Articles in ‘Law and Innovation’

IP Law and Innovation with Mark A. Lemley and A. Douglas Melamed

November 14, 2014 | Issue 91

Two of IP law’s top scholars and practitioners discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and challenges facing the field.

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Assistant Professor of Law Lisa Larrimore Ouellette arrives at Stanford Law School with an impressive and uncommon set of credentials. She holds not only a JD but also a PhD in physics, a subject she embraced while a Swarthmore undergraduate. “I fell in love with physics and after doing research with a [...]

The Juelsgaard IP and Innovation Clinic

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Imagine that you could pay your electric company a premium rate in return for better access to power than your neighbors. Such deals are illegal in the United States because federal law deems electricity to be a vital utility that should be equally accessible to all customers.

Trading at the Speed of Light

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

What does Einstein’s Theory of Relativity have to do with securities law? According to Joe Grundfest, JD ’78, potentially quite a lot. In collaboration with two University of California physicists, he’s intent on figuring out how it impacts the timing of information dissemination in today’s era of high-frequency trading (HFT). [...]

Paul Brest

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

See Tweets and Comments Paul Brest was given a Yiddish proverb when he stepped down as dean of Stanford Law School in 1999 to become president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. “With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.” While at [...]

Jonathan Greenberger: Behind This Week

May 28, 2014 | Issue 90

March was a good month for Jonathan Greenberger. Not even a year into his job as executive producer for ABC’s flagship Sunday morning news program This Week With George Stephanopoulos and the show was on a winning streak—coming in as the leading public affairs program in the coveted adult 25 to [...]

Student Entrepreneurs

May 27, 2014 | Issue 90

Mark Mallery* is becoming something of a tech ambassador, guiding another tour of StartX—this time for a delegation of Dutch executives, including the mayor of Amsterdam. He converses easily with the group, answering questions about the Stanford-affiliated startup “accelerator.” He meets regularly with people from across the country and the [...]

Juelsgaard IP and 
Innovation Clinic Launched

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

Students at Stanford Law School have started enrolling in the new Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic of the Mills Legal Clinic, which begins this winter quarter—bringing the number of distinct offerings in the clinical program to 11. The core vision of the Juelsgaard Clinic is that intellectual property law [...]

Law and Business in Emerging Markets

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

When Leith Masri was helping to put together Microsoft’s first investment in the Arab world in 2002, he hit a roadblock—Jordanian law didn’t have the corporate structure Microsoft’s deal negotiators wanted. At the time, the government of Jordan recognized only two corporate forms: limited-liability companies or full-fledged publicly traded corporations.

A Positive Disruption: The Transformation of Law Through Technology

June 4, 2013 | Issue 88

The bar exam was looming, but it was hard to focus on studying. Nik Reed and Daniel Lewis, both Stanford Law Class of 2012, had other things on their minds—like pitching their company, Ravel, to a potential investor. That excitement coupled with post-graduation celebrating was making their last hurdle a struggle.