I-MAK’s team has spent the last decade increasing transparency on patents, innovation, and access.

Treatment advocate tactics to expand access to antiviral therapy for HIV and viral hepatitis C in low- to high-income settings: making sure no one is left behind

Worldwide, 71 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which, without treatment, can lead to liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV co-infection increases liver- and AIDS-related morbidity and mortality among HIV-positive people, despite ART. A 12-week course of HCV direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) usually cures HCV – regardless of HIV status. However, patents and…

Journal Articles 9 Apr 2018

Amicus Brief Filed in Oil States vs. Greene Energy Group Supreme Court Case: The Critical Role of Patent Challenges in Increasing Competition and Reducing Drug Prices

In 2011, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) to curb the spread of unmerited patents, stop abusive litigation, and ensure a fair playing field for patent applicants. Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub. L. No. 112- 20, 125 Stat. 284, 35 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (2011). In the face of industry overreliance on…

Briefs & Reports 30 Oct 2017

FDA Submission for Administering The Hatch-Waxman Amendments: Ensuring A Balance Between Innovation And Access

“Administering the Hatch-Waxman Amendments: Ensuring a Balance Between Innovation and Access” was a meeting held on July 18, 2017 to provide the public an opportunity to submit comments concerning administration of the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) to help ensure the intended balance between encouraging innovation in drug…

Submissions 17 Sep 2017

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