Alena’s practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution in the chemical, materials science, and mechanical arts. She counsels clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries including the automotive, chemical, industrial processes, medical devices, polymers, coatings, fuel cells, batteries, catalytic converters, horticultural applications, environmental remediation, packaging, alternative energy, and additives.
Alena is admitted to practice in Michigan and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
Alena holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Materials Technology from Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic, as well as a Master of Science in Chemistry from Oakland University. Her undergraduate, graduate studies, and research focused on macromolecular chemistry, environmental technology, and toxicology. Ms. Vackova graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in May 2012 with a Juris Doctor degree. During her law school studies, she earned five certificates of merit and served as an Assistant Board Editor on the Cooley Law School Law Review as well as a Secretary for the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and Veterans Organization.
Besides English, Alena is fluent in Czech, Slovak, and has a working knowledge of German and additional Slavic languages. In her free time, she’s an avid photographer who loves to spend time with her family exploring Michigan and the rest of the world or running 5K races.
Retooling Detroit Tutor
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan IP Patch Presenter
Organizations and Affiliations
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, ’19 Pathfinder
State Bar of Michigan
“Ones to Watch,” Best Lawyers, 2021
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award, 2012
Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review Eugene Krasicky Award, 2011
2008 Oakland University International Service Award
2007 Oakland University Writing Excellence Award, 2nd place
Tomas Bata Foundation Award for the Best Bachelor Thesis of 2006 titled “Aspects of Arsenic Contamination of Underground Waters”
Author, “Disruptive Technologies Powering the Solar Industry,” Blog Post, June 2020
Author, “Solar Energy Applications Far Beyond Electricity Generation,” Blog Post, April 2020
Author, “Amid Rising COVID-19 Infection Numbers, A Race for the Cure is on the Way,” Blog Post, March 2020
Author, “Marine-Friendly Materials Gaining Traction as Plastic Ocean Pollution Controversy Washes Ashore,” Blog Post, December 2019
Author, “Innovative Sustainable Materials, Products, and Production Methods are at the Forefront of the Circular Economy,” Blog Post, July 2019
Contributor, “To Educate or Not to Educate,” Ann Raimes, Keys for Writers, 4th edition, Houghton Mifflin, 2008
J.D., Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, magna cum laude
M.S., Chemistry, Oakland University
B.S., Chemistry & Materials Technology, Tomas Bata University