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Alan P. Block

Los Angeles Office
Los Angeles Office

One California Plaza
300 South Grand Ave, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, CA 90071
TEL: 213.694.1054 FAX: 213.694.1234

Alan Block is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of McKool Smith Hennigan and specializes in the litigation of intellectual property matters. His practice focuses primarily on patent litigation and advising clients in post-issuance patent proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 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.

Representative Matters

Mr. Block has successfully litigated complex patent infringement (both utility and design patents) matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in district courts throughout the United States and before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals 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. 

 Mr. Block’s experience includes the following technology areas: computer hardware and software; digital audio and video media creation, transmission, and playback; computerized database searches; multithreaded programming; optical lenses; pharmaceutical treatments; water well inspection cameras; kerosene space heaters; Formula One race car clutches; and flashlights. 

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.

Professional & Community Activities

  • President, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association, 2002-2003
  • Co-Editor of New Matter, Official Publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2005
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Awards & Recognition

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as a leading U.S. patent litigator in the 2012 edition of Legal 500
  • Southern California Super Lawyers 2009-2013