Maya Medeiros

Partner, Lawyer, Patent Agent, Trade-mark Agent
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Maya Medeiros

Maya Medeiros

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Biography

Maya Medeiros is an intellectual property lawyer, patent agent (Canada, US) and trademark agent (Canada, US) and has a degree in mathematics and computer science. She has extensive experience in artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, cryptography, payments, graph theory, risk management, gaming, face recognition, communications, healthcare and medical devices, virtual and mixed reality, wearables, and other computer-related technologies. She is a key contributor to www.aitech.law on the ethical and legal implications of artificial intelligence. 

She advises on IP strategy and develops tailored IP policies and training programs. Ms. Medeiros prepares domestic and international IP registrations and manages international portfolios, including coordinating foreign associates for foreign application prosecution. She also drafts and negotiates agreements relating to IP assets, such as licenses, confidentiality agreements, system access agreements, joint development, and collaboration agreements. Ms. Medeiros assists with due diligence, landscape and freedom to operate evaluations.

She is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and teaches a course on the commercialization of intellectual property. She leads a collaboration with IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic to supervise its clinic students and service emerging companies.

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.


Professional experience

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

  • Ontario 2007
  • Canada (patents) 2008
  • Canada (trademarks) 2013
  • United States (patents) 2010

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 leading financial institutions on the patenting of fintech
  • Advising leading research institutions and commercialization offices on patenting digital health and artificial intelligence innovation
  • Advising Zerofootprint Software Inc. on patenting its carbon emission calculation technology
  • Advising Imagine Communication its media processing technology
  • Advising Scribble Technologies Inc. on patenting its digital content publication technology

 

  • Canadian Technology Law Association (board of directors)
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group, chair, (past chair, five-year executive term)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Patent Practice Committee 
  • Association of University Technology Managers, Canadian Licensing Committee, Western Region Committee
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group