Tilaye Terrefe 

Patent Specialist
Toronto  t: 416.865.7028  |  e: tilaye.terrefe@mcmillan.ca

Tilaye Terrefe

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7028
e: tilaye.terrefe@mcmillan.ca

overview

Tilaye is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications for clients ranging from small startups to multinationals. 

Areas covered by Tilaye’s 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 intellectual property department for a technology firm, he developed an IP strategy and coordinated patent litigation efforts, giving him a unique, firsthand understanding of the challenges faced by many of his clients.  

Publications

Last Chance for Late National Phase Entry into Canada
The Hague System For Industrial Designs is in Force in Canada
Short Window of Opportunity to Take Advantage of Canada's Late National Phase Entry Regime

News

Managing Intellectual Property has once again recognized McMillan LLP among the leading Canadian firms in the 2018 edition of IP Stars

Education

  • University of Toronto, M.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering - 1997
  • University of Toronto, B.A.Sc. (Honours) Electrical Engineering - 1994

Practices

patents
intellectual property
intellectual property litigation
technology

Industries

applied technology
electricity and utilities
information technology
telecommunications

Directorships and Professional Associations

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

Awards & Rankings

  • Winner of the University of Toronto Open Fellowship (1994-95)
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Tilaye is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications for clients ranging from small startups to multinationals. 

Areas covered by Tilaye’s 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 intellectual property department for a technology firm, he developed an IP strategy and coordinated patent litigation efforts, giving him a unique, firsthand understanding of the challenges faced by many of his clients.  

August 2019
Last Chance for Late National Phase Entry into Canada

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2018
The Hague System For Industrial Designs is in Force in Canada

Intellectual Property Bulletin