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The inaugural Innovation Law and Policy Editathon was held on Saturday March 8, 2014, at New York University School of Law. We worked with law professors and activists to create, edit, and improve articles at the intersection of law and innovation.

After the editathon proper in the afternoon, those interested can walk together to join an evening social Wiki-meetup at a neighborhood restaurant downtown.

When and whereEdit

  • Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m. If you can't join us for the entire editathon, no problem! Come for as long or little as you like.
  • Venue: New York University School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street, NYC, 10012. IND subway to West Fourth Street – Washington Square (New York City Subway); walk east (against traffic) on Third Street to Sullivan.
  • Find us at: Lester Pollack Colloquium Room (9th floor)
  • Cost: Free
  • Participants: This event is open to anyone who RSVPs (or comes with a friend who has). You don't need any Wikipedia editing experience to participate - just a passion for innovation law. We'll be having a brief orientation at the start of the editathon and tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers throughout the event.
  • RSVP by signing your username below! If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature.
  • What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Twitter Hashtag: #ILPEdit

What is Innovation Law?Edit

"Innovation law" encompasses all kinds of legal issues, including patents, trademarks, antitrust, advertising, and copyright (and copyfraud), and how these areas of law intersect with privacy, free speech, and technology.

It's like intellectual property, but broader.

Many of these legal topics concern matters of public interest. Even though a lot of case law and policy information is available online, the average person may not know where to look. We're looking to bring professors and activists who have technical expertise in these areas together with passionate students and editors to help us improve legal articles about these cutting-edge topics.

Suggested Innovation Law Articles & TopicsEdit

The following is a sampling of suggested Wikipedia articles to create or add upon. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas!

Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.


Wikiprojects are communities of editors organizing strategic editing of curated topics on Wikipedia:


Online participantsEdit

If you cannot make it to our New York City event, but would still like to participate, you are invited to do so remotely! Please add your name to the participant list below and include your contributions in the #Results section. And be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #ILPEdit if you tweet about this event!

Sign upEdit

You can also sign up off-wiki at or our event page or the Engelberg RSVP site.

Likely attendeesEdit

(sign up by editing the page and entering four tildes ~. This will automatically put in your username.)

Possible attendeesEdit



Attendees of recordEdit

Articles editedEdit