[Ip-health] The NIH

Paul Davis pdavisx at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 08:21:27 PDT 2016

The next POTUS needs to 1) appoint a new director, and 2) issue clear instructions correcting these violations of public interest and neglect of responsibility. 

NIH is not fulfilling it’s function is to advance health science for public good. It is instead operating as corporate welfare for big pharma. 

We need to make sure the 2016 candidates know that we reject this (ab)use of basic fairness and ROI for taxpayer resources.

Paul Davis
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> On Jun 21, 2016, at 11:01 AM, Jamie Love <james.love at keionline.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure how aware people are of the increasingly anti-taxpayer and
> anti-public positions that the NIH is taking on intellectual property
> property rights on publicly funded R&D.  The very short and blunt rejection
> of the Xtandi petition, on the basis that the drug is for sale in United
> States, and that's all the Bayh-Dole Act requires, is just one of several
> appalling data points. The NIH is refusing to provide even basic
> information about the licenses it offers on government funded inventions,
> abusing the start-up licensing program, companies now advertise their
> connections to NIH personnel for licencing as a company asset, the NIH
> won't disclose any useful information about the licenses it does issue, and
> it routinely ignores 35 USC 209 requirements to limit the uses and scope of
> rights in exclusive licenses.
> More on this in several places including:
> http://keionline.org/nih-licenses
> http://keionline.org/xtandi
> http://keionline.org/government-funded-inventions
> ​Next week we will host a conference call or a webstreamed meeting to
> discuss these issues in more detail.
> -- 
> James Love.  Knowledge Ecology International
> http://www.keionline.org/donate.html
> KEI DC tel: +1.202.332.2670, US Mobile: +1.202.361.3040, Geneva Mobile:
> +41.76.413.6584, twitter.com/jamie_love
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