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 discloses all 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.*
|National Science Foundation||$387,324|
|Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati||$6,000|
|Donors Who Have Made Contributions Under $5,000|
|Baker Botts LLP|
|Bozevic, Field & Francis LLP|
|Chip Robertson (Vice Chair of Board of Directors for UC Hastings)|
|Frank Busch (Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP)|
|Glen Van Ligten (Gunderson Dettmer LLP)|
|Hanson Bridgett LLP|
|Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP|
|Vern Norviel (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)|
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 summer of 2016, the Institute has followed the protocols identified there to remain transparent about its funding.