SCP 25

December 12 to December 15, 2016 WIPO’s Page on the Meeting SCP 25: Opening statement of Knowledge Ecology International SCP25: Statement of Asia Pacific Group on Patents and Health SCP25: South Africa’s Experience Related to the Topic of Access to… Continue Reading

Compensation under 28 USC §1498

There is a discussion of compensation under 28 USC §1498 in Remuneration Guidelines for Non-Voluntary Use of a Patent on Medical Technologies. UNDP and World Health Organization. 2005 (pages 18-21 in the UNDP edition, and pages 23-27 in the WHO… Continue Reading

SCP 27

December 11 to December 15, 2017 WIPO’s Page for the Meeting SCP27: WIPO patent committee agrees to future work on patent oppositions, exceptions and limitations, and patents and health SCP27: South Africa urges WIPO to invite UNHLP Co-Chairs to present… Continue Reading

Trade Policy Reviews

KEI page on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Policy Reviews All members of the WTO are subject to review under the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). The TPRM takes place in the “Trade Policy Review Body which is actually… Continue Reading

18 members of the House of Representatives call for compulsory license on patents for HCV treatments

Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) was joined by 17 other members of Congress in calling upon Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to issue a compulsory license on patents for medications to treat hepatitis C, by exercising 28… Continue Reading

United States non-voluntary use of patents

KEI Workshop: Feb 24, 2017 – U.S. History, Experiences, and Prospects of Compulsory Licensing of Medical Patents. There is a Video of the event here here. Non-voluntary uses of patents in the United States Compulsory licensing as a remedy to… Continue Reading

October 2017: Dueling narratives on compulsory licensing emerge from the WTO TRIPS Council

The October 2017 meeting of the WTO TRIPS Council witnessed heated discussions on compulsory licensing within the context of IP and the Public Interest. As reported earlier by Knowledge Ecology International, on 31 May 2017, Brazil, China, Fiji, India, and… Continue Reading

Injunctions

ACTA provisions on Injunctions and Damages: Will the European EPAs or ACTA restrict or outlaw TRIPS Part III compulsory licenses? September 21, 2008, letter to Sanford McCoy, USTR; Rachel Bae, USTR and Amanda Wilson, DOC.

PAIPO

Some key events in the early development of the proposal for a Pan African Intellectual Property Organization Joelle Dountio 10 February 2013 Feb 2003. The Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which is a program of the… Continue Reading