- In 2011, the FDA told the NIH it could use enforcement discretion to permit importation and sale of unregistered drugs
- Statement of KEI on announcement of consensus on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement
- WIPO General Assembly 2015: Opening statement of Brazil on behalf of the Group of Latin and the Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
- Seven Members of House of Representatives Send Letter to USTR Calling For Waiver of WTO Patent Rules for LDCs
- Press Release: Coalition for Affordable T-DM1 Asks UK Government to grant compulsory licenses on Roche breast cancer drug
- Senator Bernie Sanders Asks USTR to Endorse Waiver of WTO Patent Rules for Least Developed Countries
- KEI urges investigation of trade pressures on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in light of Executive Order 13155
- USTR releases documents from 2012 R&D treaty negotiations
- Senator Bernie Sanders proposal to expand Veterans access to patented medical inventions
- Joint NGO letter to USTR and USPTO: What is the US Position on LDC Pharmaceutical Extension of TRIPS Transition Period?
- September 24 to October 3, 2007, WIPO General Assembly meets and approves the WIPO Development Agenda.
- October 23, 2007. Joint announcement is made regarding the formal launch of negotiations on ACTA. The USTR announcement is here.
USTR's implausible claim that ACTA Article 1.2 is an all purpose loophole, and the ramifications if trueSubmitted by James Love on 22. October 2010 - 14:23
The October 2010 version of the ACTA text is inconsistent with several areas of U.S. law, and proposals for new laws in the areas of the reform of patent damages and access to orphaned copyrighted works. In particular, the obligations in the ACTA text do not incorporate many of the areas of limitations and exceptions to remedies found in U.S. law, and in the statutes of some other countries.
In advance of the 21st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR 21), WIPO is holding a Global Meeting on Emerging Copyright Licensing Modalities on 4-5 November 2010 in Geneva which endeavors to facilitate 'Access to Culture in the Digital Age'. The program for this Global Meeting can be found here: http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/2010/wipo_cr_lic_ge_10/program.html.
48th Series of Meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s General Assemblies
Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva
at the 48th Series of Meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s General Assemblies
Geneva, 21 September 2010
Access to Orphan Works, and ACTA provisions on damages
KEI Policy Brief 2010: 1
20 October 2010
Copyright is a term that in the United States describes the laws that regulate the use and distribution of "original works of authorship." The types of activities and expressions protected by copyright have expanded over the years, particularly due to technology, but also due to the lobbying by various interested parties. The current systems of registration of copyrighted works in the United includes the following catagories:
|Senators Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown|
On October 19, 2010, Senators Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have written to David Kappos, the Director of the USPTO, asking for an assessment of conflicts between the October 2010 ACTA text, and U.S. law.
Charles F. Johnson's Timeline of the Origins of the 1967 Stockholm Protocol for developing countriesSubmitted by Anne Mira Guha on 18. October 2010 - 14:51
(This timeline is part of a larger project at KEI regarding an evaluation of the 1971 Appendix to the Berne Convention on "SPECIAL PROVISIONS REGARDING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.)
Statement by the EU and its Member States on the preliminary study on standards and patents (SCP/13/2)Submitted by thiru on 14. October 2010 - 7:45
STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE LAW OF PATENTS
(Geneva, 11 to 15 October 2010)
Statement by the EU and its Member States on the preliminary study on standards and patents (SCP/13/2)
14 October 2010
Day 4 of the 15th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP 15)
13 October 2010
Group B proposal on Future Work
General Statement of Knowledge Ecology International
12 October 2010
1. Knowledge Ecology International welcomes the reports by experts, thanks the Secretariat for its work on this topic.
As a general matter, KEI suggests the WIPO Secretariat provide standardized disclosure of the professional consulting that various experts do, as is the practice for other UN bodies and some academic journals.
Noting the ACTA is being negotiated as an "executive agreement" because "it is not intended to impact U.S. law, but that "some experts outside of government are raising concerns that the ACTA text is contrary to U.S. law and its application or would present a barrier to changes in U.S.
The following is a summary of S. 3921, 111th Congress, the Ethical Pathway Act of 2010, provided by the Office of Senator Sanders, plus an attachment of Article 20 and 21 f the Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.
Notes on the October 7, 2010 USTR NGO briefing on ACTA
By Judit Rius Sanjuan & Anne Mira Guha
Today, USTR held a nearly 2-hour public briefing on the new version of the ACTA text. USTR representatives present included Stan McCoy, Kira Alvarez, and Rachel Bae. Stan and Kira did most of the talking at the meeting.