Jim White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Mercer Island, WA

VLP Law Group
7683 SE 27th Street, Suite 145
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-604-4452
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

An attorney at VLP Law Group, Jim White focuses his practice on patent prosecution, infringement, planning and licensing, with a particular emphasis on software and Internet-related inventions. He provides representation to clients from the firm’s office in Seattle, Washington.

Mr. White received an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1991, to complement his undergraduate BS degree focused on artificial intelligence from that institution in 1989. He also worked as a software engineer for such well-known companies as Rockwell International and Nortel Networks until deciding to pursue a career as an attorney. To that end, Mr. White enrolled at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and he served as an executive editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal before being inducted into the Order of the Coif and being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997.

Mr. White’s experience has included various forms of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, data mining and machine vision, as well as work in other software areas that include cloud computing, augmented and virtual reality, video gaming, smart home and Internet-Of-Things (IoT), e-commerce, cryptography, communications protocols and operating systems. Over the years, he has represented such companies as Microsoft, Amazon.com, Zillow, Veritone, Novantas, Valve, Nokia, Groupon, Inrix, RichRelevance, Siebel Systems (now Oracle/Sun), Attachmate and Cray. Mr. White was a patent attorney at several area law groups before joining VLP Law Group in September 2018. Highly regarded by his fellow members of the bar for the depth and breadth of his patent law knowledge, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013.  

Mr. White has been admitted to practice in Washington since 1997, and he is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association and the Washington State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas



7 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008

About Jim White

Admitted: 1997, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.vlplawgroup.com/attorneys/jim-white/

Representative Clients

  • Clients that I have worked for include Amazon.com; Zillow; Valve; Microsoft; Novantas; Veritone; Groupon; Inrix; RichRelevance; Siebel Systems (now Oracle/Sun); Nokia; Attachmate; Cray Computers; etc.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • Washington State Bar Association


  • Best Lawyer, Patent Law - Best Lawyers In America - 2013-2020; Highly Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington - 2018; Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington - 2013-2017
  • First Prize in national ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition on Copyright Law, 1997
  • Washington Super Lawyers, 2015 - Present
  • Order Of The Coif, UC Berkeley School Of Law

Educational Background

  • Stanford University, Symbolic Systems with emphasis in Artificial Intelligence, B.S., 1989
  • Stanford University, M.S., Computer Science, 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • UC Berkeley School Of Law, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • “Tips for Patent Practitioners,” LSI Technology Law & Artificial Intelligence Conference, Seattle, 2018
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Office Location for Jim White

7683 SE 27th Street
Suite 145
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: 206-604-4452

Last Updated: 3/1/2021

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