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: 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Super-NPE Armed with New Patent Strikes Municipalities; Supersonic DJ Suit Over Army Sonar Contract; New Far North Campaign Against Cable Companies

A relatively subdued week led to just 18 petitions and 57 district court patent filings, mostly driven by WSOU adding Cannon to a number of suits, a fair number …
By Jonathan Stroud
8 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Video Codec Wars, Gaming Industry Stung by Section 325 Discretionary Denial, Remote Surgical Robotics Suit Filed

Patent filings were down ever so slightly last week, with 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed (29 inter partes reviews [IPRs] and one post grant review […
By Jonathan Stroud
8 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Banks Targeted after CBM Expiry; Counterfeit Collections Suits on the Rise; Patent Food Fight

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings were down substantially this week, with just 16 filed, possibly given the rush to file before the fee increase probably cleared …
By Jonathan Stroud
8 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Filers Rush to Beat Fee Increase; IP Edge Files 48 Complaints; Petitions Denied Under Fintiv Despite No Trial Date

Filings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) were almost triple last week’s, with parties racing to file before the more than $10,000 filing fee increase …
By Jonathan Stroud
8 months ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Dozens of Patents DJed Under Alice; Counterfeit Kids’ Bikes Challenged; Board Refuses Non-Fintiv Policy Arguments

District court filings were low this week with 49, a substantial percentage of which were filed against small or medium-sized companies by IP Edge or Leigh Rothschild-owned subsidiaries.  …
By Jonathan Stroud
9 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Clash of Clans Conflict Continues; First ANDA-Related Pharmaceutical Patent Discretionary Denial; Freedom-to-Operate Action on Synthetic Peptide Tech

District court patent filings bounced back this week to 86, while the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) saw a slight jump to 44, fueled in part by eight …
By Jonathan Stroud
9 months ago 0

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
9 months 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
9 months ago 0