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The IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic is a needs-based innovation-to-market legal clinic operated in collaboration with Innovation York and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. The Clinic is staffed by law student volunteers from Osgoode Hall Law School who are supervised by lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP.

Under the guidance and mentorship of the supervising lawyers, Innovation Clinic Fellows provide one-to-one legal information services to inventors, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies to assist with the innovation and commercialization processes.

The Clinic currently offers intellectual property, preliminary freedom-to-operate, and clearance search work within the jurisdiction of Ontario in the following areas:

  • Reviewing basic issues in business transactions involving intellectual property
  • Patent searches and prior art searches
  • Trade-mark searches
  • Agreement review (Internal, Contractor, License, etc.)
  • Application drafting and/or review
  • Other tasks as assigned and supervised by the supervising lawyer

Note: IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic Staff and Fellows do not provide legal advice. Innovation Clinic Fellows work under the supervision of practising lawyers to provide IP information to our clients. The IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic operates in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations of the Law Society of Ontario.

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