University of Windsor, University of Detroit
Aaraf Dewan is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. His practice focuses on drafting and prosecution of patents in life sciences.
Aaraf graduated from the Dual American/Canadian J.D. program at the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He also holds a Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Sciences with an Option in Medicinal Chemistry, both from the University of Ottawa. While completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc, Aaraf conducted research on the relationship between membrane biology and the cardiovascular metabolism. Specifically, his research focused on Sarcolemmal Membrane Associated Proteins and their impacts on cardiovascular glucose uptake and metabolism.
During his studies, Aaraf placed 2nd place in the US Patent Drafting Competition at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also competed in the oral rounds at the 2019 Oxford International IP Moot. Aaraf has been the recipient of numerous Book Awards for receiving the top grade in his intellectual property classes, including the top grades in Patent Law, Copyright Law, the Patent Law Clinic, International Copyright Relations, and the Intellectual Property Law Firm Program. During his time at Windsor Law, he was a student writer for LTECLab where he authored blog posts regarding recent developments in patent law and was the President of Windsor Law’s Technology and Intellectual Property Club.
Osgoode Hall Law School
Jasmine Godfrey is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on trademarks, copyright, regulatory, advertising & marketing, and litigation.
Jasmine graduated from the joint J.D./M.B.A. program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom.
During her studies in the J.D./M.B.A. program, Jasmine spent a summer as a legal fellow at an NGO in Bangalore, India. She was also a senior editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. During her final semester, she acted as a consultant for an Israeli nuclear medicine company through Schulich's Global Leadership Program. She was actively involved in the IP law community, awarded the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law & Technology Prize, serving as a research assistant for Professor Carys Craig, as well as competing in the oral rounds of the 2018 Oxford International IP Moot. In her final year, she studied abroad at the National University of Singapore, where she completed a directed research paper on colour marks and functionality.
University of Ottawa
Alissa Hyppolite is an articling student with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on life science patent prosecution and trademark prosecution.
Alissa graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Ottawa with a specialization in law and technology. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa.
During law school, Alissa participated in a number of internships focused on intellectual property. She worked as an intern for the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) on the Trademark Opposition Board, where she drafted section 45 decisions. She also worked as an intern with Global Affairs Canada, where she researched the implications of 3D printing on intellectual property rights. In her final semester, she worked as a student policy analyst at CIPO, researching and drafting practice notices and portions of the Trademark Examinations Manual.
Université de Sherbrooke
William Audet is a student at Bereskin & Parr LLP. His practice focuses on trademarks, copyright, regulation and litigation.
In 2018, William graduated from the joint LL.B./J.D. program at the Université de Sherbrooke with a specialization in common law and transnational law. He is currently completing a Master of Laws (LL.M.). His thesis focuses on copyright protection of artificial intelligence systems and works generated by them.
During his academic career, William has held several positions as a research and teaching assistant in intellectual property law. During his studies, he was also involved as a volunteer with a number of organizations and founded a web-based self-help platform for the student community at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law.
William authored the article Cinq décisions intéressantes en droit d'auteur en 2018, published in Les Cahiers de Propriété Intellectuelle (available in French only), and coauthored the article Le Canada a-t-il besoin de la First Sale Doctrine?, published in the Revue Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle (available in French only).