JORGE L CONTRERAS

Curriculum Vitae

JORGE L CONTRERAS portrait
  • Associate Professor, College Of Law
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Human Genetics

Presentations

Presentations

  • Injunctions in Patent Law, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland): “US Law on Patent Injunctions” (lecture). Presentation, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Conference on Patent Damages, University of Texas School of Law (Austin, TX): “Interpleader and FRAND Royalties”. Presentation, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Research Uses of Genetic Resources: The Nagoya Protocol and Policy Solutions, National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, MD) (commentary). Other, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Fourth Annual Research Roundtable on Technology Standards, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL): “When a Stranger Calls: Standards Outsiders and Unencumbered Patents”. Panel, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Annual Roundtable on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition, National Law University (Delhi, India (via Skype)), “FRAND in India from a Comparative Perspective and the DIPP Discussion Paper on SEPs”. Panel, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Patent Conference 6 (PatCon), Boston College Law School (Newton, MA, Apr. 2016), “When a Stranger Calls: Standards Outsiders and Unencumbered Patents”. Presentation, Presented, 04/2016.
  • PLI 10th Annual Patent Law Institute (New York, NY) “Patents and Internet Standards”. Presentation, Presented, 04/2016.
  • IP Leadership Conference (Washington, DC) “IP Licensing and Valuation: Views from the Businesses and Courts”. Panel, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Regulating Patent Hold-Up, University of Liege, Competition and Innovation Institute (Brussels, Belgium): “Patent Holdup: Theory and Evidence”. Panel, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Private Law and Intellectual Property, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA), “Private Ordering or Public Law? The Legal Character of Technical Standard Setting”. Presentation, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Denver University Sturm College of Law – Law Review Symposium (Denver, Colo.): “Patents and Internet Standards”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Works in Progress in Intellectual Property, University of Washington (Seattle, Wash.), “A Telecommunications Patent Landscape of India” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2016.
  • Council on Governmental Relations (Washington, DC) “Open Access, Open Source and Patents”. Panel, Presented, 02/2016.
  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Faculty Enrichment Series, “Silly Patents”. Presentation, Presented, 02/2016.
  • American Assn. Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting (New York, NY): BioLaw Section “Genetic Property and Precision Medicine”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2016.
  • Mega-Regionalism - New Challenges for Trade and Innovation (NSF/East-West Center) (Honolulu, HI), “Patents, Standards and Borders”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2016.
  • 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property in the Public Interest (New Delhi, India): Track Leader: IP and Development; Panel Organizer; Paper presented. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2015.
  • Competition, Standardization and Innovation, Tilburg Law and Economics Center, Tilburg University (Amsterdam, Netherlands): “Assertion of Standards-Essential Patents by Non- Practicing Entities”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2015.
  • Frontiers in Precision Medicine: Exploring Science and Policy Boundaries (Salt Lake City, UT): Conference Organizer. Other, Other, 12/2015.
  • 7th Annual Patent Law and Policy Conference, Georgetown Law Center and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Washington, DC): “Leading-Edge Issues in Patent Remedies”. Panel, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Patents in Telecoms, University College London & George Washington University School of Law (Washington, DC): “How to Calculate FRAND”. Panel, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Pauline Newman Inn of Court (Washington, DC) “The Great Patent Wars of American History – Were They Good or Bad for the Republic?”. Presentation, Presented, 11/2015.
  • 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (IEEE-SIIT) (Sunnyvale, CA): “RAND Market Failure: Analyzing IPXI's unsuccessful attempt to establish an exchange for unitized standards-essential patent licenses”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Columbia Law School (New York, NY): Law and Economics Workshop, “Commoditized FRAND Licenses: The Failure of IPXI”. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • University of Houston Law Center and Houston IP Law Association, 31st Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law (Galveston, TX) “Fair, Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory License Terms”. Presentation, Presented, 09/2015.
  • 15th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), DePaul University (Chicago, IL): “Silly Patents: Common Sense and the Elusive Prior Art of Everyday Life”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2015.
  • Patent Pledges Symposium, American University Washington College of Law (Washington, DC) (organizer). Other, Other, 06/2015.
  • Global Competition Review (GCR) Live, IP and Antitrust Asia-Pacific Conference (Seoul, Korea) “IPR and Standards – Market Failure or Market Success”. Panel, Presented, 06/2015.
  • International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) (Edmonton, Alberta), “Genomic Data Sharing: 1992-2015”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2015.
  • International Intellectual Property Roundtable, Duke Law School (Durham, NC), “Multi-Commons and Meta-Commons in the New Data Sharing Universe”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Beyond IP 2, Yale Law School (New Haven, CT), “Consent in the Cathedral”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • 18th Annual Conference – Assn. for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities, Georgetown Law Center (Washington, DC) “Narratives of Gene Patenting”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • American Bar Assn. (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Annual Conference (Bethesda, MD), “Hot Topics in Antitrust IP” (moderator). Other, Other, 03/2015.
