Professor Lipton has previously held faculty positions at the University of Houston Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, The University of Akron School of Law, the University of Nottingham School of Law, and Monash University Law School. She has also visited previously at the University of Florida and Melbourne University. Prior to her academic career, she worked in commercial and finance law in Australia. She is currently a fulltime visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Her scholarship focuses on law and digital technology, as well as law and the creative arts. She is the co-author of multiple editions of a leading cyberspace casebook (Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials, (with Professor Raymond S. R. Ku) and the leading casebook on The Criminal Law of Intellectual Property (with Professors G. Moohr and I. Manta). She also authored Rethinking Cyberlaw (Edward Elgar, 2015); Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech (Edward Elgar, 2010) and Security Over Intangible Property (LBC Thompson, 2000). She has published in leading law reviews in the United States, Europe and Australia, including the Northwestern University Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, UC Davis Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Florida Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Monash University Law Review, and Singapore Journal of Legal Studies.
She is the founder and director of Authography LL.C., a company focused on assisting authors and creative artists understand their business and legal rights.
She has taught a variety of domestic and international commercial and intellectual property courses including International Intellectual Property, Comparative Digital Transactions Law, Workplace Privacy Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law, Cyberlaw, and Trade Secrets Law. She holds an LL.B. degree with Honors from the University of Melbourne, as well as LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees in law from Cambridge University.