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When is a Covenant just a Covenant? Of Meso, Newman and Transactions with Patents

Originally posted on New Private Law blog by Jorge Contreras. BiolawToday.org. A petition for certiorari was recently filed with the Supreme Court in Meso Scale Diagnostics LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH (Del. 2015). In it, Petitioner poses the following question: “Whether a covenant, promise, or agreement not to sue for the infringement of a federal patent is a license of that patent as […]

LABS Hosts Event, “When a Pharmaceutical Patent is Not Enough”

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences hosted C. Randolph (Randy) Ross, former counsel at Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, for a presentation on “When a Pharmaceutical Patent is Not Enough” on October 20th.  Co-sponsored by the law firm of Maschoff, Brennan, the lunch talk was a tour through all the non-patent issues involved in protecting intellectual property, […]

Federal Circuit Rules Against the University of Utah in Joint Inventorship Case

By Austen Paulsen, Class of 2016, for BiolawToday.org In a battle over the inventorship of a group of patents known as “the Tuschl-II Patents,” Judge Saris of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently ruled against the University of Utah (“the University”). In 2011, the University sued Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Föerderung Der Wissenschaften e.V. […]

Contreras submits comments to Chinese National Development and Reform Commission

On October 14, 2015, Professor Jorge Contreras submitted expert comments to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) relating to its proposed Antimonopoly Law Intellectual Property Guidelines.  Much of Prof. Contreras’s research relates to the intersection of intellectual property, antitrust law and technical standardization, and he has specifically studied the impact of Chinese firms […]

Turing Backs Down in the Face of Social Media Pressure, Not Law

By Teneille Brown for BiolawToday.org. Teneille Brown is a professor of law and adjunct professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  Social media feeds were ablaze last week when it was revealed that Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a life-saving toxoplasmosis drug, Daraprim, from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet. Twitter […]

3L Bossard Attends Weeklong Intellectual Property Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

In June 2015, rising 3L Justin Bossard participated in the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the event. In the […]

Rising 3L Bossard Selected to Attend Intellectual Property Law Institute

In June 2015, Justin Bossard, a rising 3L, was selected to attend the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the […]

Contreras Speaks in Poland

From September 3-11, Professor Jorge Contreras will be in Poland (Cracow, Warsaw and Poznan) for a series of speaking engagements organized by the Polish Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Adam Mickiewicz University. The events will focus on patents and commercialization of technology in developing economies, particularly in Poland. Contreras has ongoing collaborations with scholars […]

Rinehart Quoted in Tribune on Salt Lake Comic Con Trademark Case

Amelia Rinehart, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune on July 31, 2014 about the continued trademark battle between the Salt Lake and the San Diego Comic Book Conventions. To read the article click here.

Rinehart Interviewed about Salt Lake Comic Con Case

Amelia Rinehart, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune on July 28, 2014 about the legal naming dispute between the San Diego Comic-Con, the nation’s largest Comic Book Convention, and the Salt Lake Comic Con, which launched last year. San Diego […]