Clinic Fellows

IP Innovation Clinic Fellows

The IP 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.

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

The IP 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.

IP Innovation Clinic Team

Clinic Founder & Director

Giuseppina D’Agostino

GIUSEPPINA (PINA) D’AGOSTINO
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Founder & Director, IP Osgoode, IP Innovation Clinic & IP Intensive
Editor-in-Chief, IPilogue & Intellectual Property Journal


Clinic Coordinators

Ashley MonizASHLEY MONIZ
Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program, Osgoode Hall Law School


Student Coordinators

ALLY MADDEAUX
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ally has completed her second 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 intellectual property law and enjoys assisting innovators pursue their own interests through the help of the Innovation Clinic. Ally spends her spare time skydiving and travelling.

ANDROU WAHEEB
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Androu has completed his first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated from RCSI-Bahrain with a medical degree (MB.BCh.BAO (NUI), LRCSI, LRCPI). His diverse experiences include medical research, entrepreneurship, and business. He is passionate about Intellectual Property. Prior to law school, Androu worked in the genetics department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.


IP Innovation Clinic Fellows

Summer 2021

Aishwerya KansalAISHWERYA KANSAL
LL.M Graduate 2020, International Business Laws at Osgoode Professional Development

Aishwerya is a foreign trained lawyer working with IP Processing Team at Bereskin & Parr LLP. She completed Master’s in Law – International Business Laws with a focus in Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) from Osgoode Hall Law School. Before entering the Canadian legal market, she practiced as a Trademark, Copyright and Contractual IP Associate with Anand & Anand. In times, where “change” is the only constant, she envisions a continuous learning and wish to engage herself in the future of Innovation.

ANABELLE TUNG
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Anabelle completed her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at the University of Toronto. Through her studies of white-collar crime, she became interested in the commercialization and protection of intellectual property. Anabelle is particularly interested in the intersection of intellectual property and technology. As an IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, she is excited to assist clients with their intellectual property needs. In her spare time, Anabelle enjoys knitting and hiking with her dog.

BONNIE HASSANZADEH
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Bonnie is a JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds an Honours BSc in Biology from York University. Her main areas of interest are Trademarks, Life Science Patents, and Industrial Designs. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga.

Claire La Mantia

CLAIRE LA MANTIA
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Claire completed her first year at Osgoode Hall Law School in April 2021. Prior to attending law school, she earned an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Claire’s interest in science and technology and time spent completing her thesis research led to her interest in intellectual property law. She looks forward to learning more about the commercialization of intellectual property and assisting investors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups with their intellectual property concerns through the work at the innovation clinic. In her spare time, Claire enjoys playing the piano and staying active through weekly Pilates fitness classes and running.

Emily XiangEMILY XIANG
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Emily is going into her second year of study at Osgoode Hall Law School. Previously, she has obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from McMaster University, as well as a minor in French Language Studies. While her interest in intellectual property stems primarily from her scientific background, her passion is also coloured by her own personal endeavours in the fine arts and digital media. Emily highly anticipates leveraging her past skills and experiences to support the IP needs of innovators and businesses.”

GURBIR SIDHU
LLM candidate in Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Professional Development

Prior to joining Osgoode, Gurbir worked as an IP lawyer and patent agent in India. He was involved in IP prosecution, opposition and representing tech companies in safe harbor, trademark, and copyright infringement suits. Being a computer science engineering graduate, Gurbir is a passionate advocate for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and he was instrumental in establishing a Linux Foundation project in India. He is currently working on a project promoting access to generic medicines for patients in India. Outside school, he likes playing with pets and making music.

Krystel Ametepeh

KRYSTEL AMETEPEH
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Krystel is going into her second year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed her undergraduate degree in Honors Arts and Business at the University of Waterloo where she majored in Legal Studies. Her interest in IP law was sparked through a combination of her undergraduate academic courses and her exposure to IP law as a legal assistant in this area. In her spare time, she enjoys designing and sewing clothes, and staying active.

MADELAINE LYNCH
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Maddie has completed her second year at Osgoode. She holds an Honours BSc in Biochemistry from McMaster University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. Her PhD research focused on restoration of the vasculature in Alzheimer’s disease. It was through this research that Maddie was introduced to the possibility of a career in intellectual property. Maddie is particularly interested in patent law, and hopes to be able to combine her science and legal education. During her spare time, Maddie enjoys weightlifting, baking and travelling.

