Diplomas

Canadian Patent Agent Registration, 2008;

European Patent Attorney Registration, 2006 United Kingdom Patent Agent Registration, 2004;

PhD Biomedical Materials, University of London, UK (3M Industrial Case Award);

MSc Management of Intellectual Property, University of London, UK (Herschel-Smith Award, Distinction);

BSc (HONS) Materials Science, Manchester University, UK.

Profile

French version is available here

Tuba is a patent agent registered to act before the Canadian, European and UK Patent Offices, and has a technical background in materials science and biomedical materials and devices.

She has over 15 years experience in the intellectual property field, and has worked in both the UK and Canada as a patent agent. Most recently, she was Director of Intellectual Property at a biomedical device company in Montreal, Canada, managing and strategically building the company’s IP portfolio. Prior to that, Tuba has worked as a Patent Agent in a top tier Canadian law firm as well as a boutique IP firm in London, UK, representing a diverse range of clients ranging from start-ups to large businesses.

Tuba has substantial experience in protecting inventions and designs, including preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications, providing patentability and freedom to operate searches and opinions, performing due diligence searches, and assisting with commercial agreements including licensing and joint ventures. She has created intellectual property strategies to protect client’s innovation in-line with their commercial activities at all stages of their business, as well as managing their international patent portfolios. She has also assisted in contentious matters, including European oral proceedings, oppositions, and UK High Court actions.

Sensitive to the cost of filing and maintaining an international patent portfolio, Tuba also assists clients with IP audits, IP budget management, as well as supporting IP monetization efforts.

With a scientific and research background in Materials Science and Medical Devices, Tuba frequently supports clients within the Materials technologies sector, particularly within the biomedical materials and devices, medical diagnostic devices, nanomaterials and devices, and green technologies. Tuba is fluent in English and Turkish, and has a working knowledge in French.

Professional affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Patent Agent)

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Institute (Patent Agent)

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, UK (Patent Agent)

  • Director (2015) and Assistant Director (2013-2014) – IPIC/McGill Understanding Patents Course

  • Lecturer on European patent practice (2013-present) - IPIC/McGill Understanding Patents Course

  • Workshop tutor on International patent strategy (2008-present) - IPIC/McGill Understanding Patents Course

Representative work

  • Established in-house IP department within a Medical Device company to build and grow IP portfolio.

  • Devised & implemented cost-effective international IP strategies aligned with commercial goals.

  • Established IP audits within businesses to ensure effective utilisation of IP.

  • Assisted with IP revenue generation through commercialisation agreements.

  • Worked closely with scientists, clinicians and engineers to identify and record patentable inventions, generate supporting data, and identify third party IP rights.

  • Advised on synergy between Regulatory Affairs submissions and patent portfolio.

  • European oral proceedings representation.

  • UK Patent Office entitlement and revocation action leading to award of client’s resulting wasted costs after Defendant adjournment.

  • Patent technical advisor in UK High Court Patent infringement and revocation actions (Defendant) including assisting with expert report preparation, and extensive prior art search.

Publications

  • Medical Devices information booklet, Institute of Materials Information service, London, UK.

Contact

514 397-6724
tuba.yamac@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Jamie Bockus

514 397-6699 #3475
jamie.bockus@bcf.ca

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