About IP Theory

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 (CIPR) at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. In addition to publishing articles conventionally published in law journals, IP Theory 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. In that way, 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.

IP Theory is peer-edited. Journal members solicit and select content, manage logistics, and facilitate distribution of articles and podcasts with the help of Faculty Advisors. Articles and podcasts have a quick turnover and are published on a rolling basis, typically as soon as the journal review process is complete. In this way IP Theory provides authors flexibility in the timing, substance, and form of their submitted scholarship.

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