Although much has been written about innovation in the past several years, not all parts of the innovation lifecycle have been given the same treatment. This volume focuses on the important first step of arranging financing for innovation before it is made, and explores the feedback effect that innovation can have on finance itself.
The book brings together a diverse group of leading scholars in order to address the financing of innovation. The chapters address three key areas, intellectual property, venture capital, and financial engineering in the capital markets, in order to provide fresh and insightful analyses of current and future economic developments in financing innovation. Chapters on intellectual property cover topics including innovation in law-making, orphan business models, and the use of intellectual property to protect financial engineering innovations and developing intellectual property regimes in Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The book also covers the tax treatment of venture capital founders, the treatment of preferred stock by the Delaware Courts, asset-backed lending hedge funds, and corporate governance for small businesses after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.
The book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, and students in law, innovation, finance, and business.
About The Author
James E. Daily is a Post-doctoral Research Associate and Administrative Director at the Stanford University Hoover Institution Project on Commercializing Innovation, USA.
Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School and the Executive Director for George Washington University’s C-LEAF.
F. Scott Kieff is Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School, the Director of Planning and Publications for George Washington University’s C-LEAF and Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at the Stanford University Hoover Institution, where he is a co-director of the Project on Commercializing Innovation. F. Scott Kieff is on leave from his post as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, having been nominated by President Barack H. Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, to serve as a Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Before taking up his government post on October 18, 2013, he was also Ray and Louise Knowles Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in Stanford, CA. He worked on this book while in his academic positions before being sworn in and taking his government post.