The Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal is a scholarly publication of the Santa Clara University School of Law. The Journal is a leading forum for multidisciplinary discourse on emerging issues at the intersection of technology, law, and public policy. Prior to Volume 30, the journal was known as the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal. All issues of the Journal are available online via.

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Originally founded in 1984 as the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and high-tech law. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Journal continues to be at the forefront of novel legal issues, fostering debate and discussion in the home of leading tech companies like Google and Apple.

The Journal publishes four issues per volume (ISSN 0882-3383). Throughout its history, one of the Journal’s top priorities has been making its content more accessible to the legal community. After signing the Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship with dozens of other law schools, Santa Clara University made copies of all published journal content available online for free to anyone via the Digital Commons platform.

Articles published in HTLJ have been cited in landmark intellectual property cases, including the Federal Circuit’s opinions in Festo v. Shoketsu, 234 F.3d 558, 574 (Fed. Cir. 2000) and In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943, 1001 (Fed Cir. 2008).


The mission of the Journal is to be the preeminent legal publication fostering legal scholarship and discourse in the area of intellectual property and technology-related law. The Journal works to build and strengthen connections between its alumni network of former editors, the professional legal community in Silicon Valley, and current Santa Clara Law students.

To fulfill its mission, the Journal: