Marks & Clerk is the largest intellectual property attorney firm in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. We have approximately 150 practitioners in the UK and 260 practitioners worldwide and we are the largest filer of European Trade Marks in the UK.
With over 125 years of experience and expertise as a trusted provider of advice and services across the full spectrum of disciplines within the field of intellectual property, through our long-established partners and via 17 offices on three continents across the globe, in concert with our litigation partners Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP, our firm is uniquely placed to provide value-added professional services while retaining a close relationship and understanding of business’s.
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.
Thomas Prock is a Partner at Marks & Clerk with more than 18 years’ experience advising clients in the electronics sector on internet related subject matter and computer-implemented inventions. Thomas is also active in protecting inventions in the Cleantech and medical device field.
Thomas graduated with a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Ulm (Germany) and went on to obtain his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research, where he investigated the interaction between radio frequency electromagnetic fields and conducting tissue, with particular emphasis on its application to the design of phased array resonators.
Having qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney in 2007, in 2014 Thomas became one of the few professionals to also qualify as a Patentanwalt (German Patent Attorney). In the LMG Life Sciences Guide 2014, Thomas is listed as a ‘Life Sciences Star’ for his work in the medical devices area. He is also commended in the inaugural Who's Who Legal - Patent Agents, which refers to him as a “definite inclusion on any list”.
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.