[Ip-health] Infojustice Roundup - August 10, 2015

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Aug 10 12:50:31 PDT 2015

Infojustice Roundup 




Newly Leaked Trans Pacific Partnership Intellectual Property Chapter


Knowledge Ecology International has leaked the Trans Pacific Partnership draft chapter on intellectual property <http://keionline.org/tpp/11may2015-ip-text> , dated May 11, 2015. They have also posted Director James Love's initial comments on the patents and test data provisions <http://keionline.org/node/2308> , as well as his comments on the copyright provisions <http://www.keionline.org/node/2309> . Other analyses on the text have been posted by Médecins Sans Frontières <http://msfaccess.org/about-us/media-room/press-releases/msf-responds-new-leak-trans-pacific-partnership-text-intellectual> , Latrobe University Prof. Deborah Gleeson <http://infojustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/gleeson08052015.pdf> , University of Ottawa Prof. Michael Geist <http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2015/08/the-tpp-copyright-chapter-leaks-canada-may-face-website-blocking-new-criminal-provisions-term-extension/>  and Northeastern University Prof. Brook Baker <http://infojustice.org/archives/34822> .




Peru's Ministries of Health and Commerce at Odds Over TPP Data Protection Rules


[Marcela Palacio Puerta] In Peru, there is an internal confrontation between ministries due to the data protection provisions of the TPP. The Ministry of Health opposes to the extension on data protection due to the effects than it can have on access over medicines for Peruvians, as many international organizations such as Medicos Sin Fronteras have claimed. Nonetheless, the Ministry of Commerce, in a document published puts this statement in doubt. The document contains 105 questions about TPP. Regarding access to medicine the document raises a question: will the TPP affect public health? Then the document states that the same concern was made during the Peru-U.S. FTA negotiation, but that to the moment those concerns have not been rejected or accepted by the Ministry of Commerce. Click here for more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/34796> 




UNITAID and Medicines Patent Pool Publish HIV Drug Patent Survey


[UNITAID] UNITAID and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) today published an updated survey of the patent status of WHO-recommended and new HIV medicines in developing countries that helps countries and international health organizations plan the best possible treatment options for the people they serve. The second edition of Patents and Licenses on Antiretrovirals: A Snapshot Report  gives an overview of patents and licenses of specific antiretrovirals covering more than 86 developing countries and lists patent expiry dates, licenses to date, and information about relevant combinations of drugs. Click here for more on unitaid.org <http://unitaid.org/en/resources/press-centre/statements/1469-unitaid-and-medicines-patent-pool-publish-hiv-drug-patent-survey> .




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