24 May 2019 – KEI panel discussion – Assessing the implications of the development of new cell and gene-based therapies (including CAR T and CRISPR): What role should WHO play?

On Friday, 24 May 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) will convene an expert panel, “Assessing the implications of developments in cell and gene-based therapies (including CAR T and CRISPR): What role should WHO should play?” from 12h30 to 14h30 in… Continue Reading

Workshop: Patents, the Public Interest and Two New Medical Technologies: CRISPR and CAR T

Workshop: Patents, the Public Interest and Two New Medical Technologies: Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) technologies

On September 15th, 2017, Knowledge Ecology International will be hosting a workshop on: “Patents, the Public Interest and Two New Medical Technologies: CRISPR and CAR T.”

If you are unable to attend in person, a livestream of the event will be available here

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NIH response to KEI request for NIH policy on on the licensing of federally-funded CRISPR patented inventions.

On June 6, 2017, KEI wrote to Dr. Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requesting the HHS develop a policy on the licensing of federally-funded CRISPR patented inventions. A copy of our letter is available here: /node/2801.

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All 12 Zhang/Broad Institute CRISPR patents declare US funding and rights in inventions

February 15, 2017, the USPTO ruled that 12 genome-editing CRISPR-Cas9 patents and one patent application assigned to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT did not interfere with a patent application from scientists at the University of California. A copy of the ruling is available here.

Following the ruling by the USPTO that the Broad Institute and the University of California both issued statements, as did several firms with an interest in the dispute.

Trilateral symposium: WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo highlights the opportunities and challenges faced in providing access to CAR T

On Thursday, 31 October 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted the eighth trilateral symposium jointly convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The theme of this year’s symposium was ” “Cutting-Edge Health… Continue Reading

Joint comments on proposed NIH patent license to Tailored Therapeutics for the development and commercialization of cell therapies for cancer (and the NIH’s Response)

(UPDATE: The NIH provided a response to our comments on July 11, 2019) On July 2, 2019, KEI and UACT submitted comments to the Federal Register notice 84 FR 28063, on the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development… Continue Reading