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 second 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 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.


Contributing IPilogue Editors (Fall/Winter 2019)

Elif Babaoglu

JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Elif is a second year law student at Osgoode Hall. Elif’s passion for the intersectionality of technology and law sparked her interest in the legal challenges pertaining to technology, intellectual property, privacy, data governance and cybersecurity law. Over the summer, she earned a cybersecurity certification from Harvard’s VPAL Office where she investigated cybersecurity risk and developed skills in risk mitigation, as well as gained insights into the appropriate technologies for protecting systems, networks, and encryption of data. Also, during her time as a senior data analyst, Elif gained valuable insights into AI, Cloud Computing, Analytics and Process-Automation programs. Ultimately, she wants to develop skills in IP litigation and assist in policy-making processes for the use, development and commercializing of AI technologies.

Lauren Chan

JD candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lauren is excited to continue contributing to the IPilogue and is particularly interested in the intersection between IP law, technology and science. She hopes to draw on her educational experiences in science and business to learn more about IP law and blog about topical issues.

Alex Dumais

JD candidate 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School

Alex is in his third 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 the co-director of sport with the Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Association and the Vice-President of the Osgoode Athletic Association. Look for Alex to write on the ways IP is reflected in sports, esports, entertainment, music, technology, advertising, and marketing.

Alessia Monastero

JD Graduate 2019, Osgoode Hall Law School

Alessia Monastero is an articling student at Deeth Williams Wall LLP. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (2019) and the Schulich School of Business (2016). Throughout her legal studies, Alessia focused on developing innovative and creative solutions to pressing intellectual property and business issues. 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.

RACHEL MARCUS
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rachel is in 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.

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.

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.