Licensing and patenting practices of UK research institutions.

Florence Rodgers made this Freedom of Information request to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Florence Rodgers

Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

In October 2018 we emailed requesting data about the licencing practices of your university, for analysis to be completed we require the information listed below.

Definitions

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

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 organised 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. 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)

Q2. Please provide a list of patents granted to your organisation in the period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019, grouped by patent family, indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

END FOI request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers
UAEM Representative

Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

This is now long over due.
Do you have an update on this request?

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers

LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM ServiceDesk
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Re: Re: Freedom of Information request - Licensing and patenting practices
of UK res

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Re: Re: Freedom of Information request - Licensing and patenting practices
of UK res

Dear Florence,
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act and our apologies for the delay in following up - We are
struggling to locate your original request in our database for managing
FOI requests.
We would really appreciate if you could please confirm when it was
originally sent and resend it at [1][London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine request email].
We will respond as soon as possible.  
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,
Freedom of Information Team 

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Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
I have pasted the request below:

Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

In October 2018 we emailed requesting data about the licencing practices of your university, for analysis to be completed we require the information listed below.

Definitions

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

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 organised 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. 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)

Q2. Please provide a list of patents granted to your organisation in the period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019, grouped by patent family, indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

END FOI request.

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

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers
UAEM Representative

LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM ServiceDesk
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Your request Re: Freedom of Information request - Licensing and patenting
practices of UK res has now been completed.

Dear Florence,

Thank you for your freedom of information request, and subsequent follow
up. I apologise for our delay- I’m afraid, it has been necessary for us to
liaise closely with other departments across LSHTM in order to process
it.  As I am sure you will appreciate, during the current global pandemic,
it has been necessary for LSHTM to adapt its operational approach in
various respects and to prioritise certain areas of its operations during
this extraordinary period. This, combined with the fact that the majority
of our sites are currently closed and the vast majority of our staff are
currently working from home, has had an inevitable impact on the timeframe
for dealing with and/or responding to Freedom of Information requests in a
small number of cases.

I write with a response to your request:

Q1. 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)

No information held. London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine has not
licensed any health technologies in the year 18th October 2018 to 18th
October 2019.

Q2. Please provide a list of patents granted to your organisation in the
period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019, grouped by patent family,
indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.
No information held. London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine has not
been granted any patents in the period 18th Oct 2018 – 18th Oct 2019.

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