KEI and UACT comments on the prospective grant of an exclusive license to Midissia Therapeutics

Below are the comments filed by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) regarding a prospective grant of an exclusive license of NIH-owned patents to the California-based company Midissia Therapeutics. The prospective exclusive license is… Continue Reading

As Pandemic Preparedness bill clears House committee, effort to include antibiotics transferable exclusivity extension fails

On July 18, 2018, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee gave its approval to HR 6378, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, known as PAHPA. During the mark up, Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) proposed attaching… Continue Reading

KEI comments on prospective exclusive NIH license to streptococcus pneumonia patents, for the University of Liverpool

On July 2, 2018, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) filed comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the prospective grant of an exclusive license to the University of Liverpool, located in the U.K. The inventions described in the Federal… Continue Reading

Six organizations ask HHS Secretary Azar to take title of 5 patents on Exondys 51, as remedy to failure by inventors to disclose NIH funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2018 kim.treanor@keionline.org (202)-332-2670 Six organizations are asking Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to take actions to lower the price of eteplirsen, a drug sold under the brand name Exondys 51, to… Continue Reading

Six University of Pennsylvania and Daniel J. Rader patents on Juxtapid (lomitapide) failed to discuss multiple NIH grants

On March 29, 2018, KEI asked the NIH to investigate the failure of the University of Pennsylvania and Daniel J. Rader to report NIH funding relating to 6 patents in the FDA Orange Book for the drug Juxtapid (INN lomitapide).… Continue Reading

18 members of the House of Representatives call for compulsory license on patents for HCV treatments

Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) was joined by 17 other members of Congress in calling upon Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to issue a compulsory license on patents for medications to treat hepatitis C, by exercising 28… Continue Reading