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Christopher A. Bloom

Christopher A. Bloom

K&L Gates LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Christopher A. Bloom

Christopher A. Bloom is a partner at K&L Gates, LLP, a fully integrated, global law firm of more than 2,000 lawyers who practice in 48 offices located on five continents.  Mr. Bloom counsels companies and academic institutions in strategies to develop, protect and enforce intellectual property rights.  He 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.  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 is a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board of Indiana University School of Law.  He is an active member in the Licensing Executives Society, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (Bio) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and is a frequent speaker at their programs.  He has also been an adjunct faculty member in the e-commerce program of DePaul University School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems as well as Loyola University School of Law.

Christopher A. Bloom is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Intellectual Property Considerations for Medical Device Companies - Medical Devices Law and Regulation Answer Book (2019 Edition), Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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