JIPL Online + Blog

Submitting Your Manuscript:

The Journal of Intellectual Property Law invites the submission of unsolicited articles, comments, and reviews from scholars, judges, researchers, and practicing attorneys discussing issues relevant to intellectual property law for both JIPL Online and our blog.  In particular, articles may address any of the following topics: patent law, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, Internet law, technology law, and entertainment and sports law.

JIPL Online

An essay submission for JIPL Online should be a narrowly tailored, scholarly argument with citations and references, not more than 2,500 words. The point of an essay is a condensed version of a longer note or article, articulating a very specific argument. The author should assume the reader has background knowledge and therefore does not need to provide background information.


An opinion editorial (op-ed) for our blog should be a subjective, view point argument or point of view, not more than 800 words, citations and references not required. The Op-Ed will reflect the author’s opinion or thoughts on a certain case, policy, or subject relating to IP law.

Citations for essays should follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020) and be in endnote format. 

Publication Frequency:

Because this is an online forum, we accept submissions of essays and Op-Eds continuously throughout the year. However, it cannot be guaranteed that submissions received during the summer will be reviewed as quickly as those received during the academic school year.

Cover Letter:

Please include the following information on a cover letter with your submission:
                     – Name (including any relevant titles)
                     – Address
                     – Daytime and evening phone numbers
                     – Email address
                     – Abstract (150 words or less)
                     – Current resume or CV

Address for Submission:

Electronic submissions are accepted at jiplonline@gmail.com. Please include either “Online Essay Submission” or “Online Blog Post Submission” as relevant in the subject line of your email.

You can expect to receive notification of publication within a month of the submission. Acceptance notifications typically will be made via email in a timely manner.

Expedited Reviews are conducted upon the author’s email or telephone request.

The Journal regrets that submissions cannot be returned.

Copyright Issues:

Except as otherwise provided, the author of each article has granted permission for copies of the article to be made for educational use, provided that copies are distributed at or below cost, the author and Journal are identified, proper notice of copyright is affixed to each copy, and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law is notified of each use.