A Note About Our Funding And Support

C-IP2 has received financial and other support from a broad array of individuals, law firms, corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. We are grateful to our supporters for helping us to fulfill our mission to improve scholarship and public policy regarding intellectual property rights.

Only support that serves this mission is accepted by C-IP2. Freedom of inquiry, independence, intellectual honesty, and scholarly rigor are essential to accomplishing our mission. One of our core values is that academic scholarship and public policy debates about intellectual property should be based on real-world facts. Economic, historical, and theoretical analyses should conform with well-established research norms.

Therefore, C-IP2 does not accept gifts that interfere with its scholars’ ability to conduct intellectually rigorous, methodologically sound, and independent research and analysis. It is essential that we maintain our ability to conduct and support research in accordance with proper academic and scholarly standards, free of inappropriate influence. To that end, all donations are gifts for which there are no promises of empirical or theoretical results.


  • AbbVie
  • Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP
  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • Association of American Publishers
  • The Authors Guild
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • Brinks Gilson & Lione
  • Copyright Alliance
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Dominion Harbor Group, LLC
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Ericsson
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • Kenichi & Yumiko Hattori
  • Lawrence Horn
  • Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC
  • InterDigital
  • Jenner & Block
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • LaPolt Law, P.C.
  • Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Motion Picture Association
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nokia Technologies
  • Randy Noranbrock
  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Reed Tech
  • RELX Group
  • SoundExchange
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
  • Time Warner
  • TiVo
  • Viacom
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • WiLAN
  • John F. Witherspoon, Professor and Director Emeritus, Intellectual Property Program, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation