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Katherine E. White

A portrait of Katherine E. White

Katherine E. White

P.O. Box 1842 Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1842

Katherine E. White received a B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, a J.D. degree from the University of Washington, a LL.M. degree in patent and intellectual property law from the George Washington University Law School and a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. From 1995-1996, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Randall R. Rader, Circuit Judge (ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From 2000-2002, she was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to serve on the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Public Advisory Committee. She was also first appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Variety Protection Office Advisory Board serving from 2004 and continues to serve today. She was elected to the University of Michigan Board of Regents in 1998, and reelected in both 2006 and 2014. Her term expires January 1, 2023. In 2015, she became a member of the Old National Bancorp Corporate Board of Directors.

She is currently a Professor of Law at the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. In addition, she is a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army National Guard currently serving as the Deputy Commander of the 46 Military Police Command in Lansing, MI. She is a Fulbright Senior Scholar (Germany), a White House Fellow 2001-2002, and a registered patent attorney.