Akiv Jhirad is an articling student in our Toronto office. He received his Juris Doctor from The University of Western Ontario.
During law school, Akiv served as a research assistant for Dr. Jennifer Farrell, which involved research in the field of crypto-assets and tax law. He was also a part of Western Law’s dispute resolution centre, where he was trained in facilitative mediation and negotiation, gaining valuable skills to assist in the alternative dispute resolution process.
While completing his Master’s degree, Akiv was the recipient of the NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship. Prior to entering law school, he gained technical experience through developing a flight computer for a CubeSat, working on an AI-based computer vision system for autonomous vehicles, contributing to the development of a robotic system for image-guided pediatric bone biopsy surgery, and developing and testing a novel electrical stimulation device for mitigation of hormone-induced bone loss.
Akiv is currently an advisor for the ‘Innovators in Scrubs’ program at McMaster University. In this role, he consults on IP issues faced by students innovating in the healthcare space. Further, Akiv is named as an inventor on a US provisional patent titled “Steerable Endovascular Catheter” (Application # 62977709) for his contributions to developing a novel maneuverable catheter for use in endovascular surgeries.