The Intellectual Property Law Bulletin was formed in 1996 by Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, and was initially intended to provide a publishing forum for students of the USF IP Seminar class.  Since that time, the Bulletin has grown into a widely-circulated legal periodical with the new mission of providing thoughtful commentary on the current developments of all aspects of intellectual property law in the United States. The Bulletin continues to publish work by USF students and faculty, as well as articles and notes by practitioners and professors unaffiliated with the Univeristy of San Francisco.