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Reports & Articles

Reports

  • Global Challenges Brief: The changing landscape of medical innovation: How have business models responded?  Global Challenges Brief
  • Global Challenges Report:  Patent Information, Freedom to Operate and "Global Access":  A Case Study of Dengue Vaccines Under Development  A Case Study of Dengue Vaccines Under Development
  • WIPO Patent Search Report on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP)-related Patents and Patent Applications WIPO Patent Search Report on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP)-related Patents and Patent Applications in PDF format
    This document was prepared at the request of WHO and as a technical input to the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) of Member States on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: sharing of influenza viruses and access to vaccines and other benefits.  It identifies the major patents related to pandemic influenza vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Papers

  • Patent landscape related to Ritonavir
  • Intellectual Property and Bioethics - An Overview Intellectual Property and Bioethics An Overview in PDF format
  • Patent issues related to influenza viruses and their genes Patent issues related to influenza viruses and their genes in PDF format
    Commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) pursuant to World Health Assembly Resolution 60.28, this paper provides the background to the WHO Report on "Patent issues related to influenza viruses and their genes" (Document A/PIP/IGM/3), submitted to the WHO Intergovernmental Meeting on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits, held in Geneva from November 20 to 23, 2007.
  • Annex to Working paper "Patent issues related to influenza viruses and their genes: Patent Landscape for the H5 virus" (contains a "Patent Landscape for the H5 virus"). 
  • Human health and the IP system: Innovation, access and public welfare – Working draft, An overview of the issues PDF, Human health and the IP system: Innovation, access and public welfare – Working draft, An overview of the issues
    This paper is a potential background resource that aims to assist in clarifying, categorizing and mapping current public health and IP issues. It was distributed at the WIPO Symposium on Current Issues in Intellectual Property and Public Health, in September 2007.
  • Preliminary Comments of WIPO to the WHO Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH) PDF, Preliminary Comments of WIPO to the WHO Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health
    These preliminary and informal comments were intended to be an initial contribution to the work of the CIPIH.
  • Follow-on Innovation and Intellectual Property Submissions to the WHO Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH) PDF, Follow-on Innovation and Intellectual Property Submissions to the WHO Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health
    Prepared by WIPO, this working paper provides technical input to the CIPIH on the topic of “me too” or “follow-on” innovation, and includes specific examples and information.

 

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