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.
- 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
In 2012, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School was founded by Professor Adam Mossoff and Professor Mark F. Schultz for the scholarly analysis of intellectual property (IP) rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate.
In 2019, Professor Seán M. O’Connor (now Faculty Advisor) took on the role of Executive Director and in 2020 led the rebranding of CPIP to the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2; pronounced “sip-squared“) to highlight the important intersection between IP and innovation.
As of summer 2023, C-IP2 is under the leadership of Interim Executive Director Joshua Kresh.
Professor Mossoff is currently a full-time Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School and a Senior Fellow and Chair of the Forum for Intellectual Property at the Hudson Institute.
Professor Schultz is the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Chair in Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Program at the University of Akron School of Law and a C-IP2 Senior Scholar.