Call For Applications: IP Osgoode Post-Doctoral Scholar And Graduate Fellows

Do you have a strong interest in intellectual property law, innovation and commercialization of IP, and public-policy issues related to IP, as well as a capacity for interdisciplinary work of a high quality? If so, then read on for a ground-breaking research opportunity with IP Osgoode.

IP Osgoode is seeking a Post-Doctoral Scholar and two Graduate Fellows to work in a dynamic cluster team led by me and a visiting scholar from one of IP Osgoode’s research partners.  The team will conduct research which examines the legal implications of commercializing the intellectual property rights of public and private entities and related subtopics.  The aim of the research is to tackle specific facets of innovation namely:  (1) Recalibrating the patent system; (2) Exploring understudied patent protection systems such as peer to patent and; (3) Examining inefficiencies and inconsistencies stemming from the duplication and overlaps in our IP laws.

IP Osgoode’s collaborators and partners for this exciting research endeavour are the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Faculty of Law at Monash University, the University of Bologna, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge, York University, IBM, the Ontario Centers of Excellence, Canadian Heritage, Copyright Board of Canada, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) at Stanford  University, the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law, the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, and the University of New South Wales.

The deadline to apply is November 16, 2012.  For more information on eligibility and application requirements, please click here.

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