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Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette is a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and Thomson Reuters Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. She studies intellectual property law both empirically and theoretically, and is particularly interested in the economic impact of both U.S. and international patent laws on innovation. Her articles include a new taxonomy of innovation policies that highlights the overlooked benefits of R&D tax incentives (forthcoming in the Texas Law Review), an argument for the probative value of online search results in trademark disputes (forthcoming in the California Law Review), and an empirical study of whether patents disclose useful information to scientists (published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology). She has also written about doctrinal shifts at the Federal Circuit and the impact of university patenting under the Bayh-Dole Act on climate change, access to biomedical materials, and pharmaceuticals. She blogs about IP scholarship at Written Description.

Lisa earned a B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell, and she has conducted scientific research at the Max Planck Institute, CERN, and NIST. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow in Contract Law, and Director of the Yale Chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. She has clerked for the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in 2012-13 she will be clerking for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette