Wayne State University
Katherine  E. White
Katherine E. White
Professor of Law
Room 3205
(313) 577-1054
Fax (313) 577-2620

Education

B.S.E. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University
J.D., University of Washington School of Law
LL.M. Intellectual Property Law, George Washington University Law School

Biography

Professor White received a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1988, a J.D. degree from the University of Washington in 1991, and a LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1996. After graduating from law school, Professor White served on active duty in the Honors Program of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps as the Corps of Engineers' Intellectual Property Counsel.  After leaving active duty, she clerked for the Hon. Randall R. Rader, circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  She received the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 1999-2000,  hosted by the Max Planck Institute Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. Elected in November 1998 and re-elected in 2006, Professor White currently serves as a member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. In addition, she serves as a lt. colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. She is a reserve instructor of law teaching constitutional and military law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. In addition, she is a registered patent attorney and serves as vice president of the Fulbright Association.  In August 2000, Professor White was  appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)  Patent Public Advisory Committee.  This committee has nine voting members to advise the director of the PTO on agency goals, operations, performance, budget, and user fees.  In 2001-2002,  Professor White served as the White House Fellow assigned to the Secretary of Agriculture, Ann M. Veneman, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Professor White was engaged in intellectual property and international trade issues surrounding agriculture and biotechnology, as well as homeland security matters.

Books

Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice, Third Edition.
Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice, Third Edition. (Aspen) 2008 co-authored w/Eric M. Dobrusin

This book offers up-to-date, comprehensive case analysis and a clear framework for streamlining the procedural requirements and issues involved in resolving patent disputes. The book provides an unparalleled analysis of crucial procedures and guiding case law on key phases of pretrial litigation practice including: preliminary injunction, bifurcation, discovery, summary judgment, and more. Readers will learn cutting-edge, evidence-based practices to establish facts, test the sufficiency of an opponent's case, commit an opponent to a position, and focus the issues toward their advantage. http://www.aspenpublishers.com/Product.asp?catalog_name=Aspen&category_name=&product_id=0735567832&cookie_test=1

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Selected Publications

How the Supreme Court's Decisions over the Last Decade Have Reshaped Federal Circuit Jurisprudence, 35 N.KY.L.Rev. 315 (2008).

The Recent Expansion of Extraterritoriality in Patent Infringement Cases, 2007 UCLA J.L. & TECH. 1

One Step Outside the Country, One Step Back from Patent Infringement, Contract and Fiscal Law Developments of 2006Year in Review, ARMY LAW. 136, Department of the Army Pamphlet 27-50-404 (January 2007)
 
Preserving the Patent Process to Incentivize Innovation in a Global Economy, SYRACUSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LAW REPORTER, (Spring 2006)

Trade Secrets and the Federal Tort Claims Act, Contract and Fiscal Law Developments of 2005Year in Review, ARMY LAW. 125, Department of the Army Pamphlet 27-50-392   (January 2006)

DD Form 882 Over Substance:  Caveat Forfeiture, Contract and Fiscal Law Developments of 2005Year in Review, ARMY LAW. 126, Department of the Army Pamphlet 27-50-392 (January 2006)

ERIC M. DOBRUSIN AND KATHERINE E. WHITE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION, PRETRIAL PRACTICE GUIDE, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September 2006)

Losing Rights to Intellectual Property:  The Perils of Contracting with the Federal Government, Contract and Fiscal Law Developments of 2004Year in Review, ARMY LAW. 146, Department of the Army Pamphlet 27-50-380 (January 2005)

ERIC M. DOBRUSIN AND KATHERINE E. WHITE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION, PRETRIAL PRACTICE GUIDE, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September 2005)
 
An Efficient Way to Improve Patent Quality for Plant Varieties, 3 NW J. OF TECH. & INTELL. PROP. 79 (2004)

Eric M. Dobrusin and Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September2004)
 
Eric M. Dobrusin and Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September2003)
 
Festo:  A Case Contravening the Convergence of Doctrine of Equivalents Jurisprudence in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 8 MICH. TELECOMM. & TECH. L. REV. 1 (2001-2002) (lead article)

Eric M. Dobrusin and Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September 2002)
 
A Rule for Determining When Patent Misuse Should be Applied, 11 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP., MEDIA & ENT. L.J. 671 (Spring 2001)

Eric M. Dobrusin and Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September 2001)
 
A General Rule of Law is Needed to Define Public Use in Patent Cases, 88 KY. L.J. 423, No. 2 (1999-2000)

Eric M. Dobrusin and Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Aspen Law & Business Supplement (September 2000)
 
Eric M. Dobrusin and Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Aspen Law & Business (September1999 loose-leaf edition)
 
Katherine E. White, Intellectual Property Litigation, Pretrial Practice Guide, Chapter 2A, Cumulative Supplement, Aspen Publishing 1998

Prosecution History Estoppel after Warner-Jenkinson, Comment, Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property Publication Series No. 3, 1997, University of Washington School of Law (Summer 1998)
 

Accomplishments

July 27, 2011
Katherine E. White former judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, spoke at the CASRIP 2011 High Technology Protection Summit at the University of Washington School of Law on July 22. White spoke on Judge Rader's judicial opinions on patent infringement throughout his 20 years on the Federal Circuit. Click here for more information.


March 21, 2011
Katherine E. White has been selected as an Instructor of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., for her army reserve duty. She will be teaching courses beginning in May 2011. Her rank is Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.


January 25, 2011
Katherine E. White was reappointed to the Plant Variety Protection Board by the USDA. The board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on the adoption of new rules and regulations, makes advisory decisions on appeals from applicants, and advises on declaring a protected variety open to public use in emergencies. USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service monitors the operation of the board.

 

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