2018: NIH Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License to ElevateBio for CAR T cancer treatment

The following are comments by KEI, UACT, Social Security Works, HealthGap, Public Citizen, Dr. Ophira Ginsbug and James Love on an NIH proposed exclusive license for patents on a CAR T technology for “Treatment of FMS-Like Tyrosine Kinase 3 (FLT3)… Continue Reading

NIH Preparing to License CAR Treatment Patents to Investors Behind Sovaldi and Soliris

In a recent Federal Register notice, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intent to grant an exclusive patent license on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies for the treatment of certain cancers to ElevateBio, a company located in… Continue Reading

WIPO side event, December 6, 2018, on the Implications of Article 27.3(a) of the WTO TRIPS Agreement on the patentability of gene and cell-based therapies

DATE: Thursday, 6 December 2018 TIME: 1:30 PM to 3 PM VENUE: Room B CONVENER: Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) cordially invites you to attend our side event during negotiations of the 29th Session of the Standing… 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

Litigation: KEI v. NIH et al.

On April 19, 2018, KEI filed a lawsuit against the NIH license of CD30 CAR T patents to Gilead. This page provides current information on this ongoing litigation. KEI blogs 2018: Briefing note on NIH proposed license to Gilead for CD-30 CAR… Continue Reading

KEI Appeals NIH/NCI Decision to Proceed with License of CD30 CAR T technology to Gilead/Kite

KEI has appealed the NIH/NCI decision to proceed with the proposed exclusive license of anti-CD30 CAR T to Gilead, following an email of January 25, 2018 from Dr. David Lambertson of NCI rejecting all of KEI’s substantive suggestions and objections. KEI… Continue Reading

FTC approves Celgene acquisition of Juno without requiring divestitures

On Tuesday February 20, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved the Celgene acquisition of Juno, without requiring divestitures. The European Commission did not review the merger. KEI’s February 16, 2018 letter opposing the acquisition is available here. The following… Continue Reading