2017: Salubris Biotherapuetics: Bispecific, Biparatopic Antibody-Drug Conjugate for Human Liver Cancers

(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) Attached are the August 8, 2017 KEI comments regarding the prospective grant of an exclusive patent license by the NIH to Salubris Biotherapuetics for the development of… Continue Reading

2017: KEI initial comments on NIH proposed grant of exclusive license on liver cancer treatment to Salubris

On August 8, 2017, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted comments on the proposed grant of an exclusive license from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Salubris Biotherapuetics, Inc, a corporation headquartered in Guangdong, China, for an important new technology that could be used Continue Reading

2017: VeriLuce license of patents for pancreatic cancer treatment

(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) On July 10, 2017, the NIH issued a notice on “Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License: Composition and Methods for Delivering Inhibitory Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of… Continue Reading

2017: NantBioScience – Commercial Application and Use of Fulvestrant in Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Cancers

(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) In 2016, the NIH signed a CRADA with NantBioScience, a company lead by Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD. to develop “Further Develop Recombinant NK Cells and Monoclonal Antibodies as… Continue Reading

House Appropriations rejects Kaptur amendment (allow competition for gov funded drugs if prices higher than reference countries)

On 19 July 2017, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) introduced an amendment at the markup in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee of the FY2018 State and Foreign Operations, Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to use its authority to break patent monopolies for government-funded inventions priced higher in the U.S. than seven other high-income countries.

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2017: PathoVax license on Chimeric L1/L2 Protein and Virus-Like Particles Based Human Papillomavirus Vaccines

(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) On June 5, 2017, KEI provided comments to the NIH/NCI, on a prospective grant of an exclusive license to PathoVax, relating to HPV vaccines. On July 10,… Continue Reading

2017: GeneXion Oncology Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License for Mutant IDH1 Inhibitors Useful for Treating Cancer

(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) On May 31, 2017, we sent the following comment to the NIH regarding the proposed exclusive license on certain patents for cancer treatment to GeneXion Oncology. May 31,… Continue Reading

2016: Chimeron Bio: KEI comments on NIH proposal for exclusive license for patents on cancer treatments

(More on government funded inventions here. Other KEI comments on NIH licenses are found here.) On May 18th, 2016 the NIH posted a notice on the Federal Register stating it is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license to Chimeron… Continue Reading