KEI, UACT, UAEM, and SSW Appeal NIH Grant of Exclusive Licenses on CAR Cancer Therapy to Gilead/Kite

On September 12, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT), Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Social Security Works (SSW), and Clare Love filed an appeal with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The signatories appealed… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on NIH Exclusive Licenses for CAR T Technologies to Kite/Gilead

On Monday July 29, 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) submitted joint comments to the NIH on behalf of KEI, Social Security Works (SSW), Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT), and Clare Love, a cancer… Continue Reading

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. On April 11, 2019, the lawsuit was dismissed on the grounds that KEI lacked standing. KEI blogs January 5, 2018. 2018: Briefing note… Continue Reading