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Maya Medeiros

Partner, Lawyer, Patent Agent, Trade-mark Agent

Maya  Medeiros


T:+1 416.216.4823

Maya Medeiros’ practice focuses on the creation, protection, management, monetization and enforcement of intellectual property assets in Canada, the United States and around the world.

Ms. Medeiros advises her clients on patent, trade-mark, copyright, industrial design, licensing, litigation, research and development, collaboration, and transactional matters. She prepares and prosecutes domestic and international  patent and trade-mark applications. She manages international intellectual property portfolios, including coordinating foreign associates for foreign application prosecution. Ms. Medeiros develops tailored intellectual property policies with in-house programs and customized workflows. She works with intellectual property holders, acquirers, and licensors/licensees in the preparation and negotiation of intellectual property acquisition agreements, patent licenses, technology transfers, confidentiality agreements, and development and collaboration agreements. Ms. Medeiros assists with due diligence, landscape and freedom to operate evaluations.

Ms. Medeiros works with a variety of organizations from global enterprise businesses to start-ups, growth ventures and not-for-profits. She is proficient in a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, financial and payment system, mathematical, video and image processing, memory management, mobile and wireless, natural language processing, telecommunication, gaming, green, electronic learning, business system, vehicle computing system, healthcare and medical device, wearable and micro-electronic device, cryptography, social and peer to peer networking, energy, building and advertising innovations.

While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Medeiros gained valuable industry experience working for a technology start-up company.

While completing her law degree, she attended the International Intellectual Property program at the University of Oxford, where she studied Canadian, European and American patent and copyright law.

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  • Education

    J.D., University of Victoria, 2006
    B.Sc.(Hons.), Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Toronto, 2003

  • Representative experience

    Ms. Medeiros has acted in the following matters:

    • DataTreasury Corporation v. Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada, Symcor Inc. and Intria Items Inc., Federal Court File T-1661-07(settled) - advising on a patent litigation involving cheque-processing technology
    • Advising Zerofootprint Software Inc. on the patenting of its carbon emission calculation technology
    • Advising Imagine Communication its media processing technology
    • Advising Scribble Technologies Inc. on the patenting of its digital content publication technology
    • Advising the DGroup Inc. on the patenting of its advertising technology
    • Collaborating with MaRS Innovation on the patenting of the technology of its clients and affiliates

  • Admissions
    • Canada (patents) 2008
    • Canada (trade-marks) 2013
    • United States (patents) 2010
    • Ontario 2007
  • Memberships and activities

    • Toronto Intellectual Property Group, Chair, five-year executive term
    • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Patent Practice Committee 
    • Association of University Technology Managers, Canadian Licensing Committee
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Software & Business Methods Committee
    • Canadian IT Law Association
    • Copyright Society of the USA
    • Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group