Online Global Week in Review 8 June 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:

FTC urges ITC not to ban iPhone, iPad and Xbox over Google’s standard-essential patents  (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

Informal EU deal on orphan works done (The 1709 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

IT security: “A problem well understood, defined, and stated, is a problem half solved…”! (Business IP and Intangible Assets Blog)


Global – Copyright

Is crowdfunding the future of music? (TechnoLlama)

Top torrent sites respect copyright takedowns, just like Google (TorrentFreak)


Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Helping hands of decision in changing the fate of Google Adwords in Rosetta Stone v Google (Spicy IP)

Samsung needs to remember that there is such a thing as bad publicity (IAM)


Global – Patents

Article One Partners joins forces with Appsterdam Legal Foundation (Patent Quality Matters) (Ars Technica)

In spirit, Twitter’s IPA surely covers acquired patents, not just those created internally (IAM)



Hollywood has ruined relationship with ISP it sued over piracy (TorrentFreak)



Recording industry data shows Canada a global leader for paid digital downloads (Michael Geist)

FCC: RIM wins the right to continue using BBM trademark (Canadian Trademark Blog)



Informal EU deal on orphan works done (The 1709 Blog) (Out-Law)

Public Consultation on procedures for notifying and acting on illegal content hosted by online intermediaries (IPKat) (Out-Law)

Big four music labels hire students to chase file-sharers (TorrentFreak)


United Kingdom

Reflections on Apple v Samsung (IPKat)

New licence will allow law firm clients free access to publishers’ work (Out-Law)


United States

US Patents – Decisions

N D California: Congratulatory statements do not create implied license: Oracle v Google (Docket Report)


US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Apple files enforcement complaint and requests temporary emergency action against HTC in Certain Personal Data And Mobile Communications Devices (337-TA-710) (ITC 337 Law Blog) (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple may request temporary restraining order to block Galaxy S III launch — but trial date may slip: Apple v Samsung (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Apple moves to block Samsung Galaxy III from sale in US (Ars Technica) (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND California: Judge says Apple jumped the gun on the GalaxyTab 10.1 ban, denies motion for the time being: Apple v Samsung (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND Illinois: Judge cancels Chicago jury trial in Apple v Motorola (Ars Technica) (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND Illinois: Apple v Motorola: Judge Posner denies 11 summary judgment motions before trial (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND Illinois: Apple v Motorola: Judge Posner further narrows case by summary judgment (Chicago IP Litigation Blog) (FOSS Patents)

Apple – ND Illinois: Evidence of past ITC determinations involving patents-in-suit excluded: Apple v Motorola (Docket Report)

California Institute of Technology – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-846) against Nokia, RIM, STMicroelectronics regarding Certain CMOS Image Sensors (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Dell – Dell attacks on three Round Rock Research patents among the reexamination requests filed week of May 29, 2012 (WHDA)

Digitude Innovations – ALJ Rogers grants joint motions to terminate investigation against RIM, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Pantech in Certain Portable Communication Devices (337-TA-827) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Intellectual Ventures – ITC: Representing opposing party for eighteen years including four ITC investigations did not disqualify counsel absent proof of substantial relationship: Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Docket Report)

Motorola – Microsoft-Motorola FRAND dispute headed for November jury trial – no summary judgment (FOSS Patents)

Motorola – FTC urges ITC not to ban iPhone, iPad and Xbox over Google’s standard-essential patents  (FOSS Patents) (Ars Technica)

Motorola – HP, Nokia and industry associations write to ITC supporting Apple and Microsoft against Google (FOSS Patents)

Nazomi – ND California: Production of source code limited to “infringing functions”: Nazomi Communications v Samsung Telecommunications (Docket Report)

Nokia – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-847)against HTC regarding Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablet Computers (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-848) against HTC, Motorola and others regarding Certain Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Rovi Corporation – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-845) against LG, Mitsubishi Electronics and others regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide And Parental Control Technology (ITC 337 Law Blog)


US Copyright

RIAA wants search engines to censor “pirate sites” (TorrentFreak)

How scary is the US “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme? (TorrentFreak)


US Copyright – Decisions

What What!: Appeals Court affirms South Park parody was obvious fair use – 7th Circuit decision in Brownmark Films v Comedy Partners (EFF)


US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Judge Chin grants class certification to Authors Guild (IP Whiteboard)

Megaupload – MPAA would be OK seeing legit Megaupload files restored (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

Tenenbaum – Defendant files for new trial in Sony BMG Music v Tenenbaum (Recording Industry vs The People)


US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

TTAB: Trademark registrant isn’t required to shut down competitive keyword advertisers: STK v. Backrack (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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