Tasha De Freitas

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.7358
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

JD, 2010
University of Windsor
BEng (Aerospace Engineering, With Distinction, Co-operative Education), 2004
Carleton University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2011

Overview

Tasha De Freitas’ practice focuses on intellectual property matters with an emphasis on the acquisition and protection of patents. In addition to a law degree, Tasha has an engineering degree (aerospace) from Carleton University.

Tasha has experience advising on patentability, validity and infringement, conducting prior art searches, patent drafting and patent prosecution. She has prepared intellectual property agreements, including non-disclosure and service agreements. Tasha has in-depth knowledge in the areas of mobile devices, medical imaging software, optics, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing systems. She has worked with a variety of clients, from sole inventors to large companies, to develop and implement strategies for the protection of intellectual property in Canada, the United States and globally.

Tasha is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States.

Insights

Canada's Inadequate Legal Protection Against Industrial Espionage

Co-author, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Issue 1, Volume 13

Amazon.com, Inc. v. Canada: A Patent Prosecution Perspective

Presentation, LawTech Camp 2012

Professional Involvement

During her undergraduate studies, Tasha interned at a leading aerospace subcontractor where she worked on prominent commercial aircraft projects, including the Airbus A380 jetliner and Bombardier CRJ-700/900 series regional aircraft. Tasha obtained a Certificate in Negotiation in 2015 from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Before joining Torys, Tasha was an associate at an intellectual property firm in Toronto.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute