Tilaye Terrefe Photo
Tilaye Terrefe Photo
Tilaye Terrefe Photo

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.



News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Winner of the University of Toronto Open Fellowship (1994-95)

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer – Member, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Associate)

Education & Admissions

1997
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering University of Toronto
1994
B.Sc. (Honours), Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Toronto

Publications

Insights (9 Posts)

Featured Insight

Forecast 2022: Expected Changes to the Canadian Patent Rules (Part 2)

Canadian patent practices related to "excess claim fees" and RCEs come into force on October 3, 2022. Is your business ready?

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Jun 29, 2022
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Practice Update: CIPO Provides Guidance on the Meaning of “Due Care”

CIPO recently issued determinations regarding the meaning of "due care". Are your internal practices in-line with CIPO's determinations?

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Mar 30, 2022
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Forecast 2022: Expected Changes to the Canadian Patent Rules

The Canadian patent system is expected to adopt the practices of "excess claims fees" and "request for continued examination". Is your business ready?

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Jan 4, 2022
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Out with the New, In with the Old: The F.C.A. provides Clarity on its Ability to interpret Contracts

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.

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Sep 28, 2020
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No Solution? No Problem! The Federal Court of Canada Puts a Dagger in the “Problem-Solution” Approach to Patent Claims Construction

Patents: the Federal Court has confirmed that the "problem-solution" approach to claims construction is not correct. For more details, read this bulletin.

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Aug 27, 2020
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Bill C-13 Receives Royal Assent: Change to the Canadian Patent Landscape in Response to COVID-19

All levels of Canadian government are taking extraordinary steps in response to the public health emergency of COVID-19.

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Mar 27, 2020
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Last Chance for Late National Phase Entry into Canada

It is official - Canada's new Patent Rules will come into force on October 30, 2019.

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Aug 9, 2019
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The Hague System For Industrial Designs is in Force in Canada

Canadian companies and designers can now seek to protect their industrial designs in multiple foreign jurisdictions through a single international application.

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Nov 21, 2018
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Short Window of Opportunity to Take Advantage of Canada’s Late National Phase Entry Regime

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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Nov 13, 2018