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Licensing and patenting practices of UK research institutions.

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Dear University of Southampton,

In October 2018, we sent an FOI request asking for information about the licensing practices of your university.

We have yet to receive a response.

We would appreciate it if you could send a response to the updated FOI request below as a matter of urgency.

The updated request is listed below:

For the purpose of clarity, please adhere to the following definitions when answering these questions:

Definitions

Low and middle income country: A country that is defined as ‘low’, ‘lower-middle’ and ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank for the year 2018. Income status defined by GNI per capita.
Source: World bank, available online [https://tinyurl.com/jr6s6fm]

Patent: A form of intellectual property (IP) rights protection, whereby a government grants to the inventor, the right to stop others from making, using or selling the product without their permission for a limited period.
Source: Upcouncil, available online [https://www.upcounsel.com/copyright-trad...

Licence: Contracts that transfer IP rights from the owner of the rights to a third party for use.
Source: Upcouncil, available online [https://www.upcounsel.com/copyright-trad...

Exclusive Licence: A licence that allows only the named licensee to exploit the relevant IP rights, the licensor is also excluded from exploiting these IP rights.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online [https://united-kingdom.taylorwessing.com...

Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to exploit the IP.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online [https://united-kingdom.taylorwessing.com...

Health Technology: ‘Health technology as defined by the WHO: “A health technology is the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.’ Source: WHO, available online [http://www.who.int/health-technology-ass…

START FOI request:

Q1. Has the university committed to licensing its medical discoveries in ways that promote access and affordability in Low- and Middle- Income Countries? If yes, please provide a link or PDF to the relevant policy document.

Q2. Please provide an Excel spreadsheet with headings as displayed below with all the health technologies LICENSED by the university in the period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019 AND specify which countries they were licensed in AND specify whether they are exclusive or non-exclusive licenses.

Health Technology Licensed | Country of Licensing | Type of License (Exclusive or Non-Exclusive)

Q3. Please provide a list of patents granted to your organization in the period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019, listed by patent family, indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

Q4.Has the university shared its best practices for promoting access to medicines through non-exclusive licensing by carrying out any of the following activities?

❏ Contributed sample clauses to the AUTM Global Health Toolkit
❏ Published an article, guidance, or other literature on access licensing practices
❏ Formally presented on access licensing practices at an academic or professional event, or at another university
❏ Informally shared or discussed access licensing practices with administrators at other universities
❏ Other
❏ None
(Tick as appropriate)
Q5. What actions has the technology transfer office (TTO) undertaken in the period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019 to improve access to the technologies they license in low- and middle-income settings?
END FOI request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers
UAEM Representative

Support, University of Southampton

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[1]University of Southampton

Dear Florence Rodgers,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Date of request: 03-03-2020 15:34:33 GMT
Due date: 31-03-2020 15:34:33 BST
Ref: RITM0271402

Acknowledgement of request for information

Thank you for your request for information dated 03-03-2020 15:34:33 GMT,
a copy of which is appended hereto for your ease of reference.

The University will endeavour to respond as soon as practicable and in any
event by 31-03-2020 15:34:33 BST. The reference for your request is
[2]RITM0271402: please quote this reference in any future correspondence
regarding this request.

Requested information:

Dear University of Southampton,

In October 2018, we sent an FOI request asking for information about the
licensing practices of your university.

We have yet to receive a response.

We would appreciate it if you could send a response to the updated FOI
request below as a matter of urgency.

The updated request is listed below:

For the purpose of clarity, please adhere to the following definitions
when answering these questions:

Definitions

Low and middle income country: A country that is defined as ‘low’,
‘lower-middle’ and ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank for the year
2018. Income status defined by GNI per capita.
Source: World bank, available online
[https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Patent: A form of intellectual property (IP) rights protection, whereby a
government grants to the inventor, the right to stop others from making,
using or selling the product without their permission for a limited
period.
Source: Upcouncil, available online
[https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Licence: Contracts that transfer IP rights from the owner of the rights to
a third party for use.
Source: Upcouncil, available online
[https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Exclusive Licence: A licence that allows only the named licensee to
exploit the relevant IP rights, the licensor is also excluded from
exploiting these IP rights.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to
exploit the IP.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Health Technology: ‘Health technology as defined by the WHO: “A health
technology is the application of organized knowledge and skills in the
form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to
solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.’ Source: WHO,
available online
[https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

START FOI request:

Q1. Has the university committed to licensing its medical discoveries in
ways that promote access and affordability in Low- and Middle- Income
Countries? If yes, please provide a link or PDF to the relevant policy
document.

Q2. Please provide an Excel spreadsheet with headings as displayed below
with all the health technologies LICENSED by the university in the period
18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019 AND specify which countries they
were licensed in AND specify whether they are exclusive or non-exclusive
licenses.

Health Technology Licensed | Country of Licensing | Type of License
(Exclusive or Non-Exclusive)

Q3. Please provide a list of patents granted to your organization in the
period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019, listed by patent family,
indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

Q4.Has the university shared its best practices for promoting access to
medicines through non-exclusive licensing by carrying out any of the
following activities?

❏ Contributed sample clauses to the AUTM Global Health Toolkit
❏ Published an article, guidance, or other literature on access licensing
practices
❏ Formally presented on access licensing practices at an academic or
professional event, or at another university
❏ Informally shared or discussed access licensing practices with
administrators at other universities
❏ Other
❏ None
(Tick as appropriate)
Q5. What actions has the technology transfer office (TTO) undertaken in
the period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019 to improve access to
the technologies they license in low- and middle-income settings?
END FOI request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers
UAEM Representative

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office

email: [University of Southampton request email]

 
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[1]University of Southampton

Dear Florence Rodgers,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Date of request: 03-03-2020 15:34:33 GMT
Due date: 31-03-2020 15:34:33 BST
Ref: RITM0271402

 

​We refer to your request for information dated 03-03-2020  GMT.

