David S. Bloch

David S. Bloch


David S. Bloch is an intellectual property litigator focused on helping clients understand the complex technical and legal issues that their businesses face. David litigates patent infringement, trademark, and trade secrets cases for clients in the financial services, technology (networking), health care, and pharmaceutical industries. A prolific writer, David is the author of IP and Technology in Government Contracts (now in its fifth edition) and more than 50 articles on IP-related issues.


  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Trade secrets
  • Patent litigation



  • Lecturer and Field Work Supervisor, University of California, Berkeley School of Law – Boalt Hall, 2015-2016 and 2018

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Super Lawyers magazine, “Northern California Super Lawyers,” 2013-2019
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," 2015-2018
  • Selected, The Daily Journal, “Top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators in California,” 2012
  • Advisory Committee, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, 2015-Present
  • Board Member, Sci-Fest L.A., 2015-2016
  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Board, Strafford Publications, Inc., 2007-Present
  • Committee Member, Committee on Jury Instructions State Bar Litigation Section Comments, Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions, Civil Jury Instructions, Fourth Set, 2003


  • Fellow, International Trade Law, Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei, International Labour Organisation, United Nations, 1997
  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 1996
    • Organization Committee and Production Staff, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
  • M.P.H., Health Policy, The George Washington University, 1996
  • B.A., Political Science, Reed College, 1993
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • California
  • District of Columbia