The 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners has recommended DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and four members of its Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) Group as leaders in the Canadian patent market.
The definitive ranking guide identifies top patent professionals and firms from around the world through an extensive process of peer and client interviews as well as in-depth market research.
The firm’s patent litigation team once more received a gold ranking and was recognized for its professionalism and efficiency as well as its ability to “rapidly master the relevant technology and resolve cases effectively with cogent reasoning.” In addition, the following practitioners were recognized for their exceptional work in patent litigation:
DLA Piper's IPT practice focuses on multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary collaboration that combines deep knowledge and technical expertise to help business protect their brand value and drive innovation. Our team's global reach and local capabilities allows us to serve multinational clients on the largest and most complex projects cost-effectively and seamlessly across borders.
- Ron Dimock (Gold) - “[M]ight actually be the most experienced patent trial lawyer in the country.”
- Bruce Stratton (Silver) - “[T]echnically smart” [and] “tenacious.”
- Angela Furlanetto (Silver) - “[A] ‘top-notch’ litigator: She’s personable, calm, smart and thorough.”
- Alan Macek (Bronze) - “[S]omeone who stands out in the next generation of practitioners.”