James M. White



James White is an associate and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the firm’s Electronics Practice.

His practice involves all aspects of patent protection and strategic counseling in a wide variety of technologies including electronics, hardware, and software practice areas. Particularly, he has significant experience working with patent portfolios related to electric vehicle systems, battery systems for electric vehicle systems, and autonomous vehicle systems. He has experience working with patent portfolios related to power supply systems for electric vehicle systems, including inverter systems and converter systems.  He also has extensive experience working with patent portfolios related to virtualization, cloud computing services, networking, content delivery, complex event processing, radar systems, semiconductor circuits, medical devices and telecommunications systems. He has prosecuted foreign and domestic patent applications for companies, universities and individuals and also provided client counseling on a wide range of intellectual property matters.

Prior to his legal career, James worked as a systems engineer and supervisor for a large utility company in Boston, overseeing electrical system upgrades and new construction projects throughout the city of Boston.


James earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012). He received a master’s degree in power systems management (M.S., 2007), a graduate certificate in power systems (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering (B.S., with distinction, 2003), all from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


James is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark office.



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