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John M. White

John M. White

Soryn IP Group
Director
Waterford, VA, USA


Recognized as one of the top patent educators in the United States, John has over 30 years experience in all phases of the patent field. As a Director at Soryn, John is principally responsible for outreach to the technology community and advising Soryn clients on a host of strategic issues.

John began his technical career as a Field Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration specializing in bridge rehabilitation. Later, he worked as a Patent Examiner and the Special Assistant and Speech Writer to the Commissioner of Patents, Donald J. Quigg. Post law school, John founded what would become the largest patent searching and documentation entity in the U.S., supplying the needs of clients across the globe. He also founded the patent law firm, Berenato & White, and a patent education company. After selling the education company to the Practising Law Institute in the mid-90’s, John remained the author and principal lecturer for the course he created.

Since 1995, John has taught 25,000+ fellow patent practitioners in preparation for the Patent Office registration exam. He has also taught more than 400 Patent Examiners patent law and evidence, and has been qualified as a Patent Procedure Expert in several Federal District Court lawsuits. In addition, John served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia School of Law, and John Marshal Law School and has created numerous patent education programs and publications.

John has examined, written, and prosecuted thousands of patent applications in the United States and around the world.

Born in Bern, Switzerland, John graduated in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, and obtained his law degree from George Washington University. He regularly speaks and publishes on a host of patent topics.

John M. White is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Law Institute (11th Annual)
Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2017: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103
Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2018: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Patent Quality Forum Series, United States Patent and Trademark Office (November 3–16, 2016) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
“New” vs. “Old” 102: Putting Together Old and New 102 - Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2018: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103 , Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2017: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103, Monday, June 26, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Friday, April 13, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO - Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO, Monday, April 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO - Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO - Breakout Session No. 3b: Prosecution – Avoiding Patent Malpractice at the USPTO, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember, Monday, April 16, 2018
PBR Live Program  PBR Live Program Patent Office Exam Course 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Minneapolis, MN
Patent Office Exam Course 2018, Tuesday, June 05, 2018, McLean, VA
Patent Office Exam Course 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Patent Office Exam Course 2018, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Boston, MA
Patent Office Exam Course 2018, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, Chicago , IL
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2018: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Patent Eligibility, Prior Art and Obviousness 2018: Current Trends in Sections 101, 102, and 103, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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