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David S. Bloch

David Bloch is a partner in the San Francisco office of international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP. He concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation. Mr. Bloch received a B.A. in Political Science in 1993 from Reed College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a Master of Public Health in 1996 from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and a J.D., with honors, in 1996 from George Washington University Law School. In 1997, Mr. Bloch was a fellow in International Trade Law at the University of European Studies in Turin, Italy. He is a member of the Bar of California and the District of Columbia. A frequent lecturer worldwide, he is the co-author of Intellectual Property in Government Contracts (Oxford), now in its second edition, and numerous articles in trade and academic publications. In 2012, he was named one of the top 75 intellectual property litigators in California by the Daily Journal; in 2013, he was named a Northern California Super Lawyer.

Mr. Bloch is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; District Colorado; Northern District of Illinois; Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and 9th Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Publications

A complete publication list follows.

Books

  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & John T. Lucas, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROCUREMENT AND PARTNERING AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS (Matthew Bender & Co.: in press 2014).
  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & John T. Lucas, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press: 2d ed. 2012).
  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, & Richard M. Gray, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press: 1st ed. 2009).

Articles and Chapters

  • James G. McEwen & David S. Bloch, Overview of the Patent Litigation Reforms: Picking Up Where the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Left Off, Northeast Asian Law Review (in press 2014).
  • Scott H. Blackman & David S. Bloch, Evaluate Scenarios for Launch, Including Marketing and Manufacturing Developments, in K. Dorsney, ed., ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators (ABA: 2d ed., in press 2014).
  • David S. Bloch, Charles B. Klein, & Scott H. Blackman, Orange Book Listable Patents, in K. Dorsney, ed., ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators (ABA: 2d ed., in press 2014).
  • David S. Bloch, Charles B. Klein, & Scott H. Blackman, Obtaining ANDA Approval and Right to Market, in K. Dorsney, ed., ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators (ABA: 2d ed., in press 2014).
  • David S. Bloch, Intellectual Property, in William W. Bassett, W. Cole Durham & Robert T. Smith, eds., Religious Organizations and the Law (Thomson-West: 2d ed. 2014).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Intellectual Property Clauses in Government Contracts, in L. Horwitz & E. Horwitz, eds., Intellectual Property Counseling & Litigation Vol. 2, Ch. 25 (Matthew Bender & Co.: Release No. 52, 2013).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses With the U.S. Government, 26 (4) California Business Law Practitioner 121-131 (Fall 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Green IP in Government Contracts, Intellectual Property Magazine 25-27 (July/Aug. 2011).
  • Euan Taylor, George Chan, & David S. Bloch, Protecting IP and Major Cases on the Determination of IP Damage Awards in the People’s Republic of China, in Inside the Minds: IP Client Strategies in the Asia-Pacific 133-148 (Aspatore Books, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in M. Moser, ed., Intellectual Property Law of China 315-334 (Juris Publishing, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Intellectual Property Implications of Export Control Laws, 5:8 Bloomberg Law Reports: Intellectual Property 2 (Feb. 22, 2011), also published at 4:3 Bloomberg Law Reports: Risk & Compliance 27 (March 7, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Enforcing IP Against the Government, 22:11 Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal 9 (Nov. 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, New Issues at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Government Contracts, in Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Government Contracts (Aspatore Books, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & James G. McEwen, Demystifying IP and Technology Licenses in Government Contracts, The Licensing Journal, 6-15 (May 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in Doing Business in China Ch. 10.6 (18th ed., Juris Publishing, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Damages in Mainland Chinese IP Litigation, 19 (4) Intellectual Property Litigation 3 (Summer 2008).
  • David S. Bloch, Gran Colombia Revisited: Spontaneous Currency Union in Central America, 4 Loyola University Chicago International Law Review 91 (2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Icarus Special Report: Net Neutrality, Icarus, A Publication of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Computer and Internet Committee (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Why Software Companies Must Consider The Government Market, The Sterling Report, http://www.sterlinghoffman.com/newsletter/articles/article256.html (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Vertical Restraints – 2005 Update, in Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California, 2005 Supplement to California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law 29 (2005).
  • David S. Bloch, E.U.-U.S. Antitrust Convergence in Intel v. AMD, Icarus, the Computer & Internet Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of Antitrust Law 15 (Winter/Spring 2005).
  • David S. Bloch, The End of ERISA?, in Robert W. McGee, ed., Commentaries on Law & Public Policy, Vol. 2, 361-383 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Internet Jurisdiction and the Consumer-Producer Schism, 2 Revigorated IPR 19-34 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Special Report: Hall v. United Air Lines, Icarus, A Publication of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Computer and Internet Committee (March 2004).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Like Toddlers in Big Surf: Can the Government Control the Effects of Federal Trademark Liability?, 33 Public Contract Law Journal 209 (Fall 2003).
  • David S. Bloch & Ian Feinberg, Vertical Restraints, 1 Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California, California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law (Third) 81-123 (2003).
  • David S. Bloch & Thomas TerBush, Democracy In The Cities: A New Proposal for Chinese Reform, 33 California Western International Law Review 171 (Spring 2003).
  • David S. Bloch & William Robert Nelson Jr., Dollarization in El Salvador: The Costs of Economic Stability, 11 (4) Latin American Law & Business Report 19 (April 30, 2003).
  • David S. Bloch & William Robert Nelson Jr., Dollarization in El Salvador, 10 (5) Latin American Finance & Capital Markets 1 (March 15, 2003).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, “Other Transactions” With Uncle Sam: A Solution to the High-Tech Government Contracting Crisis, 10 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 195 (2002).
  • Ian Feinberg & David S. Bloch, Vertical Restraints, 2 Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California, California Antitrust Law 75-113 (2d ed. 2001).
  • David S. Bloch, New Developments in the Unfair Practices Act, the Unfair Competition Act, and California False Advertising Law, 2 Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California, California Antitrust Law 283-303 (2d ed. 2001).
  • Ian N. Feinberg & David S. Bloch, Novel Issues In U.S. Software Protection: Some Thoughts On Current Copyright And Patent Law, Tokyo Internet Law Journal, http://www.tokyointernetlawjournal.com (March 25, 2001).
  • David S. Bloch & Ian Feinberg, Antitrust and Misuse Considerations in Intellectual Property Litigation, in Practising Law Institute, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Literary Property Course Handbook Series, PLI Order No. G0-00JH, Representing the New Media Company 2001, 631 PLI/Pat 701 (Jan. 2001).
  • David S. Bloch & James Parton III, The Intent Theory Of Extinguishment Under California Law, 30 Southwestern University Law Review 221 (2001).
  • David S. Bloch, Adolescent Suicide as a Public Health Threat, 12 (2) The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing 26 (1999).
  • David S. Bloch & Elon Weinstein, Velvet Glove and Iron Fist: A New Paradigm for the Permanent War Crimes Court, 22 Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 1 (1998).
  • David S. Bloch & William Robert Nelson Jr., Affirmative Action in a Business Setting: The Problem of Inconsistent Mandates, in Robert McGee, ed., Commentaries on Law & Public Policy: 1997 Yearbook 334 (1998).
  • David S. Bloch, Give The Drummer Some!  On The Need For Enhanced Protection Of Drum Beats, 14 University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law review 187 (1997).
  • David S. Bloch & William Robert Nelson Jr., Defining “Health”: Three Visions and Their Ramifications, 1 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 723 (1997).
  • David S. Bloch, Dangers of Righteousness: Unintended Consequences of Kadic v. Karadzic, 4 Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law 35 (1996).

