[Ip-health] Infojustice Roundup - September 28, 2015

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Sep 28 11:26:50 PDT 2015

Infojustice Roundup

TPP Negotiators Meet in Atlanta for (Final?) Talks

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators are meeting this week in Atlanta, Georgia.  Negotiating teams are trying to minimize differences now in order to queue up a meeting of Chief Negotiators beginning the 30th.  The stated goal is to close negotiations this week, but a decent list of outstanding issues are still controversial, including copyright limitations and data protection for biologics.  Below are a sample of recent statements and commentary linked to this week's negotiations:

-          Rep. Sander Levin. Memo to Democratic members of the House Advisory Group on Negotiations. RE: Meeting with USTR Michael Froman on the TPP. Link.<http://infojustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Rep-Levin-TPP-Memo-09242015.pdf>

-          Carlos Correa. Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Increasing the Barriers for the Access to Affordable Medicines. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/3496>

-          Maira Sutton. New Open Letter Calls on TPP Negotiators to Stand Up for User Safeguards. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35042>

-          Inside U.S. Trade (may be password protected).  Obama Pushes For Flexibility On Key Issues In Calls With TPP Leaders. Link.<http://insidetrade.com/node/150120>


At Obama-Modi Meeting in New York, MSF Urges India to Protect Affordable Medicines for Millions

[Médecins Sans Frontières] As US President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New York today, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned that US pressure for India to change its intellectual property policies could result in millions of people around the world losing their lifeline of affordable medicines. MSF relies on affordable generic medicines produced in India to do its medical work in more than 60 countries, and therefore urged Modi to stand strong and protect India's role as the 'pharmacy of the developing world.' Click here for more.

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