Giuseppina D’AgostinoGiuseppina D’Agostino
BA (Hons) (York), LLB (Osgoode), MSt and DPhil (Oxford), of the Bar of Ontario
Founder and Director, IP Osgoode, IP Intensive & Innovation Clinic
Editor-in-Chief, IPilogue & Intellectual Property Journal
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professor Pina D’Agostino joined the Osgoode Hall Law School faculty in 2006 and brings creativity and passion to her role as Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, Osgoode’s flagship Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the IPilogue (, the first IP law blog of its kind, and Founder and Director of Osgoode’s IP Intensive and the Innovation Clinic, the first legal clinic of its kind helping start-ups. Before her Osgoode appointment, she was recruited by the federal government’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program for the Department of Canadian Heritage and worked at the Copyright Policy Branch. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ) and previously was an associate at a large firm in Toronto. Her research interests in the intellectual property, technology and innovation law and policy fields are wide-ranging and she is highly sought after as a public speaker and consultant. She is a cited authority at the Supreme Court of Canada and in various media, and is regularly called on by foreign and Canadian federal and provincial governments for advice. She testified before Parliament’s Legislative Committee on Canada’s ongoing copyright reform initiatives. She publishes on a range of issues and her two books, Copyright, Contract, Creators: New Media, New Rules and The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (edited with Catherine Ng and Lionel Bently) are widely available.

Prof D’Agostino has been awarded various SSHRC grants for her work, more recently, “Triggering Innovation: Transnational Partnership for the Mobilization of Intellectual Property Policy and Practices” and “Fostering Innovation in Canada through Intellectual Property Law.” She is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), she serves as Director to the Alectra Inc. Board, Director to the Board of Trustees of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and was recently appointed to the Smart City Advisory Task Force of the City of Vaughan.

Prof D’Agostino is the recipient of various honours and awards, has a Masters and Doctorate in Law with distinction (University of Oxford), an LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School), HonBA (summa cum laude, York University) and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2001.

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