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: Virotas Biopharmaceuticals. KEI and Public Citizen ask NIH for safeguards in license for HCV patents, April 14, 2015. 2015: NIH refuses to give information about principals in company seeking exclusive license to… 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
(More on government funded inventions here.) On January 14, 2016, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) submitted a request to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD) asking that they… Continue Reading
This was the release from Representative Doggett’s office:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2016
Leslie Tisdale, (202) 225-4865
Over 50 Members of Congress to Obama Administration:
Help End Drug Price Gouging Now
The 1980 Bayh-Dole Act is named after two former US Senators, Birch Bayh and Bob Dole. In 2002 both claimed the Bayh-Dole Act march-in provisions were not intended to address cases where prices for inventions are unreasonable, and Senator Bayh repeated this view during a 2004 march-in case involving Abbott patents on ritonavir.
Among the provisions of the Act that suggest otherwise are the following: