Clinic Fellows

Innovation Clinic Fellows

The Innovation Clinic provides Osgoode Hall Law students with access to work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities in IP and technology law. Clinic Fellows are able to enhance their student experiences by taking on greater responsibilities and interactions with clients. Through practical, hands-on experience, students assist start-up and scale up companies navigate real-world legal and business challenges. This experiential education contributes to the career-readiness and success of Clinic Fellows.

Innovation Clinic Fellowships are volunteer positions and students’ time is eligbile for the Osgoode Public Interest Requirement (OPIR) credit.

The Innovation Clinic operates year-round and the recruitment of fellows occurs twice a year for the Fall-Winter terms and for the Summer session. Call for Applications are released on-campus and on-line in August and March/April, respectively.  For more information, please contact the Innovation Clinic at IPInnovationClinic@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Innovation Clinic Team

Clinic Founder & Director

Giuseppina D’Agostino

Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Founder & Director, IP Osgoode, Innovation Clinic & IP Intensive
Editor-in-Chief, IPilogue & Intellectual Property Journal

 

Clinic Supervisor

Michelle LiMichelle Li
Hons. B.Sc., M.Sc., LL.B., of the Bar of Ontario
Assistant Director, IP Osgoode

Michelle was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 and practiced IP law prior to joining IP Osgoode. She received her MSc. and Hons. BSc. in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Toronto, and her LL.B. from the University of Windsor.

 

Clinic Coordinators

JARED SUES
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

In addition to 9 years of engineering experience Jared has a B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and a M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Jared is also a licensed P.E. in the US. His masters focused on robotics and he has worked in missile defense, nuclear power plant structural design, accident reconstruction (collision forensics), and airplane component manufacturing. Jared, is an avid outdoorsman and builder. Whether camping, replacing the broken window on his car or installing his hardwood floors, Jared loves working with his hands. As a third-generation engineer who grew up recognizing the value of creative effort Jared is looking forward to his time in the IP Osgoode Clinic helping the next generation of innovators “realize” their dreams.

RYAN WONG
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ryan completed his BMSc in Medical Science (2013) and MSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology (2015) at Western University. Before coming to Osgoode, Ryan worked as a business consultant at IBM serving clients in both the private and public sector. During his free time, Ryan likes to play ultimate frisbee and catch up on his latest shows on Netflix.

 

Innovation Clinic Fellows

Summer Term 2019

Senior Fellows

DANIEL BARTOLOMUCCI
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Daniel, a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School, received his BComm in Business Management from Ryerson University. During his time at Ryerson, he worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. Kernaghan Webb, where he was involved in exploring social media platforms with regards to their Terms of Service and related privacy policies. As he perceives society to be moving from a tangible to intangible servicing model, copyright law and digital streaming is of particular interest to him. Besides academia, Daniel enjoys coffee and cheesecake to the extent where venturing to find new and bold flavours is one of his favourite pastimes. 

STEPHANIE CHO
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Stephanie is a first year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. As a graduate of Queen’s University, she holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in the Life Sciences and Psychology. Having professional experience at SickKids Hospital running clinical research trials within the field of paediatric orthopaedic surgery and rheumatology, she is interested in IP issues centred around innovations within the healthcare industry and how they are often integrated with other disciplines such as technology, biochemistry, and policy. As she has worked extensively with diverse populations within academic and professional settings, she is excited to use a client centred approach to assist businesses with their IP related inquiries.

SUMMER LEWIS
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Summer is entering her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She spent over two years researching and writing on pressing legal issues that arise in the intersection between art, design, technology, and law. She has a strong interest in intellectual property law, specifically trademark issues. She participated in the Osgoode Fashion Law Society this past year, coordinating panel events to discuss ongoing IP and technology issues in the fashion industry. After taking an elective in privacy law in first year, she is looking forward to starting up her own privacy law club at Osgoode this upcoming academic term. As a fellow with the Innovation Clinic and as an Editor with the IPilogue, Summer is looking forward to embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of the clients she works with and learning more about how the law regulates innovation.

