Announcing the Winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2018

Announcing the Winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2018

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are thrilled to announce the winners of the tenth annual edition of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge:

  1. In the Law Student category, Stephen Cooley, won for his entry, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Copyright: Barriers to, and Solutions for the Commercialization of Expressive AI”. Stephen is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and currently enrolled in Osgoode’s flagship Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program.
  2. In the Graduate Student category, Wissam Aoun, won for his entry, “Conflicted Regulation, The Public Interest and Canadian Patent Agency – Patent Agent Regulation at a Crossroad”. Wissam received his LLM degree at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, and is currently a PhD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.


  1. In the Professional category, the judges did not select a winner for this year’s Challenge.


The winner will be receiving a prize of $1000 and, in addition to having her winning article showcased here on the IPilogue, the article will be considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (CIPR) or the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ).  We would like to thank our esteemed intellectual property experts who served as judges for the Challenge:


The Honourable Roger T. Hughes QC
Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji
Daniel R. Bereskin, QC


We look forward to next year’s IP Writing Challenge and continuing to help ignite a more vibrant public policy discussion on all facets of intellectual property law and technology.