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Aims & Scope

IP Theory, founded in 2010, is an online, peer-edited, open-access intellectual property law publication. It is part of the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. In 2013, Emory University Law School joined as a partner of the publication. It is neither law journal nor blog; it is a different sort of publication designed to occupy a niche between the two. It serves as a new forum for essays and opinion pieces that are more concise (and more lightly footnoted) than typical law review articles. IP Theory will also publish book and other literature reviews for works in IP and other allied fields.

IP Theory is peer-edited. Faculty peers solicit and select content. Student editors manage logistics and do only light edits, enabling a fast turnover of manuscripts.

IP Theory does not have a set publication schedule. We will publish pieces/issues in response to noteworthy events in intellectual property law including intellectual property conferences. To facilitate distribution and prompt notification, we encourage readers to sign up to receive email notifications or RSS feeds to our journal. The journal’s text is discoverable from Google Scholar and other search services. As an open-access publication, IP Theory is freely available worldwide.