IPilogue Team

IPilogue Team

IPilogue (www.iposgoode.ca) is the first online review of its kind, featuring thoughtful intellectual property and technology law commentary by its students as well as scholars and other experts from around the world. As an interdisciplinary forum, we explore issues ranging from biotechnology to telecommunications, media to privacy, antitrust to tort, and beyond.

Based at Osgoode Hall Law School, IPilogue seeks to promote evidence-based dialogue featuring a multitude of perspectives.  Students from other law schools are welcome to contribute to IPilogue. We also welcome interdisciplinary contributions from professionals and scholars in various disciplines outside of law.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Editor-in-Chief

GIUSEPPINA (PINA) D’AGOSTINOGiuseppina D’Agostino
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Founder & Director, IP Osgoode


Managing Editor

Ashley Moniz

ASHLEY MONIZ

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program


Content Manager

 

BOOKER ZHANG
JD Candidate 2024, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law

Booker Zhang is a first-year JD student at the University of Manitoba. He graduated from South China University of Technology majoring in Software Engineering and then spent two years learning Agribusiness at the University of Manitoba. His passion for Intellectual Property comes from his interests in internet and related innovative technologies, such as the block chain and 5G. He is excited to learn and research more about Intellectual Property as an IPilogue writer.


Senior Editors

JASMINE YU
JD/MBA Candidate 2025, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Jasmine is entering the second year of the JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Western University. Jasmine’s interest in intellectual property stems from her educational background in the sciences, her love for e-sports and fashion, and her curiosity for the world of technology and science. She is excited to stay on the IPilogue team as a Senior Editor.

Meena AlnajarMEENA ALNAJAR
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Meena is a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science 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 has a particular interest in patents, having worked on a patent draft pertaining to cancer research in her time as a research assistant. As an IPilogue Writer, Meena looks forward to addressing the interactions between innovation, artistry, and intellectual property law. 


Deputy Editors

ALESSIA MONASTERO
JD Graduate 2019, Osgoode Hall Law School

Alessia is a business-oriented lawyer focused on developing innovative and creative solutions to commercial, technology and intellectual property law issues. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (2019) and the Schulich School of Business (2016). Having grown up in an environment surrounded by art, Alessia remains curious about the ways in which the Canadian legal framework compliments the needs of creators and entrepreneurs in Canada’s creative and cultural sectors.

SEBASTIAN BECK-WATT
JD Graduate 2017, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sebastian is an intellectual property lawyer practicing in Toronto and a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. He previously clerked at the Federal Court of Canada. His practice includes trademarks, copyright, litigation, and other IP matters.


IPilogue Writers (Summer 2022)

AARON DISHY
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Aaron Dishy (he/him) is an ALA-accredited digital archivist, and student at Osgoode Hall Law School (2023) (expected), based in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history from McGill University (2016), as well as a Master of Information in critical information policy studies from the University of Toronto (2018). Aaron’s work center’s law and information systems. He has previously worked for the Law Commission of Ontario, Law Society of Ontario, and Art Gallery of Ontario.

ANDREW MASSON
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Andrew is a 1L JD Candidate at Osgood Hall. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences at the University of Vermont then completed a M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with research projects that focused on Animal Communication and Behaviour. As an IPilogue writer, Andrew hopes to bring a unique perspective to patents and broader intellectual property issues with an interest in innovative technologies and scientific development.

ANITA GOGIA
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Anita is a 1L student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed her Honours BA in Economics and Financial Management from WLU. Her studies (particularly those in global economic development), research pursuits, volunteer work, and professional experience have led to her interest in intellectual property. She is excited to make a meaningful contribution at IPilogue by engaging with the intersection of intellectual property, technology, and environmental law.

EMILY CHOW
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Emily is a first-year law student at Osgoode Hall, having recently graduated from UBC with a BA in English Literature and minor in Biology. Her interdisciplinary studies, creative hobbies, and boundless curiosity about how things work led her to pursue opportunities with IP Osgoode. She is passionate about empowering communities through art, and eager to explore the intersections between creative expression, innovation, and the law. If she’s not crocheting or painting, she’s most likely visiting a wildlife conservation area and making a list of all the different animal/plant species (including Pokémon) she sees.

MICHELLE MAO
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Michelle has just completed her 1L year at Osgoode Hall Law School. As a graduate from the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Science program, double majoring in Health Studies and Global Health, she is interested in improving the health outcomes of Canadians through policy. Michelle’s particular interest in patent law stems from her passion in supporting the development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. As an IPilogue writer, Michelle is excited to write on a variety of different topics relating to IP, including health technology and visual art. In her free time, she enjoys visiting art museums, taking long walks with her dog, and playing video games.

PANKHURI MALIK
LL.M Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School

Pankhuri is pursuing her LLM in International Business Laws from Osgoode Hall School of Law. Previously, Pankhuri was a Senior Associate with the IP Boutique firm Anand and Anand in India. At the firm, Pankhuri worked on all litigation concerning all spheres of IP, particularly pharmaceutical patents. Pankhuri’s interest in IP has grown with the revelation of the upcoming metaverse. Pankhuri has developed an interest in emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and is curious to see how IP law evolves over the upcoming decade. Outside of work, Pankhuri enjoys painting, swimming and movie nights.

RAENELLE MANNING
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Raenelle is a 2L Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She received an Honours BA in legal studies and human rights from Carleton University. Raenelle is currently the administrative director for Toronto’s Blacks in Technology Foundation. Raenelle’s interest in intellectual property grew out of a curiosity about copyright disputes in the music industry. As an IPilogue writer, she hopes to explore the intersections between intellectual property, entertainment law and technology. She also looks forward to leveraging her passion for human rights to highlight various social policy issues in AI innovation.

SALLY YOON
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sally is in her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Life Sciences (Animal Physiology) and English. Sally’s interest in intellectual property stems from her appreciation for the performing arts as a violinist. She is also excited to share her interests in gaming technology and biotechnology as a contributing writer. Outside of law school, she enjoys overanalyzing film scores and making her friends try her often mediocre baking attempts.

SERENA NATH
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Serena has just finished her first year of law at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her interest in intellectual property mainly stems from her educational background, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences in biochemistry and cell biology from Western University, and a Master of Science in biochemistry from McGill. However, in addition to science, she is keen to explore the intersection between intellectual property law and her other areas of interest: music and fashion. Outside of law school, Serena enjoys rock-climbing, hiking, playing soccer, guitar, and the podcast “Ongoing History of New Music”. 

TIANCHU GAO
JD Candidate 2024, Osgoode Hall Law School

Tianchu Gao is a first year JD candidate at Osgoode Hall. She completed her master’s degree in Art History at The Ohio State University with a focus on modern and contemporary art. As an IPilogue Writer, she is looking forward to exploring the intersection of law, intellectual property, and innovative technology.