November 15, 2017. . Copyright: WIPO. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 IGO License. After discussing the Broadcasters, cablecasters and webcasters treaty also called by some the “youtube” Treaty, the Committtee moved on to limitations and exceptions issues. As the Deputy Director General, Sylvie Forbin noted in her …Manon Ress's Blog Send by email Add new comment Read more
Background: The National Institutes of Health has proposed giving an exclusive license for multiple Zika vaccine candidates to PaxVax, a company with close ties to the federal government. The NIH-owned vaccine technologies are different from the Zika vaccine candidate the U.S. Army had proposed licensing to Sanofi. In the Sanofi/Army case, when BARDA withdrew funding …Kim Treanor's Blog Send by email Add new comment Read more 2 attachment
Day 1 at WIPO STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS Since 1998, the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR),has engaged in negotiations to create new norms for the protection of broadcasters, cablecasters and now –again– webcasters too. The proposed treaty was no doubt a part of the WIPO “triptych” of the …Manon Ress's Blog Send by email Add new comment Read more 1 attachment
Statement by James Love, KEI Director, on GOP proposal to eliminate the Orphan Drug Tax Credit.
The GOP proposal to eliminate the Orphan Drug Tax Credit may create a new opportunity to reform the incentives for rare diseases, even if the tax bill fails or the tax credit survives. The GOP tax bill shows there is weaker support for the existing regime than many thought.KEI Staff's Blog Send by email Add new comment Read more
On Thursday, 26 October 2017, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published a scoping study (SCCR/35/4) on the impact of the digital environment on copyright legislation adopted between 2006 and 2016; the author of this study is Guilda Rostama, Ph.D. The mandate for this study emanates from a proposal of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (GRULAC) first tabled at the 31st session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in December 2015. At SCCR33 in November 2016, WIPO Member States agreed to the following:
On 20 October 2017, South Africa delivered the following statement on behalf of Brazil, China, India, and South Africa during the WTO TRIPS Council’s discussions on compulsory licensing. On 31 May 2017, these delegations (along with Fiji) submitted a proposal to the TRIPS Council on “Intellectual Property and the Public Interest” which would serve as an overarching theme for the Council to address issues including access to knowledge and access to medicines.thiru's Blog Send by email Add new comment Read more
- A review of the “certificate of correction” to patents assigned to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center finds frequent failures to disclose federal funding on initial patent applications.
- When Fred Hutchinson reported no federal funding on patent applications, it was wrong 45 percent of the time, according to corrections later filed with the USPTO.
On October 19, 2017, I ran a query of the USPTO database of granted patents to identify patents granted to the Seattle based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.James Love's Blog Send by email Add new comment Read more