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Jonathan Stroud

General Counsel

Unified Patents

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

Prior to Unified, he was a litigator with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, and prior to that, he was a 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.

Recent Articles by Jonathan Stroud

Patent Filings Roundup: Nokia Takes on Amazon, New Fintiv Denial, Semiconductor Settlement

It was another slow week for patent filings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and a typical week in district courts, with 52 district court complaints filed and 22 new PTAB petitions. There was a new discretionary denial, a bunch of litigation-provoked high-profile PTAB challenges, and some notable new litigations. There was another Fintiv discretionary denial this week: here, a Chinese patent owner, Ningde Amperex Technology Ltd., benefited from the Board’s discretionary denial rules in a petition brought by another Chinese battery company. The case, IPR2023-00585, leaves unaddressed the questions raised about the validity of U.S. Patent 11329352.

Patent Filings Roundup: Slow Board Week Highlights Reduced Use of PTAB; Acacia and IV Sue, Settle, and are Challenged in Ongoing Campaigns; Advisory ANPRM on Fintiv Changes Drops

It was another low patent-filing week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with just 12 new petitions (about half of last year’s average); district court filings were average with 47 new filings. Acacia subsidiary Atlas Global received more petitions on patents that are part of its broad assertion campaign; some Centripetal patents were instituted by a defendant in that going campaign; Intellectual Ventures appears to have settled the latest round of automotive litigation before Judge Albright, ending that case; and IP Edge continues to not file new cases and settle old ones, in the wake of the end of the year discovery battles. Zillow was instituted on patents IBM had asserted or threatened; and the Vidal administration is the latest recipient of yet another Gil Hyatt suit.

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