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Contreras receives the EAB/SA Board of Governors Standards Education Award

On Friday, November 16 in Vancouver Canada, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be given the EAB/SA Board of Governors Standards Education Award for “for outstanding contributions to understanding the interaction of standardization systems with intellectual property rights, and educating students, policy makers and the public regarding these issues.” […]

Research: Do too many patents stifle progress in biomedicine?

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras in the journal Science this week explores the current state of sharing resources in the biomedical research field and whether the fragmentation of property ownership can stifle research progress, instead of advancing it. Contreras’ essay “The anticommons at 20: concerns […]

Contreras speaks to graduating class at Maastricht University

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras delivered the closing address to the graduating class of Maastricht University’s Advanced IP Graduate Programme on June 15.  He spoke about private ordering and flexibility in intellectual property systems, focusing on voluntary pledges made by firms to refrain from the full enforcement of their […]

Contreras to present in the Netherlands on liability rules for genetic and health data

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will present new work on liability rules for genetic and other health data on June 1 at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Association of Law, Property, and Society (ALPS) in Maastricht, Netherlands.  His work looks at two case studies of liability rule regimes […]

Contreras publishes new book on patents

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has published a new book. The Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law: Competition, Antitrust and Patents is newly released by Cambridge University Press. The text is the first comprehensive global treatment of a rapidly growing field that lies at the intersection of patent and antitrust/competition […]

Contreras to present at Loyola U Chicago School of Law on IP Licensing

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be speaking on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Contreras will be co-presenting work that he has done with Professor Jake Sherkow of New York Law School titled “IP, Surrogate Licensing […]

Contreras participates in discussion about IP in China

On Thursday, Oct. 5, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras spoke at the US Patent & Trademark Office’s (USPTO) and Utah Bar’s “China IP Road Show”, where he discussed issues faced by technology companies seeking to do business in China. Event web site: http://wtcutah.com/event/china-intellectual-property-road-show/

Contreras quoted in The Wall Street Journal about CRISPR patents

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was quoted in The Wall Street Journal on the continuing debate over CRISPR patents.  Read the article here: 

Contreras interviewed by Law360 on TV patents

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was interviewed by Law360 in an article titled, “5 Times TV Tried (And Sometimes Failed) To Tackle Patents.”

Contreras to discuss patents on Capitol Hill briefing

On June 14, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will participate in a Capitol Hill Staff Briefing in Washington, DC, entitled “Understanding the Standard-Essential Patent-FRAND Debate”.  The briefing will seek to inform legislative staff from both houses of Congress about the issues surrounding patent protection for standards-essential patents in today’s international litigation environment.