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About Alan Macek

Alan is a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. His practice in intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution has focused in electrical and computer related technology. Alan is also a registered patent agent and a registered trademark agent. He founded and runs the intellectual property blog and information site at

Posts by Alan Macek

Double Patenting Again

A Right to Repair

Anonymizing Postal Codes

Copyright and Generative AI

Patent Life Cycle

Software and Patent Infringement

Patent Infringement and Prior Use Rights

Patent Proceedings by the Numbers – Part 2

How Long to Trial for Patent Proceedings?

Expert Evidence in Patent Cases

Supply Chains and Patent Infringement

Developments in Patent Law in 2020

Canadian IP in 2020

Pre-Grant Compensation for Patent Infringement

Caution With Patent Demand Letters

Findability of Prior Art

Model Protective Order for Federal Court

New Era in Canadian Trademarks

Registering Documents With CIPO

Patent File Wrapper Estoppel Comes to Canada

USMCA – More IP Changes Coming to Canada

How Long Does It Take to Get a Patent?

Innovation Strategy