United States non-voluntary use of patents

Read first: Statutory authority for compulsory licenses on patents in the United States 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… 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


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.


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

Africa, compulsory licensing

To be added, the early CLs on HIV drugs in several African countries. South Africa 2013 2003: CPTech’s 2003 reports for the RSA Competition Commission, in Hazel Tau et al.v GSK, Boehringer, et al. CPTech was the consultant to the… Continue Reading

Asia, compulsory licensing

India 2010 2010: India’s intervention to the WTO TRIPS Council: TRIPS plus enforcement trends, 2010-06-10 2011 2011: Karl De Gucht writes Andris Piebalgs on topic of European Union IPR demands on India and other developing countries, 2011-05-28 2011: WTO TRIPS… Continue Reading

Latin America, compulsory licensing

Brazil 1990-2000 Comments for the Working Group On Intellectual Property Rights, Third Trade Ministerial and Americas Business Forum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 13-16,1997, 1997-05-16 2005 U.S. DoS Cable: U.S. PHARMA FIRMS THREATENED WITH LICENSING (Brazil), June 3, 2005. U.S. DoS… Continue Reading

Europe, compulsory licensing

EU For an earlier survey, see: 2014:1 KEI Research Note: Recent European Union Compulsory Licenses. 2014-03-01 DG-Enterprise – data exclusivity prevents access to life saving drugs (in the EU), even in an emergency situation, 2012-07-31 Germany German Court Issues Compulsory… Continue Reading