  • Works in Progress in Intellectual Property, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington D.C., “Patent Pledges” (presented paper). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, “Patent Pledges” (presented paper). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.
  • The Future of Patent Royalties, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., (organizer, moderator). Panel, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Patents in Telecom, University College London & George Washington University School of Law (Washington, DC, Nov. 2014, pending): “Overview of Standards-Setting Organizations” . Presentation, Accepted, 11/2014.
  • Third Annual University of Toronto Patent Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, “Standards- Essential Patents: Enforcement Options with FRAND Terms” . Presentation, Accepted, 11/2014.
  • Michigan State Law Review Fall 2014 Symposium: Public Domain(s): Law Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy, Michigan State University School of Law (Lansing, MI, Oct. 2014, pending) “Patent Pledges”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/2014.
  • University of Missouri, Resolving IP Disputes: Calling for an Alternative Paradigm (Columbia, MO, Oct. 4, 2013): “Disputes with an Industry Focus”. Panel, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Big Data is Not a Monolith - Workshop, IU Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana (Bloomington, IN, Oct. 2014, pending) “Leviathan in the Commons”. Presentation, Accepted, 10/2014.
  • Lewis and Clark School of Law (Portland, OR): Intellectual Property in the Trees symposium, “Narratives of Gene Patenting” (Oct. 2014 – pending). Presentation, Accepted, 10/2014.
  • University of Houston School of Law (Houston, TX): Faculty symposium, “Market Reliance and Patent Pledges” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/01/2014.
  • Patent Office of the Republic of Poland – Symposium on Patent and Competition Law (Warsaw, Poland), “Patents and Industry Standards”. Presentation, Presented, 09/2014.
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty symposium on intellectual property (Poznan, Poland, Sept. 2014) “Patent Assertion Entities in the United States”. Presentation, Presented, 09/2014.
  • 10th International Symposium on IP in the Innovation Economy (Krakow, Poland) “Intellectual Property Management”. Presentation, Presented, 09/2014.
  • 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA: “Narratives of Gene Patenting”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2014.
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) (teleconference, Apr. 2014) “Data and the Internet of Things”. Panel, Presented, 08/2014.
  • International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) (Uppsala, Sweden, Jun. 2014): “Narratives of Gene Patenting” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Seventh Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University (Chicago, IL, Jun. 2014). Panel, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Global Competition Review (GCR) Live, 2nd Annual IP and Antitrust Conference (Brussels, Belgium) “Patent “hold up”- the theoretical and empirical basis for antitrust intervention”. Panel, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Medical User Innovation and Knowledge Commons, NYU School of Law (New York, NY, May 2014): “Leviathan in the Commons: Biomedical Data and the State”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2014.
  • American Bar Assn. (ABA) Live Webinar and Teleconference, “The Impact of Regulatory & Industry Standards on Patents”. Panel, Presented, 05/2014.
  • Patent Conference 4, Univ. of San Diego School of Law (San Diego, CA, Apr. 2014): “Market Reliance and Patent Pledges”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • ABA Intellectual Property Law Spring Conference (Arlington, VA): “The Impact of Regulatory & Industry Standards on Patents”. Panel, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) - Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health (Washington, DC): “Components of Successful Standards Setting”. Presentation, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Texas IP Law Journal 15th Annual IP Symposium: FRAND and the Antitrust/Intellectual Property Interface, Univ. Tex. Law School (Austin, Tex., Feb. 21, 2014): “A Brief History of FRAND”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference, NYU School of Law (New York, NY, Jan. 2014): “Market Reliance and Patent Pledges” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2014.
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (Lexington, VA): Faculty symposium, “Market Reliance and Patent Pledges”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • American Bar Association – Section of Antitrust Law, IP Committee Program (Washington, DC): “Patent Commitments Outside of Standard-Setting Organizations”. Panel, Presented, 12/2013.
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI), World Standards Week (Washington, DC): Legal Issues Forum – Arbitration of RAND Disputes (Oct. 2013) (moderator). Other, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Scientific Data Sharing: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, Istituto Italiano di Antropologia and Sapienza Università di Roma (Anagni, Italy, Sept. 2013): "The Genomics Data Sharing Paradigm: Legacy of the Human Genome Project". Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • European Policy in Intellectual Policy (EPIP) 13th Annual Conference (Paris, France, Sept. 2013): “Fixing FRAND: A Pseudo-Pool Approach to Standards-Essential Patent Licensing”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • 41st Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC), George Mason Law School (Arlington, VA, Sept. 2013): “Fixing FRAND: A Pseudo-Pool Approach to Standards-Essential Patent Licensing”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Washington, DC): “The Constitution and the Structure of United States Government” (Address to 2013 AAAS Fellows). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) (teleconference, Sept. 2013) “What Makes a Patent Essential?”. Panel, Presented, 09/2013.
