The latest on the STLR radar:
- The working text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been released. See Wired and The Register coverage of the story, and our post on the draft treaty here.
- The Federal Circuit rules on patent dispute Applera Corp v. Illumina, Inc. on the basis of Californian employment law, writes Patent Docs.
- Holman’s Biotech IP Blog discusses the patent law implications of the Federal Circuit’s ruling in Ariad v. Eli Lilly.
- Less than two months after hacker Max Vision was sentenced to thirteen years, the sentencing record is broken again as TJX hacker gets twenty years, from Wired.
- The European Court of Justice rules in favor of Google in a challenge to its practice of selling trademarked keywords for its adwords paid results service to competitors. The Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the E-Commerce Times report.
- The Register reports that a twenty-five-year-old Frenchman has been arrested on suspicion of hacking President Obama’s Twitter account.
- Early in 2009, a settlement between Ireland’s leading internet service provider and four record companies looked set to put in place the world’s first three-strikes-you’re-out copyright violation rule. Tech law blogger TJ McIntyre reports on the latest.
- Spicy IP discusses proposed amendments to the Copyright Act and digital rights managements in India.