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Online Global Week in Review 27 May 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:

French ‘three strikes’ anti-piracy software riddled with flaws (ArsTechnica) (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

Google chair says he will fight website blocking legislation (1709 Blog)

Digital Economy Act: Google points finger to China, but patent application points to Google (IP Dragon)

Copyfight: EFF co-founder enters e-G8 ‘lion’s den,’ rips into lions (ArsTechnica)

e-G8 France attempts to “civilize” the Internet; Internet fights back (ArsTechnica)


Global – Copyright

Online copyright: Norms or the law, one of them needs to give in (IP Dragon)

PK In the Know Podcast – inc. proposed warrantless entry law for copyright violators in California (Public Knowledge)

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 195 – Lime Time: LimeWire settles with the Record Labels (Plagiarism Today)


Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

US promotes multilateral system of Internet governance in Geneva (IP Watch)

Domain name update: .xxx blocking process (IPblog)


Global – Patents

Google buys up Modu’s Patents (IP finance)



Amazon ‘1-click’ patent: now Australia rules (IPKat)



TV and radio signal in hotel rooms under Brazilian copyright (IP tango)



What’s next for Canadian Copyright? (IPblog)



Bored Pirate Bay movie uploader fined $28,200 (TorrentFreak)



Systran heads for the ultimate showdown in copyright battle over Unix translation software: C-103/11 P European Commission v Systran (1709 Blog)



Anti-piracy outfit will not sue Hadopi ‘hacker’ (TorrentFreak)

French ‘three strikes’ anti-piracy software riddled with flaws (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)



German police seize Pirate Party servers, looking at Anon’s toolkit (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Federal Supreme Court decides on patentability of method for generating presentation for re-locating an information page that has already been called (EPLAW)



District Court of The Hague: Rovi’s patent relating to electronic programming guides invalid due to added subject matter: Rovi v. Ziggo (EPLAW)



Pirate Bay heads Norwegian domain blocking list (TorrentFreak)



Hollywood beefs up injunction against Pirate Bay founders (TorrentFreak)


United States

US Patents

Apple buys 200+ patents from Freescale Semiconductor (Patently-O)


US Patents – Decisions

Texas jury awards Fractus $23 million against Samsung; reexaminations of patents continue (WHDA)

ITC issues public version of opinion in Certain MEMS Devices (337-TA-700) finding S 337 violation (ITC Law Blog)


US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Cisco – MOSAID files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Equipment for Communications Networks (ITC Law Blog)

Creative Kingdoms and New Kingdoms – ALJ Bullock sets procedural schedule in Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers (337-TA-770) (ITC Law Blog)

Freescale – ALJ Luckern issues public version of initial determination finding no S 337 violation in Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-709) (ITC Law Blog)

IBM – IBM ordered to produce ‘in-bound’ and ‘out-bound’ licenses but not cross-licenses: Auburn University v. International Business Machines, Corp. (Docket Report)

Lawson – Will reexamination rescue Lawson from an injunction? ePlus v. Lawson (WHDA)

LG Electronics – OUII issues notice regarding partial participation in Certain Digital Televisions (337-TA-764) (ITC Law Blog)

Lodsys – Apple should stand up and defend its developers (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (ArsTechnica)

Microsoft – ALJ Essex issues claim construction order in Certain Mobile Devices (337-TA-744) (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – Mandatory stay pending ITC investigation does not bar subsequent transfer of venue: Microsoft Corporation v. TiVo Inc (Docket Report)

Omga – ALJ Gildea sets target date in Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Devices (337-TA-773) (ITC Law Blog)

Oracle – Google off to good start in reexamination of Oracle patents (WHDA)

Siemens Corp – ALJ Luckern grants non-party motion to quash in Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices (337-TA-745) (ITC Law Blog)

Verizon – ALJ Gildea issues initial determination finding S 337 violation in Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes (337-TA-712) (ITC Law Blog)


US Copyright

No record label licences? No problem it seems for Google’s music locker (IP Osgoode)

ICE seizes more domains today, admin says ‘We’ll be back’ (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

‘Hi, my name is…Slim Shady’ and your ringtone is a licence (IP Whiteboard)


US Copyright – Decisions

District Court Montana: Another ruling that the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t apply to websites: Ouellette v. Viacom (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)


US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Affinity – Apple, Nike motion to stay denied by Judge Wilken: Affinity Labs v. Nike and Apple (WHDA)

FilmON – Lawsuit against CNET’s attempts to expand the scope of liability for illegal file-sharing (IP Osgoode)

John Steele – Judge: don’t bring me any more anonymous file-sharing lawsuits (ArsTechnica)

Nu Image – 23,000 could be on the hook for downloading The Expendables (IP Osgoode)

Righthaven – Judge has ‘serious questions’ about Righthaven, halts all Colorado cases (ArsTechnica) (The Prior Art)

USCG – Hurt Locker makers target record breaking 24,583 BitTorrent users (TorrentFreak)


US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Intel – UPDATE: Who owns Thunderbolt? I thought Apple and I was wrong (Property, intangible)

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