Jim White is a partner in VLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has over 20 years of experience in patent procurement in computer-related areas, including computer software and Internet-related patents. Jim’s practice focuses on the domestic and foreign prosecution of computer-related patents, and also provides services in strategic planning and analysis of patent portfolios, patent validity and infringement opinions, and patent licensing. Jim has prepared and filed hundreds of computer-related patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, cryptography, cloud computing, digital rights management, broadband technology and services, operating systems, networking, decision theory, object-oriented programming, telecom, compilers, and parallel-processing.  Prior to working as a software patent attorney, Jim worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley for over six years.   


  • J.D., UC Berkeley School Of Law, 1997, Order Of The Coif, Executive Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal
  • M.S. Stanford University, 1991, Computer Science
  • B.S., Stanford University, 1989, Symbolic Systems with emphasis in Artificial Intelligence

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers
  • Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington
  • First Prize in national ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition on Copyright Law, 1997
    • “Tips for Patent Practitioners,” LSI Technology Law & Artificial Intelligence Conference, Seattle, WA (December 2018)