Jonathan Stroud
(Adjunct Professor)

Unified Patents Inc.

American University Washington College of Law IP

patent law, intellectual property law, civil procedure, trade secrets, u.s. international trade commission, biosimilars, ipr, pgr, cbm, post-grant review, federal circuit, patent litigation, patent appeals

About Me

Jonathan R.K. Stroud is the Chief Patent Counsel at Unified Patents Inc., where he manages a docket of more than 50 IPR petitions, appeals, licensing, settlement, and district court litigation. Prior to that, he was a patent litigator at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, where he worked on litigation, motion practice, and AIA post-grant review procedures, including covered business method (CBM) patents. Prior to joining Finnegan, Mr. Stroud worked at the USPTO as a patent examiner for five years, where he examined patent applications relating to medical devices.  He has been published more than a dozen times in journals such as the The American University Law Review, the Administrative Law Review, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and others. 


  • Jonathan R.K. Stroud, “The Tragedy of the Commons: Toward a Hybrid Property/Tort Understanding of Trade Secrets,” Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, (forthcoming 2013).
  • P. Andrew Riley and Jonathan R.K. Stroud, “Trade Secrets at the International Trade Commission: A Survey,” 15 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev., (forthcoming 2013).
  • Jonathan R.K. Stroud, “Comment, The Illusion of Interchangeability: The Benefits and Dangers of Guidance-Plus Rulemaking in the FDA's Biosimilar Approval Process,” 66 Administrative Law Review 599, (2012).
  • Jonathan R.K. Stroud, “A Million Tiny Pieces: The Federal Circuit's Fractured Myriad Ruling, Lessons to be Learned, and the Way Forward,” 3 IP Theory 72, (2012).

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