Partner, Patent Agent at BCF Business Law
Tuba Yamaç has a particularly international outlook, having begun her career as a UK and European patent attorney in the United Kingdom, before moving to Canada and practising as a registered Canadian patent agent. Her understanding of patent law and practice in these different patent jurisdictions provide her with a strategic edge and make her a highly valued adviser to many businesses as they grow locally and expand internationally.
Dr Yamaç provides sound, pragmatic advice to her clients, which range from start-ups to mid-size corporations. Having guided IP operations, as director of intellectual property in a scale-up medical device company, she draws on her experience to help clients build IP portfolios strategically, consider freedom-to-operate positions, support investment and/or partnering activities and negotiate IP provisions in commercial transactions. Aligning IP strategies with regulatory approval pathways is a niche area of interest for Dr Yamaç.
Dr Yamaç holds a PhD in biomedical materials and specialises in the technology areas of medical devices, software/artificial intelligence technologies as they pertain to life sciences and medical technologies, biomaterials, as well as construction and cleantech. She is trilingual (English, French and Turkish), and has represented the Québec life sciences business ecosystem in the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Scandinavia. She also enjoys teaching patent law and is an invited speaker at the McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada patent course in Montreal, as well as past appearances at the Life Sciences UK patent attorney conference. She is a co-author in Life Sciences Law in Canada (Carswell), as well as a number of articles.