Our Mission

C-IP2 produces research, education, and service at the intersection of IP and innovation policy to better understand and shape the means of innovation as a positive force for good. We do so by promoting a diverse set of perspectives and voices to present a fuller picture than that of the dominant legal academic literature on the role of IP and other legal mechanisms to transform great ideas into useful or aesthetic artifacts and activities.

 

Values

    • Rigorous and comprehensive academic research across our subject matter domains that follows the evidence and is neither outcome-driven nor ideological; first and foremost an academic center and not a “policy shop”
    • Non-political: our staff and affiliates run the gamut from progressive liberals to libertarians; the Center does not formally affiliate with or receive support from politically oriented organizations
    • Transparent about financial support: all donors are listed publicly
    • No “pay for play”: donors are not assured of any outcomes in our research; all positions taken are our own
    • Research, programs, and policy recommendations benefit from the input of diverse voices and perspectives; we actively foster a culture of inclusivity
    • Share our expertise and resources with marginalized or disadvantaged communities because great ideas can come from anywhere and everyone deserves a fair shot at benefitting from their creativity and innovation