Announcing the Winners of the Gowlings Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize

IP Osgoode would like to congratulate the winners of the Gowlings Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize for 2014-2015.  Four prizes in total are awarded each year to Osgoode students and the winning blog posts are featured in the IPilogue. Recipients also receive a $500 award, are announced at Convocation and receive a permanent notation on their official Osgoode transcript.

The Gowlings Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize (the “Gowlings IPilogue Prize”) was pioneered in Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino’s Intellectual Property class in the Fall 2007 term and has been generously sponsored each year since then by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

All blog entries and comments on the IPilogue submitted by Osgoode students are considered automatically for the prize (except those submitted by IPilogue Editors). In each academic semester, there is one prize for the best blog post and one prize for the best comment.

For students, this is a chance to recognize their research and writing in a specialized and technical field.  It also encourages law students with a strong interest in Intellectual Property Law to develop that interest.  Of course, the subject matter of the IPilogue goes beyond strictly IP.  Our stories also delve into related areas including: internet law, privacy rights, broadcasting, social media and free speech.

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Gowlings IPilogue Prizes:


Fall 2014:

Best Blog: Anya Lavrov on “The IP Hackathon at Osgoode: Designing Solutions to Make Canada’s Patent System More User-Friendly

Best Blog: Adam Falconi on “Certainly Commendable but Perhaps not Practical – Canada’s Competition Bureau Releases Guidelines on Pharmaceutical Litigation Settlement

(Note: A winner for best comment for the fall 2014 term was not declared because there were no eligible comments posted by Osgoode students)

Winter 2015:

Best Blog: Jason Hayward on “IP Intensive: A Semester at Industry Canada – Policy-Making in Canada’s Legal Epicentre

Best Comment: Lou Chang’s comment on “Notice and Notice” and Video Streaming – Are You Breaking Bad?”


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who make the IPilogue possible.  We are most grateful to Gowlings for its generous support.