KEI Technical Meeting to Discuss Innovation Inducement Prizes, June 3, 2011

There is a growing interest in the use of innovation inducement prizes to stimulate investments in medical research and development.

  • The Obama Administration and the European Commission are exploring the role of innovation inducement prizes.
  • On May 31, 2011, the European Parliament is holding one of several meetings on innovation inducement prizes for medical technologies.
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Draft WHO Executive Board resolution on WHO reform

At 18:30 Geneva time on 25 May 2011, during the 129th session of the WHO Executive Board, the EB is considering the following draft decision on WHO reform.

Chair’s text, based on draft proposed by Ecuador

The 29th [sic] Executive Board,

(OP.1) DECIDES to establish an incremental, transparent, Member-State driven and inclusive consultative process comprising of the following elements:

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SCP 16: Summary by the Chair


WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization

SCP/16/8 PROV.
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
DATE: MAY 20, 2011

Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

Sixteenth Session
Geneva, May 16 to 20, 2011

SUMMARY BY THE CHAIR

Agenda Item 1: Opening of the session

1. The sixteenth of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) was opened by Mr. James Pooley, Deputy Director General, who welcomed the participants. Mr. Philippe Baechtold (WIPO) acted as Secretary.

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BRICS Health Ministers’ preparatory meeting – May 17th 2011

BRICS Health Ministers’ preparatory meeting – May 17th 2011
Press release

Consistent with the mandate of the Sanya Declaration of the BRICS Leaders Meeting (14 April 2011), the Ministers of Health of the five BRICS’ countries met on the sidelines of the 64thWorld Health Assembly, on 17 May 2011, to discuss issues of common interest as well as prepare the BRICS Health Ministerial Meeting to be held in Beijing, China, on 11 July 2011. Representatives of WHO and UNAIDS also attended the meeting.

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SCP16: KEI intervention on Patents and Health

16th session of the WIPO Standing Committee of the Law of Patents (SCP)
Thursady, 19 May 2011

KEI Statement on Patents and Health

KEI is impressed by and fully supportive of the joint proposal of the African Group and the Development Agenda Group on a work program on Patents and Health, which has been published as SCP/16/7. We agree with the comments of the Chair that the proposal is both comprehensive and well thought out.

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