IPilogue Editors

IPilogue Editors

IPilogue (www.iposgoode.ca) is the first online review of its kind, featuring thoughtful intellectual property and technology law commentary by its student editors 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’Agostino
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Founder & Director, IP Osgoode

Content Editor

Summer Lewis
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Summer is a first year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She spent the last four years completing her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and French. Summer has spent over a year writing about the pressing legal issues that arise in the fashion industry on the blog Unprecedentedly Chic. She has a strong interest in intellectually property and trademark issues in the fashion world, including how technology affects these industries. As such, Summer is the Panel/Networking Coordinator for the Osgoode Fashion Law Society and a Fellow with the Innovation Clinic. She uses these opportunities to learn more about the entrepreneurial process and the role law plays in regulating innovation.

Summer is looking forward to using the IPilogue’s platform to discuss issues with new disruptive technologies, new intellectual property concerns in the fashion industry, and challenges that women and minority groups face in the intellectual property and innovation space.

 

Senior Editor

Sebastian Beck-Watt
JD Graduate 2017, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sebastian is graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and is currently a Student at Law at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh. He will be also clerking at the Federal Court in 2018-2019. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Ottawa, before spending two years working as an asset appraiser for a financial services firm in Toronto. His interests in intellectual property law include trademarks, copyright, internet law, and marketing and advertising.

Contributing IPilogue Editors (Summer 2019)

Lauren Chan
Business Student, University of Guelph

Lauren is excited to contribute to the IPilogue, and is particularly interested in the intersection between IP law and life sciences with respect to biotechnology and pharmaceutical innovation. Her other areas of interest include blockchain technology and fashion and the law. She hopes to draw in on her educational experiences in science and business to learn more about IP law.

 

Alex Dumais
JD candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Alex is in his second year at Osgoode Hall. Alex developed an interest in intellectual property after spending the past summer in Hamburg, Germany studying international IP transaction at Bucerius Law School. Alex has a variety of different interests at Osgoode and his IP research is reflective of that. He is both the co-director of sport with the Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Association and the co-director communications with the Osgoode Indigenous Students Association. In addition, Alex also maintains a deep interest in environmental law and is currently involved in Osgoode’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic. Away from law school, Alex is an active golfer and wishes to one day own his own golf course/brewpub.

 

Summer Lewis
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Summer is a first year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She spent the last four years completing her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and French. Summer has spent over a year writing about the pressing legal issues that arise in the fashion industry on the blog Unprecedentedly Chic. She has a strong interest in intellectually property and trademark issues in the fashion world, including how technology affects these industries. As such, Summer is the Panel/Networking Coordinator for the Osgoode Fashion Law Society and a Fellow with the Innovation Clinic. She uses these opportunities to learn more about the entrepreneurial process and the role law plays in regulating innovation.

Summer is looking forward to using the IPilogue’s platform to discuss issues with new disruptive technologies, new intellectual property concerns in the fashion industry, and challenges that women and minority groups face in the intellectual property and innovation space.

 

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.

 

Elias Rabinovitch
JD Candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Elias Rabinovitch is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. His current IP research interests include copyright policy, particularly in the entertainment industry, as well as data privacy and cryptocurrency. In particular, he is interested in critically dissecting the fine line between what is considered creative “inspiration,” and what is considered copyright infringement. In his writing for the IPilogue, Elias draws on his experience as a musician and fine arts student to advocate for the legal rights of creators of all kinds.

 

Rui Shen
JD Candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rui Shen is a second year J.D. candidate at York University with a future interest in intellectual property (IP) law. His previous supplemental experience in law-related topics includes participatory and research-based internships in health services, extensive knowledge of literacy and journalistic endeavors, and a founding position in meta-analyses translation initiative. Rui plans to use his background knowledge to pursue a career in healthcare and IP protection and commercialization.

 

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. 

 

Grace Wang
JD Candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Grace is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Before law school, she has extensive working experience at Fortune 500 companies. Grace obtained both Bachelor of Engineering degree and Master of Science degree from the National University of Singapore. She is especially interested in patent/copyright law, AI technology development and how it is going to impact the future practice of the legal profession.

 

Peter Werhun
JD Candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Peter holds Masters and undergraduate degrees in chemistry from the University of Ottawa and McMaster University (respectively). His scientific research background includes characterization of lithium-ion batteries using MRI and using SSNMR spectroscopy to obtain novel structural and chemical information for highly reactive nickel catalysts. Peter’s academic interests in the law include the intersection of legal theory and practice, especially as it pertains to public policy, the legal profession, international law and human rights, and, of course, intellectual property. He can often be found making obscure pop-culture references in the Obiter Dicta offices at Osgoode, and reminiscing about his hometown of Hamilton, ON (while dreading the two-and-a-half hour transit commute needed to actually visit).

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.