Title: Professor of Law
Office: Room 231A
Professor Lipton joined Akron Law in 2014, having previously served as the Baker Botts Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to that, she held faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Nottingham, Monash University and visiting faculty positions at the University of Florida and the University of Melbourne. She has also held a number of academic administrative positions, including three years as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at Case Western Reserve University, and has served as Co-Director of the Banking Law Center at Monash University and of the Center for Law, Technology, & the Arts at Case Western Reserve University. She was also Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox Center for International Law at Case Western Reserve University.
Prior to her academic work, she practiced as an attorney in the banking and finance area in several Australian commercial law firms and worked briefly as a member of the in-house counsel team at a major Australian bank. Her scholarship focuses on law and digital technology, as well as law and the creative arts. Professor Lipton holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, an LL.B. from the University of Melbourne, an LL.M. from Monash University, a Ph.D. from Griffith University, and an LL.M. and Ph.D. with relation to internet domain names, trademarks and free speech from Cambridge University. Professor Lipton is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the co-author of multiple editions of a leading cyberspace casebook as well as numerous other casebooks and articles, including articles that have been published in leading law reviews in the United States, Europe and Australia. Professor Lipton currently teaches trademark law, cyberlaw, and international intellectual property law.