Innovation Law Beyond IP
The Information Society Project at Yale Law School invites paper proposals for its upcoming conference, Innovation Law Beyond IP, to be held in New Haven on Sunday, March 30, 2014 (with a conference dinner on Saturday, March 29).
Submission: A limited number of selected presenters will be given an opportunity to present their papers and to engage with one or two commentators. Please email proposals of 1-3 pages to Heather Branch (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than August 1, 2013.
Topic: Intellectual property law is only one of many legal institutions that can help promote, stifle, or govern knowledge production. For example, government also transfers rewards to innovators through tax incentives, grants, and prizes; regulates innovation through the administrative state (the EPA, FTC, SEC, CPFB etc.); creates legal rules and infrastructures that can help sustain or undermine commons-based production; and influences innovation through law and institutions related to immigration, tort law, education, and more. How do forms of law and governance beyond IP promote innovation, as well as values such as equity, privacy, and democracy? How should these systems be combined, both with one another and with IP law?