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Alan Macek, Partner, DLA Piper to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s 3D Printing in the Intellectual Property Landscape

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alan Macek, Partner, DLA Piper will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “3D Printing in the Intellectual Property Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide Live Webcast.”

New York, NY, April 10, 2019 --( This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (ET).

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About Alan Macek

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 and the Ontario Superior Court. 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 publishes a blog and daily email on developments in intellectual property law in Canada and is a regular columnist for Slaw on issues in intellectual property.

Prior to earning his J.D., Alan worked at several computer and communication engineering firms.

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. In Canada, offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Toronto and Montreal provide a full range of commercial transaction and litigation capabilities. In the area of intellectual property, the firm provides top-ranked services in all areas, including patent and trademark litigation, portfolio advice and opinions.

Event Synopsis:

The increasing number of materials used for 3D printing is indicative of its sweeping impact on a wide range of industries. Through 3D printing, companies are able to cut costs in improving their existing products or in developing new ones. However, as companies take advantage of the innovation and business development opportunities fostered by 3D printing, intellectual property (IP) protection in this growing field of technology is becoming more complex. IP owners and their counsel must prepare enforcement strategies to effectively guard IP rights.

In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help IP owners and counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of 3D Printing and its implications to IP rights. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing effective IP enforcement strategies to help businesses better position themselves in the emerging world of 3D printing.

Key topics include:

The 3D Printing Technology: An Overview
3D Printing and IP Laws
Common Pitfalls
Notable Cases
Best Enforcement Strategies
What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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