China blocks Wikimedia Foundation’s application to become an observer at WIPO

On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, China blocked Wikimedia Foundation’s application to become an observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At this week’s General Assembly, the WIPO was poised to accept the applications of thirteen organization including Wikimedia Foundation… Continue Reading

Upcoming Sept 30 – TACD Webinar: Controlled Digital Lending in a Pandemic

On Wednesday September 30, 2020, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) will host a webinar concerning, “Controlled Digital Lending in a Pandemic.” The event will feature speakers discussing the US, European, and international perspectives. Below are the agenda and information on… Continue Reading

General Statement of Knowledge Ecology International – Sixty-First Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (WIPO Assemblies)

General Statement of Knowledge Ecology International – Sixty-First Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (WIPO Assemblies) Agenda item 5 – General Statements 21 September 2020 In relation to the COVID-19 response, Knowledge Ecology International… Continue Reading

WIPO Side event: Appraising Progress of WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP)

DATE: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 TIME: 18:00 CEST to 19:00 CEST CONVENER: Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) REGISTRATION: Please contact thiru [at] keionline.org On occasion of the 61st Series of Meetings of the WIPO General Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is… Continue Reading

DARPA letter to KEI confirming investigation of Moderna for failure to report government funding in patent applications

On Friday, September 18, 2020, KEI received a letter from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) confirming that the agency was investigating Moderna for failure to report government funding in patent applications. The Financial Times and other outlets had… Continue Reading

Joint letter to WHO formally requesting the R&D Observatory to play a more relevant role in the COVID-19 response

On Friday, 28 August 2020, six groups including Corporación Innovarte, Health Action International, Knowledge Ecology International, Medicines Law & Policy, Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, and Wemos wrote a joint letter to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan,… Continue Reading

KEI and UACT Comments to NIH on Proposed Exclusive License to Connectyx

On Friday September 11, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Anti-CD56 as an Antibody-Drug Conjugate… Continue Reading

BARDA is investigating Moderna’s failures to disclose BARDA funding in patent applications

(More on Moderna here: https://www.keionline.org/moderna) KEI received a letter Dr. Gary Disbrow, the Acting Director of BARDA, just before noon today. BARDA2KEI.Moderna.Patent.Disclosures.20200903 The BARDA investigation follows the announcement on Saturday that DARPA was also investigating DARPA’s failures to disclose DARPA… Continue Reading