Senators Tillis and Blackburn’s February 24, 2022 Letter to HHS Opposing the Use of Bayh-Dole March-in Rights

(More on this topic here: https://www.keionline.org/xtandi2021) On February 24, 2022, Senators Thom Tillis and Marsha Blackburn sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra (PDF copy). The letter refers to “petitions to march-in on a pharmaceutical product purely based on… Continue Reading

Clare Love, Robert Sachs and Eric Sawyer respond to Astellas Feb 9 Statement on Xtandi Bayh Dole march in and government use case

This is a letter from the three prostate cancer patient petitioners to HHS Secretary Becerra and Acting NIH Director Tabak, regarding the February 9, 2020 statement by Astellas on the Bayh-Dole march in and government rights case. The patient’s letter… Continue Reading

December 15th 10AM – Briefing on Xtandi March-in Request

Update: Video recording of the press briefing available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwqUl7NLMXo) December 15th 10AM – Briefing on Xtandi March-in Request Supporters of the march-in petition to lower the cost of the prostate cancer drug Xtandi will host a virtual press conference… Continue Reading

Kathryn Ardizzone, KEI Comment to NIST Regarding Proposal to Deny Members of the Public Standing to Appeal Government Licenses

PDF version here: KA-KEI-NIST-Standing-26March2021 More on the NIST proposed changes to the Bayh-Dole Regulations: https://www.keionline.org/35432 Kathryn Ardizzone Counsel, Knowledge Ecology International National Institute of Standards and Technologies Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions Docket No.:… Continue Reading

Luis Gil Abinader NIST comments on the definition of Subject Invention, 26 March 2021

PDF version here:LGA-NIST-Subject-Invention-definition-26March2021 More on the NIST proposed changes to the Bayh-Dole Regulations. https://www.keionline.org/35432 Comments of Luis Gil Abinader of Knowledge Ecology International on the redefinition of “Subject Invention” to Narrow the Inventions to Which Government Rights Attach (Modify 37… 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

DARPA letter to KEI confirming investigation of Moderna for failure to report government funding in patent applications

On Friday, September 18, 2020, KEI received a letter from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) confirming that the agency was investigating Moderna for failure to report government funding in patent applications. The Financial Times and other outlets had… Continue Reading

KEI asks DOD to investigate failure to disclose DARPA funding in Moderna patents

(More on Moderna here: https://www.keionline.org/moderna) Luis Gil Abinader has taken a deep dive into Moderna’s surprising practice of never declaring government funding in its 126 patents and 154 patent applications, despite having had funding from multiple federal agencies. One outcome… Continue Reading