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Yale ISP to Host Conference on Innovation Law March 30, 2014

Yale Law School’s Information Society Project will hold a conference on March 30 titled “Innovation Law Beyond IP.” The event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

The conference will explore other forms of law and governance outside of Intellectual Property Law that help promote innovation, as well as values such as equity, privacy, and democracy. Panel discussions will focus on topics including Innovation and Human Capital and Regulation and Institutions. For a full schedule and list of panelists, click here.

This year, conference organizers invite participants to write a blog post related to the conference theme prior to attending. Submissions will be posted on Balkinization, a blog run by Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin. Submissions will be posted starting on Monday, March 10.
The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties.

The conference is made possible by the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology, which fosters research and intellectual community in the burgeoning area of information law. It supports the work of two fellows studying cutting-edge issues in law and technology and also hosts major conferences at the forefront of these issues, in addition to workshops, ISP “ideas” lunches, and the Thomson Reuters ISP Speaker Series on Information Law and Information Policy.

Register for the conference here.