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: Uniloc (Fortress) Waves White Flag; IP Edge Files Dozens of Complaints to Start Third Quarter; Joao NPE Sues Texas Border Health Clinic, Withdraws

The third quarter came in like a wrecking ball, with district court patent filings spiking to 121 (roughly double average, driven entirely by a huge 48-complaint dump by …
By Jonathan Stroud
12 days ago 7

Patent Filings Roundup: Board Shirks SAS Institute, Defunct Jawbone Entity Sues Big Tech, and Gaming Industry Targeted in California Court

A normal filing week saw 27 new petitions, all inter partes reviews (IPRs), and 54 district court patent filings, a fair number related to a few new Leigh Rothschild …
By Jonathan Stroud
18 days ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: Trio of Actions Accuse IP Investments of Coordinated Campaign with Intellectual Ventures Backend; Judge Albright Cancels One of 141 WSOU-Asserted Patents; New Magnetar Entity Surfaces

A light Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and busy district court week for patent filings marked the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the America Invents …
By Jonathan Stroud
27 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Trading Technologies Nets $6.6 Million; Regeneron Biologic Eye Injection Drug Patent Challenged Early; Semiconductor Challenges Roll On

An average week saw 54 district court patent filings and 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, the majority of the latter being associated with semiconductor litigation. A …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Hits Hardware Stores, Media Websites; Home Security Cam ITC Fight Goes Live

It was a heavy week for patent filings, with 78 new district court complaints and 41 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, all inter partes reviews (IPRs). …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: Samsung Seeks Declaratory Judgment against Magentar Entities After Settlement; PTAB 325(d) Discretion Highlighted with Four Denials; District Court Litigation Spikes

A banner week saw the district court roaring back to life with 93 new patent filings and over 50 closed cases, including all of the remanded Section 101 rulings in …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: New Jeffrey Gross-Backed Semiconductor Suits; No Fintiv Denials; Second Beet Superfood Patent Hit with Post Grant Review

It’s the end-of-summer doldrums, as parents ship their kids off to college, back to school, or take that one last vacation before Labor Day; not surprisingly, …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Denies Lash Company PGR over ITC Investigation Given Fintiv; DuoLingo Files Declaratory Judgment Against Prolific Filer

Weekly patent filings have settled into a roughly 60-complaint, 30-petition trend this year, and this week was no different; the district courts saw a handful of new …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Litigation Funding WAGs the Dog; Funded Western District Semiconductor Campaign Sees IPRs Filed

Numbers were relatively stable last week, with the district courts seeing 57 new patent filings and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) seeing 25 petitions (two post grant …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Mystery NPEs File New Suits on Old IV Assets; PTAB Discretionarily Denies 14; Causam Enterprises Launches Major Campaign

In a relatively subdued week, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) saw 35 challenges and the district courts 53 new patent filings. Those challenges included a …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Equitable IP Subsidiary Goes on Retail Shopping Spree; Fintiv ITC Denial Hits Roku Hard

District court patent filings rebounded a bit with 80 this week, buoyed by a new financial services campaign, Peregrin Licensing LLC, from an older publicly traded non-practicing entity (…
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: NPE Targets Cracker Barrel, Realtors; VMWare/Cirba Dispute Heads to Board; Car Jumpstarter Patent Challenged; Funded Semiconductor Litigation Patents Instituted

After last week’s spike in complaints, things returned to steady-state this week, with plaintiffs filing 58 complaints and patent challengers filings 26 petitions (one post grant review [PGR] …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Second Mystery Entity Challenges $2.2 Billion VLSI/Fortress Patents; IP Edge Files Almost 50 New Complaints; NPE K.Mizra Targets ISPs

It was a busy week for patent filings in the district courts, with 113 complaints filed, fueled particularly by nearly 50 (!) IP Edge complaints, primarily filed in the Western …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 18

Patent Filings Roundup: Ice Castle Patent Asserted Against Competitors; Open-Source Chip Declaratory Judgment Action

It was a pretty normal week patent filings-wise, with 65 district court complaints and 38 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed, all inter partes reviews (IPRs). "Frozen …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: VLSI Judgment Patents Challenged; Dozens of NPE-Semiconductor Patents Instituted; Nanotechnology Solar Panel Litigation Kicks Off

It seems non-practicing entity (NPE) semiconductor/chip litigation has really come to dominate both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the district courts’ dockets this …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 months ago 1