KEI Intervention at SCP20 on Patents and Health
28 January 2014
Thank you Chair.
Intervention of India at EB134 expressing solidarity with the Republic of South Africa in light of PharmagateSubmitted by thiru on 27. January 2014 - 8:35
During heated discussions on the topic of access to essential medicines at the 134th session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board, India delivered the following statement on Thursday, 23 January 2014 expressing solidarity with the Republic of South Africa in light of the Pharmagate exposé.
SCP20: Opening statement of the European Union at WIPO's Standing Committee on the Law of Patents, 27 January 2014Submitted by thiru on 27. January 2014 - 8:25
On 27 January 2014, Greece, on behalf of the European Union, delivered this opening statement at the 20th session of WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP). The EU's priorities for WIPO's patent committee include quality of patents (including opposition systems), work sharing and confidentiality of communication between client and their patent advisors.
With respect to limitations and exceptions to patent rights, the EU said,
Intervention of the South Centre at EB134 expressing solidarity with the Republic of South Africa (English translation)Submitted by thiru on 24. January 2014 - 10:42
This is the English translation of the intervention delivered by the South Centre on Thursday, 23 January 2014 at the 134th session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board expressing solidarity with the Government of the Republic of South Africa following the Pharmagate exposé.
Thank you, Madam President, for giving us the floor.
The following are some quotes by countries, companies, academics and other actors stating, suggesting or implying claiming that drugs not on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (WHO EML) should not be subject to a compulsory license.
Bayer. Political Principles.
Innovation requires investment.
Good ideas must be worthwhile.
On Thursday, 23 January 2014, Malebona Precious Matsoso (Director General of the South African National Department of Health) delivered the the following intervention at the 134th session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board under agenda item 9.7 on Access to essential medicines in response to the recent Pharmagate imbroglio.
On Thursday, 23 January 2014, the South Centre delivered the following statement at the 134th session of the World Health Organization's Executive Board under agenda item 9.7, access to essential medicines, expressing solidarity with the Government of the Republic of South Africa following the Pharmagate exposé.
GRACIAS SENORA PRESIDENTA POR DARNOS LA PALABRA.
Timeline of WIPO negotiations on a Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
- Done at Rome on 26 October 1961 in Rome, Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO hosts Conference on Open Innovation: Collaborative Projects and the Future of Knowledge (22-23 January 2014)Submitted by thiru on 10. January 2014 - 10:16
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will host a "Conference on Open Innovation: Collaborative Projects and the Future of Knowledge" on 22-23 January 2014 at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The origins of this conference on open collaborative development models is predicated upon Recommendation 36 of the WIPO Development Agenda which states:
LESI to convene Global Technology Impact Forum (20-21 January 2014) at WIPO followed by dinner at the Mandarin OrientalSubmitted by thiru on 9. January 2014 - 4:26
The Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI) is convening its annual Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 20 to 21 January 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Although this international forum is hosted in Room A at WIPO headquarters, this event (at the time of publication of this blog) does not appear on the calendar of WIPO events for January 2014.
The United States of America delivered the following intervention on Exceptions and Limitations for Educational Activities at SCCR 26 on Friday morning, 20 December 2013.
United States of America
Intervention on Exceptions and Limitations for Educational Activities
SCCR/26, December 20, 2013
The following draft conclusions were distributed during the morning session (18 December 2013) of Wednesday's SCCR. There will be changes before they are approved.
CONCLUSIONS ON THE PROTECTION OF BROADCASTING ORGANIZATIONS
1. The Committee considered the working document SCCR/24/10 Corr., as well as the proposal submitted by the government of Japan, document SCCR/26/6. In addition, the Committee took note of the working document containing the proposal from the government of India.
The United States tabled this proposal for discussion to ensure that its compromise approach would be annexed to the consolidated text.
December 17, 2013
Proposal for Discussion
Broadcasting organizations shall have the right to authorize the simultaneous or near-simultaneous retransmission of their broadcast or pre-broadcast signal over any medium.
US proposes a "single right" which excludes post-fixation rights and opens door to retransmission over any mediumSubmitted by thiru on 17. December 2013 - 9:28
During discussions at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) on the broadcasting treaty, the following proposal of the United States (on Article 9-Protection for Broadcasting Organizations) was distributed in the plenary (following requests by Kenya and Ecuador to see the proposal in writing).
16 December 2013
Monday afternoon's session of the WIPO SCCR witnessed a spirited debate on the heart of the proposed WIPO broadcast treaty (Article 6) on the Scope of Application. The original consolidated text, SCCR/24/10 CORR, contains two alternatives, A and B with language detailing the relationship between the protection of signals, the underlying content and webcasting.