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Jorge L. Contreras

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Jorge L. Contreras is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah, and a Senior Policy Fellow at American University Washington College of Law. He writes and speaks frequently on topics including technical standards, patent litigation and antitrust law. He serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Technical Standardization Committee, a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IPR Policy Committee, and a member of the Advisory Council of NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). He edited the ABA’s Technical Standards Patent Policy Manual (2007) and is the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law (2 vols.). Professor Contreras’s work has appeared in scholarly publications including Science, Nature, Telecommunications Policy, Standards Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, Jurimetrics, American University Law Review, Antitrust Law Journal, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He is the founding editor of SSRN’s Law, Policy and Economics of Technical Standards eJournal, and was the winner of the Standards Engineering Society’s (SES) 2011 and 2015 scholarly paper competitions. In addition to his academic work, Prof. Contreras represents selected clients on matters relating to technology licensing and standards, and has served as a testifying expert and an arbitrator in complex international intellectual property disputes. Prior to entering academia, Prof. Contreras was a partner in the Boston, Washington and London offices of international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He is an honors graduate of Rice University (B.A., BSEE) and Harvard Law School (JD).

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