Patent Pledge Resources



  • Jorge L. Contreras, Professor, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Senior Policy Fellow, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
  • Meredith Jacob, Assistant Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law

Patent Pledge Database at American University

Academic Papers and Articles

  • Jorge L. Contreras and Meredith Jacob, eds. (2017).  Patent Pledges: Global Perspectives on Patent Law’s Private Ordering Frontier (New York: Edward Elgar, 2017).
  • Jesse L. Reynolds, Jorge L. Contreras & Joshua D. Sarnoff (2017).  Solar Climate Engineering and Intellectual Property: Toward a Research Commons.  18 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 1. (SSRN)
  • Jorge L. Contreras (2015a).  Patent Pledges.  47(3) Ariz. St. L.J. 543 (SSRN)
  • Jorge L. Contreras (2015b). A Market Reliance Theory for FRAND Commitments and Other Patent Pledges. 2015 Utah L. Rev. 479. (SSRN)
  • Bassem Awad (2015).  Global Patent Pledges: A Collaborative Mechanism for Climate Change Technology. CIGI Papers No. 81 (Nov. 2015), (Link)
  • Einer Elhauge (2015). Treating RAND Commitments Neutrally. 11 J. Comp. L. & Econ. 1. (SSRN)
  • Anne Layne-Farrar (2013). Moving Past the SEP RAND Obsession: Some Thoughts on the Economic Implications of Unilateral Commitments and the Complexities of Patent Licensing. 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1093 (Link)
  • John Harkrider (2013). REPs Not SEPs: A Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Approach to Licensing Commitments. Competition Policy International, October 2013. (Link)
  • Dan O’Connor interview of Jorge Contreras on Patent Pledges Outside Standards-Setting Organizations. Patent Progress. October 2013. (Link)
  • Non-SSO Patent Commitments and Pledges 2013 Online Symposium, Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog, Oct. 2013: