Professor Andres Sawicki recently gave a talk on a project examining how artists and innovators respond to risk at the Works-In-Progress Intellectual Property 2014 conference hosted by Santa Clara University Law School. Research on creativity indicates that people with high creative ability are more comfortable with risk than the general population. The uncertain reward structure of IP law is therefore well-suited to motivating the highly-creative people that arts and innovation policy cares about. Professor Sawicki researches and teaches in the area of intellectual property. He has published articles in the Florida State University Law Review and the University of Chicago Law Review. Professor Sawicki's research explores the impact of intellectual property law on creativity in the arts and sciences.