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

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

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.

JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ryan is going into his third year at Osgoode and is currently working at Smart & Biggar LLP as a summer student. He completed his BMSc in Medical Science (2013) and MSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology (2015) at Western University. Prior to Osgoode, Ryan worked as a business consultant at IBM serving clients in both the private and public sectors. During his free time, Ryan likes to play ultimate frisbee and catch up on his latest shows on Netflix.


Innovation Clinic Fellows

Summer Term 2020

Clinic Fellows

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.

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.

JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Natalie completed her second year 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. 

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ally completed her first year 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.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Joaquin Francis completed his first year 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.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Michelle completed her first year 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. 


JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rachel is going into her third 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.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jacob’s interest in intellectual property law stems from a lifelong passion for the arts. As a creative entrepreneur with years of experience commissioning his own artistic content, he recognizes the value of protecting original creations. This has inspired him to further explore the relationship between the business elements of art and the IP aspects of art law, such as commercialization, copyright, and rights acquisition. Jacob volunteered with the Innovation Clinic as a Clinic Fellow in his 1L year and will be continuing in this capacity during the 2020 summer, while also serving as the Art Editor for IPilogue.

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.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Kejsi completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior, she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Law and Business and a minor in French at Ryerson University. Having had exposure to start-up companies within the legal tech field, she developed an interest in the way technological innovation and intellectual property issues are interrelated, and can have a significant impact on businesses. She is excited to continue helping innovators protect and pursue their ideas.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

David completed 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.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Bonnie completed her first year 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

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sarah completed her first year 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.



JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Meghan is entering her second year of studies at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to attending Osgoode, she earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) at the University of Toronto.  It was during her time working in music licensing for film, tv and ads that Meghan found her interest in IP take shape. Meghan is particularly interested in emerging media and shifting approaches to copyright, and also acts as co-president of Osgoode’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association.

JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Elif is entering her third year of studies at Osgoode. She wants to further her understanding of the legal challenges pertaining to the commercialization of innovation and creative works. Moreover, she is an AI enthusiast and is learning about the intersectionality of Big Data, IP and Privacy law. She earned a cybersecurity certification from Harvard’s VPAL Office and also working towards her CIPP certification to become a Canadian Certified Information Privacy Professional.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ya-En completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Before attending Osgoode, she was a lawyer working on financing and corporate matters at a boutique law firm in Taiwan. She would like to further pursue her career in Canada. She actively participated in Osgoode Fintech & Blockchain Association as an executive member. She is interested in the intersection of innovation, technology and law, and she is enthusiastic in helping the creative minds to thrive further in the future.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Shuang completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She obtained a master’s degree in materials science and engineering at Stony Brook University in the United States. Before becoming a law student, Shuang worked as a lecturer and mental health counsellor at a university in China. Shuang hopes to integrate her academic background and multifaceted experience with legal practice. She is eager to help clients tackle IP issues in business operations.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lamont is entering his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. He holds a Bachelor of Fines Arts from OCAD University, where he majored in Art Criticism and Curatorial Practices. Lamont’s interest in intellectual property is informed by his prior education and professional experience. Having previously worked in the Canadian art industry, he is accustomed to dealing with visual and conceptual subject matter and is attentive to legal issues concerning digital media, copyright protection and moral rights. Lamont currently serves on the Board of Directors of Subtle Technologies, a non-profit platform that fosters community development and knowledge sharing at the intersection of art, science and technology. He is a co-founder of the Osgoode Art Law Society and an avid cyclist.

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Nikita completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her passion for Intellectual Property stems from her fine arts background, and she will be exploring different areas of Intellectual Property law as a contributing editor for the IPilogue. Nikita is eager to contribute to the growth of entrepreneurs as a Clinic Fellow. 


LL.M Candidate in International Business Laws at Osgoode Professional Development

Aishwerya is an International Trained Law Practitioner, currently pursuing Masters in Law in International Business Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School and working towards her licensing in Ontario. She has been practising Intellectual Property Rights for past two years and was a Trademark and Copyright Associate at Anand and Anand, a leading Intellectual Property Law Boutique Firm in Asia. Apart from being engaged in the traditional forms of IP prosecution work, she was involved in commercial transactions, franchising, licensing, monetization and valuation of IP. In times, where “change” is the only constant, she envision a continuous learning and wish to engage herself in the future of Innovation.


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.