KEI Statement at WTO COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Event

On Wednesday April 14, 2021, the World Trade Event hosted an event titled “COVID-19 and Vaccine Equity: What can the WTO contribute?” which featured three sessions concerning vaccine distribution, manufacturing, and looking forward at how the system could better address… Continue Reading

KEI Comments Regarding NIH Exclusive License to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

(Update: The NIH provided a response to our comments on April 15, 2021.) Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments on April 14, 2021 to the Federal Register notice for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on NIH Exclusive License to Norwegian Firm Zelluna

(Update: The NIH provided a response to our comments on April 15, 2021.) On Wednesday April 14, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed comments with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License:… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on NIH Exclusive License to Ridgeback for FDA-approved Ebola Treatment

On March 30, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed comments regarding the National Institute of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development, Production, and Commercialization of Ebola Neutralizing Single… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on NIH Proposed Exclusive License to Iovance for Cancer Cell Therapy

On Friday March 12, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Engineered Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes for Cancer Therapy” (86 FR 11548). The technology is… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on NIH Exclusive Licenses to Kyverna on CAR T therapy

(Update: The NIH provided responses to our comments on April 5, 2021 – 86 FR 10092 Response and 86 FR 10081 Response) On Friday March 5, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institute of Health (NIH)… Continue Reading

KEI Letter to New WTO Director-General on COVID-19 Response

On March 1, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) sent a letter to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the WTO’s COVID-19 response. In the letter, KEI urged Dr. Ngozi to fully step into… Continue Reading

Comments on NIST Proposed Revisions to Bayh-Dole Act

(KEI has an email list to discuss this issue here: http://lists.keionline.org/mailman/listinfo/bayh-dole-regulations_lists.keionline.org) The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published on January 4, 2021, a request for comments on changes in regulations related to the Bayh-Dole Act… Continue Reading

KEI Comments to NIH Proposed Exclusive License to Ziopharm for Cell Therapy Cancer Treatment

On February 9, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of Cell Therapies for Cancer” to Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (Ziopharm). The… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on NIH Exclusive License to Canadian Firm EpifiZa

On Tuesday February 9, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of Certain Fusion Proteins and Their Use for the Treatment… Continue Reading