The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded Columbia Law School two new research grants as part of its “Law, Innovation and Economic Growth” initiative.
The first grant, which totals $450,000, will help support a research project called “Contracting for Innovation,” which will focus on legal contracts in the context of technological innovation. Columbia Law School Professor Robert E. Scott will lead the project’s research team, which will include fellow Law School Professors Ronald J. Gilson, Victor P. Goldberg, and Charles F. Sabel.
The second grant will support the work of Brett Dakin, the first Kauffman Legal Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. Dakin, a former associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, will focus his research on how intellectual property rights encourage centralized decision-making structures.