PhRMA and BIO request EU be added to USTR Watch List over review of incentives

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

NGOs and patient groups call upon Chilean President, Minister of Health to issue a compulsory license for cancer and Hepatitis drugs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kim Treanor kim.treanor@keionline.org; 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

2017: NIH non-response response to KEI and MSF comments on the proposed exclusive license of Zika vaccine patents to PaxVax

(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

Following KEI request for investigation, Cold Spring Harbor Labs says 7 patents require correction to disclose federal funding

Summary:

  • 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.

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2017: Nanobernetics proposed exclusive license for NIH patents on Apparatus for Microarray Binding Sensors

(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