Mind + Muscle

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Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Jay L. Bird

Mind + Muscle

Jay L. Bird


  • Jay L. Bird
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Mr. Bird is an associate in the firm’s Electronics Group. His practice currently focuses on patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Bird has also been involved in inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for patent owners.

Mr. Bird is also is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, the book provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of patent office litigation proceedings, including how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, while delivering practical analysis and advice. This second edition of Patent Office Litigation is the follow up to the first version of the book that was published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw that focused on the contested proceedings that were introduced under the America Invents Act that year.

Before joining Sterne Kessler, Mr. Bird practiced as an associate at an intellectual property boutique focusing on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the computer, electrical, and software arts. Distributed storage systems, virtualized infrastructure, mobile device applications, real-time control systems, real-time image processing systems, graphical user interfaces, machine learning, business and web software, and cryptographic authentication systems are examples of the broad range of technologies where Mr. Bird has experience representing clients.

Prior to practicing as an attorney, Mr. Bird worked several years as a Software Engineer at an engineering simulation software company assisting in the development of cross platform physics simulation software. His work focused on the development and implementation of mesh generation development tools, cross platform infrastructure components, graphical user interfaces, and distributed solvers. He also has experience with a wide variety of programming languages and paradigms including C/C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, XML, HTML, Perl, component object model, regular expressions, dynamic compilation, and .NET Remoting.

Mr. Bird graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and was elected to Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering honor society) and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering honor society). While in law school, Mr. Bird served as a law clerk at an intellectual property boutique in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as a Production Editor of the Duquesne Law Review.

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

      • Virginia

  • Education
    • J.D., Duquesne University magna cum laude

    • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh magna cum laude


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