patent pools

Statement of the United States to WTO TRIPS Council on the Paragraph 6 System

The following statement was delivered by USTR at the WTO Council for TRIPS Annual Review of the Paragraph 6 System on Wednesday, 27 October 2010.

Statement of the United States
Agenda item F, Annual Review of the Paragraph 6 System
Topic 5

Mr. Chairman

We are pleased to be here today to participate in the annual review on the implementation of paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration.

Speech of Mike Foster, UK Minister for International Development at launch of Industry Government Forum on Access to Medicines

On October 12, 2009, the "Industry Government Forum on Access to Medicines" (IGFAM) was launched. The UK Minister for International Development, MP Mike Foster made a a speech to launch this initiative which is reproduced below.

Presentations were also made by Pfizer (Ponni Subbiah), GSK (Abbas Hussain), Rajiv Venkayya (Gates Foundation), Prashant Yadav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Suerie Moon (Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University).

Survey of Patent Pools Demonstrates Variety of Purposes and Management Structures

Tuesday, 05 June 2007

An pdf version of this document is available here.

KEI Research Note 2007:6

David Serafino[1]
Knowledge Ecology International

4 June 2007


Table of Contents


EMILA Working Plan

Saturday, 02 June 2007

The Essential Medical Inventions Licensing Agency 

Working Plan, June 1, 2007


IGWG Briefing Paper on Patent Pools

Sunday, 03 June 2007


IGWG Briefing Paper on Patent Pools

Collective Management of Intellectual Property  -- The use of Patent Pools to expand access to essential medical technologies

KEI Research Note 2007:3 (1)

Submissions of Member States and Stakeholders to WHO Expert Working Group on R&D Financing

The contributions from WHO Member States and other Stakeholders to the Expert Working Group on R&D financing are now available on the WHO website.

The following extract is taken from the WHO public hearing website:

KEI reaction to GSK announcement on patent pool for neglected diseases

As an early proponent of the use of patent pools to expand access to medical technologies, our initial reaction to the GSK announcement is that GSK is responding to several new developments.

WIPO patent committee resumes work on a positive agenda (March 2009)

The 13th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) will take place from March 23, 2009 to March 27, 2009 in Geneva at WIPO headquarters. The WIPO Report on the International Patent System is the first substantive agenda item of the 13th session.

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