Posted: October 9th, 2009
The WF Intellectual Property Law Association and the Office of Career Services are teaming up to present a one-hour program for students who might be interested in Patent law on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:00 noon in Room 1302. Guest speaker John M. White has been preparing applicants for the Patent Bar Exam since 1988 and is the Director of Patent Professional Development at PLI.
Please register to attend by submitting an RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH! Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, but please bring your own drink.
Mr. White is a principle lecturer and course designer in the Patent Bar Review course. He is a former patent examiner and special assistant to the commissioner of patents and trademarks. Mr. White entered private practice in 1987, and started his own firm, Longacre & White, in 1988. In 1998, Mr. White merged his firm with the Liniak & Berenato firm, now the Berenato White & Stavish firm in Bethesda, MD. He currently serves as Of Counsel at Berenato White & Stavish, and an adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School, and Concord Law School. Mr. White received his B. S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and his J. D. from George Washington University School of Law. He has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, infringement and validity analysis and opinion writing. Mr. White has served as an expert witness in numerous patent litigation matters and has also successfully argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences.
Mr. White has an interactive presentation, is very approachable and very well known in the field, he speaks about Patent Practice, the patent bar exam, where the jobs are in this field, salary, and answers any general questions from the students, he will also give out scholarship applications to PLI programs.
Mr. White’s format is very open, he involves the students in discussion that way everyone feels comfortable to ask as many questions as possible, and to make the most of the time.