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IP Law Scholar Lisa Ouellette To Join Stanford Law School Faculty

Lisa Ouellette STANFORD, Calif., June 23, 2014 – Stanford Law School today announced that intellectual property law scholar Lisa L. Ouellette will join the Stanford Law School faculty, effective summer 2014.  Ouellette’s scholarship and research centers on intellectual property law, with a particular focus on the economic effect of both U.S. and international patent laws on innovation.

“Lisa Ouellette, who holds a PhD in Physics as well as a J.D., brings a great deal to the table in her study of intellectual property—she has legal and policy analytical skills, empirical sophistication, and scientific expertise. She has also already distinguished herself as a creative and prolific scholar,” said M. Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. “Lisa’s presence will deepen our well-deserved reputation as one of the centers for scholarship on law and technology policy. We are delighted she is joining us.”

Ouellette’s other publications include “Patent Experimentalism,” Virginia Law Review (2014); “Beyond the Patents-Prizes Debate,” Texas Law Review (2013); “The Google Shortcut to Trademark Law,” California Law Review (2013); “Do Patents Disclose Useful Information,” Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (2012); and “What Are the Sources of Patent Inflation? An Analysis of Federal Circuit Patentability Rulings,” Yale Law Journal Online (2011).

“As an entry-level professor, Lisa has already compiled an amazing publication record,” said Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law. “Her work spans IP theory, policy arguments, and empirical research. She will bring much-needed depth to our IP curriculum, and I very much look forward to working with her.”

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join the SLS faculty. There is no more exciting place to teach and do research in IP and innovation,” said Ouellette. “I look forward to joining a community of extraordinary faculty and students deeply engaged with IP law—a community marked by its commitment to innovation-related initiatives, its embrace of the broader entrepreneurial spirit of the university and Silicon Valley, and its emphasis not just on scholarly excellence but also on policy relevance and dedication to students.”

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Prior to her faculty appointment at Stanford Law School, Ouellette was a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and Thomson Reuters Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School (2012-present) and clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals (2013-present). She also clerked for the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2011-2012). She holds a JD (2011) 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 earned a Ph.D. (2008) in physics from Cornell as well as a B.A. (2002) in physics from Swarthmore College.

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