Elizabeth Rajasingh's blog
The number of patents filed by China has accelerated over the last 15 years. According to WIPO, China represented just 1 percent of the fillings with the PCT in 2000. By 2015, China's share of PCT filing was 13.7 percent. We were interested to see how this increase in patent fillings related to China's growth in GDP.
Press Releases and Articles about the IP Chapter of the TPP
Leaked text can be found here.
On 9 October 2015, Wikileaks released the final text of the IP chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Jamie Love provided comments via twitter.
Updated: 9 October 2015
(In the order posted)
- Wikileaks has the October 5, 2015 version of the #TPP IP Chapter. https://wikileaks.org/tpp-ip3/WikiLeaks-TPP-IP-Chapter/WikiLeaks-TPP-IP-Chapter-051015.pdf
Leading up to the release of Professor Joe DiMasi's latest study of the cost of drug development, KEI offered $50 to the individual who could most accurately predict the new cost for drug R&D.
We received 26 guesses, ranging from $1.157 billion to $5 billion.
Joel Lexchin's estimate ($2.47 billion) was the closest to DiMasi's number ($2.558 billion). It was also the 5th largest estimate.
A complete list of submissions is below.
Name & Guess
Charles Clift - 1.157 billion
Nicole H - 1.2 billion
Ronald Rader - 1.55 billion
Wouter Deelder - 1.655 billion
This is a note on Gilead run or funded programs that are available for patients residing in the United States.
Recently, Gilead's new hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, has received much attention and criticism for its high price of $1000 a day.