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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

Competition and Tech Patents

Administrative Breaches and Patent Validity

Does Double Patenting Need New Rules?

Interlocutory Injunctions in the Federal Court

Start of the Electronic Age?

Overhaul of Intellectual Property Legislation

Missing or Wrong Inventors?

3D Printing and Intellectual Property

Do You Think That Patent Is Invalid?

Punitive Damages and Patent Cases

Patent Trolls in Canada?

Grey Law on Grey Books

Timing Is Crucial in CIRA Domain Name Disputes

Federal Court Costs

Patent and Trade-Mark Agent Requirements

Patents, Prosecution and Pitfalls