Letter to Ambassador Tai at USTR regarding bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements and COVID 19

USTR-AmbTai-Bilateral-Plurilateal-agreements-3Dec2021 December 3, 2021 Ambassador Katherine Tai Office of the United States Trade Representative Washington, DC Dear Ambassador Tai, On November 18, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) provided comments to USTR on three issues that were important for any WTO… Continue Reading

KEI Comments on the Medicines Patent Pool/Merck License for Molnupiravir

(For more resources, please see our page on molnupiravir.) The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Merck Sharp & Dohme (“MSD” or “Merck”) have announced a voluntary license for the generic manufacture and sale of molnupiravir. A joint press release from… Continue Reading

Countries included in the Merck/molnupiravir voluntary license with generic suppliers

(For more resources, please see our page on molnupiravir.) According to Brook Baker, these are the countries included in the Merck voluntary license to generic suppliers Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon,… Continue Reading

Molnupiravir

Also known as EIDD-2801 or MK-4482. KEI Blogs 2021. October 22. Countries included in the Merck/molnupiravir license. 2021. October 20. International landscape of molnupiravir patents. 2021. October 4. U.S. Government’s $1.2 Billion Contract for Merck’s Investigational COVID-19 Drug Molnupiravir Redacts… Continue Reading

U.S. Government’s $1.2 Billion Contract for Merck’s Investigational COVID-19 Drug Molnupiravir Redacts IP Terms, Contains Donation Clause and Very Limited Technology Transfer License

(For more resources, please see our page on molnupiravir.) Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) has obtained a copy of the $1.2 billion contract between the U.S. government and Merck to advance purchase 1,696,629 treatment courses of molnupiravir, an investigational COVID-19 drug… Continue Reading