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Contreras to speak in New York and Washington

Professor Contreras will be speaking in New York and Washington this week.  On Thursday, Apr. 14, 2016, he will speak at PLI’s 10th Annual Patent Law Institute in New York on the topic of Internet Standards and how standardization in the Internet domain has remained relatively free from the patent disputes and litigation that have […]

Pre-Competitive Collaboration in the Biopharma Industry

by Jorge Contreras for As costs rise and concerns grow about the pace of pharmaceutical innovation, both federal agencies and industry participants have turned to new forms of collaboration to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of biomedical research. Industry participants, many of them competitors, come together to define joint research and development objectives and […]

Contreras speaking at LeadershIP conference

On March 18, Prof. Contreras will be speaking at the LeadershIP conference in Washington, DC on the subject of patent royalty damages.  This issue has been hotly contested in numerous recent cases and Prof Contreras has been involved in a range of academic and policy-based initiatives to bring greater clarity to this area of the […]

Contreras to speak at Harvard Law School

On Mar 11, Prof Contreras will speak at Harvard Law School’s conference on Private Law and Intellectual Property. He will present work relating to the multifaceted and evolving legal nature of technical standard setting: private ordering, private law and public law.

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.

Contreras speaks at National Science Foundation workshop

On January 20-21, Professor Jorge Contreras participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) agenda-setting workshop entitled “Mega-Regionalism – New Challenges for Trade and Innovation” held at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Contreras spoke about the interface of patents, technical standards and international borders at this invitation-only roundtable of international economists, trade experts and legal scholars.

Contreras files Amicus Curiae brief in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GmbH

Professor Jorge Contreras, together with Paul Gugliuzza of Boston University and Megan LaBelle of Catholic University, led the preparation and filing of an Amicus Curiae brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GmbH (N.D. Cal. 2015).  The case concerns the ability of a business in […]

Contreras publishes article, “Sharing by Design: Data and Decentralized Commons” in Science

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Jorge Contreras, together with professor Jerry Reichman of Duke Law School, have published an article entitled “Sharing by Design: Data and Decentralized Commons” in the Dec. 11, 2015 issue of Science.  The article addresses common legal and organizational pitfalls faced by researchers who seek to combine and share large pools […]

Utah Board of Regents grants permanent approval to Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences

The state Board of Regents today granted permanent approval of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The move positions the center at the University of Utah to offer permanent resources and academic support on issues tied to improving the law as it relates to the rapidly evolving […]

When is a Covenant just a Covenant? Of Meso, Newman and Transactions with Patents

Originally posted on New Private Law blog by Jorge Contreras. 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 […]