Alan Macek practises intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, with a focus on electrical and computer-related technology.

Alan has litigated cases in the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. His experience in litigation often involves cross-border proceedings, and he frequently works closely with counsel from the United States to coordinate parallel lawsuits.

Alan founded and publishes the IPPractice blog and daily email on developments in intellectual property law in Canada and is a regular columnist for Slaw on issues in intellectual property.

Alan works with clients on all aspects of the patent process, from preparing and filing patent applications, strategic advice on developing a patent portfolio, patent landscaping, non-infringement and validity opinions, as well as defending or advancing patent litigation. He is frequently invited to speak on intellectual property topics including issues for emerging technology such as blockchain/cryptocurrencies and AI/machine learning.

Prior to earning his J.D., Alan studied engineering physics and math, as well as worked at several computer and communication engineering firms.