WTO TRIPS Council: Submission of South Africa on R&D Costs and Pricing of Medicines and Health Technologies

On Friday, 4 October 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a submission by the Republic of South Africa on “R&D Costs and Pricing of Medicines and Health Technologies” (IP/C/W/659). In this paper, South Africa requested the WTO TRIPS Council… Continue Reading

KEI letter to Senator Coons regarding injunction provisions in STRONGER Patents Act

KEI-Sen-Coons-injunctions-strongpatentsact-11Sept2019 September 11, 2019 The Honorable Senator Christopher Coons 218 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Coons: Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is a public interest group based in Washington, DC. KEI focuses on policies relating to the… Continue Reading

Delinkage, TRIPS flexibilities, and alternative incentive frameworks emerge as flashpoints during Human Rights Council’s discussions on Access to Medicines and Vaccines

UPDATE: On 4 July 2019, the Core Group will submit a “TABLING REV 1” version of their resolution on “Access to medicines and vaccines in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard… Continue Reading