D. Doak Horne - Gowling WLG

D. Doak Horne

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

 Doak Horne is a partner in Gowlings’ Calgary office, practising in the area of intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution for over 25 years. 

Doak is a Registered Patent  and Trademark Agent in Canada and the United States, as well as a registered professional engineer. He has been involved in preparation, filing, and prosecution of patents, trade-marks, and industrial designs before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and been extensively involved in  licensing matters as well as  trade mark oppositions , expungements, and infringement proceedings.
Doak has experience in the areas of patent litigation,  patent impeachment and  patent ownership disputes, and ownership disputes relating to intellectual property generally,  as well as actions involving trade secrets and passing off actions . He has appeared before the Trial and Appeal Courts of the Federal Court of Canada, as well as all levels of the Alberta Courts as well as the Ontario Superior Court and Court of Appeal in matters relating to patents, trade-marks, copyrights and industrial designs and related matters, including employment issues (breach of fiduciary duty) and contractual disputes .

 Prior to entering the legal profession, Doak was  a professional engineer in jet engine design with Pratt & Whitney Canada. Doak is a regular speaker at and contributor to Canadian Bar Association and Insight seminars on intellectual property and related security interests, and has contributed articles on similar subjects to trade and professional publications.

University of AlbertaB.Eng 1979McGill UniversityLL.B 1984
Law Society of AlbertaLaw Society of Upper CanadaCanadian Bar AssociationIntellectual Property Institute of CanadaProfessional Engineers of OntarioAssociation of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of AlbertaAlberta Bar AssociationAlberta Civil Trial Lawyers AssociationAmercian Bar Association

Office Location

421 Seventh Avenue, SW, Suite 1600
Calgary, AB T2P 4K9

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property Law of the Calgary Metro Area
D. Doak Horne has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law (Patent, Trademark)

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