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Prior Art and Obviousness 2014: Current Trends in Sections 102 and 103

Author(s): John M. White
Practice Area: Intellectual Property
Published: May 2014
PLI Item #: 51053
CHB Spine #: G1182

John W. White is a partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s Corporate Department and serves as Chair of its Corporate Governance and Board Advisory practice. From 2006 through 2008, he served as Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which oversees disclosure and reporting by public companies in the United States. During his over 25 years as a partner at Cravath, John has focused his practice on representing public companies on a wide variety of matters including corporate governance matters, public reporting and disclosure obligations, public financings and restatements and other financial crises. John is a member of the Standing Advisory Group (SAG), which advises the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He has also served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB). He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee of both the Practising Law Institute and the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.  He served three years on the New York Stock Exchange’s Legal Advisory Committee, four years as Chairman of the Securities Regulation Institute and five years as Co-chair of PLI’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation.  John was selected in 2014 and 2015 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of 100 “most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community”.