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MRI Machines and Patentability

By Steven Swan for BiolawToday.org. Here at the Center of Law and Biomedical Sciences, we are committed to addressing the ever-changing legal landscape in “areas of health policy, the life sciences, biotechnology, bioethics, and the medical and technological arts, in order to help overcome the most critical health-care challenges of our times.”[1] And at issue […]

Contreras to speak at Patent Holdup Theory symposium in Washington D.C.

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will speak at the “Patent Holdup Theory” symposium hosted by Stanford University in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4.  Contreras will join economists Steven Haber (Stanford) and Daniel Spulber (Northwestern) to offer differing perspectives on the topics of patent holdup, royalty stacking and technical standards, which have taken on increasing importance […]

Contreras speaks at conference on “Regulating Patent Hold-Up”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras spoke on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Brussels at the University of Liege’s conference on “Regulating Patent Hold-Up”, arguing that market-wide empirical data is not a necessary element for proving anticompetitive conduct in standard-setting or otherwise.  http://www.lcii.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/LCII-Conference-February-29-2016-Patent-Hold-up-Final.pdf

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 […]

Patent Exhaustion and Helferich’s Assertion Problem

By Professor Amelia Smith Rinehart, as published on PatentlyO.com.  Recently, the Federal Circuit held that the New York Times and others infringed patents claiming methods and systems for delivering content to smartphones.[1] In a related Patently-O essay, Professor Sam Ernst states that the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Helferichis “directly contrary to Supreme Court precedent and represents a […]

Contreras Presents Recent Work on Patent Pledges in D.C.

On February 6, 2015, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presented his recent work on Patent Pledges at the annual Works in Progress in Intellectual Property (WIPIP) conference in Washington, DC. Recent pledges not to assert patents by companies including Tesla Motors, Toyota and Myriad Genetics represent […]

Contreras to Moderate Symposium in Washington, D.C.

On Tues Nov 11, 2014, Prof Contreras will be hosting and moderating a symposium entitled “The Future of Patent Remedies” at American University in Washington DC. The symposium is co-sponsored by the SJ Quinney College of Law.

Bowman v. Monsanto: Implications in Health and Biotechnology

By 3L student Ryan Beckstrom, Fellow with the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences The United States Supreme Court is currently considering the case of agribusiness giant Monsanto against a farmer who planted his crops using second-generation versions of Monsanto’s patented “Roundup Ready” soy seeds. Generally, Monsanto farmers are forbidden by contract from saving their “Roundup […]

Visiting Professor Landers Authors Patent Law Casebook

by Marty Stolz Understanding Patent Law 2008 (LexisNexis), by Visiting Professor Amy L. Landers, has been released. As part of the “Understanding” series of treatises from LexisNexis, this patent law casebook presents up-to-date coverage of all major patent law topics; overviews and examples to illustrate the application of abstract and complex doctrines; summaries of major […]