Innovation & The New Economy

Overview

ICLE’s Innovation Policy Program examines the challenges of applying existing legal principles and processes to new economic paradigms — especially those enabled by rapid technological change. While regulatory restraint is essential to enabling technological and business model innovation in the digital age, ICLE’s program also evaluates whether and how to modify the law and facilitate the development of private arrangements to address the evolving needs of societies, workers, and businesses in the new economy. Particular areas of study include: e-commerce, mobile technology, advanced search technology, virtual reality, connected devices, driverless vehicles, medical and harm-reduction technologies, the sharing economy, and drones.