Published Decisions & Notable Cases

  • Aevoe Corp. v. AE Tech Co. Ltd. et al., __ F.3d __, 107 U.S.P.Q.2d 2141 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (dismissing defendants’ appeal of preliminary injunction for lack of jurisdiction, on behalf of appellee and prevailing party Aevoe Corp.), reported by Tony Dutra, Injunction Against ‘Colorable Imitations’ Of Infringing Product Need Not Be Explicit, Bloomberg BNA (August 30, 2013) and Ryan Davis, Clarification Of Injunction Can’t Be Appealed, Fed. Circ. Says, Law360 (August 30, 2013) available online at http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/468829, reh'g and reh'g en banc denied (12/17/13).
  • Fujitsu Ltd. v. Belkin Int’l, Inc., et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:10-cv-03972-LHK (2012) (jury trial win--defense verdict on all issues--on behalf of defendants and prevailing parties Belkin International and Belkin, Inc.; named one of the Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts of 2012 [Supplement, 2/13/13, at 28] and digested in 12(9) VerdictSearch California 22-24 [2/25/13])
  • Novo Nordisk et al. v. Caraco Pharms. et al., ___ U.S. ___, 132 S.Ct. 1670 (2012) (affirming 9-0 Hatch-Waxman Act injunction ruling on behalf of prevailing party Caraco).
    • Case history:
      • 656 F.Supp.2d 729 (E.D. Mich. 2009) (ordering amendment of plaintiff’s use code description under the Hatch-Waxman counterclaim provisions on behalf of Caraco and Sun), rev’d, 601 F.3d 1359, reh’g en banc den., 615 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010), cert. granted, 131 S.Ct. 3057 (June 27, 2011), aff’d on remand, 688 F.3d 766 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
    • Related decisions:
      • 649 F.Supp.2d 661 (E.D. Mich. 2009) (denial of motion to dismiss inequitable conduct and Hatch-Waxman counterclaims on behalf of defendants and prevailing parties Caraco and Sun).
      • 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4889, 2011 WL 163996 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 19, 2011) (judgment following trial in favor of Caraco on invalidity and inequitable conduct), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, ___ F.3d ___ (Fed. Cir., June 18, 2013) (affirming on invalidity, reversing on inequitable conduct), reported in Ryan Davis, Novo Diabetes Drug Patent Is Obvious, Fed. Circ. Rules, Law360 (June 18, 2013), available online at http://www.law360.com/articles/451101.
  • Perfect 10 v. Visa International et al., 494 F.3d 788 (9th Cir. 2007), reh’g en banc den., cert. den. (assisted on appeal and successful denials of rehearing and certiorari on behalf of defendant and prevailing party MasterCard International).
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 393 F.Supp.2d 1276 (M.D. Fla. 2005) (motion to compel production of grand jury proceedings and documents; counsel for plaintiff and prevailing party Lockheed Martin Corp.).
  • Capo, Inc. v. Dioptics Med. Prods., Inc., 387 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2004) (defendant prevailed on summary judgment in district court, but lost at appellate level; counsel for defendant and appellee Dioptics Medical Products, Inc.).
  • Adobe Systems Inc. v. Stargate Software, Inc., 216 F.Supp.2d 1051 (N.D. Cal. 2002) (summary judgment; counsel for plaintiff and prevailing party Adobe Systems Inc.).
  • CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 84 F.Supp.2d 1132 (D. Colo. 2000), aff’d, 18 Fed. Appx. 892 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (combined Markman hearing and summary judgment; counsel for defendant and prevailing party Zip2 Corp.).

Publications Edited

  • CO-EDITOR, 2 ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW SECTION, STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA ANTITRUST LAW (2d ed. 2001).

