This is work in progress, and is part of a larger project on timelines. This particular timeline is unfinished, and may contain errors.
Timeline of privileged regarding the commercialization and use of knowledge
Your tax dollars at work. Obama administration funding of pro-right holder NGO work on IPR protection, fy 2009Submitted by James Love on 13. September 2010 - 14:29
USPTO's $4 million of Congressionally Mandated Spending on intellectual property initiatives, for fy 2009
This is the USPTO list of grants for fy 2009. The $4 million in grants were used to influence global norms on IPR policy.
A new round of grants will go out soon for fy 2010, involving another $4 million of Congressionally Mandated Spending on Intellectual Property Initiatives (IPI).
The United States has a statute on compulsory licensing of protected plant varieties.
7 U.S.C. § 2404 Public interest in wide usage
Views of Representatives Jack Brooks and Toby Moffett on Bayh-Dole Act grant of automatic patent rights and exclusive licenses to companies or organizations for inventions developed at government expenseSubmitted by James Love on 3. September 2010 - 11:35
HOUSE REPORT NO. 96-1307(II), SEPT. 23, 1980
Additional views of Honorable Jack Brooks
When the Bayh-Dole Act was passed in 1980, it included a provision that identified 21 statutes over which the Act would take precedence. I have reordered them according to dates they appear to have been enacted, and provided some details of the referenced statutes.
35 U.S.C. 210 Precedence of chapter.
Today five groups filed the attached comments to the U.S. Copyright Office and the USPTO regarding the WIPO draft proposal to facilitate access to copyrighted works for persons, who are blind, have visual impairments and other reading disabilities in response to the Federal Register Notice of October 13, 2009.
The comments were signed by
- Dr. Manon Ress, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
USTR head Ambassador Ron Kirk made another speech on intellectual property on September 30, 2009. The text of his speech is here. Below are a few relevant quotes.
On access to medicine:
The USTR's Special 301 Report has been issued every year beginning in 1989. The Executive Summary of the 2009 report says:
In a roll call vote, the Eshoo/Barton amendment passed by a vote of 47 to 11. A number of consumer groups are issuing statements. This is the KEI statement on the vote.
James Love, Director Knowledge Ecology International (KEI),
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