KEI and UACT comments on the prospective grant of exclusive licenses to Sinotau and MTTI

On August 27, 2018, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) filed comments to the NIH regarding the prospective grant of two separate exclusive licenses to Sinotau Pharmaceutical Group and Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. (MTTI),… Continue Reading

2018: Comments on NIH license to Bull Run Capital, Inc. for safer non-lethal antagonist

Jaime M. Greene Senior Licensing and Patenting Manager NCI Technology Transfer Center Email: greenejaime@mail.nih.gov December 16, 2018 Re: Comments on “Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Agonist/Antagonist Compositions and Methods of Use for certain inventions” (83 FR 61659) Dear… Continue Reading

2018: NIH Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License to ElevateBio for CAR T cancer treatment

The following are comments by KEI, UACT, Social Security Works, HealthGap, Public Citizen, Dr. Ophira Ginsbug and James Love on an NIH proposed exclusive license for patents on a CAR T technology for “Treatment of FMS-Like Tyrosine Kinase 3 (FLT3)… Continue Reading

NIH Preparing to License CAR Treatment Patents to Investors Behind Sovaldi and Soliris

In a recent Federal Register notice, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intent to grant an exclusive patent license on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies for the treatment of certain cancers to ElevateBio, a company located in… Continue Reading

Roadblocks ahead on the WHO Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines?

By Katy Athersuch [1] and Thiru Balasubramaniam In May 2018, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted decision WHA71(8) requesting WHO’s Director-General to “elaborate a roadmap, in consultation with Member States, outlining the programming of WHO’s work on access to medicines… Continue Reading

Comments on NIH Prospective Exclusive License on Diabetes Treatments

Update. NIH sent us a 147 word response on November 23, 2018: NIH to KEI regarding Ovensa 23 NOV 2018. The brief reply states that “Prior to posting notices of a proposed grant of exclusive commercialization licenses, the NIH determines… Continue Reading

KEI statement: Informal Discussion of the WHO Roadmap Report on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019–2023

On Monday morning, 10 September 2018, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following oral statement at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Informal Discussion of the Roadmap Report on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019–2023. The morning session provided UN agencies,… Continue Reading

KEI and T1International comments on the prospective grant of an exclusive license to Inversago Pharma, Inc

On August 20, 2018, KEI and T1International filed comments to the NIH regarding the prospective grant of an exclusive license to Inversago Pharma, a firm headquartered in Canada. According to the Federal Register notice 83 FR 38707, the NIH exclusive… Continue Reading

KEI and UACT comments on the prospective grant of an exclusive license to Midissia Therapeutics

Below are the comments filed by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) regarding a prospective grant of an exclusive license of NIH-owned patents to the California-based company Midissia Therapeutics. The prospective exclusive license is… Continue Reading