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Synapses & Silicon: The Search for the Ideal Adjudicator
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Announcing the Winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2018
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IP Osgoode Celebrates 10 Years!

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Announcing the Winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2018

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are thrilled to announce the winners of the tenth annual edition of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge: In the Law Student category, Stephen Cooley, won for his entry, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Copyright: Barriers to, and Solutions for the Commercialization of Expressive AI”. Stephen…

IP Osgoode Celebrates 10 Years!

Thank you to all who were able to join us on Monday, October 15 and help celebrate IP Osgoode’s 10th anniversary (click here to view photos from our event).   10 years ago IP Osgoode, Osgoode’s flagship Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program, was launched with the dream of creating…

Synapses & Silicon: The Search for the Ideal Adjudicator

A competent adjudicator, according to an Ontario Public Service job posting, will have familiarity with relevant legal concepts, solid analytical skills, an aptitude for impartial adjudication, and well-developed communication/interpersonal skills. Would an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program make a good candidate, or at least a capable assistant? This is the question…

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Canada’s largest pro bono IP legal clinic.
Providing IP information and assistance to start-ups and entrepreneurs in various sectors from across Southern Ontario and beyond.
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November 13, 2018
Intellectual Property Law Considerations for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs
An Innovation Clinic IP information session at the Davisville Workspace – Powered by Activate Space.

November 16, 2018
Screening of NETIZENS
Part of the POM film fest, NETIZEN is a documentary about cyber harassment.

November 27, 2018
Introduction to Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions
Visit the IPIC webinar website for more information.

Picks of the week

Canada acceded to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. Canadian entreprises can now access a simpler, faster and more effective way to register and protect their industrial designs worldwide.

The USMCA establishes a legal framework of minimum standards for the protection and enforcement of IP rights in North America. Click here for a summary of the IP chapter.

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel consultation: ‘Responding to the New Environment: A Call for Comments’ written submission deadline is November 30, 2018.