As reported by Groklaw, SCO has lost an appeal, at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a dispute with Novell “over copyright ownership of early versions of the UNIX operating system and the scope of Novell’s rights in licenses issued to its former customers prior to its partial sale of UNIX to SCO.” According to Groklaw, this is likely to be the end of the litigation with Novell over SCO’s claims to ownership of code used in Linux. (The IBM case is still outstanding, it seems).
Two cables recently disclosed by Wikileaks illustrate the degree to which the Obama Administration was monitoring the EU review of the Oracle acquisition of Sun, and leaning on the European Union to permit Oracle to acquire MySQL and other “open source” assets controlled by Sun.
Both cables were signed by Ambassador Christopher W. Murray, who served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Mission to the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium, from 2007 to 2010.
Cable subject: Wto Trips Council October 25-26 2005
Cable written Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:17 UTC
TRANSITION PERIOD FOR LEAST-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES-REQUEST FOR EXTENSION
- Zambian Ambassador introduced LDC proposal to extend transitional period for TRIPS Compliance by An additional 15 years. He stressed points concerning that resource and economic difficulties LDCs face and the costs of implementing TRIPS obligations. Tanzania, Uganda, Cambodia, Senegal, Lesotho all supported Zambia’s statement.
Among the cables recently published by Wilileaks is one written on November 24, 2009, detailing negotiations between USTR and Anand Sharma, the Cabinet Minister for Commerce and Industry of the Government of India. The complete cable is available here: http://wikileaks.org/cable/2009/11/09NEWDELHI2375.html
August 28, 2011
From KEI staff review of Wikileaks cables (/wikileaks)
Among the many new cables released by Wikileaks is this gem, a detailed account of the U.S. government pressure on the Guatemala legislature to shape legislation on pharmaceutical test data IPR.
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 05 GUATEMALA 000659
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/11/2010
TAGS: ETRD KIPR PGOV PREL GT
Posted August 27, 2011
These are some tools for searching the US Department of State cables released by Wikileaks.
A Wikileaks page on the cables is available here: http://wlcentral.org/cablegate
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As part of the American University hosted Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the public Interest, I participated in a panel on the positive agenda for intellectual property. These are notes from my talk.
Presentation by Manon Anne Ress, Knowledge Ecology International
August 26, 2011, at American University in Washington, DC
John L. LaMattina, the former President of Pfizer Global Research and Development, has just published an article in Nature that looks at the impact of drug company mergers and increased industry concentration on R&D. Among his conclusions: the “impact on the R&D of the organizations involved has been devastating.”
NATURE REVIEWS | DRUG DISCOVERY VOLUME 10 | AUGUST 2011 | 559
The impact of mergers on pharmaceutical R&D
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