- KEI December 2, 2016 meeting on the delinkage of R&D costs from drug prices
- KEI Comments on NIH Proposed Exclusive License to Kite Pharma for Cancer Treatment
- Kite Pharma Press Releases & News Stories Related to Relationship with National Cancer Institute
- Kite Pharma Uses CRADAs to Conduct Important Clinical Research on New Cancer Treatments
- 17 October 2016: USTR Ambassador Michael Froman's reflections on the United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines
- 55 NGOs ask US Government enable export of low cost generic versions Xtandi to developing countries
- 5 October 2016: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International at inaugural Marrakesh Treaty Assembly
- KEI statement at WIPO GA 2013 on the Inter-governmental Committee (IGC) on genetic resources, traditional knowledge
- WIPO GA 2016: Statement by India on behalf of Asia Pacific Group - Report on the IGC
- WIPO General Assembly 2016: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International on the Report of the SCCR
As the UN meets to discuss non-communicable diseases, one area of controversy is the effort by White House trade officials and the European Commissioner for Trade to block any mention in a Political Declaration of the November 14, 2001 WTO Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health.
This note explains why the Doha Declaration was important, and what USTR and DG-Trade are trying to do in the NCD resolution. I will start with a very quick history of the events that led to the 2001 WTO resolution.
Vietnam cables: Data exclusivity should be automatic, comprehensive, retroactive and without procedures and formalitiesSubmitted by James Love on 15. September 2011 - 3:55
|Michael W. Michalak, former Ambassador to Vietnam, pressured Vietnam on behalf of PhRMA.|
Cables recently published by Wikileaks illustrate the degree to which the U.S. has been engaged in writing laws and training judges and government officials in Vietnam, on a wide range of pharmaceutical and intellectual property issues.
USTR releases new White Paper on Access to Medicine: includes almost no specifics in terms of negotiating positionsSubmitted by James Love on 12. September 2011 - 11:34
USPTO award of $4 million in fy 2010 grants to groups advising developing countries on intellectual property issuesSubmitted by James Love on 12. September 2011 - 10:01
Last year the USPTO announced the award of $4 million in fy 2009 grants to advise developing couintries on intellectual property policies. The first set of grants were done under Arti Rai, then Administrator for External Affairs at USTPO. The grants went to a variety on pro-right owner groups, including those associated with Newt Gingrich and the Tea Party, and several supported by firms like Pfizer and Microsoft. Seven of the groups receiving the fy 2009 have in common the fact they received funding from either Microsoft or the Gates Foundation.
Submission of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) to the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP): Patents and Health
11 September 2011
Obama Administration Wants to Eliminate References to Doha Declaration in UN Political Declaration on Non-Communicable DiseasesSubmitted by Krista Cox on 10. September 2011 - 8:30
The United States and the European Union are using a United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to effectively renegotiate a landmark agreement on intellectual property rights and public health.
Dominican Republic: December 2009 meeting between PhRMA and US Embassy to discuss CAFTA+ demands on patent protection
September 10, 2011
|Christopher Lambert was Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo|
This is a cable written by Christopher Lambert, then the Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
|Hillary Clinton and Nicolas Sarkozy, March 14, 2011|
|President Obama and Mark Pekala, June 6, 2009, Paris|
France gets an A+ from the US for its anti consumer intellectual property related policies
September 6, 2011
KEI staff review of Wikileaks cables (http://keionline.org/wikileaks)
Feb 28, 2003 | Turkey | Consulate Istanbul | Differences Among U.s. Firms Give Rise To New Association Of Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies
KEI/IQsensato panel at WTO Public Forum: Proposal for a WTO Agreement on the Supply of Knowledge as a Public Good (21 Sept 2011)Submitted by thiru on 7. September 2011 - 9:27
WTO PUBLIC FORUM 2011
TITLE: Proposal for a WTO Agreement on the Supply of Knowledge as a Public Good
DATE: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
VENUE: Room E (located on 3rd floor), World Trade Organization
REGISTRATION: Mandatory, please complete the registration form by 14 September 2011.
In Poland, an Ambassador (and former George W Bush roommate) demolishes PhRMA's 2009 Special 301 filing (Wikileaks cables)Submitted by James Love on 6. September 2011 - 20:26
From KEI staff review of Wikileaks cables (http://keionline.org/wikileaks)
This cable signed by US Ambassador to Poland Victor H. Ashe provides a through and very tough critique of PhRMA's submission to the 2009 Special 301 list. Ashe rejects every one of PhRMA's main points, and explains why continually putting Poland on the Special 301 list is counter productive.
KEI comments to UK Consultation on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities under discussion at WIPOSubmitted by Manon Ress on 6. September 2011 - 15:20
The proposal for a WIPO treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities moved forward at the last SCCR meeting in June 2011, when a wide collection of high income and Latin American countries endorsed a joint paper that could serve as a basis for a diplomatic conference. The fact that Brazil, the US and the EU were among the countries endorsing the paper was very significant.
Cable: US Government collaboration with drug companies to lobby the Finnish Parliament on drug pricing legislationSubmitted by James Love on 6. September 2011 - 0:00
This July 9, 2008 cable concerns the collaboration between the US government and the pharmaceutical industry to lobby Finland on the pricing of pharmaceutical drugs. The cable was written by Michael A Butler, then the Deputy Chief of Mission in Helsinki, and is worth a read. Among other things, the cable says :
Below are links to two web page pages that have links to 973 U.S. Department of State cables identified on September 5, 2011, using the http://cablegatesearch.net/ tool for searching 251,287 Wikileaks cables, and the search term, "special 301."
The two web pages with the cables are here:
This cable, written on 23 January 2007, summarizes the proceedings of a video conference between US government officials and Hong Kong government officials that took place on 12 January 2007 with respect to ACTA and subsequent conversations between the Hong Kong government and the US consulate in Hong Kong.