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Alan P Block
Mr. Block specializes in the litigation of intellectual property matters.
practice focuses primarily on patent litigation and advising clients in the procurement of existing patent rights.
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.
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 HBD, Mr. Block successfully prosecuted numerous patents in the area of mechanical devices, biotechnology, and chemistry and successfully prosecuted applications for trademark registrations.
While at HBD
, Mr. Block
has represented numerous clients, including Acacia Media Technologies Corporation
, in complex patent litigation matters.
representation of Acacia
includes the Multi-District Litigation brought against many of this country's largest providers of satellite and cable television services for infringement of Acacia's Digital Media Transmission patents relating to, among other things, the formatting, transmission, and playback of digital audiovisual information.
Prior to joining HBD, Mr. Block was a partner at Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly.
Alan P Block