The Managers Amendment for the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is available on the Senate Finance web page here: https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/11.20.17%20Tax%20Cuts%20and%20Jobs%20Act.pdf or here: 11.20.17 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act I was looking over the Orphan Drug Tax Credit (ODTC) language. The… Continue Reading
This was delivered the afternoon on October 3, 2017.
Opening statement of Knowledge Ecology International – WIPO General Assembly 2017
Thank you, Mr. Vice President.
KEI notes the controversies around the world regarding the costs and benefits of intellectual property policies, including in particular extended terms of copyright protection in some countries, access to copyrighted works out of commerce and in teaching and research, and the role of patents in both promoting and discouraging innovation, and creating barriers to access medicine.
On 14 March 2014, KEI published “Resurrecting the Ghost of Høsbjør Past: Global Fund seeks to establish global framework on tiered pricing enforced by WTO rules” in which we provided an analysis of the Global Fund’s plans to create a global framework for tiered pricing enforced by the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Continue Reading
In 2012 the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a study titled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus” which estimated the number of jobs if various “IP intensive” industries. The study was immediately panned by critics for its broad definitions — grocery stores were the top “ip intensive industry” in the United States, but it became a source of go-to-statistics for every PhRMA and publisher lobby group pushing new privileges and subsidies. (Commentary here: /node/1432)
Notes on the Blur Banff proposal* KEI Research Note 2013:1 February 1, 2013 This is a brief note on the Blur/Banff proposal for a system of decentralized decision making and competitive intermediaries to provide money to support recorded music that… Continue Reading
2000: Paying for health care R&D – Carrots and Sticks James Love* First draft: October 18, 2000 Revised October 19, 2000 *Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam provided research for this paper. Table of Contents Introduction Failures of the Market Investors cannot appropriate all… Continue Reading
How much does it cost to develop a new drug? James Love Consumer Project on Technology http://www.cptech.org April 2, 2000 Prepared for the April 2, 2000 meeting of the MSF Working Group on R&D in Geneva. How much does it… Continue Reading
Call for More Reliable Costs Data on Clinical Trials James Love January 13, 1997Abstract The following is an article titled “Call for More Reliable Costs Data on Clinical Trials,” Published in the January 13, 1997 issue of the Marketletter, on… Continue Reading