KEI review of 62 COVID 19 contracts reveals 59 authorizations for non-voluntary use of third party patents under 28 USC 1498

Since the COVID 19 Pandemic began, there has been a spirited debate over patent rights, including a highly publicized 20 month debate over a proposed WTO waiver on intellectual property rights. During that time a handful of countries have taken… Continue Reading

Pfizer’s March 18, 2022 opposition to the KEI request for a compulsory license in Dominican Republic for Paxlovid.

On March 18, 2022, Pfizer filed a 45 page opposition to the KEI application for a compulsory license on Paxlovid patents in the Dominican Republican. This is the Pfizer filing, and KEI’s unofficial translation. Pfizer-opposition-DR-CL-18March2022.pdf Translation-Pfizer-opposition-KEI-CL-Paxlovid-18march2022.pdf The December 3, 2021… Continue Reading

KEI comments to USTR and the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) on Trade related aspects of public goods

https://www.regulations.gov/comment/USTR-2021-0021-0120 Trade related aspects of public goods Submission to USTR and the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) James Love, KEI March 8, 2022 Introduction One can think of the economy as including both public and private goods, each valued by… Continue Reading

Senators Tillis and Blackburn’s February 24, 2022 Letter to HHS Opposing the Use of Bayh-Dole March-in Rights

(More on this topic here: https://www.keionline.org/xtandi2021) On February 24, 2022, Senators Thom Tillis and Marsha Blackburn sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra (PDF copy). The letter refers to “petitions to march-in on a pharmaceutical product purely based on… Continue Reading