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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 […]

Contreras’ commentary in Science garners media coverage

Several media outlets covered new research published in Science by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor Jorge Contreras, which proposes universities 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.   Contreras, along with […]

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 […]

Conteras to speak on antitrust issues, publishes in Georgetown Law Journal

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will speak at the American Antitrust Institute’s International Antitrust Roundtable addressing “Critical Issues in Global Antitrust – Comity, Intellectual Property, and Due Process”.  The event will be held at the National Press Club in Washington on Feb. 8.  In addition, Contreras’ article,  “Genetic Property,” recently appeared […]

Contreras named among most-downloaded antitrust scholars in 2016

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has been named as one of the most-downloaded antitrust scholars in the world, according to Technology Academics Policy.  Daniel Skol, a professor at the University of Florida, researched tenure track faculty members in law who have written at least one antitrust work in the […]

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 […]

Leviathan in the Commons – Biomedical Data and the State

By Professor Jorge Contreras for BiolawToday.org. As “big data” analytical techniques become increasingly prominent in biomedical research, attention is being drawn to the generation and character of large biomedical data repositories. In a chapter that is forthcoming in Governing Medical Knowledge Commons (Katherine Strandburg, Brett Frischmann & Michael Madison, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2017, in […]

Contreras presents work on international standard setting and patents

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Contreras presented his work on international standard setting and patents at Jindal Global University’s Conference, “Innovation, Intellectual Propert, Competition and Standard Setting in the ICT Sector” in Dehli, India on August 20-21, 2016 Contreras discussed international disparities in the ownership of standard-essential patents and strategies for equalizing leverage among firms […]

Contreras publishes commentary related to Obama stance on patient ownership of genetic data

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge L. Contreras this week published a commentary piece in Nature Biotechnology on President Barack Obama’s position on patient ownership of genetic data. The piece is a short take on Contreras’ comprehensive article “Genetic Property,” which will be appearing in Georgetown Law Journal later this year.