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J. Thomas McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Administrative Office
Kendrick Hall, Room 300
Phone: (415) 422-6229
Email: franklyn@usfca.edu
Website: http://www.usfca.edu/law/mccarthy 

The J. Thomas McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law honors USF School of Law Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, a pioneer in shaping and defining intellectual property law. Professor McCarthy is a prolific writer, a skilled lawyer, and a revered teacher. His treatises have become indispensable references for scholars and judges around the world.

The McCarthy Institute is dedicated to advancing the body of knowledge related to intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between IP law, cyberspace law, emerging technologies and globalization. Because law is both a culture to be studied and a practice to be pursued, the Institute focuses on the intersection between theory and practice. It examines and facilitates public dialogue regarding a variety of practical problems that have arisen and will continue to arise in the IP and cyberspace law areas.

The Institute hosts periodic scholarly conferences and symposia, and it sponsors scholar in residence programs, student externships and a number of events dedicated to bringing together IP practitioners, teachers and other interested members of the legal and scholarly communities.