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Contreras addressed IP section of the Utah Bar on proposed legislative amendments

  On Apr. 25, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras addressed the IP Section of the Utah Bar Association regarding proposed legislative amendments to the standards for patentable subject matter under Section 1010 of the Patent Act. A copy of his presentation can be found here »

Contreras to participate in PLI Patent Law Institute seminar

On Apr. 27, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will speak at the 11th Annual PLI Patent Law Institute in San Francisco on the topic of calculating “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” (FRAND) royalties for standards-essential patents.

Contreras to speak on patents at Creative Commons Global Summit

On Sun. Apr. 30, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be speaking at the Creative Commons Global Summit in Toronto on the topic of patent pledges and other private ordering structures for broadening access to patented technologies.

Contreras to present on “Silly Patents” at St. Louis University School of Law

On Wednesday, Apr. 19, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be presenting his work on “Silly Patents” to the faculty of the St. Louis University School of Law. In this work, Contreras explores deficiencies in the patent examination process that has led to the issuance of patents on everyday […]

Contreras commentary on UK High Court Patent decision cited by media outlets

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras’s recent commentary on the UK High Court (Patent) decision in Unwired Planet v. Huawei has been mentioned by several media outlets over the past week (PatentLYO, Comparative Patent Remedies). Contreras was quoted in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) discussing the impact that the UK decision […]

Contreras article cited in United Kingdom High Court for Patents

University of Utah S.J. Quiney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras’s 2015 article on the history of fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) patent licensing for technical standards was cited by the United Kingdom High Court for Patents in a landmark decision in Unwired Planet v. Huawei (Birss, J., Apr. 5, 2017). This is the first […]

Contreras to discuss patents at international roundtable at NYU

On Friday, Apr. 7, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be discussing his recent empirical research on India’s patent working requirement at the International Intellectual Property Law Roundtable held at NYU Law School. This research has been conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru, India, […]

Contreras publishes new book on patents

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras recently published a new book titled, “Patent Pledges: Global Perspectives on Patent Law’s Private Ordering Frontier.” Click here to see the Edward Elgar Publishing pdf »

Governing Digitally Integrated Genetic Resources

By Jorge Contreras for BiolawToday.org.  In a recent case, a French research institute agreed to share the benefits arising from a drug patent with an indigenous group in French Guinea. The French researchers had learned about the medicinal plant from members of the Kali’na, Palikur, and Creole communities, but failed to negotiate access and benefit sharing […]

New research explores impact of broadening CRISPR patents

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor Jorge Contreras in the journal Science proposes that universities currently holding CRISPR patents open their licenses to broader segments of the biopharma industry —a change that could potentially lead to important discoveries for human health and medicine.   “Because the potential for […]