Lectures And Presentations

  • BERKELEY CENTER FOR LAW & TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL, LAW & TECH SPEAKER SERIES, "Hot topics that will impact the job market: new Internet domain names (gTLDs), troll legislation, the 'battle over broadcast,' and alternatives to litigation (IPRs)," Berkeley, CA, February 6, 2014. 
  • ADVANCED PATENT LAW INSTITUTE, “Patent Reform Update: Are States the New Patent Battlegrounds?,” Palo Alto, CA, December 13, 2013.
  • LICENSING EXECUTIVES SOCIETY USA AND CANADA, "Intellectual Property Issues in Government Contracts," webinar, December 11, 2013.
  • PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE – UNDERSTANDING THE IP LICENSE 2013, “Regulatory and Government Issues in Licensing,” San Francisco, CA, December 10, 2013. 
  • HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, “Hong Kong as Asia’s IP and Technology Marketplace: Intellectual Property Laws and the Court System,” Palo Alto, CA, October 24, 2013.
  • ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL - ACC AMERICA SFBA & PABA CLE PROGRAM, “State Your Federal Claim: Are States Becoming the New Patent and Antitrust Battlegrounds?,” Palo Alto (October 16, 2013) and San Francisco, CA (October 17, 2013). 
  • CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE, MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (BUSINESS TRACK), “Legal Aspects of Doing Business in China,” August 2, 2013.
  • ASSOCIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRMS (AIPF), “Advanced Issues Arising From Trade With China: Export Control Implications of High-Tech Sales to China,” webinar, June 19, 2013.
  • HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, “Hong Kong - Your Safe and Fast Track to Grow Technology Business in China” (panelist), Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2013.
  • PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE – CLOUD COMPUTING 2013, “Export Control Issues in Cloud Computing,” San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2013.
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” Washington, D.C., April 17-18, 2013.
  • ADVANCED PATENT LAW INSTITUTE, “Managing Patent Cases in the Era of Misjoinder, Multidistrict Litigation, and Multinational Litigation,” Palo Alto, CA, December 6, 2012.
  • SILICON VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL COUNSEL 24TH ANNUAL ALL HANDS MEETING, “IP in Government Contracts: an Overview of How to Protect and Enforce IP Rights When Doing Business with the Government,” Santa Clara, CA, December 6, 2012.
  • PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE – UNDERSTANDING THE IP LICENSE 2012, “Regulatory and Government Issues in Licensing,” New York, NY (October 19, 2012), Chicago, IL (November 9, 2012), and San Francisco, CA (December 11, 2012).
  • BERKELEY CENTER FOR LAW & TECHNOLOGY, moderator, “RAND Revisited: Current Developments in the Law of Standards-Essential Patents,” October 26, 2012.
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, REPRESENTING LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES, guest lecturer, “Paragraph IV Litigation and the Hatch-Waxman Act,” Boston, MA, October 16, 2012.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Method-of-Use Patents and Caraco v. Novo Nordisk,” teleconference, June 5, 2012.
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” Washington, D.C., April 17, 2012.
  • IP COUNSEL FORUM, panelist, “Non-Practicing Entities (NPE): Necessary for a Competitive Market?  A Debate,” San Jose, CA, March 7, 2012.
  • UTAH STATE BAR, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SECTION, UTAH IP SUMMIT, panelist, “Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Litigation and Damages,” Salt Lake City, UT, February 17, 2012.
  • SILICON VALLEY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION, “Patent Reexaminations, a Useful Litigation Tool?” Palo Alto, CA, January 26, 2012.
  • ADVANCED PATENT LAW INSTITUTE, “The Novelty Wears Off: Patent Litigation at the Supreme Court,” Palo Alto, CA, December 8, 2011.
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, LICENSING LAW AND PRACTICE WORKSHOP, guest lecturer, “Music and multimedia licensing,” Boston, MA, November 29, 2011.
  • PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE – UNDERSTANDING THE IP LICENSE 2011, “Regulatory and Government Issues in Licensing,” Chicago, IL (November 4, 2011) and San Francisco, CA (December 13, 2011).
  • ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD), DIRECTORATE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY, COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL POLICY, INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON INNOVATION POLICIES IN HONOR OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHINA’S PARTICIPATION IN THE OECD’S COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL POLICY, “Demand-side Innovation Policies” (panelist), Beijing, China, October 18-19, 2011.
  • IMPROVING THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE USPTO AND THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT, A JOINT CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE AND THE BERKELEY CENTER FOR LAW & TECHNOLOGY, Practitioner’s Panel, “The Challenges of Examining Claims for Definiteness and Interpreting Claims in Litigation,” Berkeley, CA, June 7, 2011.
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONGRESS FOR GREEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, “Green IP Litigation: Protecting Green Energy Technologies,” San Francisco, CA, April 28, 2011.
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, LICENSING LAW AND PRACTICE WORKSHOP, guest lecturer, “University and Government IP,” Boston, MA, April 12, 2011.
  • SIMULATION INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDS ORGANIZATION SPRING MEETING, guest lecturer, “Challenges in Information Sharing: Export Controls,” Boston, MA, April 8, 2011.
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” Washington, D.C., April 7, 2011.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Understanding IP Rights in Government Contracts: Preserving IP Rights in a Complex Regulatory Environment,” teleconference, January 25, 2011.
  • PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE – UNDERSTANDING THE IP LICENSE 2010, “Regulatory and Government Issues in Licensing,” Chicago, IL (November 5, 2010) and San Francisco, CA (December 14, 2010).
  • ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL - ACC AMERICA SFBA CLE PROGRAM, “Open Source Risk Management,” Palo Alto (June 29, 2010) and San Francisco, CA (June 30, 2010).
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” Washington, D.C., April 15, 2010.
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, LICENSING LAW AND PRACTICE WORKSHOP, guest lecturer, “Music and multimedia licensing,” Boston, MA, April 6, 2010.
  • AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, “Recent Developments in Patent Law: New venue rules and the battles over how to get in to and out of Texas,” San Francisco, CA, March 22, 2010.
  • PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE – UNDERSTANDING THE IP LICENSE 2009, “Regulatory and Government Issues in Licensing,” Chicago, IL (November 6, 2009) and San Francisco, CA (December 15, 2009).
  • AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE - AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, “Intellectual Property in Government Contracts,” videoconference, November 9, 2009.
  • ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD), DIRECTORATE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY, COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMITTEE FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL POLICY, JOINT CIIE-CSTP WORKSHOP ON DEMAND-LED INNOVATION, “Meeting Social and Public Demands through Innovative Procurement: Intellectual property issues arising  in government procurement for innovation: the case of the United States” (speaker) and “Implications for the Innovation Strategy: Panel discussion” (panelist), Paris, France, September 14-15, 2009.
  • ASES NATIONAL SOLAR CONFERENCE, “Successful IP Strategies for Using Public and Private Funding to Develop Commercial Solar Technologies,” Buffalo, NY, May 13, 2009.
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” three-part series, Washington, D.C., April 20, 22, and 27, 2009.
  • FORDHAM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW INSTITUTE, SIXTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW & POLICY, “Patents as Commodities -- Ocean Tomo's IP Exchange and The New Wave in Monetizing Patents,” Cambridge, England, April 16, 2009.
  • IP LAW & BUSINESS – 5TH ANNUAL IP COUNSEL FORUM, “Green IP,” panel discussion, Palo Alto, CA, March 25, 2009.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Strategies for Preserving and Protecting IP Rights,” teleconference, February 25, 2009.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Understanding IP Rights in Government Contracts,” teleconference, February 18, 2009.
  • IT HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING, “Opportunities and Challenges to Using IT History: Intellectual Property,” Applied Materials, Santa Clara, California, October 22, 2008.
  • PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER, “Guide to Intellectual Property Workshop,” Virginia Tech Campus, Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 21, 2008.
  • CHOKASAI (RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ECONOMY AND TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN), “The Art of Forum Selection in Patent Infringement Cases in the United States,” Tokyo, Japan, May 13, 2008.
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” two-part series, Washington, D.C., April 1 and 8, 2008.
  • FORDHAM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW INSTITUTE, SIXTEENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW & POLICY, “KSR and its Aftermath: The United States,” New York, NY, March 27, 2008.  (Presented with John Richards and Charles Eloshway [USPTO]; panelist with Brian Murphy and Federal Circuit judges Pauline Newman, Randall Rader, and Paul Michel [chief judge].)
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Policing and Protecting Copyrights in E-Commerce: Fair Use, New Infringement Theories and Secondary Liability Issues,” teleconference, December 18, 2007.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Strategies for Preserving IP Rights in Government Contracts,” teleconference, November 27, 2007.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Understanding IP Rights in Government Contracts,” teleconference, November 13, 2007.
  • NATIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION – BAY AREA CHAPTER, “Intellectual Property as ‘Property’,” Sunnyvale, California, October 4, 2007.
  • NATIONAL CONTRACT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION – SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER, “Introductory Guide to Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts,” Sunnyvale, California, May 8, 2007.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Trademark Protection and Internet Ads: Defending against threats from online searches, website metadata, and more,” April 25, 2007.
  • OCEAN TOMO LIVE PATENT AUCTION, “Knowing One When You See One: Recognizing The Difference Between A Strong And Weak Case,” panel presentation, Chicago, Illinois, April 19, 2007.
  • NATIONAL CONTRACT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION – EAST BAY CHAPTER, “Patent Licenses After MedImmune v. Genentech,” Pleasanton, California, April 19, 2007.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Policing and Protecting Copyrights in E-Commerce: Fair Use, New Infringement Theories and Secondary Liability Issues,” teleconference, February 1, 2007.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Strategies for Preserving IP Rights in Government Contracts,” teleconference, November 28, 2006.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Understanding IP Rights in Government Contracts,” teleconference, November 14, 2006.
  • D.C. BAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SECTION, AND LITIGATION SECTION, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide,” Washington, D.C., September 25, 2006.
  • STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS LEGAL PUBLISHING GROUP, “Trademark Protection and Internet Advertising: Defending against threats from online searches, website metadata, and more,” teleconference, September 21, 2006.
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, guest lecturer, “Digital Millennium Copyright Act and On-Line Liability,” IP Litigation Techniques, April 19, 2005.
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, “A Wild and Crazy Day in the Life of an IP Lawyer,” Santa Clara, California, September 2, 2004.
  • PALO ALTO LEGAL SECRETARIES’ ASSOCIATION, “Managing Transactions” and “Odd Fora,” Palo Alto, California, February 17, 2004.
  • PALO ALTO LEGAL SECRETARIES’ ASSOCIATION, “A Primer on Intellectual Property Litigation,” Palo Alto, California, March 12, 2003.
  • SAN FRANCISCO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION VICTORIA 2000 ANNUAL SEMINAR, “Novel Issues In U.S. Software Protection: Some Thoughts On Current Copyright And Patent Law,” sponsored by the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 25 - 28, 2000. (Co-authored with and presented by Ian N. Feinberg.)
  • THE SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLDEN STATE ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW INSTITUTE, “Antitrust and Misuse Considerations in Intellectual Property Litigation,” sponsored by the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, San Francisco, California, October 21, 1999.  (Co-authored with and presented by Ian N. Feinberg.)
  • THE THIRD ELLIOTT SCHOOL MASTERS PANEL DEBATE, “The International War Crimes Tribunal: Whose Law?  Whose Court?  Who’s Right?” sponsored by The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C., September 24, 1998.
  • JAMES M. BUCHANAN CENTER FOR POLITICAL ECONOMY COLLOQUIUM SERIES, “Bad Breath, Fear of Failure, and the Economics of Cults,” sponsored by George Mason University Department of Economics/James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, Fairfax, Virginia, April 14, 1998.
  • CENTER FOR MARKET PROCESSES COLLOQUIUM SERIES, “Defining ‘Health’: Three Visions And Their Ramifications,” sponsored by George Mason University Department of Economics/Center for Market Processes, Fairfax, Virginia, October 7, 1997.

