JTIP's mission is to advance theory, research, education, and practice in the field of technology and intellectual property law. We work to achieve our mission by vigorously soliciting high quality articles on current legal issues from well-qualified authors.
We trace our history back to 1996, when, under the direction of Professor Glynn S. Lunney, eight concerned students published a four-page bulletin titled “newsTIPS: The Bulletin of the Technology and Intellectual Property Society at Tulane University School of Law.” The bulletin was an effort to highlight the legal challenges created by new technologies in the computer, biotechnology, and genetic engineering industries. As Prof. Lunney noted in that bulletin, intellectual property "is one of the fastest growing sectors of the legal market."
The purpose of the bulletin was to give “interested students a critical opportunity to explore the way in which technology affects our lives, and to consider how the law should address and, if necessary, adapt to emerging technologies.”
By 1999, that bulletin became Tulane’s first online journal. Thus, Vol. 1 and 2 of JTIP offered online scholarly articles, student comments and notes, and current development sections focusing on international intellectual property issues. In 2001, student members (led by then Editor in Chief, Jeffrey K. Dorso) and the publication staff transitioned the journal from an online publication to its current print version. Today, JTIP has over one hundred subscribers across three countries.
JTIP is currently ranked in the top 20 for “science, technology, and computing” print journals. JTIP is is growing in other respects as well- for example, the number of times the journal was cited more than doubled (from 89 to 208) over the last two years.