John White

John White

John White is a Director at Soryn IP, a patent advisory and finance firm that, among a host of patent-centric offerings, assists parties in identifying and acquiring patent portfolios that satisfy strategic and business needs. Mr. White is also a US patent attorney and a principal lecturer/author of the PLI Patent Bar Review Course. Since John began teaching patent bar review courses in 1995, he has personally taught nearly 50% of all practicing patent attorneys and patent agents how to successfully become admitted to the Patent Bar. has also taught numerous US Patent Examiners at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in the “Law and Evidence Course” necessary for them to advance to Partial Negotiation authority as Examiners. John serves as an expert witness in litigations and is regarded as a leading authority on patent practice and procedure. For more information please see his profile page.

Posts by John White

Has the Patent System failed US tech companies?

Patent Monetization is a wake. The Patent System failed US tech companies. Licensing is dead. Patent values are zero – perhaps even negative.... The Silicon Valley elites have …
By John White
4 months ago 13

Senator Coons, Acting Director Matal give Keynote at IAM Patent Policy Conference

The second (lunch) keynote was from a patent fan: Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). By now, I have heard him speak on several occasions and it is always …
By John White
4 months ago 2

What I Want and Why: An Open Letter to the Next PTO Director

Inasmuch as the new Director can change, or do whatever they want once in the job, and will be subject to political winds, I thought I’d …
By John White
6 months ago 9

PTO Director Needed – Swamp Resistance Desirable

If someone were there to speak for America that person would recognize the obvious. There is no historical evidence of any economy having a thriving innovation ecosystem …
By John White
1 year ago 30

Curing the PTAB: How 3 Fixes Will Make a Better, Fairer Process

When the America Invents Act (AIA) was being formulated, from about 2005 – 2011, nothing was more subject to change bill-to-bill than the proposed “1st look” and “2nd look” procedures …
By John White
1 year ago 8

A Toxic Brew – and the Cure for the U.S. Patent System

The Supreme Court has run two areas of technology, bio and software, into a legal ditch from which there is no escape.... It should be no surprise …
By John White
1 year ago 58

Regime Change – USPTO

The PTO then drifted towards being a very user unfriendly operation that has become a center of suspicion and cynicism. I do not think Director Lee necessarily …
By John White
1 year ago 20

Demand Driven Patent Acquisition: Time to get busy

My view is we have reached a time of strategic purchasing that we not seen or experienced previously. Here's why: If you want to know the future, …
By John White
2 years ago 2

Patent Value and Changing Metrics – Time to Believe in Our Product

The reason it matters as to whether we patent folks can speak non-patent speak is that those who make the decisions about patent value, i.e., corporate …
By John White
2 years ago 3

The Day that Changed the World: April 10, 1790

To patent folks April 10, 1790 is the day that the earth shook, the heavens opened, and history was forever altered. 225 years ago, on April 10, 1790, President George Washington signed …
By John White
3 years ago 10

The Criticality of Patents to Innovation: The Short Story of Expanse Bioinformatics

The patent system is, has been, and will remain a vital engine of economic motivation and growth if preserved intact. At the moment, that preservation is at …
By John White
4 years ago 5

For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge …
By John White
4 years ago 37

The “Useful Arts” in the Modern Era: For SCOTUS on CLS Bank

Many, many, many patents have issued to cover the physical elements and intuitive steps to make this familiar sequence possible and increasingly reliable and refined. Mechanical elements, …
By John White
4 years ago 2

What is a Computer?

A computer is, at a fundamental level, simply a clump of electrical switches each of which are in either an on or an off position. Whether and …
By John White
4 years ago 72

Help for the Supreme Court in CLS Bank

my iPhone can be a bell that you physically shake and it goes “ding” like a hotel desk bell; or it can be a carpenter’s level …
By John White
4 years ago 6