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The October 2, 2010 version of the ACTA text

The October 2, 2010 version of the ACTA text is now available. A copy is here.

See also: Areas where the Oct 2, 2010 ACTA text is inconsistent with U.S. law

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The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Innovation Inducement Prizes

On December 19, 2007, the The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was enacted as Public Law 110-140. The Act created two new innovation inducement prizes to stimulate innovation in the field of energy:

  • The H-Prize, which is designed to advance the research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of hydrogen energy technologies.
  • The Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prizes, which deal with energy efficient solid state lighting.

Compulsory licensing of patents under United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007

The following are excerpts from 42 USC 17231, enacted as part of the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140, DEC. 19, 2007) as part of a larger program of federal subsidies in the field of energy, the Congress has created a system of compulsory licenses of patents, designed specifically to:

Marcy Kaptur's bill to create a compulsory license for patented seeds: the Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2009

Marcy Kaptur is a Democratic member of Congress from Ohio. In 2009 she introduced HR 3299, the Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2009.

Mexican Government (nonresponsive) responses to KEI’s concerns about ACTA

KEI has received a letter dated September 28, 2010, from Lic. Alfredo Rendón Algara - Director General Adjunto de Propiedad Industrial of Mexico (IMPI). The letter from the Mexican government is in response to KEI's earlier letter to C. Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, regarding the position of the Mexican government in the ACTA negotiations.

US Statement to 48th WIPO General Assemblies on IGC on genetic resources, traditional knowledges and folklore

On Friday, 24 September 2010, the United States delivered the following intervention on agenda item 28(i) on the Information Reports on the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.

KEI statement to 48th WIPO General Assemblies on the SCCR work program

Below is the statement delivered by KEI on Thursday, 23 September 2010 to the 48th WIPO General Assemblies on agenda item 27 dealing with Report on the Work of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR).

Statement of Knowledge Ecology International

48th Session of the WIPO ASSEMBLIES
Thursday, 23 September 2010

Item 27: Report on the Work of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)

WIPO General Assembly webcasts its meeting

The WIPO general Assembly is webcasting this year's General Assembly. This use of Internet technologies really shows how transparent global IPR negotiations can be, and should be. The contrast with ACTA, which is meeting now in secret in Japan, is jarring.

The photo below, taken on September 23, 2010, is from the Convention Center, where the meeting is being held. Earlier this week WIPO Agreed to built its own very large conference facility, which should be open in 2013.

USPTO to offer new incentives to license patents for humanitarian uses, based upon FDA priority review voucher

The USPTO has a federal register notice out asking for public comment on a welcome new initiative, modeled after the FDA priority review voucher, to create incentives to license patents for humanitarian uses. The initiative is set out here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-23395.pdf.

Stevie Wonder's speech to the WIPO General Assembly on Disabilities

 

 


A recording of Stevie Wonder's speech to the Assemblies of WIPO on 20 September 2010 is available here

 

 

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21 September 2010. Ian Crouch, The New Yorker. Stevie Wonder and Books for the Blind

Statement of Brazil to the 48th General Assembly of WIPO, September 2010

The Permanent Representative of Brazil, Roberto Azevedo, delivered the following statement to the 48th session of the WIPO General Assembly. The intervention was delivered in Portuguese; below is the English translation.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF WIPO

SEPTEMBER 2010

Statement Delivered by the Permanent Representative of Brazil, Ambassador Roberto Azevedo

Mr. Chairman,

Let me start by congratulating you on the excellent job you have been doing in conducting the work of WIPO's General Assembly.

Your tax dollars at work. Obama administration funding of pro-right holder NGO work on IPR protection, fy 2009

USPTO's $4 million of Congressionally Mandated Spending on intellectual property initiatives, for fy 2009

This is the USPTO list of grants for fy 2009. The $4 million in grants were used to influence global norms on IPR policy.

A new round of grants will go out soon for fy 2010, involving another $4 million of Congressionally Mandated Spending on Intellectual Property Initiatives (IPI).

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