SCP28: Chair’s text (version 1) on future work mandates the sharing of state practice on compulsory licensing of medical technologies and transparency of medical patents

Geneva 15h56 On Thursday, 12 July 2018, at the 28th session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) countries are negotiating over the mandate of WIPO’s future work program on a suite of issues including: 1) Exceptions… Continue Reading

WHO publishes Meeting Report of the Informal Advisory Group on the Availability and Affordability of Cancer Medicines

In May 2017, the 70th World Health Assembly passed a cancer resolution (WHA70.12, Cancer prevention and control in the context of an integrated approach). At the time KEI provided the following commentary on the cancer resolution: On Tuesday, May 30,… Continue Reading

Walgreen and Kroger sue Johnson & Johnson over Remicade, Allege Antitrust Violation

Walgreen and Kroger, two major U.S. pharmacies, have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging antitrust violations stemming from exclusionary contracts and rebates designed to prevent biosimilars of J&J’s Remicade (INN:… Continue Reading