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WIPO General Assembly 2017: Draft text on mandate of the future of the IGC (6 October 2017)

At 17:00 on Friday, 6 October 2017, the facilitators for WIPO's informal discussions on Matters Concerning the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore circulated a draft decision on the future mandate of the committee. This text is a revised version of the document circulated at 13:30 on Thursday, 5 October 2017. The WIPO General Assembly is continuing its informals on the future of the IGC mandate between 15:00 to 16:30 on Monday, 9 October 2017 (according to the Daily Journal published by the WIPO Secretariat).

2nd Marrakesh Treaty Assembly (2017) - Statement of Knowledge Ecology International

On Friday, 6 October 2017, Knowledge Ecology International delivered the following statement at the 2nd session of the Marrakesh Treaty Assembly in Geneva.

Statement of Knowledge Ecology International - Marrakesh Treaty Assembly

Agenda item 27 - Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (MVT)

6 October 2017

Thank you Chair,

WIPO General Assembly 2017: Statement of Brazil on the WIPO Development Agenda

On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, Brazil delivered this perspicacious statement on the WIPO Development Agenda.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman,

As everyone knows, the CDIP follows in the footsteps of the Development Agenda. In this regard, Brazil believes the implementation of the 45 recommendations is essential for this organization to be fully representative. Underlying the DA is the principle that a fair remuneration for the creations of human spirit goes together with the imperative of ensuring the right to health, culture, knowledge, information and education.

WIPO General Assembly 2017: Statement of Chile on the Report on the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, Chile delivered the following statement on the Report on The Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) at the WIPO General Assembly.

Gracias Sr. Presidente.

Quisiéramos felicitar el trabajo que el Comité de Patentes está llevando en temas diversos y balanceados, que han permitido su funcionamiento a lo largo de estos últimos años, privilegiando el diálogo técnico y experto sobre los diferentes puntos de la agenda.

WIPO General Assembly 2017: KEI statement on the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement at the WIPO General Assembly during discussions on the Report of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP).

WIPO General Assembly 2017 - Statement of KEI on the Report on the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

4 October 2017

Agenda item: 14. Report on the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

WIPO General Assembly 2017: Statement of South Africa on the Report on the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, South Africa delivered the following statement on the Report on The Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) at the WIPO General Assembly.

57th SERIES OF MEETINGS OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF THE MEMBER STATES OF WIPO
2 - 11 OCTOBER 2016

AGENDA ITEM 14

REPORT ON THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAW OF PATENTS (SCP)

Chairperson

We align ourselves with the statement of Senegal on behalf of the Africa Group.

SEARO RC70: India calls on WHO to take the lead in negotiations of the R&D treaty (General Programme of Work debate)

As noted in an earlier piece, on 25 August 2017 the WHO published a draft concept note to provide a road map to "underpin WHO's General Programme of of Work from 2019-2023... and serve as the strategic basis for resource mobilization" for the Organization (WHO draft concept note on strategic priorities for 2019-2023 charts a new vision for the organization, 29 August 2017, KEI).

SEARO RC70: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International on Access to Medicines

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement during discussions at the WHO South East Asia Region (SEARO) Regional Committee on Access to Medicines on 9 September 2017 in the Maldives.

(Photo taken by Cristina Bajar)
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Intervention of Knowledge Ecology International

Seventieth Session of the Regional Committee - SEARO: 8.3 Access to medicines - SEA/RC70/9
Saturday, 9 September 2017

WHO draft concept note on strategic priorities for 2019-2023 charts a new vision for the organization

On 25 August 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a draft concept note to provide a strategic framework to underpin WHO's General Programme of of Work from 2019-2023.

SCP26 - Agreement reached on future work reached at WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (6 July 2017)

On Thursday afternoon, 6 July 2017, the 26th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), chaired by Ms. Bucura Ionescu (Romania) reached agreement on future work on the following issues: i) Exceptions and Limitations to Patent Rights, ii) Quality of Patents, including Opposition Systems, iii) Patents and Health, iv) Confidentiality of Communications between Clients and Their Patent Advisors and v) Transfer of Technology.

SCP26: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International on Patents and Health (July 4th, 2017)

On July 4th, 2017, Andrew Goldman delivered Knowledge Ecology International's intervention on patents at health at the 26th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP).

KEI Statement on Patents and Health
WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents - 26th Session

July 4th, 2017

Since the African Group and Development Agenda Group first tabled their proposal on a work program on patents and health in May 2011, much has happened.

Save The Date - 5 July 2017 - KEI side event @ WIPO SCP 26 - Compulsory licensing of patents in the United States

Knowledge Ecology International: Compulsory licensing of patents in the United States
DATE: Wednesday, 5 July 2017
TIME: 1 PM to 3 PM
VENUE: Room NB0.107, World Intellectual Property Organization

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) cordially invites you to attend our side event during deliberations at the Twenty-Sixth Session of Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

HRC35: Human Rights Council adopts Right to Health Resolution

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) convened its 35th session from 6 June 2017 to 23 June 2017. During HRC35 (which took place in Room XX of the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva), a group of 21 countries tabled a resolution entitled, "The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".

June 2017 - WTO TRIPS Council - Statement of Brazil on IP and the Public Interest - Compulsory Licensing

As reported by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), on 6 June 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO), published a paper tabled by Brazil, China, Fiji, India, and South Africa, entitled "Intellectual Property and the Public Interest." In their communication (IP/C/W/630), the proponents called for a series of discussions at the WTO TRIPS Council on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest.

June 2017 - WTO TRIPS Council - Statement of India on IP and the Public Interest - Compulsory Licensing

As reported by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), on 6 June 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO), published a paper tabled by Brazil, China, Fiji, India, and South Africa entitled, "Intellectual Property and the Public Interest." In their communication (IP/C/W/630), the proponents called for a series of discussions at the WTO TRIPS Council on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest.

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