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We are happy to accept guest contributions and publish them on IPWatchdog.com. In fact, we have published several hundred guest articles and are increasingly publishing articles from distinguished guest authors.

We do not dictate topics or viewpoint to guest contributors, and we have minimal requirements. We simply ask that contributions:

  • Be interesting, informative and pertinent to the readers of IPWatchdog.com.  In other words, topically relevant.  We view our blog as relating to all things IP (i.e.., patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret), as well as to topics related to the business of IP, innovation and technology.
  • Be a minimum of 800 words in length.  We do not have a word maximum, and with longer works we can split them up into segments more suitable for Internet reading.
  • Be original works that have not been previously posted to the Internet and are intended exclusively for publication on IPWatchdog.com.  This requirement is loosened when publishing executive summaries of longer pieces, such as a law review article, but even there the executive summary should be a derivative work that has not previously been published.
  • If the article includes figures, the figures should must be provided separately in either JPG or PNG format, and not embedded into a Word document.
  • The article must not be commercial in nature.
  • We require a short bio and professional head shot photo of the author along with the URL landing page you would like us to link to.
  • We require articles with links to have those links already embedded in the article or in parentheses behind each highlighted word you would like linked.  We like to highlight the people, cases, companies and products we talk about in our posts.  For Example:

“This recognition is yet another testament to the reputation that our faculty, students, and alumni have built over the years,” said John Broderick, Dean of UNH School of Law. “With the accolades that our IP faculty and students are earning for their achievements and innovations, our Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property continues to cement its place as a global leader in IP.”

If you are interested in contributing please let us know by visiting our Contact Page and sending us a message.  Someone will be in touch as soon as possible.