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

Sarai Keestra made this Freedom of Information request to University of Exeter

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Dear University of Exeter,

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

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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?

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Yours faithfully,

Sarai Keestra

Data Protection & Freedom of Information, University of Exeter

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Dear Sarai,

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act of 2000.
Your reference number is FOI18-386

 

We will consider your request and respond in due course.

 

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Dear Data Protection & Freedom of Information,

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

Data Protection & Freedom of Information, University of Exeter

Many thanks.

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Dear Sarai,

 

Please find the University's response to you Freedom of Information
Request attached.

 

Kind regards,

Information Governance Support
Tel 01392 726841

University of Exeter
[1]www.exeter.ac.uk
Lafrowda House, St. German’s Road, Exeter, EX4 6TL

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