Alex Buonassisi runs a broad intellectual property practice that includes all aspects of analyzing, securing, protecting, enforcing, and exploiting intellectual property including patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. With a background in electrical and software engineering, Alex supports many clients in the high-tech industry and has a particular focus on software and related technologies. Alex assists his clients with identifying potential inventions, securing patent protection, providing freedom to operate opinions, licensing, and selling intellectual property.

Prior to joining McMillan, Alex practiced intellectual property at a Vancouver-based boutique law firm, working primarily with clients in the software and electrical hardware industries.

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

Education & Admissions

Called to the British Columbia Bar
J.D.University of British Columbia
Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Specialization in NegotiationJustice Institute of British Columbia
B.Asc. Electrical EngineeringUniversity of British Columbia
Registered Canadian Patent Agent and reciprocal United States Patent Agent
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent

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The “Due Care” Standard for Payment of Annual Patent Maintenance Fees

In Taillefer v. Canada (AG), the Federal Court considered the scope of the “due care” standard regarding the payment of annual patent maintenance fees.

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Feb 28, 2024
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CIPO and INPI-Brazil Collaborate in the Patent Prosecution Highway Program

Details and implications of CIPO and INPI-Brazil entering into a bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Agreement.

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Feb 8, 2024