Response to Questions to KEI from Trade Policy Staff Committee in Docket No. USTR-2022-0016, Special 301

In 2023, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has elected to continue conducting its Special 301 Review process virtually, with no in-person hearing, as in the years prior to 2020. In this virtual process, after stakeholders have submitted… Continue Reading

INB4: KEI general comment on the Zero Draft

On 28 February 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on the zero draft prepared by the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention,… Continue Reading

US government files statement of Interest in Arbutus v Moderna case, testing scope of 28 USC 1498(a) government use of patents for acquisition and distribution of COVID 19 vaccines

On February 14, 2023, USDOJ filed a Statement of Interest of the United States, in the patent dispute between Arbutus Biopharma, Genevant Sciences, and Moderna. A copy of the filing is here: arbutus.moderna.USG.statementofinterest This is an important, and while not… Continue Reading

WHO pandemic treaty: Modalities for the negotiations in February/March 2023 (INB4) and April 2023 (INB5)

UPDATED: On 10 February 2023, the Bureau of the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) circulated to WHO member states a proposal for consideration by the INB regarding modalities for upcoming INB meetings (INB4/5), including the “Zero Draft” and “First Draft”… Continue Reading

EB152 – Constituency statement for Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Public Services International, Oxfam, and World Council of Churches – Universal Health Coverage

On Wednesday, 1 February 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered this constituency statement on behalf of KEI, Health Action International, Oxfam, Public Services International, and the World Council of Churches on the following topic: “Universal Health Coverage – Reorienting health… Continue Reading