Bracing for Impact Webinar: AI's Dirty Footprint
28 June 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm est
Modern Art Photo
Defending Modern Art from Copyright Infringement Claims
By Tugce Kucukali, IPilogue Writer
Summarizing the 2021 Innovation Economy Council Roundtable
By Junghi Woo, IPilogue Writer
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Australia’s Federal Court is “Not Gonna Cop It”
By Shawn Dhue, IPilogue Writer
A voice gone viral: Canadian voice actor sues TikTok for using her voice without permission for text-to-speech feature
By Meena Alnajar, IPilogue Writer & IP Innovation Clinic Fellow
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
April 27 Press Conference - Full Panel
Prof Pina D’Agostino & IP Osgoode featured in Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Announcement
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!
Congratulations to our IP Innovation Clinic client Skygauge Robotics on closing $3.3 million in funding
IP Innovation Clinic ChatBot Launch Event
Bracing for Impact: Challenges to Human Rights

Setting the Stage for IP Developments in MRNA Technology

Photo Credits: CDC / ALISSA ECKERT & DAN HIGGINS Ryan Erdman is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of any existing treatment to mitigate the impacts of the novel virus was perceived as an alarming…

Summarizing the 2021 Innovation Economy Council Roundtable

Screenshot from the Innovation Economy Council Roundtable available at https://livestream.com/marsdd/iec/videos/221882833. Junghi Woo is an IPilogue Writer and a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.   The 2021 Innovation Economy Council (“IEC”) Roundtable delivered an exciting discussion around the commercialization of intellectual property in Canada. IP rights can be…

Canadian Radio-Television And Telecommunications Commission Determines Final Wholesale Rates For Broadband Services

M. Imtiaz Karamat is an IP Osgoode Alumnus and Law Society of Ontario Licensing Candidate. This article was previously posted on E-TIPS™ For Deeth Williams Wall LLP on June 8, 2021.  On May 27, 2021, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it had finalized the rates that large companies can…

Osgoode News

Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2021: Founded by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) & IP Osgoode
DEADLINE: 1 July 2021
IPIC and IP Osgoode wish to enhance intellectual property public policy research and discussion among law students, graduate students, and legal and business professionals. Prizes include $1000 (CAD), publication on the IPilogue, and consideration for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or the Intellectual Property Journal.

If you are interested, click here for the full Challenge Rules (ou ici pour les règles en français).

Fall 2021 Course “Legal Values: Litigating Intellectual Property Law Cases”
Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30
This fall, Prof David Vaver and the Honourable Justice Roger Hughes will teach students about the Federal Court of Canada’s IP litigation process, from advising clients to writing judgements, before students prepare for and participate in a moot. Read more about the course here.

Innovation Clinic Chatbot *New*

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Providing IP information and assistance to start-ups and entrepreneurs in various sectors from across Southern Ontario and beyond.
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IP Osgoode Presents Bracing for Impact: AI’s Dirty Footprint
28 June 2021 at 12:00 pm
This timely webinar will address the environmental implications of artificial intelligence (AI) developments in recent years. AI can be a double-edged sword, and while it can make resources and information more accessible and solve some of our climate challenges, it also requires more energy to use and, as a result, increases our carbon footprint.
The event, chaired by Prof Pina D’Agostino, will begin with welcoming remarks from York University VPRI Amir Asif and a keynote speech from the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Hon. Jeff YurekDr. Aviv Gaon, IDC Herzliya, will introduce and moderate the panel, which will include Andrea Roszell (Guidehouse), Audrey Lee (Microsoft), Kapil Singhal (Vyntelligence) and Neetika Sathe (Alectra’s GRE&T Centre). 
This webinar is organized by IP Osgoode in collaboration with the Harry Radzyner Law School at the IDC Herzliya in Israel, Microsoft Canadaand Alectra’s GRE&T Centre.
Click here for more information.

Lifecycle of a Smart Idea | Prove It! The Use of Expert Evidence in a Global IP Dispute

16 June 2021

This session in Gowling WLG‘s webinar series will focus on the use, acquisition and preparation of expert evidence in IP proceedings on a global level. Register for this event here.

17 June 2021

This webinar, hosted by IPIC, is directed towards junior litigators and will provide real-life practice management strategies on how juniors may best assist the senior lawyers on their team. Register for this event here.

Picks of the week

RCMP’s use of facial recognition tech violated privacy laws, investigation finds 
In March, the IPilogue published an article about the Privacy Commissioner’s condemnation of Clearview AI for violating PIPEDA and various provincial privacy legislation across Canada. This week, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien tabled a report concluding that the RCMP’s use of Clearview AI technology infringes the Privacy Act. The software compiles images from across the Internet into a database which the RCMP has used for criminal investigations. However, the investigation found that most RCMP searchers did not account for how they used this technology. You can read Catherine Tunney’s article about this for CBC here.