Tilaye Terrefe drafts and prosecutes patent applications for clients ranging from small startups to multinationals.
Areas covered by Tilaye’s intellectual property (IP) practice include software, mechanical inventions, electronic circuits, telecommunications, touch detection technologies, image and data compression, digital signal processing of audio and video, cryptography, blockchains and wood composites.
Prior to joining McMillan, Tilaye worked as an engineer, designing and implementing innovative solutions, some of which became patented. While managing the IP department for a technology firm, he developed strategy and coordinated patent litigation efforts, giving him unique, first-hand understanding of the challenges facing many of his clients.
The Federal Court puts an end to the “Problem-Solution” Approach of analyzing patent applications - again. Read more about the Court's decision here.
Canadian patent practices related to "excess claim fees" and RCEs come into force on October 3, 2022. Is your business ready?
CIPO recently issued determinations regarding the meaning of "due care". Are your internal practices in-line with CIPO's determinations?
The Canadian patent system is expected to adopt the practices of "excess claims fees" and "request for continued examination". Is your business ready?
The FCA re-affirms the Kellogg and Clopay decisions regarding the Federal Court's ability to interpret contracts. For more details, please read the bulletin.
Patents: the Federal Court has confirmed that the "problem-solution" approach to claims construction is not correct. For more details, read this bulletin.
All levels of Canadian government are taking extraordinary steps in response to the public health emergency of COVID-19.
It is official - Canada's new Patent Rules will come into force on October 30, 2019.
Canadian companies and designers can now seek to protect their industrial designs in multiple foreign jurisdictions through a single international application.
Canada is one of a few contracting states to the Patent Cooperation Treaty that permits late entry into national phase for an international patent application.
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