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Jonathan  Stroud

Jonathan Stroud

Unified Patents Inc.
Chief Patent Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Jonathan Stroud, a former patent examiner and litigator for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, has litigated, examined, prosecuted, negotiated, and counseled clients through patent disputes, focusing on the patentability disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and their complex interactions with other forms of litigation.

At the USPTO for five years, Mr. Stroud examined medical devices, such as minimally invasive surgical devices, stents, shunts, bone implants, heart valves, cutters, spacers, electrodes, and many other medical technologies. Mr. Stroud interned at the U.S. International Trade Commission for Judge Robert K. Rogers, where he focused on discovery disputes in administrative proceedings.

At Finnegan, he represented clients such as LG, Eli Lilly & Co., BMW, Bausch & Lomb, and Freedom Innovations on dozens of covered business method (CBM), post-grant (PGR), and inter partes reviews (IPRs) for both patent owners and petitioners, drafting petitions, responses, and motions. He drafted a CBM filed the first night of the proceedings’ availability that resulted in all claims being held unpatentable.

He now manages outside counsel, settlement and licensing negotiations, prior art analysis, legal strategy, and prepares, drafts, and files IPR proceedings for Unified.

He earned his J.D. with honors from 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.

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