Education

    • University of Maryland, School of Law, J.D.
    • University of Maryland, College Park, B.S.M.E

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland
    • District of Columbia
    • Court of Appeals for Maryland
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Who We Are

    John M. Bird

    John M. Bird is a partner in the Washington, DC Office of Sughrue Mion PLLC. His focus is on the ‎protection and enforcement of designs and a wide range of electrical and mechanical technologies, ‎including analytical/measurement systems, medical ‎devices, HVAC systems, printers/copiers, ‎telecommunications systems, ‎data recording mediums, semiconductor fabrication, bearings, ‎welding ‎processes, sports equipment, footwear, and various automobile ‎components, such as tires, ‎transmissions, engines, fuel-injection systems, ‎motors, lamps, steering systems, connectors/wiring, ‎valves, and ‎control/monitoring systems.

    Mr. Bird represents both Petitioners and Patent Owners in Inter Partes Review proceedings, with emphasis in the automotive and mechanical industries. Mr. Bird regularly counsels client and presents on strategic considerations related to patent office trial practice. His focus is on the ‎protection and enforcement of designs and a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and computer technologies. ‎ ‎

    He has industry experience as a mechanical engineer and is a former patent examiner. His legal ‎experience includes patent application preparation and prosecution; reexamination and reissue ‎applications; inter partes review; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; patent appeals to ‎the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences; and patent litigation. ‎