- 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
- Consensus achieved at WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) on Future Work Program
- WIPO SCP22: Language on GRULAC proposal to revise 1979 WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions
The October 2, 2010 version of the ACTA text is now available. A copy is here.
(revised 10:17 am, October 7, 2010)
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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.
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:
Canada/EU draft agreement on Data Protection on Plant Protection Products and Rules on Avoidance of Duplicative TestingSubmitted by James Love on 30. September 2010 - 22:00
From the March 23, 2010 version of the leaked chapter on Intellectual Property in the proposed Canada - EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement.
Marcy Kaptur's bill to create a compulsory license for patented seeds: the Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2009Submitted by James Love on 30. September 2010 - 14:42
Marcy Kaptur is a Democratic member of Congress from Ohio. In 2009 she introduced HR 3299, the Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2009.
The NIH patent license agreement with the UNITAID supported Medicines Patent Pool for patents on darunavirSubmitted by thiru on 30. September 2010 - 7:32
KEI Statement on NIH license of darunavir to the Medicines Patent Pool.
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 folkloreSubmitted by thiru on 24. September 2010 - 4:21
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.
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).
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)
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 voucherSubmitted by James Love on 23. September 2010 - 4:52
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.
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.
Statement Delivered by the Permanent Representative of Brazil, Ambassador Roberto Azevedo
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 2009Submitted by James Love on 13. September 2010 - 14:29
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).