Bar Memberships and Professional Associations

  • United States Supreme Court (2002); State Bar of California (1996); District of Columbia Bar (1998).
  • United States Courts of Appeal: Ninth Circuit (1996); Federal Circuit (2000).
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of California (1996); Colorado (1999); Central District of California (2000); Southern District of California (2000); Eastern District of California (2000); Northern District of Illinois (2004); Eastern District of Michigan (2007).
  • Other Professional Associations: American Intellectual Property Law Association; State Bar of California Intellectual Property and Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Sections; United States Council for International Business, Intellectual Property Committee.

Other Professional Activities

  • Intellectual Property Law Advisory Board, STRAFFORD PUBLICATIONS, INC. (May 2007-present).
  • Advisory Committee, WILLIAM BASSETT, W. COLE DURHAM, & ROBERT SMITH, RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND THE LAW (Thomson Reuters: 2d ed., 2013).
  • Collaborator, Peter S. Menell et al., PATENT CASE MANAGEMENT JUDICIAL GUIDE (Federal Judicial Center: 2d ed., 2012).
  • Committee Member, COMMITTEE ON JURY INSTRUCTIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE BAR LITIGATION SECTION COMMENTS, JUDICIAL COUNCIL TASK FORCE ON JURY INSTRUCTIONS, CIVIL JURY INSTRUCTIONS, FOURTH SET (April 2003).

