WTO: Prospects to adopt proposed decision text on the extension of the 17 June 2022 Ministerial Decision to Covid-19 therapeutics and diagnostics appear grim

On 4 December 2023, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a document (WT/GC/W/913, IP/C/W/694/Rev.1) entitled, “Decision text on extension of the 17 June 2022 Ministerial Decision to COVID-19 therapeutics and diagnostics”. This document is a communication from Bangaldesh, The Plurinational… Continue Reading

WIPO CDIP 31: Opening statement of Brazil

On Monday, 27 November 2023, Brazil delivered the following general statement at WIPO’s Thirty-First Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property. The statement was delivered by Ambassador Guilherme Patriota, one of the architects of WIPO’s Development Agenda. General… Continue Reading

INB 7: Written statement by Knowledge Ecology International

INB 7 Written statement by Knowledge Ecology International November 2023 The current draft of the pandemic accord includes provisions on limitations and exceptions to intellectual property rights that while well intentioned, are problematic. Parties do not need to refer to… Continue Reading

INB 7: Oral statement by Knowledge Ecology International

On Monday afternoon, 6 November 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following oral statement (in person) at the 7th meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB). INB 7 Oral statement by Knowledge Ecology International 6… Continue Reading

Save the date – 30 October 2023 – KEI roundtable on the advanced, unedited INB pandemic treaty text (October 2023 version)

Focused discussions on article 9 (Research and development) and article 11 (Transfer of technology and know-how) Monday,30 October 2023 15h30 UTC to 17h30 UTC 16h30 CET to 18h30 CET 11h30 EDT to 13h30 EDT On Monday, 30 October 2023, KEI… Continue Reading

KEI initial comments on Draft text for a WIPO Broadcast Organization treaty, SCCR/44/3, Article 2,3,5,8 and 14

SCCR-44-3-Articles-2-3-5-8-14-comments-24oct2023 This is a comment on the most recent version of the proposed WIPO treaty for broadcasting organizations, SCCR/44/3. KEI’s primary concerns with SCCR/44/3 discussed in this note are that the definitions of broadcasting and protected programmes are too broad,… Continue Reading

Save the Date – 17 October 2023 – US Government FAR 52.227-1 authorization for non-voluntary use of patents (in-person only)

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) invites WIPO delegates attending the 35th session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) to a side event on Tuesday, 17 October 2023. Title: US government FAR 52.227-1 authorizations for non-voluntary use of… Continue Reading