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: 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 months ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Light Week at PTAB; Acacia Campaigns Heat Up; Board Institutes Koss IPRs

It was another really light week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with just 14 new patent filings (two post grant reviews [PGRs] and 12 inter partes …
By Jonathan Stroud
6 months ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Funded-NPE Semiconductor Shotgun Petition Backfires; APJ Bucks Board on Fintiv; IP Edge Files Dozens

Happy Memorial Day week. It was a light week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with 20 filings – 18 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and two post grant reviews (…
By Jonathan Stroud
6 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: In Reversal, COVID Renders W.D. TX Trial Dates Uncertain for Fintiv; Semiconductor NPE Suits and PTAB Challenges on a Roll; Board Issues Order Barring Future Filings

A quiet week resulted in 28 petitions at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), mostly related to preexisting suits, though with a perhaps surprising number of semiconductor …
By Jonathan Stroud
6 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: New NPE Solid-State Drive Suit Against Micron, Western Digital; Redfin Indemnitee Files IPR on Virtual Reality Tour Patents

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) had the usual 30 or so petitions this week (32, to be exact), with a fair number of procedural denials of concurrently …
By Jonathan Stroud
6 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Microsoft Battles Daedalus Blue; Intel Gears Up for First-to-File Fight; Electric Blanket Boogaloo

After almost 200 district court patent filings last week, things settled back into their recent rhythm, with an average 66 district court complaints (including some “Schedule A” brand anti-counterfeiting …
By Jonathan Stroud
7 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Litigation Explosion Fueled by IP Edge; Patent Plaintiff Seeking Defendants; Companies File Declaratory Judgment Against Landmark as Troll

The district courts saw an explosion of new patent filings last week (183, more than 100 over the weekly average to date), driven largely by dozens and dozens of …
By Jonathan Stroud
7 months ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: Costco Drones on in District Court; J&J Laser LASIK Patents Challenged by Competitor; Quiet Storm Vector Capital Continues to Cash in on Chip Assertions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) had a light week, with 23 patent filings, all inter partes reviews (IPRs), including a …
By Jonathan Stroud
7 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Disney Displeasure Cruise; WSOU Investments’ Recordation Problems; and Chinese Company Targets Chinese Counterfeiters in U.S. Court

A slightly higher than average 38 petitions were filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week, all inter partes reviews (IPRs), a number again …
By Jonathan Stroud
8 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Acacia Gets Another Fintiv Boost; More Vape IPRs Filed; Adenovirus PGR Challenge; IP Edge Files Dozens of New Complaints

District court complaints rose to 93 this week, while Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases fell to 28 (27 inter partes reviews [IPRs] and a post grant review [PGR]), …
By Jonathan Stroud
8 months ago 1