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The Gotham Prize

The Gotham Prize for cancer research tests the use of prizes to encourage more openness for cancer research. According to their web site:

KEI Statement on WHA/IGWG resolution

Statement by Thiru Balasubramaniam on behalf of KEI, regarding the WHO IGWG resolution:

“The 60th World Health Assembly is taking another important step to change the way the WHO and Member States deal with innovation and access.

Prize4Life

Prize4Life is an effort to accelerate treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It was created by 32 year old Avichai “Avi” Kremer. According to news reports Kremer was diagnosed with ALS in 2004, and has only a few years to live. He started Prize4Life to raise money for prizes to stimulation research.

Here are some extracts from this moving story in the March 28 issue of the Boston Globe:

CPTech Response to 2006 PhRMA “Special 301” Submission for Chile

March 2006

CPTech Response to 2006 PhRMA “Special 301” Submission for Chile

The “Special 301” Report is a report that the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) submits annually to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual property rights protection around the world. The report identifies those countries that the USTR consider “deny adequate and effective protection for IPR or deny fair and equitable market access for U.S. persons that rely on intellectual property protection”.

September 2004: TACD's Future of WIPO Conference


The TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Conference: The Future of WIPO

September 13-14, 2004
CICG, Geneva

(Registration Information given below)

Monday, September 13, 2004

Welcome

  • Jim Murray -- TACD / BEUC
  • US TACD Rep. TBA

Panel 1 -- What is the WIPO Mission?

Chair, Benedicte Federspiel, FBR
Panel Members

  • Mr. Philippe PETIT , WIPO, invited
  • Rogier Wezenbeek, European Union
  • Larry Lessig, Stanford
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