Jorge Contreras is a law professor at the University of Utah, specializing in the areas of intellectual property law, technical standardization, and antitrust and science policy. In 2020 he received the University of Utah's Distinguished Research Award and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and has served on several national counsels pertaining to intellectual property, anti-trust laws, and the intersection between law and science, especially medicine. In addition to his scholarly articles, which have appeared in leading scientific, legal and policy journals, he has also been interviewed by both U.S. and foreign major media outlets and was awarded the Rossman Memorial Award by the Patent & Trademark Office Society in 2022. His recent, widely acclaimed book, The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA, is the subject of today’s interview.
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