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Marc Sandy Block

Marc Sandy Block

International Business Machines Corporation - IBM Corporation Intellectual Property Law
Counsel, Intellectual Property Law
Armonk, NY, USA


Marc Sandy Block is currently IP Counsel at IBM Corporation, working in standards, bankruptcy, and IP policy. For several years, Sandy was President of the International Intellectual Property Society (iipsny.org) and was a board member for over ten years. He was a contributor to the American Bar Association Manual on Standards and Development, and participated, as a Committee member, in drafting the 2013 National Academy of Sciences Report Patent Challenges for Standard-Setting in the Global Economy. He is a member of the AIPLA Standards and Open Source Committee and Licensing Committee, and is currently vice-chair of the AIPLA Antitrust Committee. He is also a regular guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School. In a previous incarnation, he was an officer in a Special Forces Signal Company (11th SF Group USAR) in Ft. Meade, Maryland. Sandy earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a JD from the George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, New York, and the USPTO.
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