Marc Sandy Block is a counsel at IBM Corporation's Intellectual Property Law headquarters, working in the areas of patent and technology licensing, standards and patent pool activities, administrative and legislative policy, and IP-related bankruptcy issues. He was a major contributor to the ABA Standards Development Patent Policy Manual and has authored numerous articles. He has spoken at AIPLA and other organizations on various topics. He was recently a panelist at the FTC Workshop on Patent Holdup. He was a Board member and past President of the International Intellectual Property Society in New York City (iipsny.org), is a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IPR Committee and AIPLA and IPO Standards Committees, is a Certified Licensing Professional, and is a lecturer on IP licensing and standards at the Cardozo Law School. He is a graduate of Lehigh University (BSEE) and George Washington University Law School (JD), and is a member of the Virginia, Maryland, and New York bars and is admitted to practice before the US PTO.