Kendrick Hall, Room 300
Phone: (415) 422-6229
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