Meena Alnajar

MEENA ALNAJAR
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Meena is a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences at McMaster with a minor in biology. During her undergraduate summers, she worked as a cancer biology research assistant investigating the mechanisms of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Meena wants to explore the interactions of scientific innovation and the law. She looks forward to helping innovators as a Clinic Fellow. In her spare time, Meena enjoys writing poetry, completing jigsaw puzzles and hiking.

NADIM DABBOUS
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Nadim has completed his second year of the JD/MBA program at Osgoode. He has previous experience in working in a startup environment having worked at a Fintech. Nadim is interested in the rise of new technologies and their implication on society. He is looking forward to assisting entrepreneurs in IP related work. Prior to Osgoode, Nadim completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations at the University of Toronto. During his spare time, Nadim likes to play sports, specifically volleyball and basketball.

NIKITA MUNJAL
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Nikita has completed her second year of the JD/MBA program 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 the Content Manager for the IPilogue. Nikita is eager to contribute to the growth of entrepreneurs as a Clinic Fellow.

SAMANTHA MELHADO
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Samantha has completed her 2nd year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Samantha completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree studying Criminology and Ethics with a minor in Book and Media Studies at the University of Toronto. Samantha is inspired by the creative thinking entrepreneurs use to manage risk in the start-up process and she is currently the Director of Events for Osgoode’s Legal Entrepreneur Organization. Samantha is interested in the role of intellectual property in emerging creative industries and brand development. Samantha is looking forward to providing client-focused solutions to assist with the intellectual property commercialization process.

Shazad Omarali

SHAZAD OMARALI
JD/MBA Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School & Schulich School of Business

Shazad is a 3rd year JD/MBA student at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business. In studying Criminology for his undergraduate degree, he pursued intellectual property research projects related to right to repair legislation in North America and data governance issues posed by international trade agreements. He works at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job creation and Trade to help develop strategies to increase the competitiveness of Ontario’s export market and protect innovations borne from Ontario’s technology belt. Shazad has breakdanced competitively for 10 years and is passionate about hip hop artforms. His drive to help entrepreneurs commercialize their innovations with the IP Innovation Clinic stems from his experience working with Toronto hip hop artists in the music and entertainment space.

SHUANG REN
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Shuang completed her second 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.

Talya ShulmanTALYA SHULMAN
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Talya is going into her second year at Osgoode. She completed her BSc in Kinesiology at Queen’s University and her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University. Talya has experience conducting research in laboratory, hospital, and community settings and is excited to apply her skills while learning the nuances of legal research as an IP Clinic Fellow. Her main interests in intellectual property lie in health promoting innovations, branding, and fashion. As a Clinic Fellow, Talya hopes to help creators and innovators pursue, protect, and exploit their work.

TANYA TAWAKLEY
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Tanya has completed her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is a lawyer qualified to practice in India and through her experience in India, she developed a keen interest in intellectual property rights. She has worked with leading practitioners and firms in civil and commercial disputes, including IP. Prior to attending Osgoode, Tanya worked as researcher at the Delhi High Court where she assisted with a range of IP issues. In her capacity as an IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, Tanya hopes to build on her knowledge and interest in IP and explore IP practice in Canada, while helping those in need of assistance.

Tiffany WangTIFFANY WANG
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Tiffany is going into her second year at Osgoode Hall. Via taking Copyright, Trademark, and Patent at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law during her master’s, Tiffany actively developed her interests in Intellectual Property. She is excited to grow alongside entrepreneurs and explore the nexus of innovation and commercialization.

TYLER McLAUGHLIN
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Tyler completed his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Previously, he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at McMaster University. During this time, he developed a strong interest towards intellectual property through courses such as Biotechnology and Drug Discovery. A secondary interest in corporate law emerged during his first year at Osgoode Hall. He hopes to combine these two interests to support start-up companies that require legal assistance from the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, and looks forward to seeing entrepreneurial ideas and innovations come to fruition. In his spare time, Tyler is an avid golfer, having competed on both the McMaster and York University varsity golf teams.

YA-EN CHENG
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ya-En completed her second 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.

Note: IP 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 Innovation Clinic operates in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the Law Society of Ontario.