Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is Chief IP Counsel at Unified Patents, LLC, where he manages a growing team of talented, diverse attorneys and oversees a docket of administrative challenges, appeals, licensing, and district court work in addition to IP, administrative, amicus, policy, marketing, and corporate matters.

Prior to Unified he was a patent litigator for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, and a former medical devices patent examiner at the USPTO. He earned his J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law; his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University; and his M.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California. He enjoys teaching, writing, and speaking on patent and administrative law.


Posts by Jonathan Stroud


Patent Filings Roundup: CBM Goes Out with a Whimper; Board Denies Unwired Planet Challenge After District Court Verdict; Fortress-Owned Divx Targets Devices

District court filings were substantially lulled this week, with about a third of what’s normal—33—filed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s 32 petitions, propped …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Lighthouse Campaign Snuffed Out, At Liberty to Sue, Express Train Rolls On

District court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent filings were at roughly steady-state again this week, with 36 PTAB petitions and 75 new patent infringement district court …
By Jonathan Stroud
11 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Sues 26; Quirky IP Files for Creator; Spell Check Targeted

District court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent filings were steady this past week, with 31 PTAB petitions and 78 new district court complaints. Many of those …
By Jonathan Stroud
18 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Qualcomm Keeps Monterey at Bay; H&R Block Hit with Revived Uniloc Patent; Board Rejects 11 Intel Petitions Against Fortress Sub

District court patent filings and filings with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) were relatively subdued this week, with 53 new complaints and 31 PTAB filings; the PTAB …
By Jonathan Stroud
24 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: WSOU Targets Hewlett-Packard Inc., HPE; PTAB Skips Maxell IPRs; Drone Maker Files Against Daedalus Blue

Even patent litigants take vacations (or staycations, this year). Whether it’s because it’s August and the temperatures were topping 90 degrees in the District, or because …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: AI Inventor Facial Challenge Filed; Lego and WB Challenge RFID Toy Patents; Uniloc Challenge Denied for Indefiniteness (Sort Of )

This week, the district courts saw 77 new complaints—though at least 10 are re-filings of Uniloc v. Google cases being transferred from the Eastern District of Texas to …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 5

Patent Filings Roundup: U.S. Tractor Retailer Hit; TikTok Sued by Triller; IP Edge Entities Dominate District Court Filings

This week, district courts saw 91 new complaints, a large portion filed by IP Edge subsidiaries, such as Karetek Holdings, LLC; Guada Technologies; Tunnel IP, LLC; Altair Logix, …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 1

Patent Filings Round-up: Small Companies Challenge Landmark Lawsuits; Raft of Uniloc/Samsung settlements; Koss Goes After Headphone Market

There was a spike in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings this week—almost double the average, at 56—driven in part by eight new petitions (adding …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Gig Economy Targeted, Takeda Defends ADHD Drug VYVANSE®, Snap’s Me-too Joinder Petitions Discretionarily Denied

It was a relatively light week in the district court compared with recent memory, with 56 new complaints filed; the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is holding …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: District Court Filings Soar, Juul Targets Copycats and More NHK Spring Denials

It was a banner week in the district courts, with 110 new filings, and the filings are showing signs of picking up—rather than slowing down—amidst the …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 9

Patent Filings Roundup: A Suit Wrapped in Swaddling Clothes, a Fishy Competitor Fight, and Sisvel’s Continued Monetization Efforts of 3G Blackberry Patents

It was another relatively normal week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with 30 patent filings—two post grant reviews (PGRs), 28 inter partes reviews (IPRs)—and another …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Landmark Brings 250th Complaint; Medtronic and Infinera Fall Victim to Board’s Discretionary Denial Parallel Petition Rule

Apologies for taking last week’s Father’s Day week off—here’s hoping you all had a restful week with your families and friends and are …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 4

Patent Filings Roundup: Inventors File IPRs On Own Patents; Johnson & Johnson Feels the NHK Spring Bite in Texas Suture Suit

District court patent filings are back down to roughly double the number of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings, with 65 new complaints to the PTAB’s 28 …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: WSOU Entity Leads Sustained Spike in District Court Filings, Sandoz Takes a Shot at Novo Nordisk’s Insulin Treatment

District court patent filings remained unusually high this week (97), with 40 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases filed (one Covered Business Method, one Post Grant Review, and 38 …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: NPE District Court Filings Skyrocket, Target Automotive Industry; Another Fortress/Uniloc IPR Denied Under Director’s Discretion Due to Pending Trial

This week’s 40 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings—39 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and one post grant review (PGR)—are up slightly from the average, …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 months ago 11