On Joe Allen’s claims that former Senators can provide authoritative statements on legislative intent decades after leaving office, especially when they worked as lobbyists

A recent blog published in IPWatchdog expresses outrage at accurate observations made by James Love, director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), that former Senators Birch Bayh and Bob Dole acquired financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry between the enactment of… Continue Reading

NIST Proposed Revisions to Bayh-Dole Act Regulations

New: Biden White House Executive Order opposes change in Bayh-Dole March-In regulations. (KEI has an email list to discuss this issue here: http://lists.keionline.org/mailman/listinfo/bayh-dole-regulations_lists.keionline.org) The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published on January 4, 2021, a… Continue Reading

WTO TRIPS Council: Submission of the European Union, the United States and 9 other WTO members on Public-Private Collaborations in Innovation

On 8 February 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a submission (IP/C/W/652) by Australia; Canada; Chile; The European Union; Hong Kong, China; Japan; the Republic of Korea; Singapore; Switzerland; Chinese Taipei; and the United States to the TRIPS Council… Continue Reading

KEI Comments Regarding the NIST Special Publication 1234 Draft Green Paper on Return on Public Investment

KEI filed comments on the NIST Draft Green paper on the return from investment on federally funded R&D (See: https://www.keionline.org/29518). We expect the comment period to be extended, but filed this on January 9, 2018, as an initial submission. KEI-comments-NIST-SP-1234-ROI-9Jan2018… Continue Reading

KEI and UACT comments on the prospective grant of an exclusive license to Midissia Therapeutics

Below are the comments filed by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) regarding a prospective grant of an exclusive license of NIH-owned patents to the California-based company Midissia Therapeutics. The prospective exclusive license is… Continue Reading

University of Pittsburgh Failure to Disclose Federal Funding for Patents on Vizamyl

On May 18, 2018 KEI requested that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) investigate the failure to disclose National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in four patents on Vizamyl (INN flutemetamol F 18), which is used to evaluate… Continue Reading