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The AUTM Global Health Toolkit

The AUTM Global Health Toolkit includes AUTM position documents as well as relevant papers and articles on global health issues. AUTM provides this information as a helpful resource but doesn't endorse any one approach. Organizations must use their own discretion when choosing the approach that is appropriate for the circumstances.


AUTM Global Health Sample Clauses  A non-exhaustive set of examples of verbatim clauses related to global health issues, as extracted from license agreements successfully executed by  universities.


ipHandbook of Best Practices

Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies

The Critical Role of Academic Licensing in Promoting Global Social Responsibility April E. Effort,  Licensing Associate,  and Ashley J. Stevens, D.Phil (Oxon) Executive Director, Technology Transfer Boston University and Research Director, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization School of Management

Nuanced Management of IP Rights: Shaping Industry-University Relationships to Promote Social Impact, Carol Mimura, Ph.D, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances, UC Berkeley. (Source: Social Science Research Network)

Technology Licensing for the Benefit of the Developing World: UC Berkeley’s Socially Responsible Licensing Program, Carol Mimura, Ph.D, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances, UC Berkeley (Source: AUTM Journal, Fall 2006).

Patent Pools

Patent pools provide another mechanism to share certain intellectual property that may be useful to develop healthcare technologies that could benefit the developing world. Below are a few examples of patent pools. 

Medicines Patent Pool Foundation

WIPO Re:Search


Trilateral (WHO-WIPO-WTO) Study

World Trade Organization: TRIPS and Public Health

World Health Organization: Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property