FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2018 email@example.com (202)-332-2670 Six organizations are asking Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to take actions to lower the price of eteplirsen, a drug sold under the brand name Exondys 51, to… Continue Reading
On March 21, 2018, KEI asked the NIH to investigate the failure of James Griffin, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Novartis to disclose millions of dollars in NIH grants related to two patents for the leukemia drug midostaurin, marketed by… Continue Reading
Bayh-Dole cases involving royalty free or march-in rights 1997 Cellpro case This was a strong case involving two competing medical devices, both invented on NIH grants, and a bad ending. The NIH rejection of the Cellpro march-in request led to… Continue Reading
The 2010 Fabrazyme NIH Bayh-Dole march-in case https://www.keionline.org/cl/bayh-dole/fabrazyme The 2014 FTC complaint regarding collusion between Shire and Sanofi. https://www.keionline.org/22538
2017 KEI asks HHS to use Bayh-Dole rights in Zinbryta patent (drug for multiple sclerosis), September 15, 2017.
(More on government funded inventions here) 2015 2015: NIH refuses to give information about principals in company seeking exclusive license to HCV patents 2016 2016: AAVMediated Aquaporin Gene Transfer To Treat Sjögren’s Syndrome 2016: Great Lakes Neuroscience and NIH exclusive… Continue Reading
Attached is a letter sent on September 14, 2017 to Andrew Bremberg, an Assistant to the President and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, and Keagan Lenihan, a Senior Adviser to HHS Secretary Tom Price, regarding Zinbrytra (INN: daclizumab), a drug to approved by the FDA to treat multiple sclerosis. (PDF version here)
Bayh-Dole Act and difference between March-In Rights and the world wide royalty free rights in patents KEI Briefing Note 2017:1 When the United States federal government funds research that results in patents, it obtains rights, either directly or through contracts,… Continue Reading
On Friday, February 24, 2017, KEI hosted a meeting exploring compulsory licensing in the United States.
Title: History, Experiences, and Prospects of Compulsory Licensing on Medical Patents in the United States
Date: Friday February 24, 2017
Location: Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
700 Second St. NE (near Union Station)
Washington, DC 20002
On March 28, 2016, six Senators and six members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to HHS Secretary Burwell and Director Collins at NIH, calling for an “open and transparent public hearing” to discuss the issues presented in… Continue Reading