  • 13th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), Cardozo Law School (New York, NY, Aug. 2013): “Fixing FRAND: A Pseudo-Pool Approach to Standards-Essential Patent Licensing”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), 2013 Annual Conference (West Palm Beach, FL, Aug. 2013): “Contract, Reliance and Patent Licensing Commitments” and “The Other Executive Agencies – Patent Policy at NIH”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Banbury Center – A Precompetitive Neuroscience Data Sharing Consortium (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Apr. 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Exploring Civil Society through the Writings of Dr. Seuss, New York Law School (New York, NY, Mar 2013), “Property, Ownership and Autonomy in ‘Horton Hears a Who!’”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2013.
  • The Changing Patent Landscape, Georgetown Law Center (Washington, DC, Mar. 2013): “The SmartPhone Wars”. Panel, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP), Eighth Annual Symposium (Chicago, IL) (Mar. 2013): “Litigating the Meaning of FRAND”. Panel, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Works in Progress in IP (WIPIP) Annual Conference, Seton Hall Law School (Newark, NJ, Feb. 2013): “Fixing FRAND: A Pseudo-Pool Approach to Standards-Based Patent Licensing”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Washington Legal Foundation (Washington, DC, Nov. 2012): “Standards Essential Patents: Where Do IP Protections End and Antitrust Concerns Begin?”. Panel, Presented, 11/2012.
  • A Discussion on FRAND Licensing and Standards Essential Patents, University of Virginia (Washington, DC, Nov. 2012). Panel, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention (Washington, DC, Nov. 2012): "Undermining or Preserving Property Rights? The New Administrative Patents". Panel, Presented, 11/2012.
  • RAND Revisited: Current Developments in the Law of Standards-Essential Patents, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Berkeley, CA, Oct. 2012). Panel, Presented, 10/2012.
  • American University Law Review Annual Symposium, “America the Virtual - Security, Governance and Interoperability in an Interconnected World” (Washington, DC): “The Promise and Peril of Being Interconnected, Interoperable and Intelligent”. Presentation, Presented, 10/2012.
  • Intl. Assn. for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Conference on Building Institutions for Sustainable Scientific, Cultural and Genetic Resources Commons (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Sept. 2012)): “Constructing the Genome Commons”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2012.
  • 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), Stanford University (Stanford, CA, Aug. 2012): “Standards, Equity and Infrastructure”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • Meharry Medical College Bioethics Speaker Series (Nashville, TN): “The Current Gene Patenting Landscape After Prometheus and Myriad”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2012.
  • Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop, Michigan State University Law School (Lansing, MI, May 2012): “Wait for It … Commons, Copyright and the Private (Re)Ordering of Scientific Publishing”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Patent Conference 2, Boston College School of Law (Newton, MA, May 2012): “Fixing FRAND: Rationalizing the Basis for “Fair, Reasonable and Non-discriminatory” Licensing of Standards-Essential Patents”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany, March 2012): “The Evolution of Regulatory Complexity in the Genome Commons”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Law and Informatics Symposium, Northern Kentucky Chase Law Review (Lexington, KY, Mar. 2012): “Procedural Protections for Bioinformatics Standards”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN): “Wait for It … Commons, Copyright and the Private (Re)Ordering of Scientific Publishing”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Annual Meeting (Washington, DC): “The Role of Government in Technical Standards-Setting”. Presentation, Presented, 11/2011.
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI), World Standards Week (Washington, DC): Legal Issues Forum – Patented Technology in Standards . Presentation, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Convening Cultural Commons, New York University School of Law, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy (NY, NY, Sep. 2011): “Commons and Compromise: The Evolving Rules-Space of the Genome Commons”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2011.
  • 11th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), DePaul University (Chicago, IL, Aug. 2011): “An Empirical Study of Ex Ante Licensing Behavior in the Development of Voluntary Technical Standards”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, American University – Washington College of Law (Washington, DC, Aug. 2011): “Patent Reform” . Panel, Presented, 08/2011.
  • European Commission, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, The Ex Ante Declaration of Licensing Rights (Brussels, Belgium), “Experiences and Practices of Ex Ante Disclosures in Standard-Setting”. Presentation, Presented, 07/2011.
  • Federal Trade Commission - Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Standard Setting: Tools to Prevent Patent Hold-Up (Washington, DC), “SSO Experiences with Ex Ante Disclosure of Licensing Terms”. Presentation, Presented, 06/2011.
  • Technology Standards in a Globalized World, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ, Apr. 2011): “An empirical analysis of ex ante licensing disclosure policies”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Intellectual Property Congress for Green Energy Technology (San Francisco, CA): “Intellectual Property and the Smart Grid”. Presentation, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Exploring the ELSI Universe Congress, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC, Apr. 2011): “Bermuda’s Legacy: The Future of Pre-Publication Data Release in the Post-Genome World”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Washington University School of Law Spring 2011 Intellectual Property Colloquium, Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): “Patents, Timing and Science Commons”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Mid-Winter Meeting, Committee on Technical Standards and Open Source Software (Orlando, FL): “The Role of Government in Technical Standards-Setting”. Presentation, Presented, 01/2011.