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In Memory of Professor William Cornish (1937-2022)
By Sir Robin Jacob, UCL
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2021 IP Year in Review
By Prof. Pina D'Agostino, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode
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A Look Back at Canada's Privacy Legislation in 2021
By Emily Prieur, IPilogue Writer
A Beginner’s Guide to Patenting Software and AI
By Maddie Lynch, IP Intensive Student
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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!
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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

Hot Off the Press: A Look into my Fall Internship at CBC (IP Intensive Reflection)

Eloise Somera is an IP Intensive student and a 3L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to write a reflective blog on their internship experience. Over the past Fall 2021 semester, I have been privileged to participate in the Intellectual…

My Internship Experience at Two Very Different Organizations: Alectra Utilities and BEST Lab

David Park is an IP Intensive student and a 3L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to write a reflective blog on their internship experience. Experiential education was one of the main reasons I decided to pursue legal studies at…

An Immersive Experience in the Quantum Computing World: My Placement with Xanadu

Shuang Ren is an IP Intensive student and a 3L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to write a reflective blog on their internship experience. This fall semester, I had a ten-week internship at Xanadu Quantum Computing Inc. (“Xanadu”) as…

Osgoode News

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – IPilogue Writers for Winter 2022
Read the job posting here.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – IP Researchers Needed for DABUS Patent Application
Deadline on 18 January 2022
If you would like to explore the likelihood of artificial intelligence to be recognized as an inventor in Canada, read our job posting here.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Fall 2022 IP Intensive Program
Deadline on 24 January 2022

Experience York has now opened the portals for applications for the Intellectual Property and Technology Intensive Program for the 2022-23 academic year! Learn more about the program and some of our past partners here.

Announcing the Winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2021

We are excited to announce that Leandra Keren of Queen’s University and Lindsay Paquette of Osgoode Hall Law School are this year’s winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge! Read our full announcement here.

IP Osgoode Office Hours
Dates & Times TBD
IP Osgoode’s Assistant Director Ashley Moniz will be available starting next week to answer any questions you may have about IP Osgoode, the IP Innovation Clinic, and some of our many initiatives. Keep an eye on our website to find out when Ashley will be available.

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.

Innovation Clinic Chatbot *New*

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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.
Click for more information.


The Digital Identity Revolution: Everything You Need to Know
17 January 2022
The Ontario Bar Association will host expert faculty in conversation about emerging issues related to digital identity. Register here.

Funding Roadmap: Navigating Grant Funding
19 January – 2 February 2022

The Sandbox Centre, in partnership with MENTORnetwork, invites you to join them for a three part online program where you will develop a Funding Roadmap by aligning your business goals with government grants and accessing money to accelerate your growth. Register here.

The Future of Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Book Launch
24 January 2022
Register for this University of Essex event, featuring Prof. Pina D’Agostino, here.

Picks of the week

Please join us in welcoming the IP Innovation Clinic’s new Students-at-Law, Apoorva Daneva & Vicky Vu!


Apoorva Daneva

Apoorva Daneva completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Toronto and acquired his JD at the Santa Clara University School of Law, California. During law school, he took part in an Entrepreneurship Clinic which focused on growing start-ups and an externship at Nakamura & Partners, an IP firm in Tokyo, Japan. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling and snowboarding. 

Vicky Vu

Vicky-Linh Vu graduated from Kingston University London, holding an LLB. Her passion for Intellectual Property came while working abroad in Japan and Vietnam, where she started her small business and learned the importance of art licensing and the nuances of copyright and trademark protections. She loves exploring the intersection of law, innovation, art and business.