IP Osgoode In The Spotlight: OCE / IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic Officially Launched And IP Osgoode Advisory Board At The SCC!

Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

We are pleased to share with you the official announcement of the OCE / IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic. This groundbreaking initiative will see IP Osgoode partnered with the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) to create a unique IP clinical program. 

The Clinic, which is being launched as a 12-month pilot program, will match six Osgoode students with OCE-supported innovators that need help with IP strategy – from patents to trade-marks to copyright to trade secrets.  Please read the official media release and view the video for more details.

We are pleased to announce the six students, who were selected from a talented pool of applicants, will be working pro bono this summer with the OCE / IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic: Shirley Bai JD/MBA ‘13, Andrea Dias ‘12, Rita Gao ‘12, Hashim Ghazi ‘12, Jeremy Loeb ’13 and Sebastian Talluri ’12.  They, along with Trish Barrow, Director of Commercialization and the CCR, are featured in the YFile of June 3, 2011, York University’s online daily bulletin. 

The launching of this clinical initiative follows on the heels of the recent accomplishment of our Advisory Board members as reflected in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Masterpiece Inc. v. Alavida Lifestyles Inc. Justice Marshall Rothstein for penning the decision, Justice Roger Hughes, Professor David Vaver and Kelly Gill for being cited in the decision, and Kelly Gill for acting as counsel at the hearing. Our feature post and guest blog by Kelly Gill on the Masterpiece decision was the headline post in the IPIGRAM of May 31, 2011.  The IPIGRAM is a weekly email digest of our weblog, the IPilogue.

It has been a little less than three years since the official launch of IP Osgoode, the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.  Already, we have much to celebrate!  Stay tuned to lots more announcements in the weeks ahead.