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Contreras commentary on UK High Court Patent decision cited by media outlets

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras’s recent commentary on the UK High Court (Patent) decision in Unwired Planet v. Huawei has been mentioned by several media outlets over the past week (PatentLYO, Comparative Patent Remedies). Contreras was quoted in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) discussing the impact that the UK decision […]

Contreras article cited in United Kingdom High Court for Patents

University of Utah S.J. Quiney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras’s 2015 article on the history of fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) patent licensing for technical standards was cited by the United Kingdom High Court for Patents in a landmark decision in Unwired Planet v. Huawei (Birss, J., Apr. 5, 2017). This is the first […]

Contreras to discuss patents at international roundtable at NYU

On Friday, Apr. 7, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be discussing his recent empirical research on India’s patent working requirement at the International Intellectual Property Law Roundtable held at NYU Law School. This research has been conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru, India, […]

Contreras publishes new book on patents

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras recently published a new book titled, “Patent Pledges: Global Perspectives on Patent Law’s Private Ordering Frontier.” Click here to see the Edward Elgar Publishing pdf »

MRI Machines and Patentability

By Steven Swan for BiolawToday.org. Here at the Center of Law and Biomedical Sciences, we are committed to addressing the ever-changing legal landscape in “areas of health policy, the life sciences, biotechnology, bioethics, and the medical and technological arts, in order to help overcome the most critical health-care challenges of our times.”[1] And at issue […]

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 […]

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.  http://www.lcii.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/LCII-Conference-February-29-2016-Patent-Hold-up-Final.pdf

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 […]

Patent Exhaustion and Helferich’s Assertion Problem

By Professor Amelia Smith Rinehart, as published on PatentlyO.com.  Recently, the Federal Circuit held that the New York Times and others infringed patents claiming methods and systems for delivering content to smartphones.[1] In a related Patently-O essay, Professor Sam Ernst states that the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Helferichis “directly contrary to Supreme Court precedent and represents a […]

Contreras Presents Recent Work on Patent Pledges in D.C.

On February 6, 2015, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presented his recent work on Patent Pledges at the annual Works in Progress in Intellectual Property (WIPIP) conference in Washington, DC. Recent pledges not to assert patents by companies including Tesla Motors, Toyota and Myriad Genetics represent […]