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Sharing information is preferable to patenting - Nature.com

Sharing information is preferable to patenting - Nature.com | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
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Sharing information is preferable to patenting
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The future public-health need will be for low-cost, multiple-gene tests, uninhibited by thickets of patents.
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Ethics plays important in explaining genome sequencing to parents/children - Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)

Ethics plays important in explaining genome sequencing to parents/children Baylor College of Medicine News (press release) The genomics era presents complicated issues for parents and pediatricians alike as they seek to understand what the results...
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French Pharmacies Begin Selling HIV/AIDS Home Testing Kits - VICE News

The French government hopes that by making the test widely available, some 30,000 people currently living with undiagnosed HIV in the country will be able to access treatment.
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Learning From Ebola - Intellectual Property Watch

Learning From Ebola - Intellectual Property Watch | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
In 1976, Yambuku village school headmaster Mabalo Lokela felt sick when he returned from a trip to northern Zaire near the Central African Republic border. He had a high fever, diarrhea, and bleed...
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A Slow-Moving Animal: The 150-year evolution of the law of patentable subject ... - Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

A Slow-Moving Animal: The 150-year evolution of the law of patentable subject ... - Metropolitan Corporate Counsel | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
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Scientific Curation Fostering Expert Networks and Open Innovation ...

Scientific Curation Fostering Expert Networks and Open Innovation ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Scientific Curation Fostering Expert Networks and Open Innovation: Lessons from Clive Thompson Curators and Writer: Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D. with input from Curators Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Dr.
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WHA: Experts Discuss Methods For Innovation, Access For MICs ...

WHA: Experts Discuss Methods For Innovation, Access For MICs ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Country officials, academics and leading global health advocates this week raised one of the key concerns of this year's World Health Assembly: innovation and access to medicines in middle-income countries.
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World Health Assembly Approves Plan To Strengthen Access To ...

World Health Assembly Approves Plan To Strengthen Access To ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
It expressed its support for global initiatives that help shape markets to increase access, such as the Medicines Patent Pool. Norway also reiterated its support for the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health, and ...
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Geneva Health Forum Covers Wide Range Of Policy Issues ...

Geneva Health Forum Covers Wide Range Of Policy Issues ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Non-communicable diseases, access and affordability, global health governance and information and communications technology innovation are some of the important issues discussed and debated at the recent Geneva Health Forum (GHF).
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IP and Technology Transfer – The Changing Business Model | Pharma

This lubricated a network for the commercialization of underutilized IP; larger corporates started to sell their patents and small firms sprang up, which then sold their developments back to the wider industry.
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South Africa writes IP policy making it harder to get drug patents ...

South Africa writes IP policy making it harder to get drug patents ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
China has added compulsory licensing to its bag of tricks for dealing with costly drugs. ... It would raise the bar on innovation, striking a blow at what critics consider "evergreening" by drug companies to extend patent protection.
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Patentability of genetic material - where does it stand today? - Lexology (registration)

Patentability of genetic material - where does it stand today? - Lexology (registration) | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Patentability of genetic material - where does it stand today?
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... licensing and Crown use, and a ban where commercial exploitation would be wholly offensive. Introduction.
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Preventing Pharmageddon: Treatment Access for Noncommunicable Diseases - Council on Foreign Relations

Preventing Pharmageddon: Treatment Access for Noncommunicable Diseases - Council on Foreign Relations | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Preventing Pharmageddon: Treatment Access for Noncommunicable Diseases Council on Foreign Relations Bitter disputes erupted over compulsory licenses, a means provided in the TRIPS agreement for governments to license a patented innovation without...
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UNITAID Welcomes New WHO Guidelines for anti-retrovirals and pre-exposure prophylaxis

UNITAID Welcomes New WHO Guidelines for anti-retrovirals and pre-exposure prophylaxis | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
RT @UNITAID: #UNITAID Welcomes New @WHO Guidelines for anti-retrovirals and preexposure prophylaxis: http://t.co/yIe8gXPHSI #HIV #ARV #PrEP
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Antiretroviral drug Truvada proves its worth in preventing new HIV infections - The Pharmaceutical Journal

Antiretroviral drug Truvada proves its worth in preventing new HIV infections - The Pharmaceutical Journal | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Treating men deemed at high risk of becoming HIV positive with daily antiretroviral medication is extremely effective at preventing new infections, according to new data.
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Dispute over HIV treatment featured in movie sparks lawsuit - The Boston Globe

Dispute over HIV treatment featured in movie sparks lawsuit - The Boston Globe | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
In a drama straight out of Hollywood, a Cambridge pharmaceutical company is accused of stealing research into Peptide T.
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New Patent Examination Guidance in Canada for Evaluating Medical Diagnostic ... - The National Law Review

New Patent Examination Guidance in Canada for Evaluating Medical Diagnostic ... - The National Law Review | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Patentable Subject Matter in Canada
In Canada, patentable subject matter is embodied in section 2 of the Canadian Patent Act (Patent Act) which defines an invention as “any new and useful art,
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WHO Board Recommends Extension Of Plan For Health Innovation, IP - Intellectual Property Watch

WHO Board Recommends Extension Of Plan For Health Innovation, IP - Intellectual Property Watch | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization Executive Board this week recommended the extension of an important strategy and plan of action on health, IP and innovation. It also set out steps to resolve question...
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Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress ...

Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Quick Point Pencil Co., 440 US 257 (1979) First, patent law seeks to foster and reward invention; second, it promotes disclosure of inventions to stimulate further innovation and to permit the public to practice the invention once the patent...
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Special Report: One Year On At The Medicines Patent Pool ...

Special Report: One Year On At The Medicines Patent Pool ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Under his guidance, MPP shares that it has launched a “series of new licensing agreements and negotiations with key patent holders and generic medicines companies.” Intellectual Property Watch sat down ...
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BRICS Ministers Join Forces For Access To Medicines | Intellectual ...

BRICS Ministers Join Forces For Access To Medicines | Intellectual ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
The side event on “Access to medicines: challenges and opportunities for developing countries” was organised the BRICS countries on 19 May alongside the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) taking place on 19-24 May.
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USPTO Guidance on Patent Eligibility of Products Derived from ...

USPTO Guidance on Patent Eligibility of Products Derived from ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
In the guidelines issued in March, the USPTO laid out a three-step framework that examiners should follow in determining whether a patent application for a product derived from natural materials is eligible for IP protection.
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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Patents for Humanity ...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Patents for Humanity ... | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). “Programs like Patents for. Humanity highlight how we can create incentives for researchers and businesses to use American innovation to address global humanitarian needs.
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Patentability of genetic material - where does it stand today? - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Patentability of genetic material - where does it stand today? - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
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PLOS ONE: High-Levels of Acquired Drug Resistance in Adult Patients Failing First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in a Rural HIV Treatment Programme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

PLOS ONE: High-Levels of Acquired Drug Resistance in Adult Patients Failing First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in a Rural HIV Treatment Programme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa | Innovations for Public Health | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Patents: Sometimes a Force for Innovation, Always a Bellwether ...

In 2012, Avaya was issued 246 patents, ranking us 123rd on the Intellectual Property Owners Association's top 300 list. We have also been recognized with Edison Innovations awards to Avaya innovators for two years ...
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