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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.
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.