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Michael D. White

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Patent Preparation and Prosecution • Patentability, Freedom to Operate, and Infringement Opinions • Ex-Parte Patent Appeals • Patent Reexaminations and Reissues • Patent Post-Grant Reviews and Derivation Proceedings • Patent and Trademark Enforcement • IP Strategy • IP Litigation Consultation

Michael D. White, JD, is a registered patent attorney and has over 27 years of intellectual property experience with an emphasis in patent litigation, preparation, prosecution, client counseling and opinion work.  In addition, he has engaged in trademark litigation and registration, as well as copyright registration.  Prior to working in intellectual property law, Mike worked as a research engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and began his legal career as an attorney involved in licensing and regulation of nuclear power plants.  As a consequence, Mike’s entire professional career has been directed to complex technologies.

Mike focuses his practice in patent preparation and prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, opinion work, client counseling and intellectual property litigation consultation.

Prior to joining Symbus, Mike practiced intellectual property law at Blank Rome LLP, a large general practice firm, as well as his own solo practice.

Court Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Representative Litigations:

Represented paper making equipment manufacturer in patent infringement action involving screenplates for paper making.

Represented golf course equipment company in patent infringement action involving GPS on a golf course.

Represented petroleum refining company in patent infringement action involving metals passivation in a refinery process.

Represented trenchless pipeliner company in multiple patent infringement actions involving trenchless pipeline rehabilitation.

Represented plumbing equipment supplier in patent infringement action involving a drain plug.

Represented fiber optic device company in patent infringement action involving a fiber optic polishing device.

Represented pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action involving omeprazole.

Represented airport equipment company in patent infringement action involving a runway safety system.

Represented automobile company in vehicle designation trademark dispute.

Represented automobile company in multiple trademark disputes involving revival of vehicle trademark.

Represented earth-moving machine auctioneer in ITC grey market action.

Represented communication system billing system company in multiple patent infringement actions involving a billing system.

Of Counsel, Symbus Law Group, 2013 - present.

Bar Memberships: District of Columbia, Virginia, California (inactive); registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Associations: Master and former President and Secretary, George Washington American Inn of Court; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Institute of Navigation; American Nuclear Society; Association of University Technology Managers; American Bar Association; Virginia Bar Association

Education: B.S. Nuclear Engineering, B.S. Applied Mathematics, M.E. Nuclear Engineering, University of Virginia; J.D. University of Tennessee