Coalition calls on US and Korea Trade Negotiators to prioritize public health over pharma corporations in trade negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 kim.treanor@keionline.org (202)-332-2670 A coalition of 16 advocacy organizations in the United States and Korea asked trade negotiators in the U.S. and Korea to reject the demands of the pharmaceutical industry, protect human rights, and… Continue Reading

KEI testimony at March 8, 2018 USTR Special 301 hearing, focusing on US compulsory licensing of patents

On March 8, 2018, USTR and the interagency committee on the Special 301 held a hearing. KEI was one of the groups testifying. More on this process here: https://keionline.org/ustr/special301 I began our oral testimony discussing President Trump’s promise, during the… Continue Reading

Innogenetics v. Abbott – 2008 compulsory license granted for HCV genotyping kits under eBay v. MercExchange

This is an update to a 2007 report regarding a district court decision in the Innogenetics v. Abbott case here, regarding Abbott’s infringement of Innogenetics’s patents for HCV genotyping. The previous blog discusses the ruling at the district court level… Continue Reading

Statement of Portugal: UN briefing on Promoting Innovation and Access to Health Technologies in the Context of the Agenda 2030

On Tuesday, 6 March 2018, Cristina Pucarinho, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations made the following intervention at a UN briefing on Promoting Innovation and Access to Health Technologies in the Context of the Agenda 2030… Continue Reading

CPTech’s page on WHA 54

World Health Assembly, May 2001 Statements May 21, 2001. Health GAP Report on the 54th World Health Assembly. May 18, 2001. CPT/Essential Action Comments on the World Health Assembly. May 17, 2001. HealthGAP Coalition Release on the World Health Assembly.… Continue Reading

WTO TRIPS Council (February 2018): South Africa’s statement on the regulatory review exception

On Tuesday, 27 February 2018, the representative of the Republic of South Africa delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council; South Africa delivered this statement under the agenda item on IP and the Public Interest: Regulatory… Continue Reading

KEI Appeals NIH/NCI Decision to Proceed with License of CD30 CAR T technology to Gilead/Kite

KEI has appealed the NIH/NCI decision to proceed with the proposed exclusive license of anti-CD30 CAR T to Gilead, following an email of January 25, 2018 from Dr. David Lambertson of NCI rejecting all of KEI’s substantive suggestions and objections. KEI… Continue Reading