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.
He advises clients in a diverse range of technical industries including:
- Computer hardware and software
- Design and manufacturing
In addition, Mr. Strang provides clients with a wealth of engineering knowledge in the specific areas of:
- User interface design
- Software development
- Electrical and mechanical control systems
- Power generation systems
- Nuclear reactor design and operation
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.
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:
- Co-presenter, “Keeping Tabs on the PTAB” Latham & Watkins Webcast Series, May 2017, August 2017, November 2017, and April 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
- Co-author, "Why the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Should Fully Decide Instituted Petitions,” Law.com, September 2017
- Co-author, “Motions To Amend: Are They Worth Reconsidering During PTAB Proceedings?” Bloomberg Law, June 2017
- Co-author, “Supreme Court to Determine the Future of the PTAB's Post-Grant Reviews,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, June 2017
- Co-author, “A Proposed Rule For En Banc PTAB Review,” Law360, February 2017
- Co-author, “Federal Circuit to Address En Banc Appeals Based on AIA Time-Bar”, Latham & Watkins Client Alert, January 2017
- Co-author, “Burden Of Proof At PTAB: Will Magnum Oil And Aqua Mix?” Law360, October 2016
- Co-presenter, “Are Software Patents Dead? What You Need to Know about Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank,” National Law Review Webinar, June 2014
- Speaker, “Litigation Strategies Under The AIA – Contested Proceedings: Stays and Estoppels,” West LegalEdcenter Program, January 2013
- Co-author, “Federal Circuit Standard of Review for Inter Partes Patentability Challenges,” USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials, Practising Law Institute, March 2013
- Co-author, “Uniloc’s legacy: Are Courts Stringently Applying Daubert to Patent Damage Experts?” Westlaw Journal: Computer Science and Internet, December 2012
- Author, “Estoppels,” Patent Office Litigation, Thomson Reuters West, Volume 2, Chapter 13, 2012
- Co-author, “Office-Federal Circuit Interface,” Patent Office Litigation, Thomson Reuters West, Volume 2, Chapter 1, 2012
- Co-author, “BPAI Reaches Beyond Bilski to Machines,” Intellectual Property Today, March 2009
- Speaker, “Multilevel Usability Testing: Quantifying Human Machine Integration (HSI) Improvements in Submarine Combat Systems,” Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Fall Conference, 2003
- Speaker, “Usability Engineering: Architecting the Human Machine Interface,” Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference, 2003