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

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

IP Osgoode would like to congratulate the winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize for 2019-2020.  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 Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize (the “Gowling WLG 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 WLG, formerly 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 Gowling WLG IPilogue Prizes:

Fall 2019 Term:

Best Blog: Lauren Chypyha on “Protecting Freelancer Rights: What About Social Media?”

Best Blog Comment: We did not award a winner for this category

Winter 2020 Term:

Best Blog Post – We have a tie:

Ryan Wong on “Is Red the new Blue? Will IBM’s Patent Strategy shift under new leadership?

Maggie Vourakes on “Facial recognition Technology and the Retail Sector: Opportunity or Liability?”

Best Blog Comment: Madison Black’s comment on “The Future is Female: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Symposium at Osgoode Hall Law School

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

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