IP Intensive Placements
Placement Organizations ( Fall 2018)
For the Fall 2018 term the following entities participated in the IP Intensive program as a placement organization.
AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
Astrazeneca is a global innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company specialising in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription medicines that make a meaningful difference in healthcare. This internship will involve assisting t he Legal Department and Government Affairs team with projects related to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and researching IP and regulatory frameworks in select jurisdictions.
The Copyright Policy Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage, in co-operation with the Intellectual Property Policy Directorate of ISED is responsible for formulating and implementing an integrated Canadian copyright policy. The internship involves work that has domestic and international scope.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
CIPO is responsible for the administration and processing of intellectual property rights in Canada. The internship may involve one or more areas of CIPO’s work, including the Patent Branch, Patent Appeal Board, Trade-marks Branch, Trade-marks Opposition Board, Copyright and Industrial Design Branch, and the Policy Branch.
CBC is a Canadian Crown corporation that serves as the national public radio, television and digital broadcaster. It is the oldest existing broadcasting network in Canada and is considered a Canadian cultural institution. This internship may involve work related to copyright licensing and enforcement, fair dealing, and defamation.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
The Copyright and International Intellectual Property Policy Directorate advises the government on copyright and international intellectual property matters and develops specific policy proposals and legislative initiatives in these areas. The internship would involve this work and could involve matters associated with representing Canada’s interests internationally.
The Motion Picture Association — Canada
Around the globe, the film and television industry drives the creative economy. The Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPA-Canada) serves as the voice and advocate of the major producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA).
Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars and a division of the Novartis Group.
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 100,000 composer, author and m usic publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. This internship is expected to involve a major piece of copyright litigation as well as other projects.
Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
CodeX is a multidisciplinary laboratory operated by Stanford University in association with organizations from industry, government, and academia. Students will have the opportunity to work on current research projects at CodeX and audit courses at Stanford Law School.
The Globe & Mail
TVO is Ontario’s public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and stimulates curiosity and thought.
ventureLAB helps entrepreneurs bring their technology to market. It is the York Region partner in Ontario’s Network of Excellence (ONE), a network designed to help commercialize ideas in the ICT and Life Sciences sectors. The internship will involve assisting start-ups with their business and IP strategy and legal needs.