About Us

The Intellectual Property & Technology Forum & Journal at Boston College Law School (the “Forum”) is a legal publication dedicated to providing readers with rigorous, innovative scholarship, timely reporting, and ongoing discussion from the legal community concerning technology law and intellectual property. The Forum is designed, edited and published by students at Boston College Law School. Our articles are available freely on this web site.  They are also available on Westlaw and Lexis (“BCIPTF”).


 

Mission Statement

The aim of the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum (IPTF) is to encourage the development of intellectual property (including patent, copyright, trademark, and other related areas) and technology policy (including telecommunications law, on-line civil liberties issues, and high-tech business issues) as specialties at Boston College Law School through offerings of educational and careerrelated opportunities. Toward this end, the IPTF publishes an on-line blog and a legal publication, also called the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, which has adopted the following Mission statement: The Intellectual Property & Technology Forum at Boston College Law School is a legal publication dedicated to providing readers with rigorous, innovative scholarship, timely reporting, and ongoing discussion from the legal community concerning technology law and intellectual property. The Forum employs cutting-edge technology unique to networked publishing to supplement and expand upon the offerings of traditional legal journals. The Forum is designed, edited and published by students at Boston College Law School.
 

Historical note

The Journal was, from its founding in 1996 until 1999, a subsidiary of the former Intellectual Property Group.  In April, 1999, the Intellectual Property Group was formally dissolved and merged into the IPTF which thenceforth became an official BCLS student organization. The IPTF at Boston College has experienced a steady and continued growth in membership as new students express increased interest in intellectual property and technology. To meet the demand of entering students with relevant backgrounds and interests, the IPTF has enlarged its offerings of events, including career panels, speakers, technology bootcamps, and brown bag seminars. Due to this substantial student involvement and the efforts of our intellectual property professors, Boston College Law School has entered the rankings of U.S. News and World Report Intellectual Property Law Specialties.
 
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