The USTR's Special 301 Report has been issued every year beginning in 1989. The Executive Summary of the 2009 report says:
CPTech's 2003 reports for the RSA Competition Commission, in Hazel Tau et al.v GSK, Boehringer, et alSubmitted by KEI Staff on 13. August 2014 - 8:15
On August 13, 2014, the Republic of South Africa (RSA) Competition Commission (CC) released the redacted versions of the reports provided to the CC by CPTech in 2003 in the TAC competition case involving GSK and Boehringer Ingelheim. A complete set of the documents is available here, and links to individual documents are listed below.
Some key events in the early development of the proposal for a Pan African Intellectual Property Organization
10 February 2013
Hearings on intellectual property rights, 112th Congress
House of Representatives
- April 26, 2012. Hearing on: "International Patent Issues: Promoting a Level Playing Field for American Industry Abroad" Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet. http://judiciary.edgeboss.net/wmedia/judiciary/ip/ip04262012.wvx
- May 26, 2012. Hearing on: Implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Full Judiciary Committee Hearing. http://judiciary.edgeboss.net/wmedia/judiciary/full/fullcomm05162012.wvx
The 2012 USTR Special 301 Report was published on April 30, 2012. The report details USTR's unilateral standards for the granting and enforcement for a diverse set of intellectual property rights, and singles out countries that USTR claims do not meet those standards. The Report places the offending countries into different categories, including those on the “Priority Watch List,” the “Watch List” and those to have a “Special 306” review. According to USTR:
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.
From KEI staff review of Wikileaks cables (http://keionline.org/wikileaks)
From September 19, 2005 to January 15, 2010, the US Department of State sent dozens of cables from Manila reporting on disputes in the Philippines regarding IPR and the pricing of pharmaceutical drugs. Much of the U.S. advocacy in the Philippines was done in close cooperation with Pfizer.