INB4: KEI general comment on the Zero Draft

On 28 February 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on the zero draft prepared by the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention,… Continue Reading

WHO pandemic treaty: Modalities for the negotiations in February/March 2023 (INB4) and April 2023 (INB5)

UPDATED: On 10 February 2023, the Bureau of the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) circulated to WHO member states a proposal for consideration by the INB regarding modalities for upcoming INB meetings (INB4/5), including the “Zero Draft” and “First Draft”… Continue Reading

Member States of the WHO African Region propose ambitious amendments to the International Health Regulations on intellectual property, licensing, transfer of technology, and know-how

While much attention has been focused on negotiations at the World Health Organization (WHO) on a pandemic treaty, there has been less scrutiny on WHO deliberations on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005). The reasons are two-fold: 1)… Continue Reading

166 contracts disclosed in SEC filings include authorizations to use U.S. patents without consent from patent holders

On 12 October 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) published a briefing note on the U.S. federal government FAR 52.227-1 authorizations (for non voluntary use of patents) disclosed in 166 SEC exhibits. KEI Briefing Note 2022:2, Federal government FAR 52.227-1 authorizations… Continue Reading

Human Rights Council heats up during informal talks on inequality, international solidarity, and intellectual property

UPDATE: On Monday, 4 July 2022, a revised version of the Core Group’s access to medicines, vaccines, and other health products resolution (A/HRC/50/L.13) was circulated. The current co-sponsors include: Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador,* Egypt,* India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay,… Continue Reading

Documents from NIH Freedom of Information requests

ACTIV Partnership Records Records received via the KEI-NIH Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit regarding an April 17, 2020 FOIA request for records relating to the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership, the private-public partnership announced by the… Continue Reading

Selected NIH emails from FOIA requests

2016-Mar25-email-Re-Dir-Sig-Response-March-In-Letter 2016-Dec18-Email-Chain-Re-Reasonable-Pricing-Clauses 2016-Dec24-Email-Seeking-Help-Re-NCI-Criticism-Response 2016-Dec25-Email-Seeking-Help-NCI-Rebuttal 2016Mar30-Email-Sen-Sanders-Letter 2016Apr26-Email-Nader-Response 2016Jun27-Email-re-March-in Process 2017-Jan3-Email-Re-Help-NCI-Rebuttal 2017Jan5-Email-Regarding-Kite-License-Applicants 2017Apr24-Email-Chain-Re-Xtandi-Appeal 2017Nov20-email-helping-Allen 2017-Dec7-Email-Re-Placing-Op-Ed 2019Apr16-email-CAR T-information