|The Akron Intellectual Property Journal is a scholarly legal publication of The University of Akron C. Blake McDowell Law Center that produces an annual volume of two issues for use by scholars, practitioners, and judges. The Akron Intellectual Property Journal accepts articles on the topics of intellectual property, cyberlaw (including privacy matters), antitrust, and technology transfer.
The 2006-2007 school year marked Volume One for the Akron Intellectual Property Journal. The Akron Intellectual Property Journal is part of a larger effort to offer a variety of opportunities for study, research and publication in the area of intellectual property through The University of Akron School of Law’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology. The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at The University of Akron has three full-time members of the faculty who concentrate their efforts in the area of intellectual property and four more who teach related courses. A recent study of curricular offerings ranked our Intellectual Property Program fifth (tie) in the nation1. In addition, a survey of full-time faculty members who teach in the area of intellectual property ranked our program 24th in the nation2. In 2008, The University of Akron School of Law will host its tenth annual Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy. Since the 1930s, The University of Akron School of Law has dedicated its resources to teaching its students in intellectual property. The Akron Intellectual Property Journal represents the latest step in enhancing the diversity of experience the school’s students will have as they continue to excel in intellectual property education.
Members of the Akron Intellectual Property Journal contribute to the publication by editing the articles selected for publication and by writing their own notes and comments. By editing selected articles, staff members improve their own editing, writing, and citation skills while being exposed to different areas of law. The editor-in-chief and the executive editor oversee the selection, editing, and publication process.
As junior editors write their own note or comment, they further expand their legal research, writing, and editing abilities while exploring the intricacies of a particular area of law. Throughout the writing process, they are guided by members of the Intellectual Property faculty.
Footnotes 1)Kenneth L. Port, Intellectual Property Curricula in the United States, 46 IDEA, 165, 169 (2005).
2) April 2006 USNWR
Issue Vol. 1 No. 2
Issue Vol. 1 No.1
Print Date: June 13, 2007.
Print Date: March 9, 2007.
Article SubmissionsThe Akron Intellectual Property Journal welcomes submissions from all. The Akron Intellectual Property Journal accepts articles on the topics of intellectual property, cyberlaw (including privacy matters), antitrust, and technology transfer. Submissions should contain all sources in footnotes to the article, and all content should be in the primary article, rather then in any addenda. Submissions must conform to the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, published by the Harvard Law Review Association. To submit an article, please contact us.
Flexibility in deadlines may be available on a case-by-case basis. Feel free to contact the editor-in-chief with any specific concerns.
Contact UsShane Capps, editor-in-chief
Akron Intellectual Property Journal
302 Butchel Common
Akron, OH 44325-2901
Phone: (330) 972-6466
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Immediate Past Editor-in-Chief
Kurt A. Mueller