Interviews and Media Coverage

  • Andrew McIntyre, Academic research can yield snarl of red tape, published online as Universities seek more legal help on export control compliance, The Daily Journal, February 4, 2014.
  • Ryan Davis, Clarification Of Injunction Can’t Be Appealed, Fed. Circ. Says, Law360, August 30, 2013, available online at http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/468829.
  • Tony Dutra, Injunction Against ‘Colorable Imitations’ Of Infringing Product Need Not Be Explicit, Bloomberg BNA: The United States Law Week, 82 U.S.L.W. 350, August 29, 2013
  • Joshua Sebold, Winston to open Palo Alto office, The Daily Journal, August 28, 2013.
  • Chelsea Allison, Winston & Strawn Makes Move Into Silicon Valley, The Recorder, August 27, 2013.
  • Kevin Lee, Semiconductor company must pay competitor more than $8.4 million in fees, The Daily Journal, August 14, 2013.
  • Julia Love, Lawyers Uncage the Rocker Within, The Recorder, June 14, 2013.
  • Mentioned in The National Law Journal’s Intellectual Property Hot List: Winston & Strawn (May 6, 2013).
  • Selected to the 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list.
  • Named one of the “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California,” DAILY JOURNAL: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SUPPLEMENT (April 18, 2012).
  • Erin Coe, Patent Reform Bill Hinges on USPTO Fee Diversion, Law360 (June 24, 2011), available online at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/email/html/8916bus1.html
  • Paige Marie Morse, Rules of Engagement, Chemical & Engineering News, Vol. 89, No. 16, pp. 21-23 (Apr. 18, 2011), available online at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/email/html/8916bus1.html .
  • Alison Frankel, Detroit Judge Finds Novo Nordisk Diabetes Drug Patent Is Invalid and Unenforceable, Questions Conduct of In-House Patent Lawyer, AmericanLawyer.com, Jan. 20, 2011, available online at http://www.corpcounsel.com/id=1202478918742
  • Abigail Rubenstein, Judge Finds Novo’s Prandin Patent Invalid, Law360, Jan. 19, 2011, available online at http://www.law360.com/health/articles/220889
  • Zusha Elinson, Gruff Around the Edges, THE RECORDER, Feb. 22, 2010, at 1, 9.
  • Zusha Elinson, Crunch Time for Crunchpad, LEGAL PAD, Dec. 7, 2009.
  • William-Arthur Haynes, Giant confectioner seeks to melt PEZ snowman, SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE BUSINESS JOURNAL, July 17, 2009, at 3.
  • Tresa Baldas, If a Scratch-Off Is a Rip-Off, Litigation May Be the Prize, THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Sept. 4, 2008.
  • Tresa Baldas, Web posts by lawyers under scrutiny, THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, May 2, 2008.
  • Zusha Elinson, Court takes up method patents, THE RECORDER, Apr. 29, 2008, at 1, 10.
  • Niraj Chokshi, ‘Troll Tracker’ Tracked to Cisco IP Team, THE RECORDER, Feb. 26, 2008, at 1, 12. Same quotes featured in Nick Farrell, Patent troll tracker unmasked, THE INQUIRER, Feb. 27, 2008.
  • Zusha Elinson, EBay’s IP guru finds new arena, THE RECORDER, Dec. 14, 2007, at 1, 10.
  • Zusha Elinson, Discovering a Patent Troll, THE RECORDER, Nov. 29, 2007, at 1, 4.
  • Bailey Somers, Winston & Strawn Adds Partners In San Francisco, IP LAW 360, Nov. 30, 2006.
  • Elise Ackerman and Ryan Blitstein, Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion: Deal seen as attempt to deal with web’s copyright issues, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, Oct. 9, 2006, at 1A, 13A.
  • Anna Oberthur, Google’s in the Dictionary, and It’s Looking Up ‘Genericide,’ S.F. DAILY JOURNAL, Aug. 17, 2006, at 1, 6.
  • Erik E. Larson, To Google Or Not To Google: It’s Not Even A Question, IP LAW 360, Aug. 14, 2006.
  • J. W. Olsen, Tame Your SLAs, COMPLIANCE PIPELINE, March 13, 2006.
  • Named as one of “The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area” in BAY AREA LAWYER MAGAZINE, Sept./Oct. 2005, at 83.
  • Eron Ben-Yehuda, Patent Perks: Protect and Serve, DAILY JOURNAL EXTRA, Aug. 16, 2004, at 1, 12-15.
  • KEN BROWN, SAMIZDAT: AND OTHER ISSUES REGARDING THE “SOURCE” OF OPEN SOURCE CODE (Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, 2004).

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Education

  • George Washington University, JD, 1996
  • George Washington University, Master of Public Health, 1996
  • Reed College, BA, 1993

David Bloch

David Bloch is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office who concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation. His recent cases include Fujitsu v. Belkin, a four-week jury trial ending December 17, 2012, that resulted in a complete jury win for his client; and Novo Nordisk v. Caraco Pharmaceuticals, a patent infringement case that invalidated a diabetes drug patent on obviousness and inequitable conduct grounds—and one that also resulted in a 9- 0 victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012. David has successfully represented or advised other financial institutions, such as Charles Schwab & Co., Discover Bank/Discover Financial Services, and Fidelity Brokerage Services in multiple patent lawsuits involving Internet encryption and personalization technologies like the technologies at issue here.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Education

  • George Washington University, JD, 1996
  • George Washington University, Master of Public Health, 1996
  • Reed College, BA, 1993

David S. Bloch

David Bloch is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. He concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, including commercial disputes involving utility patents, design patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bloch spent a decade in Silicon Valley litigating intellectual property cases, most frequently before the Northern District of California. He has extensive experience representing high-tech companies in high-stakes litigation. Mr. Bloch received a Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1996, and has handled cases for medical device companies since that time. Representative clients in the pharmaceutical, medical, and medical-device industries include Dioptics Medical Products (protective eyewear, patches, and post-operative surgical products); AndRx Pharmaceuticals (timed-release drug delivery technology); Abaxis (blood chemistry analysis devices); The Andrew Sams Clinic (veterinary services and telemedicine); and (to a limited extent) Medtronic (pedicle screws).

