Inspired by Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Clause 8 Publishing seeks to promote creation and dissemination of the highest quality and most up-to-date educational resources at fair prices and in a way that ensures that much of the revenue flows to authors. It aims to streamline the publishing process, take full advantage of evolving digital platforms and print-on-demand functionality, and develop innovative educational resources.

Clause 8 Publishing was founded in 2016 by Professor Peter S. Menell.

Professor Menell is the Koret Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he specializes in intellectual property law. In 1995, he co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, which has been instrumental in Berkeley Law being named the top intellectual property program in the nation for nearly two decades. Professor Menell earned his B.S. from M.I.T., M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Menell has written more than 80 articles and 10 books. Professor Menell has organized more than 50 intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998. Professor Menell founded and supervises the Annual Review of Law and Technology (now in its twentieth year, published by the Berkeley Technology Law Journal). He has advised the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, state attorneys general, and technology and entertainment companies on a wide range of intellectual property and antitrust matters.

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