Mr. Bloom has counseled companies and academic institutions in strategies to develop, protect and enforce intellectual property rights. He has experience with technology exploitation and transfer including strategic alliances, joint ventures, research and development and licensing agreements throughout the world. In addition to representing individual clients and companies, Mr. Bloom has assisted trade associations and industry groups in establishing consortiums and the mechanisms for pursuing collective activity in the areas of intellectual property enforcement, acquisition and licensing.
Mr. Bloom has litigated cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licenses and other technology disputes in trial courts, appellate courts, and before arbitration tribunals. He has worked on over 100 cases of patent, copyright and trademark infringement. In 1995, he led the team that prevailed in the landmark United States Supreme Court trademark case, Qualitex Company v. Jacobson Products Co., Inc., which determined that color alone could be a trademark.