Shortly after a new government was installed in Bangkok earlier this year, European Union trade commissioner Peter Mandelson urged it to review a series of compulsory licenses issued by the previous administration that overruled patents on several medicines. [compulsory licensing == right to license an invention, the patent is not "overruled" as IP Watch claims]
But the European does not back the aggressive push of the European Trade Commissioner.
[MEP] Agnoletto alleged that there is a contradiction between statements that Mandelson has made to the [European] Parliament and those contained in his letter. “He is using two different languages,” Agnoletto added. “I have the impression he is working more for the pharmaceutical industry than for the Commission.”
From the NGO side Médecins Sans Frontières is beating the drum.