KEI Request Re: Failure to Disclose Federal Funding in UPenn Bennett et al Patents for Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness

On September 9, 2019, KEI submitted a second request to the NIH that it investigate an apparent failure to disclose federal funding in patents in adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapies assigned to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).… Continue Reading

International Reference Pricing

KEI Briefing Note 2019:1  International Reference Pricing August 22, 2019 International Reference Pricing, often referred to as External Reference Pricing (ERP), is the practice of using a price in a foreign market as a benchmark for an acceptable price in… Continue Reading

Open letter on NIST Draft Green Paper on Bayh-Dole Act Policies and Regulations

Open letter on NIST Draft Green Paper on Bayh-Dole Act Policies and Regulations 5 April 2019 FMI: Claire Cassedy, claire.cassedy@keionlineorg +1.202.332.2670 Washington, 5 April 2019 – Eleven non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to members of the US Congress, highlighting… Continue Reading

KEI asks NIST to extend comment period on their Special Publication 1234 Draft Green Paper on Return on Public Investment

Today KEI asked the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards (NIST) to publish a notice in the Federal Register inviting comments on their Special Publication 1234, Draft Green Paper on Return on Public Investment, with an extended deadline. The… 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

2018: NIH licenses on Anti-Mesothelin CAR to Atara Biotherapeutics

Attached are comments from 8 health and fair groups regarding a prospective grant of an exclusive license to NIH owned patent, for the development of an Anti-Mesothelin Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) for the treatment of human Cancer, to Atara Biotherapeutics… Continue Reading