Alan P. Block, LAIPLA President, 2002-2003
Alan Block is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of McKool Smith Hennigan and specializes in the litigation of intellectual property matters.
practice focuses primarily on patent litigation and advising clients in patent reexamination and reissue proceedings.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation through trial of patent, trade dress, and trademark matters, the successful prosecution of patents and trademarks, and licensing.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Block was a partner at Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly.
has successfully litigated patent infringement (both utility and design patents) matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
See Automotive Products plc v. Tilton Engineering, 855 F. Supp.
1101, 33 U.S.P.Q.2d 1065 (C.D. Cal. 1993);Pacific Handy Cutter v. Quick Point, Inc., 43 U.S.P.Q.2d 1624 (C.D. Cal. 1997), aff'd without opinion, 178 F.3d 1307 (Fed. Cir. 1998).
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Block successfully prosecuted numerous patents in the area of mechanical devices, biotechnology, and chemistry and successfully prosecuted applications for trademark registrations.
While at the firm, Mr. Block
has represented numerous clients in complex patent litigation matters against many of this country's largest providers of satellite and cable television services, a number of Internet companies, including e-retailers and companies providing video content, and software providers.