Announcing the winners of Canada's inaugural IP Writing Challenge

Announcing the winners of Canada's inaugural IP Writing Challenge

Professor Giuseppina D'Agostino is the Founder and Director IP Osgoode.
Michel Gérin is the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada are proud to announce the winners of Canada's IP Writing Challenge:

1. Law student category - Kiernan Murphy, "Post-expiry Patent Losses: Recoverable, but Unpreventable?"

2. Graduate student category - Régine Tremblay"La Loi sur la protection des obtentions végétales; entre compétitivité et utopie y a-t-il un avenir pour le modèle?"

3. Professional category - Anna Wilkinson, "Improper Selection: A Separate Ground of Patent Invalidity in Canada?"

We were very pleased to receive entries from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and institutions from across Canada (for example, students from 9 different law schools participated).  A broad range of subject matter was covered by the papers, including patents, copyright, traditional knowledge, new media, pharmaceutical drugs and more.    

All three winners will be receiving a prize of $1000 (CAD) and will have their articles considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and the Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy (OHRLP).

We are particularly grateful to the following individuals who acted as judges of the writing challenge:

Professor Bita Amani
IPIC Past President Carol Hitchman
Justice Roger Hughes 
Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji

We look forward to next year's IP Writing Challenge and continuing to help ignite a more vibrant public policy discussion in intellectual property.