- KEI comments on MPP consultation regarding mandate to expand into HCV (and other diseases).
- Five groups ask USTR to protect orphan works in TPP
- IMS Health May 2015 comments on patient access to oncology drugs
- Switzerland pressures Colombia to deny compulsory license on imatinib
- 17 WTO Members (Brazil, China, India, Russia) submit draft Ministerial Decision on Non-Violation and Situation Complaints
- KEI briefing note on the evolution of TPP negotiating text on patentable subject matter
- Seminars on Drug Pricing: Part 3, Aidan Hollis
- KEI's second installment of TPP IP Chapter leak, includes copyright, all other provisions
- Knowledge Ecology International Leaks TPP Text on Intellectual Property
- WTO Trade Policy Review of India- EU, Japan, Switzerland and the US question India over Section 3(d) and Compulsory Licensing
These were comments KEI provided to the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), for its consultation on expanding the mandate to include drugs to treat the hepatitis C virus.
Date: August 28, 2015
Re: Comments by James Love on behalf of KEI for the consultation regarding the MPP mandate to expand into HCV (and other diseases).
KEI has submitted joint comments with UAEM in this consultation. Here on behalf of KEI I make a few additional points.
Five groups, the Authors Alliance, Creative Commons, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and New Media Rights have written to Ambassador Froman at USTR, asking that the TPP not adopt measures that would prevent the Congress from enacting legislation to limit the remedies for copyright infringement that were proposed by the Register of Copyrights in June 2015, to expand access to orphan copyrighted works.
A copy of the letter is available here:
IMS Health, the global information and technology services company, known for its statistics on sales of drugs, published a study in May 2015 that estimated the global market for oncology drugs now exceeds $100 billion per year.
Ambassador Livia Leu, Head of the Bilateral Economic Relations Division and Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements, Switzerland
17 WTO Members (Brazil, China, India, Russia) submit draft Ministerial Decision on Non-Violation and Situation ComplaintsSubmitted by thiru on 12. August 2015 - 7:49
On 24 July 2015, 17 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tabled a draft Ministerial decision (published by the WTO secretariat on 29 July 2015) on "Non-violation and situation complaints" for "consideration at the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO" (Source: IP/C/W/607). The 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO will take place in Nairobi from 15 December 2015 to 18 December 2015.
The attached PDF file is a KEI briefing note on the evolution of certain sections of the TPP negotiating text on patents and patentable subject matter.
This press release was distributed this morning, August 5, 2015, after KEI released the final sections of the TPP Chapter on Intellectual Property. The full text of the chapter is available here: http://keionline.org/tpp/11may2015-ip-text.
5 August 2015
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Knowledge Ecology International Leaks Copyright Provisions in Trans-Pacific Partnership
4 August 2015
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CONTACT: Zack Struver
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Knowledge Ecology International Leaks TPP Text on Intellectual Property
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
WTO Trade Policy Review of India- EU, Japan, Switzerland and the US question India over Section 3(d) and Compulsory LicensingSubmitted by thiru on 3. August 2015 - 5:26
June 2015 - WTO Trade Policy Review of India: Section 3(d) and Compulsory Licensing under the Spotlight
After two days of intense negotiations over the future work program of WIPO's Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), the committee achieved consensus at around 3:40 PM Geneva time on Friday, 31 July 2015.
The future work of WIPO's main normative committee dealing with patents now has a pathway on the following work streams:
WIPO SCP22: Language on GRULAC proposal to revise 1979 WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on InventionsSubmitted by thiru on 31. July 2015 - 1:55
On 30 July 2015 at 8:30 PM Geneva time, the Chair (Bucura Ionescu, Romania) of WIPO's 22nd Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) distributed the following non-paper related to the proposal by the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) to revise the 1979 WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions. If this language is tabled, WIPO's normative committee on patents will continue discussions on the GRULAC proposal.
SCP/22: PROPOSAL BY THE CHAIR
July 30, 2015
On 30 July 2015 at 8:30 PM Geneva time, the Chair (Bucura Ionescu, Romania) of WIPO's 22nd Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) distributed the following non-paper as a pathway for future work addressing 1) Exceptions and Limitations to Patent Rights, 2) Quality of Patents, Including Opposition Systems, 3) Patents and Health, 4) Confidentiality of Communications between clients and their patent advisors and 5) Transfer of technology. The SCP is WIPO"s main normative committee dealing with patents.
28 July 2015
WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)
Written Statement of Knowledge Ecology International on Patents and Health
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is currently reported to be in the final stages of negotiation, it is both appropriate and urgent that this Committee is addressing the topic of patents and health.
SCP22: Australian response to GRULAC proposal to revise 1979 WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on InventionsSubmitted by thiru on 29. July 2015 - 9:59
On 29 July 2015, Australia provided the following response to the proposal by the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) to revise the 1979 WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions.
Australian Delegation Proposal
The Secretariat prepare a study on:
1) experiences of how developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs) have implemented the patent model law; or
2) to determine the unmet need for a patent model law.