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USF Professor Inducted into IP Hall of Fame


Senior Professor of Law J. Thomas McCarthy is one of six global intellectual property leaders to be inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame for 2012.

Established by London-based Intellectual Asset Management magazine, the award honors individuals who have helped establish intellectual property as a key business asset of the 21st century. Past inductees have included men and women from the fields of business, politics, law, finance, and academia.

“I am immensely pleased to be included in the IP Hall of Fame alongside such eminent and outstanding people in our field,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy, the founding director of the USF School of Law McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, is an internationally renowned expert on intellectual property matters and the author of “McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition,” which has been cited in more than 3,000 judicial opinions.

Other 2012 inductees include Béatrix de Russé, head of IP and licensing at Technicolor; Todd Dickinson, executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; Alan Drewsen, executive director of the International Trademarks Association; David Kappos, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Marybeth Peters, former U.S. register of copyrights.

The 2012 inductees will be honored in Portugal in June. They join 47 other awardees who have been inducted since the hall of fame was founded in 2006.

Written by Carolyn Boyd »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews