fails to get in way of record box office (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York: Internet streams of over-the-air broadcast illegal: WPIX v ivi (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google Book settlement update as suspense builds (Excess Copyright)

Hotfile – Hotfile goes to War against copyright infringers (TorrentFreak)

isoHunt – Google gets involved in BitTorrent search engine lawsuit (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright Group – The Hurt Locker lawsuits branch out across the country (ArsTechnica) (Plagiarism Today)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Google suffers surprising preliminary loss in keyword advertising case: Jurin v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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