D. Doak Horne is a partner in Gowlings’ Calgary office, practising in the area of intellectual property litigation. Doak is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, and is also a registered professional engineer.
He has been involved in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patents, trademarks, and industrial designs before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, as well as compulsory licensing matters and trademark opposition proceedings.
Doak has experience in the areas of trade secrets and passing off actions, as well as actions involving ownership of intellectual property rights. He has appeared before federal, Alberta and Ontario courts in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and related matters, including employment issues (breach of fiduciary duty) and contractual disputes.
Prior to beginning his career in law, Doak spent two years as a professional engineer in jet-engine design with Pratt & Whitney Canada.