DLA Piper combines with IP boutique in Canada

By Victoria Basham

21 September 2016 at 09:01 BST

Interest in the Canadian legal market from global heavyweights continues as DLA Piper announces it has combined with IP boutique Dimock Stratton.


In total, 16 lawyers from Dimock Stratton will join DLA Piper’s Toronto office, with the deal effective from 1 November.

One in five patent trials

The firm was founded in 1994 by Ron Dimock and Bruce Stratton and specialises in IP litigation and the acquisition, licensing and portfolio management of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as trade secret protection. According to a statement from DLA Piper, the firm has represented brands including BMW, Cisco Systems and A&W Food Services, and its lawyers have been involved in one out of every five patent trials in Canada in the last 25 years.

Below is a list of those joining DLA Piper:

Ron Dimock, Partner

Bruce Stratton, Partner

Angela Furlanetto, Partner

Michael Crinson, Partner

Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy, Partner

Alan Macek, Partner

Geoff Mowatt, Partner

Vincent Man, Associate

Ryan Evans, Associate

Thomas Kurys, Associate

Cristina Michalceanu, Associate

Bentley Gaikis, Associate

Michal Kasprowicz, Associate

Nikolas Purcell, Associate

Naomi Metcalfe, Associate

Angela Li, Associate


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