Contreras Publishes Two Patent-Related Articles

Jorge Contreras, an associate professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has recently published two articles:  A Brief History of FRAND: Analyzing Current Debates in Standard-Setting and Antitrust through a Historical Lens, 80 Antitrust L.J. 39-120 (2015), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2374983 This article offers a comprehensive history of the development of commitments to license patents […]

Rising 3L Bossard Selected to Attend Intellectual Property Law Institute

In June 2015, Justin Bossard, a rising 3L, was selected to attend the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the […]

Contreras Appointed to Advisory Board of Utah Genome Project

July 15, 2015 — Associate Professor Jorge Contreras has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Utah Genome Project, a large-scale, genome sequencing and analysis initiative that  leverages the Utah Population Database, the world’s largest repository of genealogies, public health and medical records, housed at the University of Utah Health Sciences and Huntsman Cancer […]

Contreras to Discuss IP Issues, Cases on This Week in Law

On Friday, June 26, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. MDT, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be a guest on This Week in Law. He will discuss a range of intellectual property issues and cases from the past week including the Supreme Court’s decision about a Spiderman […]

Contreras to Host Symposium on Patent Pledges in Washington, D.C.

On June 12, Jorge Contreras, associate professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,  will host a symposium on the topic of Patent Pledges at American University in Washington, D.C.  The symposium brings together national and international scholars, government officials and industry representatives to discuss and debate commitments that patent holders are making […]

Contreras Speaks on Genomic Data Sharing Policy at IASC Panel

Jorge Contreras, associate professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, spoke on May 26 at the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) in Edmonton, Alberta, regarding NIH’s new Genomic Data Sharing policy, which went into effect this January. His contribution was part of a panel on the production, dissemination […]

Contreras to Present Data-Sharing Paper at Duke Law School

Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be presenting his paper “Multi-Commons and Meta-Commons in the New Data Sharing Universe” on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the International IP Roundtable held at Duke Law School.  The paper, co-authored with Jerry Reichman at Duke Law School, explores new models […]

Contreras to Moderate IP Panel at Northwestern University Roundtable

On April 10, 2015, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will moderate a panel discussion at the Third Annual Searle Center Research Roundtable on Innovation Economics – Patent and Technology Standard Data Sets at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. Contreras’s panel will focus on […]

Contreras Publishes Article in CPI Antitrust Chronicle on Patent Royalty Stacking

Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an article in the most recent CPI Antitrust Chronicle discussing the phenomenon of patent royalty “stacking” (which occurs when hundreds or thousands of patents cover the same product).  He outlines the risks posed by stacking to consumers and market participants, and critiques […]

Property Rules and Liability Rules for Genetic Data

By Jorge L. Contreras for BioLawToday.org, originally posted on Balkin.com.  For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law School In 2009, the Texas Department of Health agreed to destroy a research biobank containing approximately 5.3 million infant blood samples. The samples, stored on index cards as dried blood spots, were collected over an […]