Jim Lepore

Jim Lepore

Jim Lepore

Summer Student
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Continuing from his days as a competitive basketball player, Jim perhaps took the importance of the triple threat too seriously-choosing to study engineering, business and law. Never one to shy away from a tough match-up, Jim has worked as a Case Manager at the Western Business Law Clinic, and previously summered at an intellectual property boutique specializing in patent and trademark prosecution.

If anyone has seen Jim play devil's advocate, it is of little surprise that his focus is advocacy. While he is too modest to admit it, if you get him talking at a Jays' game, he may point out that in law school he obtained the highest standing in Intellectual Property Litigation and was repeatedly recognized for his oral advocacy. If that game happens to go into extra innings, he may-although it is unlikely-mention that he won the First-Year Appellant Advocacy Competition (FYAC); was a finalist for the Chaitons LLP Insolvency and Restructuring Moot; and represented Western Law at the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot (where he received an Honorable Mention for the Donald F. Sim Award for best oral advocate).

Prior to law school, and in between games of pick-up basketball, Jim studied mechanical engineering and management at McMaster University where he graduated summa cum laude. Jim's capstone research project was in the field of aero-acoustics, designing a low noise landing gear for a Bombardier private jet (sadly, this is the closest he came to being a rocket scientist). While he co-authored two publications stemming from experimental results; he thankfully still had enough time to successfully manage too many fantasy sports teams and enjoy reading anything (but not everything) Michael Lewis.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law


  • University of Western Ontario,London, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 2017
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • B.Eng.Mgt. - 2014
      Major: Mechanical Engineering and Management (Thermofluids and Energy Systems)
      Honours: Summa Cum Laude

Published Works

  • "Stereoscopic PIV Study of a Simplifed Landing Gear Model", 10th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization, 2015.
  • "Experimental Investigation of Landing Light Orientation: Landing Gear", ASME 2015 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 2015.

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist - Chaitons LLP Insolvency and Restructuring Moot, 2016
  • Honourable Mention - Best Oral Advocate - Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot, 2015 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Koch Law Office and the Hamilton Invention Center, Patent Research and Prosecution, 2014 - 2015
  • Koch Law Office and the Hamilton Invention Center, Trademark Prosecution, 2011 - 2013