The Oregon Intellectual Property Network produces articles written by Lewis & Clark law students on current intellectual property issues in collaboration with practicing IP attorneys. Students benefit from participating through the publication of their article here and elsewhere, and they gain valuable experience working with a practicing IP attorney. Participating attorneys benefit by the publication of articles that address unsettled issues or changes in IP law. Additionally, advising law students is valuable to the legal profession. OIPN Guidelines are available here.
Student and Attorney Pairing
Pairing of students and attorney will be based upon the student’s area of interest and the attorney’s specialty. Alternatively, students and attorneys may request a specific partner. The OIPN Participation form may be downloaded here.
Article Topics and Specifications
Articles may be about current issues in trade secret, copyright, trademark, or patent law. Article topics may be proposed by the attorney, student, or by a professor. However, topics should not be chosen by an attorney for any of their active client matters. Articles will be approximately 4-6 pages, double-spaced, but can be longer if necessary. Citations will be in ALWD format, and appear as endnotes. The First Advisor/Student Meeting form may be downloaded here.