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U hosts Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted legal scholars from across the country for the annual Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Conference. The Conference, which the University of Utah hosts every other year, brought together dozens of scholars from several law schools who are early in their careers. Participants circulated papers before the […]

Contreras’ research explores impact of patent sharing in fight against COVID-19

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras and colleagues in the journal Nature Biotechnology this week shows an effort to make intellectual property more accessible to researchers, developers and manufacturers is having positive results in the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Contreras was among a group of nine […]

Contreras promotes coronavirus IP pledge

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras is among a group of lawyers and scientists who are starting a new intellectual property pledge designed to encourage companies and universities to release their IP in the fight against the coronavirus. The project, “Open COVID Pledge,” launched on March 30. Its goal is […]

Patents and Coronavirus – The Research Exemption in the U.S.

By Jorge Contreras This was originally posted for the AU infojustice.org blog. The recent COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has raised numerous legal issues around the world.  In this series of posts, Professor Jorge Contreras of the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA) discusses some of the patent and other intellectual property law implications arising from […]

Contreras selected as a U Presidential Scholar

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has been named a 2019 Presidential Scholar, an award given out by the Office of Academic Affairs that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts. Contreras joins Anil Seth, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Kathy Sward, associate professor, College of Nursing; and Micah […]

Contreras co-publishes article on liability for health information

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has co-authored a newly published article with Francisca Nordfalk, a graduate student from Copenhagen University who spent one month at the U during 2018. The article, entitled “Liability (and) Rules for Health Information,”  was published in Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine. It includes […]

Contreras interviewed by media outlets about the Apple Qualcomm patent lawsuit

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was quoted by multiple media outlets about the settlement of the patent lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm. Law 360 » Bloomberg »

Contreras honored in Vancouver by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was honored earlier this month in Vancouver by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Contreras received an award for “outstanding contributions to understanding the interaction of standardization systems with intellectual property rights, and educating students, policy makers and the public regarding these issues.” The IEEE […]

Contreras receives the EAB/SA Board of Governors Standards Education Award

On Friday, November 16 in Vancouver Canada, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be given the EAB/SA Board of Governors Standards Education Award for “for outstanding contributions to understanding the interaction of standardization systems with intellectual property rights, and educating students, policy makers and the public regarding these issues.” […]

Intellectual property expert helps pave a path for open science

By Lisa Carricaburu Future lawyers enrolled in Professor Jorge Contreras’s property law course may not remember every detail of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 decision in Kelo v. New London or its impact on eminent domain law, but they do have something to help jog their memories. Who, after all, could forget the selfie Contreras […]