Mr. Bloch’s representative patent matters include:

Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. iZone, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Cliff Weil, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. The Fashion Group
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. NoIR Medical Technologies
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Magnivision, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. AAi.FosterGrant
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Navajo, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Solar Bat
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Select-A-Vision Eyewear, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Pepper's Performance Eyewear, Inc.
For the past five years, Mr. Bloch has been lead counsel for Dioptics Medical Product in a series of patent enforcement proceedings brought in the Northern District of California. Without exception, these cases have settled for a royalty payment on past infringement, destruction of infringing articles, and a cease-and-desist agreement going forward. As a consequence of this ongoing representation, Mr. Bloch has participated in multiple settlement and pretrial conferences, Markman hearings, and other proceedings before nearly all of the Northern District’s judges and magistrates. Additional infringement proceedings for the client are being filed on a regular basis.

CIVIX-DDI v. Zip2 Corporation
Mr. Bloch represented defendant Zip2 Corporation in this patent dispute involving internet mapping technologies in the District of Colorado. Mr. Bloch argued the combined Markman-summary judgment motion on behalf of Zip2 Corp., resulting in a published decision that Zip2 and other defendants did not infringe the asserted patents. CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 84 F.Supp.2d 1132 (D. Colo. 2000). Mr. Bloch then successfully defended this ruling on appeal to the Federal Circuit. CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 18 Fed. Appx. 892 (Fed. Cir. 2001).

SunTiger v. Dioptics Medical Products
Mr. Bloch represented defendant Dioptics in this patent infringement dispute concerning lens refraction technologies in the Northern District of Illinois. The matter was settled on confidential but favorable terms.

Adobe Systems Inc. v. Macromedia, Inc.
Mr. Bloch was part of a team representing plaintiff and cross-defendant Adobe in a multi-patent lawsuit in the District of Delaware. The month-long trial ended in multimillion-dollar jury verdicts of infringement. These verdicts in turn caused a confidential settlement, and the litigants eventually merged.

Capo, Inc. v. Dioptics Medical Products
Mr. Bloch represented Dioptics in this declaratory judgment action brought in the Middle District of Florida by Capo, Inc. Mr. Bloch successfully argued for dismissal of the declaratory judgment action before the magistrate and district court judges assigned to the case. On Capo’s appeal, the Federal Circuit made new law regarding the circumstances under which a court may decline declaratory jurisdiction. Capo, Inc. v. Dioptics Med. Prods., Inc., 387 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2004). The case settled shortly after remand on confidential but favorable terms.

Active People S.A. v. MK Toys
Mr. Bloch represented Active People S.A. in this patent dispute over an infringing toy in the Southern District of New York. Working with his New York colleagues, Mr. Bloch obtained a temporary restraining order and seizure order; seized all infringing goods from display booths at the American International Toy Fair; and obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief plus a million-dollar judgment against the China-based defendant.

Dioptics Medical Products v. Maui Jim
Mr. Bloch defended successfully represented Dioptics in this declaratory judgment and patent infringement suit in the Northern District of California, with each side asserting both infringement of its patents and invalidity of the opponent’s. Mr. Bloch defeated a motion to transfer venue, then participated in Markman briefing before reaching a confidential but favorable settlement in a judicially-sponsored mediation.

Derone Enterprises v. Range Land USA
Mr. Bloch represented Derone Enterprises in this complex patent and trademark dispute involving golf supplies brought in the Northern District of California. Mr. Bloch argued the Markman hearing and all pretrial motions before resolving the case on the day of trial before Magistrate Judge Seeborg on terms extremely favorable to his client.

Honors & Awards

Activities

Education

Speeches and Publications

Books

  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & John T. Lucas, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, & Richard M. Gray, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Articles and Chapters

  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Intellectual Property Clauses in Government Contracts, in E. Horwitz, ed., Intellectual Property Counseling & Litigation Vol. 2, Ch. 25, __ (Matthew Bender & Co., in press 2013).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses With the U.S. Government, 26 (4) CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LAW PRACTITIONER 121-131 (Fall 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Green IP in Government Contracts, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAGAZINE 25-27 (July/Aug. 2011).
  • Euan Taylor, George Chan, & David S. Bloch, Protecting IP and Major Cases on the Determination of IP Damage Awards in the People’s Republic of China, in INSIDE THE MINDS: IP CLIENT STRATEGIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC 133-148 (Aspatore Books, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in M. Moser, ed., INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW OF CHINA 315-334 (Juris Publishing, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Intellectual Property Implications of Export Control Laws, 5:8 BLOOMBERG LAW REPORTS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2 (Feb. 22, 2011), also published at 4:3 BLOOMBERG LAW REPORTS: RISK & COMPLIANCE 27 (March 7, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Enforcing IP Against the Government, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL (Nov. 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, New Issues at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Government Contracts, in INSIDE THE MINDS: LITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (Aspatore Books, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & James G. McEwen, Demystifying IP and Technology Licenses in Government Contracts, THE LICENSING JOURNAL, 6-15 (May 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA Ch. 10.6 (18th ed., Juris Publishing, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Damages in Mainland Chinese IP Litigation, 19 (4) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION 3 (Summer 2008).
  • David S. Bloch, Gran Colombia Revisited: Spontaneous Currency Union in Central America, 4 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW 91 (2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Icarus Special Report: Net Neutrality, ICARUS, A PUBLICATION OF THE ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW, COMPUTER AND INTERNET COMMITTEE (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Why Software Companies Must Consider The Government Market, THE STERLING REPORT, (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Vertical Restraints – 2005 Update, in ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW SECTION, STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, 2005 SUPPLEMENT TO CALIFORNIA ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW 29 (2005).
  • David S. Bloch, E.U.-U.S. Antitrust Convergence in Intel v. AMD, ICARUS, THE COMPUTER & INTERNET COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW 15 (Winter/Spring 2005).
  • David S. Bloch, The End of ERISA?, in Robert W. McGee, ed., COMMENTARIES ON LAW & PUBLIC POLICY, VOL. 2, 361-383 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Internet Jurisdiction and the Consumer-Producer Schism, 2 REVIGORATED IPR 19-34 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Special Report: Hall v. United Air Lines, ICARUS, A PUBLICATION OF THE ABA SECTION OF ANTITR

