What is a Patent Pool and why do we need one?
The Patent Pool must benefit people in all developing countries
First steps, but still a long way to go
19 articles related to "Patent Pool"
The Medicines Patent Pool recently signed its first licence with a pharmaceutical company, Gilead. MSF responded to the announcement but we now take a deeper look at the licence, as well as the benefits...
Briefing – Last updated 19 December 2011
The drive behind the Patent Pool was to find a solution to the lack of access to newer HIV/AIDS medicines and to combination treatments for people living in developing countries. Now that the first...
Web article – Last updated 20 July 2011
Every day, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is confronted with the lack of access to adequate or affordable medical tools in the field. We face two major challenges the high cost of existing...
Report – Last updated 16 January 2009
Make It Happen Campaign Update 11 Four pharmaceutical companies have stated their intent to enter into formal negotiations with the Medicines Patent Pool – but five companies that hold patents...
Web article – Last updated 11 February 2011
Make It Happen Campaign Update 10 In December 2010, MSF sent pharmaceutical company Gilead a letter encouraging them to put their patents for vital AIDS medicines into the Medicines Patent Pool...
Web article – Last updated 28 January 2011
Make It Happen Campaign Update 9 The Board of UNITAID agreed a memorandum of understanding with the recently established Medicines Patent Pool Foundation on June 8th, removing the final logistical...
Web article – Last updated 23 June 2010
Make It Happen Campaign Update 8 There’s very encouraging progress on the setting up of the Medicines Patent Pool following last week’s meeting of the UNITAID Finance and Administration...
Web article – Last updated 23 April 2010
Make It Happen Campaign Update 7 The Executive Board of UNITAID met on 5 February 2010 for a Special Session on the Patent Pool. The purpose of the meeting was to agree on specific aspects...
Web article – Last updated 09 February 2010
Over 300,000 messages of support help realise creation of UNITAID’s patent pool Great news: thanks in no small part to the participation of thousands of individuals in the Make It Happen Campaign,...
Web article – Last updated 16 December 2009
A strategic pause in the campaign Thanks for all your efforts. We’re pausing for breath as we await the outcome of the key meeting about the patent pool on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December....
Web article – Last updated 11 December 2009