Most of Mr. Bloom’s career has been involved with issues concerning information technology and biotechnology. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Bloom was a computer programmer. He has substantial experience in the laws applied to the internet, cloud computing, computer, hardware, software and data. In the area of information technology, he has chaired a panel at the Computer Law Association (CLA) in Milan on Business Method Patents; spoken at the Licensing Executives Society and the CLA on Trade Secret Protection; presented Legal Protection for Databases at the CLA in Paris, and spoke at the AdvaMed 2014 conference on U.S. Marketing and Distribution Strategies in Chicago. He regularly represents companies and academic institutions in connection with technology matters in areas of cloud computing, health care, biotechnology, cleantech, pharmaceutical, medical devices and agribusiness. This includes advising on intellectual property protection, research and development arrangements, licensing transactions and technology commercialization. Mr. Bloom served as a panelist for the Illinois Biotechnology Strategic Plan and he was the Chairman of the Technology Commercialization Task Force of the Economic Development Council. Mr. Bloom is a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association and has served as an arbitrator in both domestic and international disputes involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, licensing, joint ventures and other business transactions. Mr. Bloom is a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board of Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Mr. Bloom is a faculty member in the e-commerce program of the DePaul University School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. He was previously an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University School of Law.
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