David S. Bloch

David Bloch is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.  He concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, including commercial disputes involving utility patents, design patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Bloch spent a decade in Silicon Valley litigating intellectual property cases, most frequently before the Northern District of California.  He has extensive experience representing high-tech companies in high-stakes litigation.  Representative clients include Fairchild Semiconductor (TSSOP semiconductor chips), Dallas Semiconductor (TSOP and TSSOP semiconductor chips), Maxim Integrated Products (TQFP and TQFP-EP semiconductor chips), Seagate Technology (disk drives), Maxtor, Inc. (disk drive volume and speed controllers), Brocade Communications (network storage devices), Glowlink Communications Technology (satellite controllers), Lockheed Martin Corporation (trade secrets relating to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle), and Adobe Systems Inc. (user interface patents).

Mr. Bloch's representative patent matters include:

Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. iZone, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Cliff Weil, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. The Fashion Group
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. NoIR Medical Technologies
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Magnivision, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. AAi.FosterGrant
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Navajo, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Solar Bat
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Select-A-Vision Eyewear, Inc.
Dioptics Medical Products, Inc. v. Pepper's Performance Eyewear, Inc.

For the past four years, Mr. Bloch has been lead counsel for Dioptics Medical Product in a series of patent enforcement proceedings brought in the Northern District of California.  Without exception, these cases have settled for a royalty payment on past infringement, destruction of infringing articles, and a cease-and-desist agreement going forward.  As a consequence of this ongoing representation, Mr. Bloch has participated in multiple settlement and pretrial conferences, Markman hearings, and other proceedings before nearly all of the Northern District's judges and magistrates.  Additional infringement proceedings for the client are being filed on a regular basis.

Dioptics v. Maui Jim
Mr. Bloch defended successfully represented Dioptics in this declaratory judgment and patent infringement suit in the Northern District of California, with each side asserting both infringement of its patents and invalidity of the opponent's.  Mr. Bloch defeated a motion to transfer venue, then participated in Markman briefing before reaching a confidential but favorable settlement in a judicially-sponsored mediation.

Derone Enterprises v. Range Land USA
Mr. Bloch represented Derone Enterprises in this complex patent and trademark dispute involving golf supplies brought in the Northern District of California.  Mr. Bloch argued the Markman hearing and all pretrial motions before resolving the case on the day of trial before Magistrate Judge Seeborg on terms extremely favorable to his client.

Active People S.A. v. MK Toys
Mr. Bloch represented Active People S.A. in this patent dispute over an infringing toy in the Southern District of New York.  Working with his New York colleagues, Mr. Bloch obtained a temporary restraining order and seizure order; seized all infringing goods from display booths at the American International Toy Fair; and obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief plus a million-dollar judgment against the China-based defendant.

CIVIX-DDI v. Zip2 Corporation
Mr. Bloch represented defendant Zip2 Corporation in this patent dispute involving internet mapping technologies in the District of Colorado. Mr. Bloch argued the combined Markman-summary judgment motion on behalf of Zip2 Corp., resulting in a published decision that Zip2 and other defendants did not infringe the asserted patents.  CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 84 F.Supp.2d 1132 (D. Colo. 2000).  Mr. Bloch then successfully defended this ruling on appeal to the Federal Circuit.  CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 18 Fed. Appx. 892 (Fed. Cir. 2001).

SunTiger v. Dioptics
Mr. Bloch represented defendant Dioptics in this patent infringement dispute concerning lens refraction technologies in the Northern District of Illinois.  The matter was settled on confidential but favorable terms.

Adobe Systems Inc. v. Macromedia, Inc.
Mr. Bloch was part of a team representing plaintiff and cross-defendant Adobe in a multi-patent lawsuit in the District of Delaware.  The month-long trial ended in multimillion-dollar jury verdicts of infringement.  These verdicts in turn caused a confidential settlement, and the litigants eventually merged.

Capo, Inc. v. Dioptics
Mr. Bloch represented Dioptics in this declaratory judgment action brought in the Middle District of Florida by Capo, Inc.  Mr. Bloch successfully argued for dismissal of the declaratory judgment action before the magistrate and district court judges assigned to the case.  On Capo's appeal, the Federal Circuit made new law regarding the circumstances under which a court may decline declaratory jurisdiction.  Capo, Inc. v. Dioptics Med. Prods., Inc., 387 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2004).  The case settled shortly after remand on confidential but favorable terms.

Honors & Awards

Activities

Education

Speeches and Publications

Books

  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & John T. Lucas, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, & Richard M. Gray, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Articles and Chapters