TRISHALA PARIKH
JD Candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Trishala just finished her 1L at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to attending law school, she completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences with a focus in Physiology and Anatomy. She has an interest in intellectual property, health, and privacy law and hopes to use her background in science and law to make a difference.

GRACE WANG
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

 

 

 

Junior Fellows

LUCUS COLANTONI
JD Candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lucas is entering his third-year at Osgoode Hall. Prior to law school he completed his BSc in Biology at York University. He is interested in all areas of intellectual property and is committed to providing excellent service to the Innovation Clinic clients.

TIFFANY GUO
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Tiffany is entering her second year at Osgoode, prior to which she completed a Bachelor’s degree at Western University in International Relations. Her interest in intellectual property has developed this past year through her classes, and she is specifically interested in copyright and art law. Tiffany is passionate about pro-bono work and is excited to help young businesses with their IP-related legal issues through the Innovation Clinic.

BAIQING LUO
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Baiqing has completed her first year of law school at Osgoode. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Chinese Interpretation. Baiqing has worked in different industries, including digital marketing startup, law firm and Education Consulting.  Her interest in IP stems from her legal research internship where she conducted research on design patent and copyright. With her prior exposure to IP law, her agility and enthusiasm, Baiqing is ready to bring value to IP Osgoode clients.

RACHEL MARCUS
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rachel is going into her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously completed her Honours Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) at University of Toronto where she became interested in environmental and intellectual property law. Through her classes and various volunteer opportunities, she learned about environmental degradation and the impact individual actions have on the Earth. Through intellectual property law, she hopes to support organizations seeking to create new green technology to promote sustainable living.

SEBASTIAN ROMANUTTI
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sebastian Romanutti has completed his first year of law school at Osgoode Hall, York University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Ottawa, and pursues a career specializing in Copyright Law in order to complement his interests that involve originality of artistic expression. Sebastian has also pursued a degree in Engineering at the University of Ottawa before changing career paths. During his first year of law school, he worked as a part time private music teacher teaching piano, voice, and theory. He is also a composer and music director, and was a volunteer at Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), where he was given the role of guiding and motivating high school students facing social challenges in engaging successfully with school and access to postsecondary education.

JOSEPH SIMILE
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Joseph has an International Bachelor of Business and Administration (iBBA) from the Schulich School of Business. He speaks Italian. He has worked at Shopify as a Merchant Success Guru, and at a cookie manufacturer as a Marketing Assistant; he is currently a proprietor Euromild – a low-volume e-commerce business for low acid coffee. He has experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and is particularly interested in Education Technology.

UZMAN UBAIDULLAH
JD/MBA Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School, Schulich School of Business

Uzman is entering his second year of the JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall Law School & the Schulich School of Business. In 2017, he received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Law & Business from the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. Prior to attending law school, Uzman was a Case Manager at Guberman Garson LLP, a corporate immigration law firm allied with Deloitte. Additionally, as a former Caseworker at the Ryerson Law & Business Clinic, Uzman holds experience in assisting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with their intellectual property & commercialization needs. He looks forward to continuing his pro bono work on intellectual property matters as a Clinic Fellow at IP Osgoode’s Innovation Clinic.

ABIRAMY UTHIRAKUMARAN
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Abi attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto Scarborough, specializing in Mental-Health studies.  She will be going into her second year of law school in the fall of 2019.  Abi has worked as a Research Assistant for a year where she created unique programming codes using the R programming language.  She hopes that this experience, combined with her background in science, will allow her to make valuable contributions to the Innovation Clinic.  During her spare time, she loves to watch thriller movies, paint, and take long walks with her dog.

 

Note: IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic Staff and Fellows do not provide legal advice. Innovation Clinic Fellows work under the supervision of practicing lawyers to provide IP information to our clients. The IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic operates in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the Law Society of Ontario.