- Twenty groups write Congress, no fast track without public access to trade agreement negotiating texts
- KEI, KEI Europe, and Essential Inventions ask five companies for licenses to HCV patents
- HRC28: Statement of the European Union- Cultural Rights (Response to SR Report on Copyright and Right to Science and Culture)
- HRC28: Statement of the United States of America - Cultural Rights (Response to SR Report on Copyright and Right to Culture)
- HRC28: Statement by Farida Shaheed, Special Rapporteur, on Copyright policy and the right to science and culture
- WTO at 20: Symposium on the TRIPS Agreement for TRIPS Council Members and Observers (26 February 2015)
- St Jude's influenza patents, with US government rights
- CDC FOIA regarding intellectual property on avian flu intellectual property rights
- KEI Special 301 supplemental comments: Compulsory Licensing not restricted to "Emergencies" or "Measure of Last Resort"
- KEI's supplemental comments in USTR 301: Online pharmacies, parallel trade and counterfeit drugs
Using industry assertions of R&D spending, pharmaceutical related R&D spending by the private sector was less than 8 percent of global sales in 2010.
These are the data:
2010 Global R&D by all private companies: - $67.4 billion
Source: Page 2 of the 2011 PhRMA industry profile
2010 Global sales - $856 billion
KEI Intervention at UN HLM on HIV: De-Linking R&D costs from drug prices and the sustainability of treatmentSubmitted by James Love on 9. June 2011 - 4:43
These are the notes from my intervention today at the UN's High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS in New York. The persons making statements from the floor were asked to keep their comments to two minutes, so the actual intervention was somewhat shorter. Jamie
the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing
the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and
NYC, 7 PM Wed, June 8, 2011.
On Wednesday, 25 May 2011, the 129th session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board approved Decision, EB129(8) on "WHO reform for a healthy future". Reproduced below is the text of the Decision which is yet to be published on the WHO website in all 6 UN languages.
EB129(8) WHO reform for a healthy future
The Executive Board,
Karl De Gucht writes Andris Piebalgs on topic of European Union IPR demands on India and other developing countriesSubmitted by James Love on 27. May 2011 - 16:15
KEI has received a copy of a May 16, 2011 letter from Karl De Gucht to Andris Piebalgs, which discusses (1) the EU-India FTA, and (2) Relations between IPR and development policies.
Senator Sanders introduces two medical innovation prize bills in U.S. Senate to de-link R&D costs from drug pricesSubmitted by James Love on 27. May 2011 - 4:53
There is a growing interest in the use of innovation inducement prizes to stimulate investments in medical research and development.
- The Obama Administration and the European Commission are exploring the role of innovation inducement prizes.
- On May 31, 2011, the European Parliament is holding one of several meetings on innovation inducement prizes for medical technologies.
At 18:30 Geneva time on 25 May 2011, during the 129th session of the WHO Executive Board, the EB is considering the following draft decision on WHO reform.
Chair's text, based on draft proposed by Ecuador
The 29th [sic] Executive Board,
(OP.1) DECIDES to establish an incremental, transparent, Member-State driven and inclusive consultative process comprising of the following elements:
Letter to the 129th WHO Executive Board on conflicts of interest, WHO reform and the future of financingSubmitted by thiru on 24. May 2011 - 4:00
24 May 2011
NGO letter on Conflicts of Interest, Future Financing, Reform and governance of the WHO.
Dear Members of the Executive Board,
World Intellectual Property Organization
DATE: MAY 20, 2011
Standing Committee on the Law of Patents
Geneva, May 16 to 20, 2011
SUMMARY BY THE CHAIR
Agenda Item 1: Opening of the session
1. The sixteenth of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) was opened by Mr. James Pooley, Deputy Director General, who welcomed the participants. Mr. Philippe Baechtold (WIPO) acted as Secretary.
BRICS Health Ministers’ preparatory meeting – May 17th 2011
Consistent with the mandate of the Sanya Declaration of the BRICS Leaders Meeting (14 April 2011), the Ministers of Health of the five BRICS’ countries met on the sidelines of the 64thWorld Health Assembly, on 17 May 2011, to discuss issues of common interest as well as prepare the BRICS Health Ministerial Meeting to be held in Beijing, China, on 11 July 2011. Representatives of WHO and UNAIDS also attended the meeting.
16th session of the WIPO Standing Committee of the Law of Patents (SCP)
Thursady, 19 May 2011
KEI Statement on Patents and Health
KEI is impressed by and fully supportive of the joint proposal of the African Group and the Development Agenda Group on a work program on Patents and Health, which has been published as SCP/16/7. We agree with the comments of the Chair that the proposal is both comprehensive and well thought out.
Civil Society on transparency, public health in TPPA; 28 Senators call for highest standards of protection IP in agreementSubmitted by Krista Cox on 18. May 2011 - 15:32
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, eight civil society organizations submitted joint comments and recommendations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
64TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY
The future of financing for WHO A64/4
WHO REFORM AGENDA
Provisional agenda item 11
STATEMENT BY THE BRAZILIAN DELEGATION
At the outset we would like to thank the report by the Director-General on WHO reform and its future financing for a healthy future. We acknowledge the efforts to reflect comments and suggestions presented by Member-States throughout the ongoing consultation process and believe the document is a good basis for our continued debate on this important issue.
This is the statement that was delivered by Karin L. Ferriter (from USPTO and USTR), at a UNITAID side event on the Medicines Patent Pool, during a break of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents.
Statement on Medicines Patent Pool Side Event