Institute Co-Directors


Jorge Contreras

Jorge Contreras is a Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.  His research focuses on intellectual property law, technical standardization and science and technology policy.  He is the editor of five books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, and has served on high-level advisory boards at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Academies of Science and American National Standards Institute, among others. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD) and Rice University (BSEE, BA).


Brad Biddle

Brad Biddle is a Faculty Fellow at Arizona State University’s Center for Law, Science and Innovation. His research focuses primarily on development methodologies and intellectual property issues related to interoperability standards and open source software. Brad currently also currently serves as outside general counsel for several leading global standards-setting organizations. He formerly led Intel Corporation’s SIGs and Standards Practice Group.