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Social Media Privacy: Legalities of Personal Data Collection
By Shannon Flynn, Guest IPilogue Contributor and Managing Editor of ReHack
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Reflections on My Placement at AstraZeneca Canada
By Daniel Joseph, Fall 2020 IP Intensive Student
Embracing the Virtual Workspace: My Semester with CBC
By Summer Lewis, Fall 2020 IP Intensive Student
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2021 USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition
By Maddie Lynch & Eloise Somera, USPTO National Patent Drafting Competition Participants
Doubly Digital: My Virtual Semester at The Globe and Mail
By Halyna Chumak, Fall 2020 IP Intensive Student
CANADA'S IP WRITING CHALLENGE 2021
Founded by IPIC & IP Osgoode
Osgoode 2021 Oxford IP Moot Team
Congratulations to our Oxford International IP Law Moot Team on their Second Place Finish!
Mitacs Students
3 IP Innovation Clinic Fellows to Receive Mitacs Business Strategy Internships
Congratulations to our IP Innovation Clinic client Skygauge Robotics on closing $3.3 million in funding

TikTok Made me Buy It: Influencer Marketing and Copyright Infringement Issues

Picture this: It’s a Sunday afternoon and you’re a law student avoiding your Copyright readings. Instead of cracking open the textbook, you decide to scroll through TikTok, where you come across a video of a girl dancing. She’s wearing flared yoga pants and a crop top. Remember when those pants…

Compulsory Licensing: A Potential Tool to Increase Vaccine Supply in Canada?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, efforts have been focused on developing a vaccine capable of providing immunity against SARS-CoV-2. With multiple vaccine candidates now demonstrating exceptionally high efficacy against the virus and receiving regulatory approval in countries worldwide, the problem has shifted from development to availability. As the most…

Embracing the Virtual Workspace: My Semester with CBC (IP Intensive Reflection)

On the first day of my internship at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), I visited the office to pick up my laptop and security pass, only to head right back home to continue working for the afternoon. I started the semester worried about the impact that the pandemic would have…

A Virtual Look into the Generic Pharmaceutical World: My Placement at Teva Canada Limited (IP Intensive Reflection)

During my ten-week internship at Teva Canada Limited (“Teva”) for Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program (the “Intensive”), I saw how intellectual property law operates through the eyes of a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry. In learning about the generic pharmaceutical industry, I was able to apply…

Reflections on My Placement at AstraZeneca Canada (IP Intensive Reflection)

As part of my involvement in the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Intensive Program (“IP Intensive”), I was fortunate to be granted a 9-week placement at the Legal Affairs department of AstraZeneca Canada (“AZC”). As someone with a background in the biosciences and a keen interest in practicing law in…

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Events

National Security Challenges in the 21st Century: A Discussion with Vincent Rigby, National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister
20 April 2021

CIGI will have Vincent Rigby discuss his role in the government’s response to current national security challenges, the evolving global threat landscape, the best practices emerging in allied states, and Canada’s response. Click here for more information and to register.

Foresight vs Hindsight: Section 53.1 for Patent Agents and Litigators
29 April 2021

Join the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) for a panel about proper conduct leading up to and during litigation. Jean-Charles Grégoire (Marks & Clerk) will moderate this panel, which features Jenna Wilson (Wilson Lue LLP) and Kavita Ramamoorthy (Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP). Click here for more information and to register.

Get Your Game On: Intellectual Property Rights and Video Games
11 May 2021

Join the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) for a panel hosted by their Young Practitioners’ Committee. The panel will discuss the potential use and protection of video game intellectual property through copyright, trademark rights, and potential patent rights. Click here for more information and to register.