Further to our email of 05 March 2020, unfortunately we have not been in a
position to provide you with a response by the deadline originally stated.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience.

Please note the ICO guidance on FOI responses during the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic [2]here.

 

If you do not feel that we have dealt with your request in accordance with
the requirements of [3]Part I of the Act, you may request a review. Your
request for a review should specify in what respect you consider that the
requirements of [4]Part I have not been met. Please address your request
to the Chief Operating Officer at the following
address: [5][University of Southampton request email].

In accordance with section 5.3 of the [6]Code of Practice, a request for a
review must sent within 40 working days of the date of this email. The
University is not obliged to accept any requests for a review beyond 40
working days.

We will endeavour to respond to your request for a review within 20
working days of receipt.

The Information Commissioner is responsible for enforcing rights of access
to information and the operation of the publication scheme. You may apply
to the Information Commissioner in writing (FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF) or [7]electronically for a decision whether, in any
specified respect, your request for information has been dealt with by the
University in accordance with the requirements of [8]Part I of the Act.
The Information Commissioner will not normally take action unless they are
satisfied that the University's review procedure has been exhausted.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office

email: [9][University of Southampton request email]

 

 

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[1]University of Southampton

 

Dear Florence Rodgers,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Request for information: response

Date of request: 03-03-2020 15:34:33 GMT
Due date: 31-03-2020 15:34:33 BST
Ref: RITM0271402

We refer to your request for information dated 03-03-2020 15:34:33 GMT.

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (the “Act”), please accept our apologies for the delay in
responding to you.

Please find below your question, with the University’s corresponding
response.

In accordance with [2]section 1(a) of the Act, we confirm that the
University holds information of the description specified in your request.
The answers to your questions are as follows:

Question:

Dear University of Southampton,

In October 2018, we sent an FOI request asking for information about the
licensing practices of your university.

We have yet to receive a response.

We would appreciate it if you could send a response to the updated FOI
request below as a matter of urgency.

The updated request is listed below:

For the purpose of clarity, please adhere to the following definitions
when answering these questions:

Definitions

Low and middle income country: A country that is defined as ‘low’,
‘lower-middle’ and ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank for the year
2018. Income status defined by GNI per capita.
Source: World bank, available online
[[3]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

Patent: A form of intellectual property (IP) rights protection, whereby a
government grants to the inventor, the right to stop others from making,
using or selling the product without their permission for a limited
period.
Source: Upcouncil, available online
[[4]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Licence: Contracts that transfer IP rights from the owner of the rights to
a third party for use.
Source: Upcouncil, available online
[[5]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Exclusive Licence: A licence that allows only the named licensee to
exploit the relevant IP rights, the licensor is also excluded from
exploiting these IP rights.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[[6]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to
exploit the IP.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[[7]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo......

Health Technology: ‘Health technology as defined by the WHO: “A health
technology is the application of organized knowledge and skills in the
form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to
solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.’ Source: WHO,
available online
[[8]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

START FOI request:

Q1. Has the university committed to licensing its medical discoveries in
ways that promote access and affordability in Low- and Middle- Income
Countries? If yes, please provide a link or PDF to the relevant policy
document.

Q2. Please provide an Excel spreadsheet with headings as displayed below
with all the health technologies LICENSED by the university in the period
18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019 AND specify which countries they
were licensed in AND specify whether they are exclusive or non-exclusive
licenses.

Health Technology Licensed | Country of Licensing | Type of License
(Exclusive or Non-Exclusive)

Q3. Please provide a list of patents granted to your organization in the
period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019, listed by patent family,
indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

Q4.Has the university shared its best practices for promoting access to
medicines through non-exclusive licensing by carrying out any of the
following activities?

❏ Contributed sample clauses to the AUTM Global Health Toolkit
❏ Published an article, guidance, or other literature on access licensing
practices
❏ Formally presented on access licensing practices at an academic or
professional event, or at another university
❏ Informally shared or discussed access licensing practices with
administrators at other universities
❏ Other
❏ None
(Tick as appropriate)
Q5. What actions has the technology transfer office (TTO) undertaken in
the period 18th October 2018 and 18th October 2019 to improve access to
the technologies they license in low- and middle-income settings?
END FOI request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers
UAEM Representative

 

Answer:

The answer to your request can be found [9]here

 

If you do not feel that we have dealt with your request in accordance with
the requirements of [10]Part I of the Act, you may request a review. Your
request for a review should specify in what respect you consider that the
requirements of [11]Part I have not been met. Please address your request
to the Chief Operating Officer at the following address:
[12][University of Southampton request email].

In accordance with section 5.3 of the [13]Code of Practice, a request for
a review must sent within 40 working days of the date of this email. The
University is not obliged to accept any requests for a review beyond 40
working days.

We will endeavour to respond to your request for a review within 20
working days of receipt.

The Information Commissioner is responsible for enforcing rights of access
to information and the operation of the publication scheme. You may apply
to the Information Commissioner in writing (FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF) or [14]electronically for a decision whether, in any
specified respect, your request for information has been dealt with by the
University in accordance with the requirements of [15]Part I of the Act.
The Information Commissioner will not normally take action unless they are
satisfied that the University's review procedure has been exhausted.

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office

email: [University of Southampton request email]

 

 
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