Panel of Experts Meet at Windsor Law to Discuss Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicle Design & Policy

Pani Sarkis LTEC Lab Student Writer J.D. Candidate 2019   On February 14th, Windsor Law’s LTEC Lab brought together experts in autonomous vehicle technology and regulation, disability rights scholars and representatives, and transit policy planners to have a panel discussion and roundtable discussion on these issues. The main goal of this event was to set out a research and planning agenda for the Windsor-Essex region so that the city can integrate autonomous vehicles into accessible city transit policies. The event was organized under the leadership and vision of Windsor Law Professors Laverne Jacobs and Kristen Thomasen.   The first session was a panel discussion in a full Moot Court room at Windsor Law. Kristen Thomasen, who is an Assistant Professor at Windsor Law, laid the f ...

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Georgia State Secures Victory in 3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition

Pani Sarkis LTEC Lab Student Writer J.D. Candidate 2019   On February 24th, the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, jointly operated by Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law held its 3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition. Once again, the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted the event, which was organized under the leadership of Professor Wissam Aoun of Detroit Mercy Law.   The competition has been building momentum every year. This year, there was a record number of 15 entries. The competition gathers student teams from law schools across North America to compete and provides students with the chance to put into practice their knowledge pertaining to intellectual property law. In particular, student teams are giv ...

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Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation

Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation Prof. Kristen Thomasen Assistant Professor University of Windsor Faculty of Law   ABSTRACT:  The impact of drones on women’s privacy has recently garnered sensational attention in media and popular discussions. Media headlines splash stories about drones spying on sunbathing or naked women and girls, drones being used to stalk women through public spaces, and drones delivering abortion pills to women who might otherwise lack access. Yet despite this popular attention, and the immense literature that has emerged analyzing the privacy implications of drone technology, questions about how the drone might enhance or undermine women’s privacy in particular have not yet been the subject of significant academic analys ...

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Windsor Law Team Invited to Oxford IP Moot-Oral Rounds

From left: Professor Pascale Chapdelaine;  Student team members: Annissa Kwok, Nimisha Dubey, and Aaraf Dewan

Madiha Khan LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual J.D., 2019   Windsor law has been invited to participate in the 16th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot! Windsor Law is among the 28 teams from law schools around the world that have been invited to take part in the oral rounds based on the quality of their written submissions.  Student team members Annissa Kwok, Nimisha Dubey, and Aaraf Dewan, as well as their coach, Professor Pascale Chapdelaine, will make the trip across the pond next month to the University of Oxford to take part in this highly prestigious competition.   The competition is set to take place from March 15th to 17th and will consist of at least four preliminary rounds, followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals and a grand final round. This year’ ...

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Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Webinar: IP Foundations for Women Entrepreneurs

Madiha Khan, LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual J.D., 2019   On November 18, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) hosted a webinar for current and aspiring female entrepreneurs, with a special focus on how intellectual property (IP) can be utilized to enhance business outcomes. The webinar was delivered by Darlene Carreau, the Director General of CIPO’s Business Services Branch, and covered the importance of IP, the various types of IP,  as well as advice and tips for IP strategy. Although the information provided was not tailored specifically towards women, the webinar provided a supportive space for female innovators and business owners to learn about IP together.  As well, since many of the participants were female entrepreneurs and business owners rather than law ...

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Interview with Windsor Law Alumnae, Dr. Catherine Ng, Senior Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, School of Law (Scotland).

Madiha Khan LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual JD 2019   Dr. Catherine Ng, a Windsor Law alumnae is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Post-Graduate Research Student Training Programme at the University of Aberdeen, School of Law. Dr. Ng started her work as a lecturer after a period of private practice in Toronto, and has completed her DPhil in intellectual property law from the University of Oxford (UK) and her post-doctorate work from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Her main areas of teaching are law and its relation to intellectual property, the media, the arts, legal history, and anthropology. In an interview with LTEC Lab, Dr. Ng discusses what it’s like teaching IP law in an international setting, how she got there, and what her time was like at Windsor.     ...

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Another Win for Nintendo Giant: A Review of the Federal Court’s Decision on Technological Protection Measures

Monica Carinci Windsor Law LTEC Lab Student Writer JD 2018   In 2012, a separate legal framework was added to Canada’s Copyright Act (“the Act”), which prohibits the circumvention of technological protection measures (“TPMs”) and manufacturing and offering for sale devices that allow for the circumvention of TPMs. This framework was first applied by the Federal Court earlier this year in Nintendo of America Inc v Go Cyber Shopping (2005) Ltd et al., 2017 FC 246. Nintendo has been vehemently battling the piracy of its video games in different jurisdictions, and the Canadian decision illustrates the far reaching application of TPMs in Canada.   What are technological protection measures?   Under s. 41 of the Act, TPMs are defined as “any effective technology, device, or compon ...

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Supervised Research- Global Affairs’ (Government of Canada) Digital Inclusion Lab

  Professor Thomasen is offering up to two supervised research paper project spots for credit for 2L and 3L students in the winter term  (with some planning to begin in the fall) focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence, human rights, inclusion and democracy. These papers will contribute to Global Affairs’ (Government of Canada) Digital Inclusion Lab student forum in April, 2018. The successful students will be invited to Ottawa (*at the discretion of Global Affairs) to present their research to a forum including peers from across the country, public officials, and stakeholders from the private tech sector. Creativity and interdisciplinary research will be encouraged in this supervised research project!   Students interested in this opportunity are asked to c ...

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Professor Ryan Calo presents his work on “Robots at Common Law” at Windsor Law LTEC Lab seminar

  Monica Carinci Windsor Law LTEC Lab Student Writer JD 2018   On September 21, 2017, LTEC Lab hosted its first event of the year, a talk entitled, “Robots At Common Law,” delivered by Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor Ryan Calo of the University of Washington School of Law. Professor Calo is a leading scholar in the emerging field of robotics law. He is a co-director of the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington, an interdisciplinary research group comprised of experts from computer science, engineering, information science, and law. He is also a co-editor of Robot Law, a book on the subject, and a co-founder of We Robot, an annual conference that brings together lawyers and other professionals to discuss the legal and policy issues raised by robotics.   ...

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Outdoor Legal Education: An afternoon at the museum with Wafaa Bilal

Photo inside the Art Gallery of a bench in front of a wall with 3 pictures

In this blog, Professor Pascale Chapdelaine discusses the pedagogical value of taking law students outside the classroom through a unique experience she had when she and her copyright law students visited the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario in the spring 2016. Read more…..  

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