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. ‎ ‎

    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. ‎