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Micah G. Block

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Experienced trial lawyer helping leading companies resolve their most important disputes.

Leading companies hire Micah to represent them in must-win cases. He is a seasoned trial lawyer with a deep understanding of technology and a proven track record of success.

Micah litigates major patent, trade-secret, antitrust and other matters for clients including Cisco, Comcast, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Novo Nordisk, Plaid, Taiwan Semiconductor, the United States Golf Association and Verisk Analytics.

Among other industry recognition, Micah has been recognized by Chambers USA and was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2020. Clients describe him in Chambers as “a very deep and creative thinker who comes up with solutions you would never have thought of” and “really a superstar of the future.”

Micah serves as the co-hiring partner of our Northern California office. He maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on civil rights, criminal justice and immigration matters.

Experience highlights

  • Comcast in numerous patent litigations initiated by Rovi Corporation and its affiliates (now part of Xperi) in which Rovi asserted 37 patents in multiple federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court including:
    • Obtained findings of no violation, voluntary termination, or clearance of design-arounds of 19 patents by the International Trade Commission
    • Secured transfer from the Eastern District of Texas to the Southern District of New York and then pre-trial dismissal or summary judgment on 7 patents
    • Obtained Rule 36 affirmance of patent invalidity in the Federal Circuit
  • A leading social media company in various matters asserting anti-hacking, cybersquatting and other claims
  • Magnolia Medical Technologies in patent litigation brought in the District of Delaware against Magnolia’s sole competitor in the field of Initial Specimen Diversion Devices for blood culture collection
  • Comcast Corp. in patent infringement lawsuits against Sprint Communications, encompassing over 30 patents asserted in federal courts across the country, including:
    • Obtained a jury verdict finding that Sprint infringed three Comcast patents in the District of Delaware, which the Federal Circuit affirmed
    • Secured a complete victory in the District of Delaware through summary judgement as to certain Sprint patents and judgment as a matter of law as to others, which the Federal Circuit summarily affirmed
    • Resolved dispute in the District of Kansas, in which Sprint sought close to $1 billion in damages
  • A major content distributor in various private disputes and regulatory proceedings related to compulsory copyright licensing under 17 U.S.C. § 111
  • The United States Golf Association in commercial and intellectual property disputes related to the USGA Handicap System™
  • Various representations of Boards, Committees and Directors in investigations and litigations related to fiduciary duty claims, including:
    • Individual directors of a Fortune 100 technology company in shareholder derivative litigation regarding an interested transaction
    • A Committee of the Board of a Fortune 500 technology company in an investigation of potential claims regarding a cyber-attack and data breach
  • Innolux Corporation in numerous class actions and opt-out suits involving attorneys general, direct purchasers and indirect purchasers in relation to horizontal price-fixing claims regarding TFT-LCD displays
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Credentials

Recognition
Daily Journal – "Top 40 Under 40," 2020
Chambers USA – Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation, California, Up and Coming
IAM Patent 1000 – California
Education
J.D., Stanford Law School
  • Order of the Coif
B.A., Ethics, Politics and Economics, Yale University
  • magna cum laude
Clerkships
Law Clerk, Hon. Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2009-2010
Professional history
  • Partner, 2018-present
  • Associate, 2010-2018
Qualifications and Admissions
  • State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, C.D. California
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. California
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. California
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. California
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