The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School is an intellectual center that explores the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society. The ISP is guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. Our work includes copyright, media law and policy, transparency, and privacy.

Upcoming Events

PSRJ: Doug NeJaime

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

Obergefell and New Frontiers in LGBT Family Law?

Now that same-sex couples have a nationwide right to marry, a new generation of questions about the legal regulation of the family is emerging. Marriage equality was enabled by – and in turn enables – a model of parenthood that focuses less on gender and biology and more on functional and intentional relationships.  The boundaries and implications of this model of parenthood are being tested by developments in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and nonbiological parentage.  These developments implicate different-sex and same-sex couples, biological and nonbiological parents, and marital and nonmarital families.

Law & Technology Speaker Series: Vern Norviel

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Secure your Startup: How to Acquire and Protect IP

ABSTRACT: In the early stages of a life sciences company, the lawyer plays an important role.  This talk will outline the lawyer’s role, including the process for getting intellectual property into the company from a university, early issues that arise in company formation, interactions with the venture capital community, and some of the current legal issues that arise in the area of intellectual property for a young startup.  These IP issues include questions around the ability to obtain diagnostic patents, and patents for natural products.