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 the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Ericsson v. D-Link for failing to recognize the impact of stacking on the reasonableness of patent royalty demands.