IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada announce the winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge

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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, Alyssa Gaffen, won for her entry, “Refining The Saccharin Doctrine: A Call for Clarity and Predictability in Canada’s Extraterritorial Patent Law”.
  2. In the Graduate Student category there were no entries.
  3. In the Professional category, the judges did not select a winner for this year’s Challenge.

The winner will be receiving a prize of $1,000 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.