[pp.int.general] pharmaceutical patents 09
"Robbie E. C. A. Hontelé"
Robbie.e.c.a.hontele at piratenpartij.nl
Wed Jun 17 21:19:13 CEST 2009
I think that this can work if we can clearly describe how patents and
innovation collide. Looking at Lissabon, LLL etc. innovation should have
priority in the EU if we want to reach the goals set in KP6.
Innovation is a part of knowledge, that triangle consists of the points
Innovation, Education and Research.
Therefore the collisions between innovation and patents should support
Anyone with knowledge about human rights? Is there like a right to aid
when a person is ill? This too could be a good argument in the battle
against pharmaceutical patents.
These are the first things popping up. Does this help you?
Amelia Andersdotter schreef:
> Dear list,
> The Pirate Party of Sweden has some political leverage right now due
> to the election results. This also means a general interest for our
> issues (in particular copyright, but I hope it will spill over on the
> patent debate as well).
> Therefore I'm considering some kind of patent action. We have a new
> commission being put into power (anyone know dates?) this year, and
> I'm thinking someone should urge the commission to take a stance
> against the possibility for the pharmaceutical industry to prolong
> their patent protection term by five additional years.
> So the European Commission reportedly criticized the pharmaceutical
> industry for using this possibility in a competition encumbering way
> last autumn.
> would it be possible to make a political issue out of this, do you
> think? urging the new commission to do something about it?
More information about the pp.international.general