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 Coordinator

Olha Senyshyn

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

Student 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

Fall Term 2019

Clinic Fellows

ANDREI TEJU

JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Andrei is a second year law student at Osgoode Hall. While pursuing his Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors Specialization) at Western University, Andrei was involved in various medical research projects. Whether examining the development of metabolic diseases in guinea pig offspring or testing for biomarkers that can predict premature birth in baboons, he had the opportunity to design his own experiments using years of accumulated scientific knowledge. Most recently, Andrei spent a summer working for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, where he performed legal research to analyze the privacy rights implications of Toronto’s proposed municipal surveillance programs. Andrei has experience working with small business clients at the Osgoode Business Clinic and is excited to realize his IP ambitions by helping local visionaries commercialize their intangible assets in today’s increasingly technological, data-driven world.

 

STEPHANIE CHO
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Stephanie is a second 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 in 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 in her first 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.

 

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.

 

ESTHER KIM
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Esther is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University, where she researched innovative behavioural therapies and interventions created for brain-injured individuals. After a successful year as a Junior Fellow, she is excited to continue assisting start-ups and entrepreneurs with their diverse range of IP needs.

 

 

FELICE YEUNG
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Felice holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. In law school, Felice has been working as a Research Assistant in technology and intellectual property law. Having previous experience with start-ups, Felice understands the challenges that innovators and entrepreneurs commonly face. She looks forward to assisting them during the process and seeing creative ideas progress from the lab to the market.

 

LUCA VAEZ TEHRANI
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Luca completed his BComm at Ted Rogers School of Management, followed by a MA in International Economics & Finance at Ryerson University. Alongside his studies, Luca has worked in the banking industry with a primary focus on providing financial advice to personal and business clients. With his growing experience in economics, finance, and law, Luca is dedicated to assisting future innovators achieve their ambitions.

 

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.

 

NATALIE CHODORIWSKY
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Natalie is a second year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Natalie completed her MA in Public Policy before beginning a rewarding international development and humanitarian aid career in the Middle East and Afghanistan. This Business Development work included team leadership, contract management and programme fundraising. Natalie’s interest in intellectual properly law began during her 1L Property law course. Her knowledge of IP was further enriched during her tenure as a Research Assistant focusing on IP and gender. She is excited to apply these transferrable experiences towards a practical, client centred approach to support businesses with IP related inquiries with the Innovation Clinic. 

 

DANIEL JOSEPH
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

 

 

EMILY PAPSIN
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

 

 

JENNIFER TRUNG
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

 

 

Volunteer Clinic Fellows

CHRISTIAN BEKKING
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Christian is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Christian completed his BSc in Biology (2015) at Western University and MSc in Infectious Disease (2018) at the University of Toronto. Before coming to Osgoode, Christian worked as a research technician utilizing multiple air sampling devices for the collection and quantification of influenza virus. During his free time, Christian likes to play basketball and volleyball, and enjoys traveling.

ALEXANDRA MADDEAUX
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ally is a first year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Legal Studies, during which time she developed a strong interest in intellectual property law. Ally has worked with an Ottawa NGO as a project coordinator of social and political media campaigns and with a clinical psychology practice, where she focused on the application of legislation pertaining to health information access and privacy, third party insurance claim disputes, and academic and employment accommodation rights. She is passionate about specializing in intellectual property law as her chosen career path and is looking forward to assisting innovators pursue their own interests through the help of the IP Osgoode Clinic. Ally spends her spare time skydiving and travelling.

JOAQUIN FRANCIS ARIAS
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Joaquin Francis is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He previously obtained an Honours B.S. in Biochemistry and Immunology from the University of Toronto. During the completion of his undergraduate degree, Francis was a student researcher in biomedical laboratories within the university and at Sick Kids Hospital. His research focused on diverse topics including antibiotic development, computational biology, and diabetes. As the world economy progressively becomes innovation and technology-driven Francis believes that acquiring, protecting and exploiting intellectual property will become increasingly important. In his capacity as an IP Osgoode Clinic fellow, Francis is looking forward to helping entrepreneurs protect and commercialize their innovative ideas.

MICHELLE HUONG
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Michelle is a first year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of Toronto. She studied genes implicated in malnutrition at Sickkids Hospital where she saw how IP creates a strong incentive to innovate. Her interest lies in helping innovators bring their transformative inventions to the market place. In her spare time, she enjoys meditation. 

 

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.

JACOB SCHROETER
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jacob’s interest in intellectual property law stems from a lifelong passion for the arts. He has years of experience producing and commissioning his own artistic content (e.g. graphic art, photography, videography, illustration, spray painting, etc.). As a creative entrepreneur and advocate for creative expression, he recognizes the value of protecting original creations. This has inspired him to further explore the relationship between the fundamental business elements of art and the IP aspects of art law, such as commercialization, copyright, and rights acquisition. Prior to beginning 1L at Osgoode Hall Law School, Jacob majored in Political Studies at Queen’s University where he also served as the captain of the Queen’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Team.

LAUREN CHAN
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lauren is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. She is looking forward to bringing her background in science and business to assist clients in their endeavours, and offer pro bono intellectual property advice.

ETHAN EDWARDS
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ethan is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a former Physician Assistant in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology from SickKids Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Ethan specialized in the care of children with Leukemia/Lymphoma and had a special interest in Pediatric Thrombosis. Ethan received his Physician Assistant training at McMaster University and holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Biology and Medical Sciences from Western University. He is interested in various IP issues ranging from emerging biomedical innovations to the dynamic fashion industry. Ethan’s other interests include health and fitness, movies and television, as well as nature and environmentalism.

KEJSI TRIMI
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Kejsi is a first year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus on Law and Business Management at Ryerson University. Having had exposure to start-up companies within the legal tech field, she has developed an interest in the way technological innovation and intellectual property issues are interrelated, and can have a significant impact on businesses. She is enthusiastic to assist clients and develop an understanding of intellectual property issues within the field of law.

DAVID PARK
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

David is in his first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. He completed his B.Sc. in Biochemistry with a minor in Philosophy at McMaster University. During his undergraduate summers, David worked for Bayer Inc.’s Quality Assurance teams where he learned about Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations as they relate to pharmaceutical quality systems. In his year before starting law school, David worked with Bayer Inc.’s in-house counsel where he received diverse experiential learning in areas such as privacy law, contracts, and pharmaceutical patents. He looks forward to using his experiences and ongoing education to support businesses as a at the Innovation Clinic. In his spare time, David enjoys playing intramural sports, watching horror movies, and training for triathlons.

MARY MCDONALD
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Mary is in her second year at Osgoode Hall. Prior to law school, she completed her Bachelor of Arts with a focus on languages and history at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. Her interest in intellectual property stemmed from postgraduate research on the trafficking of illicit antiquities, forgeries and fakes in the international art market. She is interested in trademarks and patents and how they relate to innovation in the business world, and she is excited to gain experience with intellectual property issues during her work with the clinic.

BONNIE HASSANZADEH
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Bonnie is a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Biology from York University. Her interest in intellectual property stems from her love of research and innovation. She is hoping to combine her background in science with her legal education to make a meaningful difference in the field of medical technology and innovation

SARAH RAJA
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sarah is a first year student at Osgoode Hall. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences from Western University. She developed an interest in intellectual property when briefly studying the process of patenting in relation to the medical field. She is eager to explore what contributes to the different aspects of each area of intellectual property law and is excited to connect with innovative minds to help contribute to their success in the future.

 

 

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.