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 with increasing frequency. In addition, Professor Amelia Rinehart will moderate a panel at the symposium devoted to theoretical approaches to the topic. The program, which will be accessible for online viewing, can be accessed here.