Jonathan M. Strang

  • Counsel
  • Ejonathan.strang@lw.com
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2362
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Profile

Jonathan Strang is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the Intellectual Property Practice. His practice focuses on patent litigation, including proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Mr. Strang has extensive litigation experience representing patentees and defendants in federal district court, the PTAB, and the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Strang was a partner at a leading DC-based boutique intellectual property law firm, focusing on patent litigation before the courts and the PTAB. He previously served as an officer in the US Navy Submarine Force where, in addition to his warfare specialty, he was a nuclear and electrical engineer. He also spent six years in the private sector spearheading numerous hardware and software development projects.

Mr. Strang is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Court of Federal Claims, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Strang clerked for Judge Kimberly Moore at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the US Court of Federal Claims. He earned his JD from the George Mason University School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Experience

Mr. Strang advises clients in a diverse range of technical industries including:

  • Computer hardware and software
  • Semiconductors
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

In addition, Mr. Strang provides clients with a wealth of engineering knowledge in the specific areas of:

  • User interface design
  • Software development
  • Electronics
  • Electrical and mechanical control systems
  • Power generation systems
  • Nuclear reactor design and operation
Thought Leadership

Mr. Strang was recently quoted in:

  • “4 Ways Petitioners Botch Their Case At The PTAB,” Law360, March 2016
  • “4 Favorites For PTAB’s Top Post,” Law360, January 2016
  • “3 Takeaways From First-Ever Fed. Circ. AIA Reversal,” Law360, June 2015

Mr. Strang’s publications and presentations include:

  • Presenter, “Patent Owners at the PTAB Post-SAS Analysis” Intellectual Property Owners Association, May 2018
  • Co-author, “PTAB Update: New Motion to Amend Procedures Proposed,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, October 30, 2018 
  • Co-author, “USPTO Harmonizes New Claim Construction Standard in PTAB Proceedings,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, October 2018
  • Co-author, “En Banc Federal Circuit Overturns PTAB’s IPR Time-Bar Ruling,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, August 2018
  • Co-author, “Patent Office Issues New Guidance for PTAB Challenges,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, August 2018
  • Co-presenter, “Keeping Tabs on the PTAB” Latham & Watkins Webcast Series, May 2017, August 2017, November 2017, April 2018, and June 2018
  • Co-author, “SAS Institute Follow-Up: New PTAB Procedures and Strategies,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, May 2018
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court Rulings Increase the PTAB's Importance,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, April 2018
  • Co-presenter, “The Evolving Scope of IPR Estoppel,” Federal Circuit Bar Association Webcast, March 2018
  • Co-presenter, “General Session 2 – Patent Owners and Petitioners Weigh In,” PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference, March 2018

Thought Leadership

  • PTAB Update: Patent Office Issues Final Pilot Program for Motions to Amend  -  March 15, 2019
  • PTAB Update: New Motion to Amend Procedures Proposed  -  October 30, 2018
  • USPTO Harmonizes New Claim Construction Standard in PTAB Proceedings  -  October 15, 2018
  • En Banc Federal Circuit Overturns PTAB’s IPR Time-Bar Ruling -  August 23, 2018
  • Patent Office Issues New Guidance for PTAB Challenges -  August 15, 2018
  • PTAB Spotlight -  July 19, 2018
  • SAS Institute Follow-Up: New PTAB Procedures and Strategies -  May 11, 2018
  • Supreme Court Rulings Increase the PTAB’s Importance -  April 26, 2018
  • Aqua Products Levels the Playing Field at the PTAB -  October 18, 2017
  • Why the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Should Fully Decide Instituted Petitions -  September 11, 2017
  • Motions To Amend: Are They Worth Reconsidering During PTAB Proceedings? -  June 29, 2017
  • Supreme Court to Determine the Future of the PTAB’s Post-Grant Reviews -  June 16, 2017
  • A Proposed Rule For En Banc PTAB Review -  February 24, 2017
  • Federal Circuit to Address En Banc Appeals Based on AIA Time-Bar -  January 18, 2017
  • Burden Of Proof At PTAB: Will Magnum Oil And Aqua Mix? -  September 30, 2016
  • Keeping Tabs on PTAB -  September 19, 2016
  • Supreme Court Affirms PTAB’s “Broadest Reasonable” Claim Construction Standard -  June 22, 2016
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Virginia
Education
  • JD, George Mason University School of Law, 2007
    magna cum laude
  • BSc in Computer Engineering, Auburn University, 1991
    summa cum laude
Industries
  • Communications
  • Power
  • Information Technology – Systems & Solutions
  • Semiconductors
Practices
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation & Trial Practice