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: Porn Sites Head for PTAB; All-or-Nothing Post Grant Review Institution

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings have settled into a relatively steady-state of roughly 20-30 petitions, occasionally punctuated by a big burst of litigation-related activity. Notably, …
By Jonathan Stroud
9 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: New Magnetar Entity Sues Oracle on Compression Tech; WSOU Changes Course; New Tim Pryor Campaign

Filings reverted to the mean this week, with 31 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings (5 post grant reviews and 25 inter partes reviews) and roughly double that (61) for …
By Jonathan Stroud
17 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Denies Verizon in Favor of Huawei; ‘Patent Paycheck Program’; Rock of AGIS

District court patent filings exploded this week with 126, while Patent Trial and Appeal Board filings were down substantially, with just 11 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and two post …
By Jonathan Stroud
24 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: MedTech Litigation Ticks Up; Medtronic Files IPRs; Lenovo Brings Long-Running Mobile Patent Fight to Board

District Court patent filings were down again this week with just 46—two thirds of usual output—and the continued absence of any new WSOU filings may point …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Fortress Gets Into the 5G SEP Game; Judge Gilstrap Stays Trial for Reexam After Board Denied Under Fintiv; Fintiv Case Transferred

All eyes this week were on the USPTO Director’s chair and the inauguration, and yesterday the USPTO posted a farewell blog and speech, confirming that Andrei …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 4

Patent Filings Roundup: Board Says ‘Nein’ to German Company’s IPR; A PTAB Footnote to the Fortress/Intel Fight

Per the usual slow January, it was a light week at both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and in the district courts. At the PTAB, …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge End-of-Year Filing Spree, WSOU Ends Year as Top Single-Entity Filer; AC Competitors Go to War Over a Cool Million

Combining the holiday break, we see a steady 24 and 25 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed in the last two weeks, respectively, with 84 and 71 District Court …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: ITC/District Court/PGR Fight Over Body Sculptors; Fintiv Denials Benefiting Funded NPEs; Uniloc Not Naming Fortress Despite District Court Standing Dismissal

The week before Christmas brought the biggest post-grant review (PGR) bulk filing to date, with 10 matters all stemming from a pharmaceutical dispute between Allergan and BTL Medical …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Joao is Back Against Banks, Shipping Industry; Generic Vasostrict® Litigation on New Formulation/Method-of-Use Patent

December remains a light month at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with just 16 petitions filed last week, 15 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and one post grant …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Glut of Settlements; Fortress and Apple Settle Seven Networks; Fintiv Applies to ITC

As we head into the holidays, district court patent filings were down (51) and settlements/terminations up (51), with another 32 petitions filed before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Gilstrap Cancels Trials Until March, Board Denies Under Fintiv Anyway; IP Edge Sues Another 35; Xerox Goes on the Attack

New petitions stayed steady again this week at 29, while district court patent filings were one shy of 100, on the strength of at least 35 new complaints by various …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Battle-Tested Off-Roading Patent Asserted; Jack Henry Battered Again

Thanksgiving week was another light week at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), with 19 petitions filed (all …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: EZ Pass Suit; Broken Smartphone Suppliers; Music Plugin Competitor Suits

It was a light week for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings, with just 18 new petitions, while the district courts remained busy with 71 new complaints. Some …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Quiet Week for the Courts, Qualcomm Takes Semiconductor Suits to the PTAB

District court activity dropped to 38 new complaints this week, with 28 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions – one post grant review (PGR) and 27 inter partes reviews (IPRs) – …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Steelmaker’s Trade Show Invention Theft Allegation, Me-Too Joinder Denied Under Section 314, Ericsson and Microsoft Cancel Another Uniloc SEP

As America watches the continued trickle of Presidential election results, the patent docket has stayed heavy, with 111 new district court complaints filed last week, and just 27 petitions (…
By Jonathan Stroud
4 months ago 0