IPOsgoode: Call For Applications

IPOsgoode: Call For Applications

The application deadlines for a number of exciting opportunities with IPOsgoode is fast approaching! See below for more information.

Call for IPilogue Editors (Summer 2012)

Deadline: January 26, 2012

IPilogue is the first blog of its kind, populated with entries from student editors at Osgoode Hall Law School and other law schools across Canada and around the world, as well as postings from expert bloggers around the globe. The blog contains comments and thoughts about current pressing intellectual property, technology, privacy and related legal issues and has a wide-ranging following in Canada and internationally from government, industry, academia and from other expert groups and members of the general public.

Many student posts have enabled greater employment opportunities for students, sparked informed debates on various issues, and led to publication in leading journals and a following in a number of law and policy forums.

Positions Available:

  • IPilogue Editor (5-10 positions)
  • IPilogue Art Editor (1-2 positions)
  • IPilogue Web Editors (1-2 positions)

Term: May 2012-August 2012, with a possibility to continue during the 2012-2013 academic year

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Call for Clinical Fellows (Summer 2012)

Deadline: January 26, 2012

IP Osgoode has partnered with the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) to create a unique intellectual property (IP) clinical program that will match Osgoode law students with OCE-supported companies. Students help under-resourced clients to secure and protect their IP en route to commercial success. The Clinic's clientele reflect a diverse range of innovators drawn primarily from the information and communications technology (ICT), biotechnology, and green-technology sectors.

We are seeking law students to provide legal services to organizations that need assistance in their innovation and commercialization activities.

Positions Available: Clinical Fellows (5-6 positions)

It is expected that the majority of the work done by students will relate to patent law. The remaining time would be spent working on other IP-related needs as they arise, (e.g. assistance with trade-mark, copyright, or trade secret issues). The students’ work during the placement may include:

  • reviewing business transactions involving IP
  • assisting with various steps in the patent prosecution process (conducting prior art searches, reviewing patent specifications)
  • performing freedom-to-operate and clearance searches
  • assisting with various steps in the trade-mark prosecution process
  • conducting legal research

Term: May-August 2012, with a possibility to continue during the 2012-2013 academic year

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Call for IP Intensive Internships (Fall 2012)

Deadline: January 26, 2012

The Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program (the "IP Intensive Program") provides students with training in intellectual property law and technology.  The opening two weeks of classes are dedicated to lectures from prominent members of the IP community. These lectures cover a range of topics aimed at teaching students fundamental aspects of substantive and procedural law applied in the day-to-day practice of IP law.

A key component of this clinical program is an 11-week internship with a government agency, industry, public interest group or other organization that is heavily involved with IP matters (e.g. high-technology or pharmaceutical matters). The internship, together with regular discussions and seminars, a major research paper, blogging exercises, and a seminar presentation, provides students with a comprehensive examination of important practical aspects of intellectual property law and technology.

Pre-Requisites: Students must have taken at least two of the following courses: Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Copyright Law or Trademark Law.

Class size: About 12-15 students

Term: Fall 2012 (15 credits)

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