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0FacultyContreras, JorgeAssociate ProfessorBiomedical Science, Intellectual Property, Property

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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 […]

USPTO visits the S.J. Quinney College of Law

By Thomas Woodland for BiolawToday.org On Friday, March 4, 2016, judges from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) visited the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. The visit was part of a partnership between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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.

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

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

LABS Hosts Event, “When a Pharmaceutical Patent is Not Enough”

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences hosted C. Randolph (Randy) Ross, former counsel at Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, for a presentation on “When a Pharmaceutical Patent is Not Enough” on October 20th.  Co-sponsored by the law firm of Maschoff, Brennan, the lunch talk was a tour through all the non-patent issues involved in protecting intellectual property, […]

Federal Circuit Rules Against the University of Utah in Joint Inventorship Case

By Austen Paulsen, Class of 2016, for BiolawToday.org In a battle over the inventorship of a group of patents known as “the Tuschl-II Patents,” Judge Saris of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently ruled against the University of Utah (“the University”). In 2011, the University sued Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Föerderung Der Wissenschaften e.V. […]

Contreras submits comments to Chinese National Development and Reform Commission

On October 14, 2015, Professor Jorge Contreras submitted expert comments to the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) relating to its proposed Antimonopoly Law Intellectual Property Guidelines.  Much of Prof. Contreras’s research relates to the intersection of intellectual property, antitrust law and technical standardization, and he has specifically studied the impact of Chinese firms […]

Turing Backs Down in the Face of Social Media Pressure, Not Law

By Teneille Brown for BiolawToday.org. Teneille Brown is a professor of law and adjunct professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  Social media feeds were ablaze last week when it was revealed that Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a life-saving toxoplasmosis drug, Daraprim, from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet. Twitter […]

3L Bossard Attends Weeklong Intellectual Property Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

In June 2015, rising 3L Justin Bossard participated in 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 event. In the […]