EB142: KEI statement on WHO’s decision on the Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property

After lengthy negotiations, on Friday, 26 January 2018 the World Health Organization’s Executive Board approved a decision to reinvigorate the Organization’s work program on innovation and access to medicines. Here are two quotes from KEI on the decision: James Love,… Continue Reading

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

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

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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

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

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

SCP 26

July 3 to July 6, 2017 WIPO’s Page for the Meeting SCP26 – Agreement reached on future work reached at WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (6 July 2017) WIPO SCP 26 KEI Side Event: Running royalties as… Continue Reading