Vote for Prof. Pina D'Agostino for Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2022
Congratulations to Osgoode's Patent Application Drafting Team on their Third Place Finish!
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For Ann - In Memory of Professor Ann Monotti
By Prof. David Vaver, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School
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In Memory of Professor William Cornish (1937-2022)
By Sir Robin Jacob, UCL
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Recap of “Fostering the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Report from the York University Task Force on AI & Society”
By Tianchu Gao, IPilogue Writer
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Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture by Professor David Vaver – “User Rights: Fair Use and Beyond”
By Emily Xiang, IPilogue Writer
Congratulations to our winners: Leandra Keren & Lindsay Paquette!
Pina's AI Book
Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence And A Toolkit For Lawyers And The Law
By Prof Pina D'Agostino, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode
Congratulations to Johanne Belisle, former IP OSgoode Advisory Board Member, on your new role as Senior Policy Advisor, IP and Innovation Ecosystems at WIPO
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Bracing for Impact Webinar: AI's Dirty Footprint
28 June 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm est
April 27 Press Conference - Full Panel
Prof Pina D’Agostino & IP Osgoode featured in Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Announcement
Osgoode 2021 Oxford IP Moot Team
Congratulations to our Oxford International IP Law Moot Team on their Second Place Finish!
Congratulations to our IP Innovation Clinic client Skygauge Robotics on closing $3.3 million in funding
IP Innovation Clinic ChatBot Launch Event

Securing Copyright Protection for AI-generate Generated Creations – A Business Perspective

Mariela Gutierrez Olivares is an IP Innovation Clinic Fellow and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. This blog was prepared as a requirement for the Directed Reading: IP Innovation Program course, taught by Prof. Pina D’Agostino. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies prevail all around us. Lawmakers are playing…

The Secret’s Out: US Court dismisses Protégé Biomedical’s Trade Secret Lawsuit Again

Meena Alnajar is an IPilogue Senior Editor, IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. It may be no secret that trade secrets contribute to a business’ economic value and confer a ‘competitive edge.’ However, when that secret is lost by insiders who had…

Where’s the Beef: Patent Battle Over Artificial Meats

Andrew Masson is an IPilogue Writer and 2L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The meat may be fake, but the beef is real between two artificial meat makers. The juggernaut artificial meat producer Impossible Foods is suing the start-up Motif FoodWorks for patent infringement. Impossible Foods claims that the…


CBA Intellectual Property Online Symposium

2 & 9 June 2022

Join the Canadian Bar Association for their virtual symposium which will discuss practice issues, NFTs, copyright’s challenges and opportunities, IP litigation reform and more. Register here.

Collision Conference 2022
20-23 June 2022

York students once again have exclusive access to a limited number of complimentary tickets to this year’s Collision Conference! Claim yours here.

2022 Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture: Mr Justice Laddie and his intellectual property cases: Of millefeuilles and a fish called Elvis
22 June 2022

Our own Prof. David Vaver will present the annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture at University College London. The event will be held in person and streamed live online. Learn more here.

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Osgoode News

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Prof. Pina D’Agostino for Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2022
DEADLINE is 13 May 2022
Prof. D’Agostino, IP Osgoode’s Founder & Director, has been nominated for recognition by Canadian Lawyer Magazine among their Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2022. Vote for her in the Business Law category here.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Intellectual Property Journal Student Editors
DEADLINE is 18 May 2022
Learn more about becoming an Editor for the Intellectual Property Journal here.

Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2022
DEADLINE is 1 July 2022 at 5 PM (EST)

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada are proud to once again collaborate on this exciting contest where entrants can submit an intellectual property law paper and win $1000 and publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review or the Intellectual Property Journal! Learn more about how to enter here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Intellectual Property Journal

The editorial staff of the Intellectual Property Journal are welcoming submissions to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming edition of the journal. Click here for more information.

Eligibility for the Gowling WLG Prize is now open
Osgoode students are once again eligible for the Gowling WLG Best Blog/Comment in Intellectual Property Law and Technology Prize! All blog articles and comments submitted are automatically considered for one of four prizes at the end of each year. The winners receive $500, a notation on their transcript & acknowledgement at graduation, and will be highlighted on both IP Osgoode’s and Gowling’s websites and social media.

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The government is inviting Canadian businesses to help meet the immediate needs of Ukrainians arriving in Canada
The Canadian Government launched a portal to connect displaced Ukrainians with goods and services that they need. Read the full press release here.

A Message from the Osgoode Ukrainian Law Students Association
The Osgoode Ukrainian Law Students Association was created in response to the war in Ukraine by a group of Ukrainian law students who have been volunteering their time to denounce Russia’s aggression and to support Ukrainians fleeing from war. If you have any questions about the organization or would like to get involved, please contact Solomiya Zakharchuk & Zack Kryworuchka at osgoodeulsa@gmail.com.
You can show your support by donating to any of these organizations: https://www.ucc.ca/2022/03/03/where-to-donate-to-support-ukraine/