Intellectual Property

NSF, Gates Foundation policies on sharing data and intellectual property in agricultural basic research grant program (BREAD)

The US based National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are collaborating on a program called Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD). A May 12, 2010 NSF announcement about the program is available here.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP also known as the TPPA)

The May 11, 2015 consolidated text on the Intellectual Property Chapter of the TPP, with country positions.

Page with our recent stuff on the TPP negotiations


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Statements by KEI and others on NIH rejection of Fabrazyme March-In Request

For background on the Fabrazyme case, see: http://www.keionline.org/fabrazyme

The following statements were made today by civil society on the NIH rejection of the Fabrazyme March-in Request Petition. Contact Judit Rius at judit.rius@keionline.org if your organization would like to submit an statement.

Statement by James Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) (Contact: 1.202.361.3040)

Civil Society comments on USPTO humanitarian priority review voucher proposal

On November 19, 2010, Knowledge Ecology International, Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders, Oxfam America and Public Citizen answered a Request for Comments from the US Department of Commerce on a proposal to "Incentivize Humanitarian Technologies and Licensing Through the Intellectual Property System".

Timeline of privileges regarding the commercialization and use of knowledge. Part 1: before 1980

Draft
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

Timelines

New: Hepatitis Timeline: http://goo.gl/83sp9J

New: Fabry TImeline:

High Level Timelines of privileges regarding the commercialization and use of knowledge

  • Timeline of privileges regarding the commercialization and use of knowledge: Part 1: before 1980

Timeline of privileges regarding the commercialization and use of knowledge. Part 3: 2000 and after

Draft
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 2009

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).

US statutory compulsory licensing of protected plant varieties

The United States has a statute on compulsory licensing of protected plant varieties.

7 U.S.C. § 2404 Public interest in wide usage
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