PhRMA and BIO have both requested that the US Trade Representative place the European Union on its watch list in the 2018 Special 301 Report. The Special 301 Report is a yearly review by the US Trade Representative of the… Continue Reading
Knowledge Ecology International and 43 other health-care interested groups are calling on Congress to pass the CREATES Act. The CREATES Act, or the “Creating and Restoring Equal Access To Equivalent Samples Act of 2017”, is a bipartisan proposal to speed… Continue Reading
(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) On November 29, 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has given a notice to a prospective license to patents on the treatment of renal cell carcinoma,… Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kim Treanor email@example.com; 202-332-2670 Patient groups, civil society and concerned individuals from Chile and around the world call upon President Michelle Bachelet Jeria and Dr. Carmen Castillo Taucher, Minister of Health, to issue a compulsory license… Continue Reading
In a hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, explained the agency’s position on the Bayh-Dole rights and high drug prices. In the hearing, focused on the… Continue Reading
(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) On November 30, 2017, KEI has received a response from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases regarding our previous joint comments with MSFon the proposed exclusive… Continue Reading
Meeting: EB Special session on the draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work Agenda Item: 3. Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work Statement: KEI welcomes the opportunity to comment on the 13th General Programme of Work anchored upon WHO’s vision of… Continue Reading
(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) Background: The National Institutes of Health has proposed giving an exclusive license for multiple Zika vaccine candidates to PaxVax, a company with close ties to the federal… Continue Reading
- After KEI filed a complaint with the NIH, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) corrected a failure to disclose funding of at least 7 patented inventions, including one patent for the drug Sprinraza.
- Since 2012, when federal funding was relevant to an invention, CSHL failed to make a disclosure on a filed patent more than half the time.
(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) The attached file (copy here) is the KEI questions and initial comments on the Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Apparatus for Microarray Binding Sensors Having… Continue Reading