Contreras appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils

Professor Jorge Contreras has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils for a three-year term.  The Council of Councils is a trans-NIH body with oversight responsibility for NIH-wide programs and initiatives.  The Council of Councils consists of one member nominated by each of NIH’s twenty-seven Institutes and Centers.  Contreras also serves […]

Contreras speaks at National Science Foundation workshop

On January 20-21, Professor Jorge Contreras participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) agenda-setting workshop entitled “Mega-Regionalism – New Challenges for Trade and Innovation” held at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Contreras spoke about the interface of patents, technical standards and international borders at this invitation-only roundtable of international economists, trade experts and legal scholars.

Vermont Awaits Ruling on Whether ERISA Preempts the State’s Health Information Reporting Mandate

By Danny Barber for BiolawToday.org On December 2nd 2015, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.[1] The legal issue presented by the parties was whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1973 (“ERISA”) preempts the state of Vermont from requiring third party administrators for self-insured ERISA plans to transmit claim […]

Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609 The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, […]

Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

1:00 – 3:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609 The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, […]

Contreras files Amicus Curiae brief in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GmbH

Professor Jorge Contreras, together with Paul Gugliuzza of Boston University and Megan LaBelle of Catholic University, led the preparation and filing of an Amicus Curiae brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today in Altera Corp. v. Papst Licensing GmbH (N.D. Cal. 2015).  The case concerns the ability of a business in […]

Contreras publishes article, “Sharing by Design: Data and Decentralized Commons” in Science

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Jorge Contreras, together with professor Jerry Reichman of Duke Law School, have published an article entitled “Sharing by Design: Data and Decentralized Commons” in the Dec. 11, 2015 issue of Science.  The article addresses common legal and organizational pitfalls faced by researchers who seek to combine and share large pools […]

180 Degrees: Birth Control Packaging Error Turns Life Upside Down for Plaintiffs

By Anikka Hoidal for BiolawToday.org. In 2011, Qualitest, a manufacturer of generic medications, recalled a number of birth control packages after discovering a packaging error. Pills in the blister packs were rotated 180 degrees, reversing their order and putting the placebo pills where consumers typically found the hormonal pills. Birth control pills must be taken according […]

Continued Efforts Toward More Effective Healthcare

By Courtney Neves for BiolawToday.org. Much has been written about the role of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACO’s”) in health care reform, but few of us have a good sense of what exactly these entities are. ACO’s are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other providers who work together to provide more efficient care to patients.[1] These organizations […]

Frontiers in Precision Medicine – Exploring Science and Policy Boundaries

  Watch the event archive on our YouTube channel » Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute Watch this event online. Direct links found in the agenda below. In his 2015 State of the Union Address, […]