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

IPR Service of Complaint Bar applies if Party was Served with a Complaint More Than One Year Before IPR Filing Date and that Party was a Real Party in Interest or Privy of IPR Petitioner as of IPR Institution Date
PTAB Institutes Unified Patents IPR Petition Despite Patent Owner’s RPI and General Plastic Challenges
En banc Federal Circuit holds that Petitioner has the burden to prove unpatentability for amended claims added during IPR
ClearLaw Group: "Inter Partes Review and Challenging The Validity of Patents" Webinar, May 22, 2017
Board finds Internet advertising patent not eligible for CBM Review under Federal Circuit Secure Access and Unwired Planet standard
CLAIMS ARE FOUND TO BE DIRECTED TO UNPATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER IN FIRST PGR FINAL WRITTEN DECISION
Challenging Patents in IPR: Strategies for Filing Petitions, Stafford Publications, Inc. August 4, 2016 (Webinar)
Strafford Challenging Patents in IPR: Strategies for Filing Petitions, Webinar Panel, August 4, 2016 (speaker)
Amendments to the PTAB Rules of Practice
PTAB Final Written Decision Estoppel
Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB due to Unreasonably Broad Claim construction and Upholds Idle Free Requirement that Patent Owner Must Show that Substitute Claims are Patentable Over All Prior Art of Record
Senate Introduces Patent Reform Bill that would maintain BRI standard in Patent Office Trials
House Reintroduces Bill that would Eliminate BRI standard in IPR and PGR Proceedings one day after Federal Circuit finds BRI standard is proper
AIPPI US – AIPPI KR Joint Seminar, Seoul, Korea, December 2, 2014 (Panelist)
AIPPI US – AIPPI JAPAN joint seminar, Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2014, (Panelist)
Federal Circuit Reverses District Court and Grants Motion to Stay in view of CBM Institution
"Strategic Considerations before Filing an IPR," Landslide Vol. 7, No. 2, November 2014
Claims in IPR Found Patentable Because Reference is Non-analogous Art
AIA Trial Statistics show recent decrease in likelihood of IPR trial institution
Federal Circuit Reverses District Court and Grants Motion to Stay
UNH – KPAA Seminar on the US Inter Partes Review, Seoul, May 15, 2014 “Survey on IPR cases,” co-speaker John Bird.
Two PTAB Decisions Determine Whether A Non-Party Is Real Party- In- Interest
PETITIONER WINNING STREAK CONTINUES AS PTAB CANCELS ALL REVIEWED CLAIMS IN LIBERTY MUTUAL FINAL DECISIONS
5 Things We Learned About Inter Partes Review This Year
Update - IPR and PGR Provisions of House Bill Aimed at Patent Trolls
AIPLA-AIPPI US division, Roadshow on IP in Tokyo, Seoul, and ‎Hangzhou,” November 11-15, 2013.‎
IPR and PGR Provisions of House Bill Take Aim at Patent Trolls
AIPF Web IP Hour, “Protecting Designs in Europe, Canada and the US"‎ July 17, 2013 (speaker)‎
“First Inventor Provisions of AIA” Seminars with NGB in Tokyo & Osaka, Japan April 22 – 26, 2013 (speech)
What Types of Rights are Right? Copyrights vs. Design Patents and Design Copyrights, a Matter of Form and/or Substance, Austin, Texas, May 12, 2012 (speech)
USPTO Rules Require New Corporate Strategies
Top Three Things To Do Under Proposed PTO Rules
To Err is Human, To Correct by Reissue Divine: Correcting By Reisuse What Could Not be Broadened by the Doctrine of Equivalents