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10 January 20232 minute read

Alan Macek, Bruce Stratton and Kevin Wright recognized in the 2023 Lexpert®/ALM 500 Directory

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce that Alan Macek (Intellectual Property), Bruce Stratton (Intellectual Property) and Kevin Wright (Competition) have been recognized by the 2023 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

The annual Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada comprises an exclusive group of lawyers ranked highest in practice areas of importance to an American audience and who are acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields, lawyers prominent in their practice areas and professional organizations, and lawyers otherwise enjoying significant recognition from their colleagues.

Alan Macek has a well-regarded intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution practice, with a focus on electrical and computer-related technology. He has litigated cases in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and the Alberta Court of Appeal and his experience in litigation often involves cross-border proceedings. Alan is frequently invited to speak on intellectual property topics including issues for emerging technology such as blockchain/cryptocurrencies and AI/machine learning. He publishes the blog on developments in intellectual property in Canada.

Bruce Stratton has immense experience in patent, trade-mark and copyright litigation with a particular emphasis on patent disputes concerning computer-related technology. Bruce has been counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases that have resolved fundamental issues of patent and trade-mark law. Author of the Annotated Patent Act, Bruce is frequently invited to speak and write on diverse topics in IP law. He is the lead instructor for graduate courses offered by Osgoode Hall Law School and by the University of Toronto.

Kevin Wright is an experienced competition law and class action defence lawyer, who has been lead counsel in the defence of over 30 class actions across ‎the country. Kevin guides clients through merger reviews, complex criminal and civil investigations and compliance issues. He ‎has spoken on competition law and class actions to ‎professional ‎and business audiences on various occasions. For thirteen years Kevin has taught competition law as an adjunct professor at the University of British ‎Columbia’s Allard School of ‎Law.‎‎