[Ip-health] Infojustice Roundup – September 8, 2015

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Tue Sep 8 05:10:02 PDT 2015

Infojustice Roundup


Will the U.S. Create Barriers to LDCs’ Future Access to Medicines?

[Brook Baker] Earlier this year, WTO Least Developed Country Members requested an unconditional extension of the expiring WTO TRIPS transition period that exempts them from having to implement pharmaceutical patents and other intellectual property protections that constrain their ability to make or procure low-cost generic medicines. Informed sources indicate that the U.S. is currently opposing the LDC draft extension. While the exact US government position has not yet been made public, it seems likely from past US positions that the US Trade Representative might be opposing several of the most important elements of LDC request that make the extension truly meaningful for access to medicines. Click here for more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/34956>


Patents and Human Rights: The Paradox Reexamined

[Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss] Abstract: The Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights is tackling the difficult task of reconciling the provision in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizing that “Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author” with the right “to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” Click here for more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/34951>

White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Seeking Comments on Joint Strategic Plan for IP Enforcement

The White House Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) has issued a request for comments to inform the drafting of the next Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual  Property Enforcement.  The notice “invites public input and participation in shaping the Federal Government’s intellectual property enforcement strategy for 2016–2019.”  … Comments are due October 16, 2015. Click here for more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/34946>

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