Alongside professors at several leading law schools, Institute Director Robin Feldman has pledged for the Institute's funding to conform to the highest ethical standards.*

The following list identifies all grants, contracts, and other sources of private or corporate funding for the Institute received in Academic Year 2016-2017. No single private or corporate donor accounts for more than 10% of the Institute's budget.

Donor Gift Amount 
The Honorable Al Knoll (retired) $25,000

Note: All other funding comes from UC Hastings and court awards.

*Beginning with the publication of the Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Institute has followed the protocols identified there to remain transparent about its funding.