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.
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.