CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Summer 2021 IP Innovation Clinic Fellows

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Summer 2021 IP Innovation Clinic Fellows

IP Osgoode’s Innovation Clinic (the “IP Clinic”), is seeking law students to assist entrepreneurs and start- up organizations with their innovation and commercialization activities. Under the supervision of lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Bereskin & Parr LLP and OWN Innovation, Clinic Fellows help clients take the first steps towards protecting their intellectual property. This is a great opportunity to build a connection with firms in a client-facing role while earning OPIR hours.

Positions Available: Innovation Clinic Fellows (2-3 positions).

Students will mostly assist clients with patent or trademark law matters. Their remaining time will be spent working on other IP and start-up business related needs as they arise. Tasks may include:

  • Patent prior art searches;
  • Trade-mark searches;
  • Other tasks as assigned and supervised by the supervising lawyer.

Term: Summer 2021 with the possibility of extension for the school year of 2021/2022.

Commitment: This is a part-time, OPIR qualifying, volunteer position. Fellows are expected to provide approximately 2-3 hours a week with opportunity expand.

Training: While a general understanding of intellectual property law is helpful, interest is more critical.


  • Fellows must be Osgoode Hall Law School students.
  • An interest in IP law, technology and commercialization law.
  • Responsiveness and a commitment to client service.
  • Attention to detail and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent time-management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Application Process:

Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8 am

Please provide the following materials via email (subject: Application: IP Innovation Clinic Fellow) to

  • One page cover letter. Please outline your interests in IP law in addition to other areas of interest. For reference, see current fellow bios.
  • A copy of your résumé.
  • Unofficial grades, if available

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.