Assessment of the licensing and patenting practices of UK's leading medical research institutions

Sarai Keestra made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,

The FOI request below is being filed on behalf of UAEM-UK. Please note that the answers to these questions will be used to determine the university’s score in the forthcoming Global Health Ranking of leading UK universities by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) UK.

We encourage you to read this background briefing before compiling your response:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GMzH...

Thank you very much for your time & best wishes,
Sarai Keestra - Universities Allied for Essential Medicines UK

START FOI

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...

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 past year 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 an Excel spreadsheet with all the health technologies PATENTED by the university in the past year AND specify which countries they were patented in.

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 past year to improve access to the technologies they license in low- and middle-income settings?

END FOI

Julia Martin, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

2 Attachments

Dear Sarai Keestra,

 

Please find our acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information request
attached.

 

Regards,

 

Julia Martin

 

Julia Martin • Head of Information Services

LSTM Library • Pembroke Place • Liverpool • L3 5QA

✉ [1][email address] • ☏ 0151 705 3191 •
[2]twitter-bird-16x16 @LSTMLibrary

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

This e-mail message is sent on behalf of the Liverpool School of Tropical
Medicine, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England
and Wales with company number 222655 and whose registered office is at
Pembroke Place Liverpool L3 5QA ("LSTM")

The contents of this e-mail are subject to LSTM’s email disclaimer found
at:
[3]http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/disclaimer/email...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
3. http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/disclaimer/email...

Dear Julia Martin,

It has been pointed out to me that the link to the background briefing in our FOI request was broken. Please accept my sincerest apologies for this inconvenience. This link should now be working: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GMzH...

Yours sincerely,

Sarai Keestra

Julia Martin, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Dear Sarai Keestra,

Thanks for the amended link. I have forwarded it to the member of staff who is looking at your query.

Regards,

Julia

Julia Martin • Head of Information Services
LSTM Library • Pembroke Place • Liverpool • L3 5QA
✉ [email address] • ☏ 0151 705 3191 • @LSTMLibrary

(My normal working days are Wednesday to Friday. If you have an urgent query outside of this time, please contact [email address])

show quoted sections

Julia Martin, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

3 Attachments

Dear Sarai Keestra,

 

Please find our answer to your Freedom of Information request attached.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julia Martin

 

 

Julia Martin • Head of Information Services

LSTM Library • Pembroke Place • Liverpool • L3 5QA

✉ [1][email address] • ☏ 0151 705 3191 •
[2]twitter-bird-16x16 @LSTMLibrary

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

This e-mail message is sent on behalf of the Liverpool School of Tropical
Medicine, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England
and Wales with company number 222655 and whose registered office is at
Pembroke Place Liverpool L3 5QA ("LSTM")

The contents of this e-mail are subject to LSTM’s email disclaimer found
at:
[3]http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/disclaimer/email...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]
3. http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/disclaimer/email...