  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Intellectual Property Clauses in Government Contracts, in E. Horwitz, ed., Intellectual Property Counseling & Litigation Vol. 2, Ch. 25, __ (Matthew Bender & Co., in press 2013).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses With the U.S. Government, 26 (4) CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LAW PRACTITIONER 121-131 (Fall 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Green IP in Government Contracts, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAGAZINE 25-27 (July/Aug. 2011).
  • Euan Taylor, George Chan, & David S. Bloch, Protecting IP and Major Cases on the Determination of IP Damage Awards in the People’s Republic of China, in INSIDE THE MINDS: IP CLIENT STRATEGIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC 133-148 (Aspatore Books, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in M. Moser, ed., INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW OF CHINA 315-334 (Juris Publishing, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Intellectual Property Implications of Export Control Laws, 5:8 BLOOMBERG LAW REPORTS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2 (Feb. 22, 2011), also published at 4:3 BLOOMBERG LAW REPORTS: RISK & COMPLIANCE 27 (March 7, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Enforcing IP Against the Government, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL (Nov. 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, New Issues at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Government Contracts, in INSIDE THE MINDS: LITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (Aspatore Books, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & James G. McEwen, Demystifying IP and Technology Licenses in Government Contracts, THE LICENSING JOURNAL, 6-15 (May 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA Ch. 10.6 (18th ed., Juris Publishing, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Damages in Mainland Chinese IP Litigation, 19 (4) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION 3 (Summer 2008).
  • David S. Bloch, Gran Colombia Revisited: Spontaneous Currency Union in Central America, 4 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW 91 (2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Icarus Special Report: Net Neutrality, ICARUS, A PUBLICATION OF THE ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW, COMPUTER AND INTERNET COMMITTEE (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Why Software Companies Must Consider The Government Market, THE STERLING REPORT, (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Vertical Restraints – 2005 Update, in ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW SECTION, STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, 2005 SUPPLEMENT TO CALIFORNIA ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW 29 (2005).
  • David S. Bloch, E.U.-U.S. Antitrust Convergence in Intel v. AMD, ICARUS, THE COMPUTER & INTERNET COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW 15 (Winter/Spring 2005).
  • David S. Bloch, The End of ERISA?, in Robert W. McGee, ed., COMMENTARIES ON LAW & PUBLIC POLICY, VOL. 2, 361-383 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Internet Jurisdiction and the Consumer-Producer Schism, 2 REVIGORATED IPR 19-34 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Special Report: Hall v. United Air Lines, ICARUS, A PUBLICATION OF THE ABA SECTION OF ANTITR

David S. Bloch

David Bloch is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office.  He concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, including commercial disputes involving utility patents, design patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Bloch spent a decade in Silicon Valley litigating intellectual property cases nationwide.  He has extensive experience representing high-tech companies in high-stakes litigation.  Representative matters include:

  • Copyright and patent lawsuits for Adobe Systems Inc., including one of the seminal cases confirming that software is licensed, not sold (Adobe Systems Inc. v. Stargate Software, Inc., 216 F.Supp.2d 1051 [N.D. Cal. 2002]).
  • Representation of Dallas Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, and Seagate Technology in the Sumitomo mold compound litigation.
  • An extensive design and utility patent enforcement program for Dioptics Medical Products involving protective eyewear, patches, and post-operative surgical products.
  • Intellectual property and government contracts litigation for Glowlink Communications Technology (satellite controllers).
  • Representation of Lockheed Martin Corporation against Boeing in the largest trade secret case in American history.
  • Copyright litigation for Softrak Systems regarding the Adagio accounting software suite.
  • Copyright and anticybersquatting litigation on behalf of Zone Labs regarding ZoneAlarm software.

Mr. Bloch also has extensive experience in entertainment copyright law.  He is counsel to Rusty Key Records, Unbeaten Tracks Studios, Page Drums, and musicians Larry Vann and Tony Saunders, amongst others.

Honors & Awards

Activities

Education

Speeches and Publications

Books

  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & John T. Lucas, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • James G. McEwen, David S. Bloch, & Richard M. Gray, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: PROTECTING AND ENFORCING IP AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Articles and Chapters

  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Intellectual Property Clauses in Government Contracts, in E. Horwitz, ed., Intellectual Property Counseling & Litigation Vol. 2, Ch. 25, __ (Matthew Bender & Co., in press 2013).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Negotiating Intellectual Property Licenses With the U.S. Government, 26 (4) CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LAW PRACTITIONER 121-131 (Fall 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Green IP in Government Contracts, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAGAZINE 25-27 (July/Aug. 2011).
  • Euan Taylor, George Chan, & David S. Bloch, Protecting IP and Major Cases on the Determination of IP Damage Awards in the People’s Republic of China, in INSIDE THE MINDS: IP CLIENT STRATEGIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC 133-148 (Aspatore Books, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in M. Moser, ed., INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW OF CHINA 315-334 (Juris Publishing, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch, Intellectual Property Implications of Export Control Laws, 5:8 BLOOMBERG LAW REPORTS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2 (Feb. 22, 2011), also published at 4:3 BLOOMBERG LAW REPORTS: RISK & COMPLIANCE 27 (March 7, 2011).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Enforcing IP Against the Government, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL (Nov. 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, New Issues at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Government Contracts, in INSIDE THE MINDS: LITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS (Aspatore Books, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Richard M. Gray, & James G. McEwen, Demystifying IP and Technology Licenses in Government Contracts, THE LICENSING JOURNAL, 6-15 (May 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, George Chan, & Euan Taylor, Chinese Intellectual Property Litigation – Theories and Remedies, in DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA Ch. 10.6 (18th ed., Juris Publishing, 2010).
  • David S. Bloch, Damages in Mainland Chinese IP Litigation, 19 (4) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION 3 (Summer 2008).
  • David S. Bloch, Gran Colombia Revisited: Spontaneous Currency Union in Central America, 4 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW 91 (2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Icarus Special Report: Net Neutrality, ICARUS, A PUBLICATION OF THE ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW, COMPUTER AND INTERNET COMMITTEE (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch & James G. McEwen, Why Software Companies Must Consider The Government Market, THE STERLING REPORT, (August 2006).
  • David S. Bloch, Vertical Restraints – 2005 Update, in ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW SECTION, STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, 2005 SUPPLEMENT TO CALIFORNIA ANTITRUST AND UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW 29 (2005).
  • David S. Bloch, E.U.-U.S. Antitrust Convergence in Intel v. AMD, ICARUS, THE COMPUTER & INTERNET COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW 15 (Winter/Spring 2005).
  • David S. Bloch, The End of ERISA?, in Robert W. McGee, ed., COMMENTARIES ON LAW & PUBLIC POLICY, VOL. 2, 361-383 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Internet Jurisdiction and the Consumer-Producer Schism, 2 REVIGORATED IPR 19-34 (2004).
  • David S. Bloch, Special Report: Hall v. United Air Lines, ICARUS, A PUBLICATION OF THE ABA SECTION OF ANTITR