EC publishes report on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in “third countries”

On March 12, 2018, the European Commission issued a press release on a report on the “protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries”. The report was published on February 21, 2018 and is entitled – “Commission Staff… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

More on 1498 here: https://www.keionline.org/cl/28usc1498 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… 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