SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 20, 2020 – Shareholder David S. Bloch of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s San Francisco office will speak in the DC Bar’s virtual class, “Preserving Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts 2020,” held October 21 and 28. The introductory class—a DC Bar CLE program—provides information that attorneys can use to preserve and defend their clients’ IP interests in the government contract context, according to the DC Bar website.
Topics include an overview of the types of intellectual property that can be affected by a government contract, government contract concepts relevant to IP practitioners, and potential remedies against the government in cases of misuse. The class will also discuss recent issues that have been raised within the intersection of IP and government contracts.
Bloch is an intellectual property litigator who handles patent infringement, trademark, and trade secrets cases for clients in the financial services, technology (networking), health care, and pharmaceutical industries. Since his work for the George Washington University National Law Center’s Government Contracts Program during law school, Bloch has also maintained a practice focused on the intersection of intellectual property and government contracts, representing a wide range of clients, from major defense contractors to Silicon Valley start-ups looking to sell to or partner with the government.
A prolific writer and public speaker, Bloch is the co-author of IP and Technology in Government Contracts (now in its fifth edition) and more than 50 articles. He regularly addresses the D.C. Bar, Strafford Publications, and the Practicing Law Institute on topics relating to intellectual property in government contracts. He also has been invited to speak on government contract-related issues by Boston University Law School, Vanderbilt University Law School, the University of California – Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the Advanced Patent Law Institute, the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, and many other educational and industry-focused entities.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, and Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2020 “Best Law Firms."
About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice helps companies navigate the highly regulated acquisition and compliance processes of federal, state, local, and foreign governments and their agencies. The firm’s attorneys and governmental affairs professionals assist both experienced contractors and newcomers with a broad array of issues arising from, for example, sales of commercial off-the-shelf and customized products, services, and managed solutions to governments at all levels. The practice also focuses on meeting the transactional and U.S. regulatory needs of clients in the commercial, defense, aerospace, information technology, telecommunications, medical and health care, and other high-tech sectors.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.