Christopher White


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Minor in Computer Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, with honors


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association

Thought Leadership

  • Author, “Apocalypse Soon:  U.S. Patent 100 Million Is Coming,” American Bar Association’s Landslide, Vol. 11 No. 1
  • Co-author,"Protecting Artificial-Intelligence Systems Using Patent Applications," TYL InFocus, ABA Young Lawyers Division website, April 2018
  • Co-author, White, et al. “Promoting the Progress of Science and Useful Arts in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” Presented at the International Conference on “New Paradigms of Law?”, College of Law, National Chengchi University, Taipei, December 2017.
  • Invited panelist on the “Crossroads Between IP Law and Artificial Intelligence: The End of Inventorship?” panel at the Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Annual Symposium, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University. March 2017.
  • Invited panelist on the “Back to Copyright? Software Patents After Alice” panel at the Annual IP/Life Science Symposium, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University. April 2016.
  • Author, “Transitioning to the America Invents Act,” New York State Bar Association’s Bright Ideas, Spring/Summer 2013
  • Co-author, “Dive in to C++ and survive.” Featured Design Article, February 16, 2009
  • Co-author, “Perceptual effects of reducing blue power,” SID 2009 Digest


  • U.S. Patent No. 9,659,532 ''Four-channel transmissive display system.''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,601,047 ''Method for dimming electroluminescent display .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,407,117 ''Shaped electrical conductor .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,343,042 ''Four-channel display with desaturation and luminance gain .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,343,041 ''Four-channel emissive display system .''
  • U.S.Patent No. 9,343,040 ''Four-channel display power reduction with desaturation .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,189,662 ''RFID reading system using RF grating .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,177,500 ''Display with secure decryption of image signals .''
  • U. S. Patent No. 9,163,955 ''Electronic sensing system with environmental sensor patches.''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,096,079 ''Dryer impinging heating liquid onto moistened medium .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,074,816 ''Dryer with heating liquid in cavity .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,941,396 ''Electronic sensing system with environmental sensor patch .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,938,195 ''Fixing toner using heating-liquid-blocking barrier .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,922,346 ''Masked container RFID tag communications system .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,904,932 ''Producing bound document having inner cover sheet .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,904,668 ''Applying heating liquid to remove moistening liquid .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,849,170 ''Toner fixer with liquid-carrying porous material .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,843,047 ''Toner fixer impinging heating liquid onto barrier .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,826,558 ''Barrier dryer transporting medium through heating liquid .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,824,944 ''Applying heating liquid to fix toner .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,818,252 ''Toner fixer transporting medium through heating liquid .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,810,391 ''Sensing exposure to environmental factors .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8805261 ''Toner fixer impinging heating liquid onto medium .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8798515 ''Transported medium heating-liquid-barrier toner fixer .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8756830 ''Dryer transporting moistened medium through heating liquid.''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8756825 ''Removing moistening liquid using heating-liquid barrier .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8749707 ''Display of video with motion .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8684514 ''Barrier dryer with porous liquid-carrying material .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8674911 ''Electroluminescent device aging compensation with multilevel drive .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8665295 ''Electroluminescent display initial-nonuniformity-compensated drve signal .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8623226 ''Making stacked pancake motors using patterned adhesives .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8619103 ''Electroluminescent device multilevel-drive chromaticity-shift compensation .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8605185 ''Capture of video with motion-speed determination and variable capture rate .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8587501 ''Electroluminescent display device with optically communicating chiplets .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8576145 ''Tonescale compression for electroluminescent display .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8456390 ''Electroluminescent device aging compensation with multilevel drive .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8451437 ''Electroluminescent light output sensing for variation detection .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8405770 ''Display of video with motion .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8358782 ''Method for displaying a video of a scene .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8339386 ''Electroluminescent device aging compensation with reference subpixels .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8264482 ''Interleaving drive circuit and electro-luminescent display system utilizing a multiplexer .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8179466 ''Capture of video with motion-speed determination and variable capture rate .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8130182 ''Digital-drive electroluminescent display with aging compensation .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8125472 ''Display device with parallel data distribution .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8081177 ''Chiplet display with optical control .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8026873 ''Electroluminescent display compensated analog transistor drive signal .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8004538 ''Preferential tone scale for electronic displays .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 8004479 ''Electroluminescent display with interleaved 3T1C compensation .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 7884832 ''Calibrating RGBW displays .''
  • U.S. Patent No. 7773062 ''Method and apparatus for uniformity compensation in an electroluminescent display .''

Chris develops and manages U.S. and international patent portfolios and advises clients on IP strategies. He works with universities, startups, small businesses, and major corporations to protect ideas and to develop patent portfolios that effectively constrain competitors’ freedom of action.

Chris has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in electronics and software. He currently works in a wide range of technical areas, with a concentration in cybersecurity and telecommunications. He has also written patent applications in flat-panel displays, electrophotographic and inkjet printers, and user interfaces for portable electronic devices. Chris is skilled in securing patent coverage in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Beyond patent prosecution, Chris trains engineers, scientists, professors, and graduate students in patent law and practice. He carries out his own investigations, most recently focusing on interactions between artificial intelligence (AI) and the patent system. He has served as an invited panelist and presented webinars on patent topics. In December 2017 he and a co-author presented a paper on AI in Taiwan. He is also an active open-source software developer.

Prior to joining Lee & Hayes, Chris worked at Eastman Kodak Company for over ten years in various capacities, including electronics engineering, embedded-systems development, and intellectual property management, finishing his time at Kodak as a patent agent. He is a named inventor on 53 U.S. patents. He was recognized as an Eastman Kodak Company Distinguished Inventor for his patents in organic LED (OLED) technology.