Paul E. White (Retired)

Contact Info
  • Phone: Office Mgr. (202) 261-1034
  • Fax: (202) 204-8587
  • Email: Office Mgr. at

Areas of Practice

  •  Patent procurement
  •  Licensing, joint development and non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent and memorandums of understanding
  •  Infringement, validity, patentability and freedom to operate opinions
  •  Post Grant Proceedings
  •  Patent term extensions, IP audits including due diligence reviews of IP assets
  •  IP development, management and commercialization

Mr. White Retired from the Firm in December 2017. Mr. White was a partner for 7 years in the intellectual property law firm of Cushman Darby & Cushman, LLP and for 5 years in the intellectual property group of the international law firm, Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP (now, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP).

Prior to joining Cushman Darby & Cushman in 1985, Mr. White practiced law for two years as in-house counsel for Computer Corporation of America, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he advised on matters of licensing and intellectual property law. Mr. White has provided legal advice regarding toxologic and oncologic health hazards to the Attorney General of Massachusetts. Before practicing law, he gained over seven years of experience with the consulting firm of Engineering Science, Inc., the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, performing and managing technical investigations related to biochemical and chemical aspects of public health.

Mr. White focused on intellectual property strategic planning based on his technical knowledge, IP expertise, familiarity with regulatory approvals, management acumen and access to financial markets. This included counseling companies and research/development organizations in managing their intellectual property portfolios, and securing, licensing, protecting and enforcing their rights in commercially valuable technology. He worked with corporations, research laboratories, capital investors and universities involving technologies of organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, agro-sciences, material sciences, pharmaceuticals, molecular genetics and biotechnology.

Mr. White has published and presented technical papers and has written and lectured on biotechnology patent law. He has been an instructor for eight years at George Washington University teaching patent, copyright and trademark law, and an instructor for the Patent Resources Group.


  • J.D. Suffolk University School of Law, 1983
  • M.S., Clemson University (Environmental Systems Engineering – Biochemistry), 1972
  • B.S., University of Maryland (Biology), 1971


  • Admitted to practice before: District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Virginia Bars
  • Registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to: U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Virginia, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Member of: District of Columbia Bar, Massachusetts Bar and Virginia Bar Associations, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and American Chemical Society