Mind + Muscle

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Jonathan Tuminaro, Ph.D.

Mind + Muscle

Jonathan Tuminaro, Ph.D.

Director

 

Jonathan is a director in the firm’s Litigation and Electronics groups, and focuses on patent litigation. He has a unique combination of legal and technical expertise—with a Ph.D. in physics and over ten years of experience handling patent matters. He has served as lead or back-up counsel in contested cases at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has appeared as counsel of record in numerous patent cases in the U.S. district courts and at the International Trade Commission.

Jonathan’s approach to patent litigation follows Albert Einstein’s words: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” In each engagement, Jonathan works to understand even the smallest of details to craft compelling stories that inform and persuade both judges and juries. He has applied this approach to a wide range of complex technologies including:

  • Wireless communications;
  • Hand-held devices;
  • Computer architecture and software;
  • Medical devices; and
  • Pharmaceuticals.

Jonathan received his Bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Canisius College, and was a member of the ’95-’96 Men’s Basketball team that won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. He then went on to earn a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland, and he received his J.D. from George Mason University.

Background Highlights:

  • Named a 2015 and 2016 DC Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in IP litigation.
  • International Trade Commission - Trial counsel in a broad spectrum of complex technologies, ranging from 4G wireless communications to snake antivenom.
  • Lead or backup counsel in numerous IPR proceedings for both patent owners and petitioners.
  • Giles Rich Moot Court Competition - Intramural winner at George Mason University.
  • Physics Graduate Research Assistant - Quantum field theoretical models of neutrino mass; dissertation research in cognitive models of students’ understanding of mathematics in the context of physics.
  • Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-979 (representing complainant in a patent suit relating to RFID technology) (International Trade Commission)
  • Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-984 (representing certain respondents in a patent suit relating to graphics processors and systems used in automobiles) (International Trade Commission)
  • Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-903 (represented certain respondents in a patent suit regarding snake antivenom) (International Trade Commission)
  • Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-871 (represented complainant regarding 4G LTE wireless-communication technology) (International Trade Commission)
  • Volkswagen Group of Am., Inc. v. Advanced Silicon Techs., LLC, IPR2016-00897 (representing petitioner in an IPR relating to multi-threaded computer processors) (PTAB)
  • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Techs. ULC, IPR2015-00325, -00326, and -00327 (representing patent owner in IPRs relating to graphics-processing technology) (PTAB)
  • Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. v. Capella Photonics, Inc., IPR2015-00726 & -00727 (representing patent owner in IPRs relating to wavelength-selective switches in optical fiber networks) (PTAB)
  • Galderma Labs. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms., LLC (represented defendant in Hatch-Waxman litigation regarding an oral-dosage form for treating rosacea) (D. Del)
  • 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. EnvisionWare, Inc. (represented defendant in patent litigation over library-automation equipment) (D. Minn)
  • Asentinel LLC v. Anchor Point, Inc. (represented plaintiff in patent litigation over telecom expense management products) (W.D. Tenn.)
  • Representative Matters
      • Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-979 (representing complainant in a patent suit relating to RFID technology) (International Trade Commission)
      • Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-984 (representing certain respondents in a patent suit relating to graphics processors and systems used in automobiles) (International Trade Commission)
      • Certain Antivenom Compositions and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-903 (represented certain respondents in a patent suit regarding snake antivenom) (International Trade Commission)
      • Certain Wireless Communications Base Stations and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-871 (represented complainant regarding 4G LTE wireless-communication technology) (International Trade Commission)
      • Volkswagen Group of Am., Inc. v. Advanced Silicon Techs., LLC, IPR2016-00897 (representing petitioner in an IPR relating to multi-threaded computer processors) (PTAB)
      • LG Electronics, Inc. v. ATI Techs. ULC, IPR2015-00325, -00326, and -00327 (representing patent owner in IPRs relating to graphics-processing technology) (PTAB)
      • Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. v. Capella Photonics, Inc., IPR2015-00726 & -00727 (representing patent owner in IPRs relating to wavelength-selective switches in optical fiber networks) (PTAB)
      • Galderma Labs. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms., LLC (represented defendant in Hatch-Waxman litigation regarding an oral-dosage form for treating rosacea) (D. Del)
      • 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. EnvisionWare, Inc. (represented defendant in patent litigation over library-automation equipment) (D. Minn)
      • Asentinel LLC v. Anchor Point, Inc. (represented plaintiff in patent litigation over telecom expense management products) (W.D. Tenn.)
  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • Maryland

      • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office 

  • Education
    • J.D., George Mason University

    • Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland

    • M.S., Physics, University of Maryland

    • B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Canisius College magna cum laude

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