IP Theory, founded in 2010, is an online, peer-edited, open-access intellectual property law publication, affiliated with the school’s Center for Intellectual Property Research (CIPR). In addition to publishing conventional articles, IP Theory serves as a forum for essays, opinion pieces, and literature reviews, of which are more concise than typical law review articles. As such, IP Theory is free from many constraints of traditional law journals and provides authors with a variety of formats to commentate, present research, and inform the IP community about developments in the law and legal practice.
Faculty members and the student board solicit and select content. Student editors further manage logistics and editing, enabling a fast turnover of manuscripts. Articles are published on a rolling basis as soon as the review process is complete. For more information, please contact Prof. Mark Janis, CIPR’s director, or Prof. Michael Mattioli, the journal’s faculty advisor.