In the past decade, RIPL has experienced remarkable success, ranking as the 12th most cited technology law journal in the country according to Google Scholar. Indeed, RIPL has been cited as persuasive authority by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and parties petitioning the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari. In addition to articles written by a number of prominent IP practitioners, RIPL issues have included contributions from:
- Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States
- Former Chief Judge Paul Michel and Judge Richard Linn, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Judge Richard Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Chief Judge James F. Holderman, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Q. Todd Dickinson, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- John Calvert, Senior Advisor to the Office of Innovation Development, United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Marybeth Peters and Ralph Oman, Former United States Registers of Copyrights
- Donald Chisum, Robert Harmon, Edward Manzo and Shubha Ghosh, Authors
- Professors Harold Wegner, Janice Mueller, Kenneth Port, Graeme Dinwoodie, and Tyler Ochoa
As an online journal, RIPL outpaces traditional print journals by efficiently producing and electronically publishing quality articles. This provides authors with the opportunity to publish timely articles before other reviews. The high quality and timeliness of RIPL’s articles have attracted subscribers from all over the world, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Tanzania, Poland, England, Spain, Japan, China, and Israel. RIPL’s issues are delivered electronically to its subscribers and are available on LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as on this website.
RIPL comprises top students from The John Marshall Law School, many of whom are enrolled in the law school’s internationally recognized IP program. Many RIPL students possess a technical background — with degrees ranging from bachelors of science to PhDs — and have experience in all facets of intellectual property. These students provide authors with quality editorial assistance, such as conducting research, adding footnotes to expand legal discussions, and perfecting citations. Further, RIPL is willing to convert a transcribed speech into a publishable article. RIPL’s editorial staff looks forward to working with you in the future.