Jon P. Stride

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2034
EMAIL: jon.stride@tonkon.com
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Jon specializes in resolving disputes for businesses and individuals. The disputes generally involve commercial matters. However, for many clients, the disputes involve intellectual property such as patent rights, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. His practice takes him into state and federal courts as well as arbitrations. Jon is a member of Tonkon's Intellectual Property practice group.

As the lead trial lawyer, Jon has litigated patent infringement claims for an international distributor of health food products in multi-district litigation, manufacturers of machinery used in the wood products industry, manufacturers of parts for heavy trucks and an inventor of electro-optic technology. He defended a national consulting firm accused of trademark and copyright infringement, and pursued copyright claims for a national senior housing company. He has litigated numerous misappropriation of trade secret and inevitable disclosure disputes between businesses or between a business and its former senior level employees. 


Jon has been recognized as a leader in commercial litigation by the nationally trusted directories Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation and is included in Oregon Super Lawyers. In the Best Lawyers in America 2017, he was named for his work in commercial litigation and was selected as Portland Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Litigation. Jon has received a 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rating on Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as meeting "very high criteria of general ethical standards."

Jon started his post-college work life as a high school teacher, counselor and coach. He, along with his then-young family, took a leap of faith to start a new career practicing law. He joined Tonkon Torp in 1990 and became a partner in 1996. In addition to his practice, he has been active in firm administration, including serving a three-year term on the firm’s Managing Board and serving as Chair of the Board from January 2004 to July 2005. Jon actively participates in pro bono matters where he represents indigent clients with a variety of legal needs and serves on the board of Human Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing poverty and homelessness.

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Jon specializes in resolving disputes for businesses and individuals. The disputes generally involve commercial matters. However, for many clients, the disputes involve intellectual property such as patent rights, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. His practice takes him into state and federal courts as well as arbitrations. Jon is a member of Tonkon's Intellectual Property practice group.

As the lead trial lawyer, Jon has litigated patent infringement claims for an international distributor of health food products in multi-district litigation, manufacturers of machinery used in the wood products industry, manufacturers of parts for heavy trucks and an inventor of electro-optic technology. He defended a national consulting firm accused of trademark and copyright infringement, and pursued copyright claims for a national senior housing company. He has litigated numerous misappropriation of trade secret and inevitable disclosure disputes between businesses or between a business and its former senior level employees. 


Jon has been recognized as a leader in commercial litigation by the nationally trusted directories Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation and is included in Oregon Super Lawyers. In the Best Lawyers in America 2017, he was named for his work in commercial litigation and was selected as Portland Lawyer of the Year for Intellectual Property Litigation. Jon has received a 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rating on Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as meeting "very high criteria of general ethical standards."

Jon started his post-college work life as a high school teacher, counselor and coach. He, along with his then-young family, took a leap of faith to start a new career practicing law. He joined Tonkon Torp in 1990 and became a partner in 1996. In addition to his practice, he has been active in firm administration, including serving a three-year term on the firm’s Managing Board and serving as Chair of the Board from January 2004 to July 2005. Jon actively participates in pro bono matters where he represents indigent clients with a variety of legal needs and serves on the board of Human Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing poverty and homelessness.

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Jon's Representative Cases as Lead Counsel:
 

Apeldyn v. Samsung and Sony (USDC Del). Represents a patent owner to pursue claims that Samsung's and Sony's LCD TVs infringe a patent covering electro-optic technology.

 

Alternative Legal Solutions, Inc. v. Ferman Management Services Corp. (USDC D.Or.) (summary judgment decision at 2008 WL 65584) - Represented Compli in a breach of contract and trade secret case related to defendants' misuse of Compli's customized software product to develop a competing product. The case settled after we defeated defendants' summary judgment motion.
 

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GT Development Corp. v. Temco Metal Products Company (USDC W.D. Wash.) - Following Markman hearing and plaintiff's dismissal of case, obtained substantial award of attorney fees for defendant in patent infringement action.

 

MSM Investments Company, LLC v. Carolwood Corporation, 70 F Supp2d 1044 (N.D. Cal. 1999) - Successfully obtained summary judgment invalidating a patent that client was accused of infringing. Decision was affirmed on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

 

Pacific Scientific v. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions (Oregon state court) - Represented defendant in a trade secret case involving the design and manufacture of handheld and portable particle counters for clean room applications. The client prevailed following a preliminary injunction evidentiary hearing.

 

Actech v. Thetford Corporation (USDC W.D. Wash.) - Represented a manufacturer of recreational vehicle waste disposal systems against a competitor who has wrongfully asserted an invalid patent in the marketplace. The lawsuit sought a declaration of patent invalidity and antitrust violations. The case settled before trial.

 

West Coast Tanning v. Pacific Beach Tan (Oregon state court) - Successfully defended a company accused of misappropriating a competitor's trade secrets, including obtaining a judgment dismissing the competitor's claims following a two-week trial.

 

CDR Assessment v. CDR International (USDC D. Ok.) Defended international consulting firm against copyright and trademark infringement claims related to a trade book and leadership style assessments. The matter settled after significant discovery and a pending summary judgment motion.

 

FMC v. Key Technology (Ohio state court) - Represented Key Technology in a trade secret case involving the design and manufacture of optical sorters for food industry. The client prevailed following a preliminary injunction evidentiary hearing.

 

Key Technology v. Heat and Control (AAA arbitration) - Represented Key Technology in a breach of contract case involving a license to a distributor/competitor of confidential know-how related to vibratory conveyors. The matter settled after some discovery.

 

Industrial Adhesives v. Linear Products (USDC D.Or.) – Defendant a client in a patent infringement lawsuit related to a high-tech machine for applying tempered string to plywood laminations The case settled after we provided prior art that would invalidate the patent.

 

Ivey Performance Marketing v. Preston (Oregon state court) – Successfully pursued trade secret misappropriation and breach of non-solicitation /non-disclosure claims. Obtained stipulated injunction after significant discovery just prior to the preliminary injunction hearing.

Jon's published law review and journal articles include:

 

  • "Cutting the Puppet Strings: Discovering Attorney Work Product Through Experts," UOADC JournalU, 2008.

  • "Ambush – Waiver of Privilege at Trial:  Responsive Strategies and Recommendations for Reform," UOADC JournalU, 2007.

  • "Relevant Background Evidence is Swallowing the Rule: Applying FRE 404 in Discrimination Cases," ULitigation Journal,U Vol. 25, Number 1, Spring 2005.

  • "ADR: Quick, Easy and Inexpensive—Or Is It?"  UThe Business JournalU, 2004

  • "Personal Jurisdiction In A Foreign Forum: Where Will Your Website Take You?" UThe Litigation JournalU, 2001

  • "Interpretation and Construction of Contracts." 1994 Supplement to the Oregon State Bar "Contract Law in Oregon" Continuing Legal Education Handbook
Human Solutions, Inc.
Board Member
Housing Development Finance Committee

Multnomah Bar Association
CLE Committee
Judicial Screening Committee

Southeast Legal Clinic

Oregon State Parks Foundation
Past Member - Board of Trustees
Past Treasurer

City Club of Portland
Past Chair – Research Committee
Past Member – Board of Governors

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Former Board Member

CLiF Project
Volunteer Attorney

When Jon is not in the office, you can often find him on a country road on his road bike or on a mountain trail on his mountain bike. Or he may just be on a long hike or entertaining his granddaughter at home.