John White

CEO, Managing Director, and Program Faculty for Selected Programs
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Recognized as one of the top patent educators in the United States, John White has over 35 years of experience in all phases of the patent field. As a Director of the PCT Learning Center, he is responsible for program planning and outreach to the IP Law community.

John began his IP career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and later as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Patents. After leaving the USPTO, he founded what would become the largest dedicated patent search, documentation, and technical translation entity in the United States, supplying the needs of clients across the globe. He founded the patent law firm, Berenato & White, and a patent education company, now part of the Practising Law Institute (New York). He now practices law through Harness IP.

Since 1995, John has taught over 28,000 fellow patent practitioners in preparation for the Patent Office registration exam. He has also taught more than 400 U.S. Patent Examiners patent law and evidence, and has been qualified as a Patent Procedure Expert in several Federal District Court lawsuits. In addition, John has served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia School of Law, and John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and has created numerous patent education programs and publications.

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

John graduated in Civil (Structural) Engineering from Virginia Tech and obtained his law degree from George Washington University. He regularly speaks and publishes on a host of patent topics. He is registered to practice before the USPTO and a member of the bar in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.