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 things like a wooden stick used as a dog toy, swinging sideways on a swing, and exercising a cat using a laser pointer.