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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.

Contreras to speak at patent conference in New Delhi

On June 10-11, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will speak at the Second International Conference on Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Developments and Perspectives in the Asia Pacific region and Europe held in New Delhi. Contreras has conducted several studies of the Indian patent system, and will present recent work relating to […]

Contreras to present genomics papers to ELSI Congress

On June 6, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will present two papers describing his work on genomics law and policy at the 2017 ELSI Congress at University of Connecticut. ELSI stands for ethical, legal and social aspects of genetics research. The ELSI Congress brings together scholars from around the […]

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, […]