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Dear Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,

We have previously sent FOI requests asking for information about the licensing practices of UK universities. This was concerning the time period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019. We are now looking to update the information for the following year, 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020. 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/y5dwc2qv]

A patent grants an inventor the exclusive rights to his or her invention. A patent holder can stop other people from selling, manufacturing, producing, or using the invention for a certain period of time.
Source: Upcouncil, available online [https://www.upcounsel.com/what-is-a-pate...

Licence: Permission for the licensee to use the intellectual property rights
Source: TaylorWessing, available online [https://www.taylorwessing.com/download/a...
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.
Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to exploit the IP.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online [https://www.taylorwessing.com/synapse/co...

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://www.who.int/health-technology-as...

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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020 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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020, listed by patent family, indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

Q4. In the period 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020, 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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020 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,

Sarai Keestra

Freedom of Information, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Dear Sarai

 

Thank you for your email,

 

Please see attached acknowledgement of your FOI request.

 

Kind Regards

 

James Milligan

Data Protection Officer

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

(+44) 0151 705 3190

 

Currently working remotely

 

Please note that I work part time-Mon and Tues 0915-1545  Wed 0915-1515 .

 

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Registered charity number: 222655

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From: Sarai Keestra <[FOI #703584 email]>
Sent: 04 November 2020 08:52
To: Freedom of Information <[Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - UAEM - Licensing and patenting
practices of UK research institutions 2019-2020

 

Dear Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,

We have previously sent FOI requests asking for information about the
licensing practices of UK universities. This was concerning the time
period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019. We are now looking to
update the information for the following year, 19th October 2019 to 19th
October 2020. 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 [[4]https://tinyurl.com/y5dwc2qv]

A patent grants an inventor the exclusive rights to his or her invention.
A patent holder can stop other people from selling, manufacturing,
producing, or using the invention for a certain period of time.

Source: Upcouncil, available online
[[5]https://www.upcounsel.com/what-is-a-pate...

Licence: Permission for the licensee to use the intellectual property
rights

Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[[6]https://www.taylorwessing.com/download/a...

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.

Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to
exploit the IP.

Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[[7]https://www.taylorwessing.com/synapse/co...

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://www.who.int/health-technology-as...

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
19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020 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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020, listed by patent family,
indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

Q4. In the period 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020, 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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020 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,

Sarai Keestra

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Freedom of Information, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Dear Sarai

 

Please see attached response to your FOI request on licensing and
patenting practices of UK research institutions 2019-2020

 

Kind Regards

 

James Milligan

Data Protection Officer

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

(+44) 0151 705 3190

 

Currently working remotely

 

Please note that I work part time-Mon and Tues 0915-1545  Wed 0915-1515 .

 

Freedom of Information requests should be directed
to: [1][Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine request email] and Subject Access Requests or data breach
concerns to: [2][email address]

 

 

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

A company limited by guarantee

Registered company number 83408 England and Wales

Registered charity number: 222655

Registered address: Pembroke Place Liverpool L3 5QA UK 

 

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From: Freedom of Information <[Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine request email]>
Sent: 26 November 2020 16:33
To: Sarai Keestra <[FOI #703584 email]>; Freedom of
Information <[Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - UAEM - Licensing and
patenting practices of UK research institutions 2019-2020

 

Dear Sarai

 

Thank you for your email,

 

Please see attached acknowledgement of your FOI request.

 

Kind Regards

 

James Milligan

Data Protection Officer

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

(+44) 0151 705 3190

 

Currently working remotely

 

Please note that I work part time-Mon and Tues 0915-1545  Wed 0915-1515 .

 

Freedom of Information requests should be directed
to: [4][Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine request email] and Subject Access Requests or data breach
concerns to: [5][email address]

 

 

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

A company limited by guarantee

Registered company number 83408 England and Wales

Registered charity number: 222655

Registered address: Pembroke Place Liverpool L3 5QA UK 

 

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From: Sarai Keestra <[7][FOI #703584 email]>
Sent: 04 November 2020 08:52
To: Freedom of Information <[8][Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - UAEM - Licensing and patenting
practices of UK research institutions 2019-2020

 

Dear Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,

We have previously sent FOI requests asking for information about the
licensing practices of UK universities. This was concerning the time
period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019. We are now looking to
update the information for the following year, 19th October 2019 to 19th
October 2020. 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 [[9]https://tinyurl.com/y5dwc2qv]

A patent grants an inventor the exclusive rights to his or her invention.
A patent holder can stop other people from selling, manufacturing,
producing, or using the invention for a certain period of time.

Source: Upcouncil, available online
[[10]https://www.upcounsel.com/what-is-a-pate...

Licence: Permission for the licensee to use the intellectual property
rights

Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[[11]https://www.taylorwessing.com/download/a...

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.

Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to
exploit the IP.

Source: TaylorWessing, available online
[[12]https://www.taylorwessing.com/synapse/co...

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
[[13]https://www.who.int/health-technology-as...

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
19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020 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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020, listed by patent family,
indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

Q4. In the period 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020, 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 19th October 2019 to 19th October 2020 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,

Sarai Keestra

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