Jim White - Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Jim White

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 206-622-4900


Jim White specializes in the domestic and foreign prosecution of software and Internet-related patents, and also provides services in strategic planning and analysis of patent portfolios, patent validity and infringement opinions, and patent licensing. He received his technical degrees from Stanford University, including an M.S. in Computer Science (1991) and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with an emphasis in Artificial Intelligence (1989). After over six years of work as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley, he returned to Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his J.D. (1997) and was appointed to the Order of the Coif. While at Boalt Hall, he was an Executive Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.


Jim’s professional experience includes research and development work at several companies, including Nortel Networks and Rockwell International. He has extensive expertise in a number of software-related technologies and e-commerce applications, including communications protocols, cryptography, object-oriented programming, telecom, data mining, operating systems, networking, decision theory, artificial intelligence, compilers, and parallel-processing.

Jim has spoken on and is co-author of the publication, “Software Patents: Procuring and Enforcing,” The Patent Resources Group, October 1999, as well as authoring several other software-related legal publications.


Jim is admitted to the Washington State Bar (1997) and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Patent Law Association.

Stanford UniversityBS 1989Stanford UniversityMS 1991University of California BerkeleyJ.D. 1997
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office BarWashington State Patent Law AssociationWashington State Bar AssociationAmerican Intellectual Property Law Association

Case History

Patent Procurement — I have prepared and filed hundreds of patent applications in
the software and Internet-related areas, assisting clients that
range from start-ups to industry leaders (e.g., Amazon.com,
Microsoft, etc.) in developing and strengthening their patent

Office Location

701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5400
Seattle, WA 98104-7064
United States

Practice Areas

Patent Law

Other Information

Gender: Male