Jason C. White litigates intellectual property disputes involving patents, design patents, trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, and trade secrets. Experienced in bench and jury trials throughout the United States, including before District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and the US Court of International Trade, Jason has served as lead counsel in several recent trials. He also represents clients in appellate proceedings and has argued many cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additionally, Jason serves as the head of the Chicago intellectual property practice, a co-leader of the firm’s cross-practice technology initiative, and a co-leader of the technology intellectual property disputes practice.
Jason regularly represents both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and he has experience negotiating license agreements. He also helps clients assert and defend claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, and unfair competition.
With an undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering, Jason has experience trying cases that involve technologies such as the Internet, e-commerce, computer hardware and software, cellular communications, database search and retrieval, global positioning systems (GPS), automated guidance systems, vehicle control systems, electronic gaming, and medical devices.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Jason was a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice at the Chicago office of another international law firm.
Obtained a plaintiff’s verdict and an award of $31 million for a leading power tool manufacturer against a major competitor after a two-week jury trial in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Obtained a defense verdict for a pharmaceutical product company after a two-week ANDA trial in the District of Delaware. The district court ruled that half of the asserted patents were invalid and the other asserted patents were not infringed, resulting in a complete victory for our client.
Obtained a defense verdict of noninfringement and invalidity in a patent infringement lawsuit for a major internet search company after a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas where plaintiff sought $28 million in damages.
Represented a major internet search company in a patent infringement jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas. The jury’s finding of infringement was reversed by the Federal Circuit resulting in a complete victory for our client.
Represented a major boat manufacturer in a patent infringement jury trial in the Eastern District of Virginia. The jury’s finding of infringement was reversed by the Federal Circuit resulting in a complete victory for our client.
Obtained a defense verdict of no-liability for a major pharmaceutical and healthcare company in a patent false marking lawsuit after a bench trial in the Southern District of New York where plaintiff sought a $20 million fine.
Obtained a summary judgment ruling of no liability in a false patent marking lawsuit for a major manufacturer of single use food and beverage service products in the Eastern District of Virginia where the plaintiff sought more than $10 trillion. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment.
Represented dozens of clients as petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
University of Dayton School of Law, 1996, J.D., cum laude
Marquette University, 1992, B.S.E.E.
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Patent, Chicago, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
Recognized, IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2018, 2019)
Recognized, IP Trademark Star – Illinois, Managing Intellectual Property (2018, 2019)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Supreme Court (federal and state), The Legal 500 US (2016, 2017)
Recognized, Illinois Super Lawyers (2009–2019)
Recognized, Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2007–2019)