Spotlight on the IP Intensive Program

The IP Intensive is a unique program offered at Osgoode Hall Law School that gives students practical, experiential education in a workplace setting for an entire term in lieu of being in the classroom.
The program begins with 2 weeks of seminars by prominent experts in the IP community followed by a 10-week placement at an organization. The Program boasts an impressive line up of placements, from government agencies to music and media organizations to hi-tech companies and innovation centres.
To read more about the different placement organizations and the students’ personal experiences in the IP Intensive, please visit IP Osgoode’s website and subscribe to IP Osgoode’s e-newsletter, the IPIGRAM.
Follow the link below to watch a short video about the program.
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(L-R): Professor Trevor Farrow, Dean Adam Dodek, University of Ottawa, Justice Lorne Sossin, Professor Naomi Couto, Dr. Ian Stedman, Professor Ian Greene, and the Chair of the Examining Committee Professor Giuseppina (Pina) D'Agostino.
IP Osgoode congratulates Dr. Ian Stedman on the successful defence of his PhD dissertation "Resisting Obsolescence: A Comprehensive Study of Canada's Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner and the Office's Efforts to Innovate while Strategically Asserting Greater Independence". IP Osgoode wishes to Dr. Stedman success in his career and looks forward to continue working with him!


Part 2 will follow in the next issue of IPIGRAM
Taking care of creatives in the digital age: A semester at Canadian Heritage
December 12, 2019 by Lucas Colantoni
Overall, I greatly enjoyed my experience working as an intern at PCH. In general, my placement allowed me to gain a sense of what it’s like to work as a policy analyst for the Federal government. My colleagues truly made me feel like I was a valuable member of their team and never hesitated to provide me with constructive feedback on my work.

Keeping up with the Digital World: A Semester at The Globe and Mail

December 12, 2019 by Lauren Chypyha
All in all, my experience at The Globe has given me the practical experience that the classroom lacks and a strong appreciation for in-house counsel in the ever evolving media industry. I should also note that The Globe’s new building near the distillery district is pretty great too! I think it is safe to say that journalism might be the main attraction, but the legal team is the glue holding it together.
Not a Generic Law School Experience: My Internship at Teva Canada Limited
December 12, 2019 by Madison Black
As a Legal Intern at Teva, I had the opportunity to learn about and experience each of these areas of law in an in-house setting, which made for a highly rewarding and educational semester.
I am incredibly grateful to my supervisors at Teva, Ben Gray (General Counsel) and David Solomon (Senior Legal Counsel), for their mentorship and for creating such a supportive and varied educational experience – I feel lucky to have learned from them both! Thank you to Professor D’Agostino, Professor Vaver, and the entire IP Osgoode team for making this program possible.
TVO, Not Your Average Broadcaster
December 12, 2019 by Christopher Tsuji
Beyond the familiar polka dot door of television content, TVO also offers digital education content. TVO’s digital education portfolio includes the Independent Learning Centre (distance learning for high school students), Mathify (student-to-teacher video mentoring), and mPower (math-focused games for children in elementary school). My time at TVO taught me the importance for public broadcasters and government organizations to adapt to new technologies to stay relevant.

Music, Copyright Law and Everything In-Between: A Semester at SOCAN

December 12, 2019 by Annesta Duodu
When I speak to students interested in attending Osgoode, I tell them that whether it be through clubs or the vast Clinical and Intensive Programs, there is always a way to integrate their interests into their studies. My placement at SOCAN this semester allowed me to do just that. The work that SOCAN’s legal team does is multifaceted and I appreciate the variety of work that I was assigned, their willingness to expose me to different areas of SOCAN’s business and in general, how welcoming they were. My experiences over the past 10 weeks have certainly laid down the foundation for my legal career, and I’m thankful to SOCAN and IP Osgoode for this opportunity!


Osgoode Blockchain Certificate Module 2: Who Owns Blockchain?
18 January 2020
For more information and to register, please click here.

CIPO's Contribution to Improving IP Literacy in Canada
6 February 2020

Visit the website for registration and more details.

IP Pick of the Week

On December 6, 2019 the Copyright Board of Canada issued a decision regarding the Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariffs between 2011 and 2017. The decision established retroactive tariffs to cover copying at post-secondary institutions in Canada. Full text of the decision can be downloaded here

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