2018: Briefing note on NIH proposed license to Gilead for CD-30 CAR T technology

Contact: Kim Treanor 202-332-2670; kim.treanor@keionline.org January 5, 2018 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed an exclusive license with Gilead for certain patent applications for inventions that target CD-30 proteins and CAR T technologies. The proposed license is to… Continue Reading

KEI Comments to NIST on Interagency Edison System for Reporting Federally Funded Inventions, 84 FR 68128, Docket No. 191126-0092

Filed in 84 FR 68128, Docket No. 191126-0092. KEI-NIST-RFC-iEdison, 27Jan2020 January 27, 2020 Dr. Courtney Silverthorn Deputy Director, Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology Technology Partnerships Office 100 Bureau Drive, MS 2200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, mailto:courtney.silverthorn@nist.gov Re:… Continue Reading

Joint comments on the NIH license to patents on CAR therapies to CJ Healthcare

Joint Comments Regarding “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of CD19/CD22 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) Therapies for the Treatment of B-Cell Malignancies[,]” 85 FR 328 On January 21, 2020 five groups and two individuals filed comments… Continue Reading

KEI Comments Regarding NIH Exclusive License on Gene Therapy to Treat Ocular Disease

On Friday January 10, 2020, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Gene Therapy for Ocular Disease” to OcQuila Therapeutics, Ltd. (84 FR 65169). The… Continue Reading

EB146: WHO proposes changes to the modalities of non-State actors’ engagement in WHO’s governing bodies

Currently, the participation of non-State actors in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) is regulated by the WHO’s Framework of Engagement with non-State actors (FENSA) which is “a privilege that the Executive Board may grant to nongovernmental organizations,… Continue Reading

CDIP 24: KEI provides comments on the Report on the International Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) and Development

On 20 May 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) convened an International Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) and Development. On 19 November 2019, at the 24th session of WIPO’s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), Knowledge Ecology International… Continue Reading

Trilateral symposium: WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo highlights the opportunities and challenges faced in providing access to CAR T

On Thursday, 31 October 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted the eighth trilateral symposium jointly convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The theme of this year’s symposium was ” “Cutting-Edge Health… Continue Reading

WTO TRIPS Council (October 2019): Statement of South Africa on the Transparency of R&D Costs and Pricing of Medicines and Health Technology

On Friday, 18 October 2019, South Africa delivered the following statement at the WTO TRIPS Council on transparency of R&D Costs and Pricing of Medicines and Health Technology. Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: R&D Costs and Pricing of Medicines… Continue Reading