Winners of the Gowlings Best Blog in IP and Technology Law Prize!

Winners of the Gowlings Best Blog in IP and Technology Law Prize!

IP Osgoode would like to congratulate the winners of the Gowlings Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize for 2012-2013.  Four prizes in total are awarded each year to Osgoode students and the winning blog posts are featured in the IPilogue. Recipients also receive a $500 award, are announced at Convocation and receive a permanent notation on their official Osgoode transcript.

The Gowlings Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize (the “Gowlings IPilogue Prize”) was pioneered in Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino’s Intellectual Property class in the Fall 2007 term and has been generously sponsored each year since then by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

All blog entries and comments on the IPilogue submitted by Osgoode students are considered automatically for the prize (except those submitted by IPilogue Editors). In each academic semester, there is one prize for the best blog post and one prize for the best comment.

For students, this is a chance to recognize their research and writing in a specialized and technical field.  It also encourages law students with a strong interest in Intellectual Property Law to develop that interest.  Of course, the subject matter of the IPilogue goes beyond strictly IP.  Our stories also delve into related areas of Technology Law, including: internet law, privacy rights, broadcasting, e-commerce, social media and free speech.

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Gowlings IPilogue Prizes:


Fall 2012:

Best Blog: Mark Bowman (Military Tactics and Rock Star Patent Lawyers; the Patent System under Stress)

Best Comment: Maximilian Paterson (Comment on Third time a charm? The Innovative Design Protection Act in the face of The Knockoff Economy)

Winter 2013:

Best Blog: Meng Xiao (Nancy) Situ (Technology Stars in Silicon Valley – An Intensely IP Semester at Stanford: A Semester in Osgoode’s IP Intensive Program)

Best Comment: Danny Titolo (Comment on The ‘Myriad’ with the Golden ‘Gene’: Australia Upholds Breast Cancer Gene Patents)


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who make the IPilogue possible.  We are most grateful to Gowlings for its generous support.