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Gene Quinn

President & CEO

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Mr. Quinn has twice been named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine, in both 2014 and 2019. From 2017-2023, Mr. Quinn has also been recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top 300 IP strategists in the world, and in 2021 he was recognized by IAM in their inaugural Strategy 300 Global Leaders list.

Mr. Quinn founded IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and he is currently President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. According to IAM Magazine, Mr. Quinn “has reshaped the IP debate in the United States in a way that has forced policy makers to carefully consider the macroeconomic effects of IP law and its potential to drive innovation and economic activity.”

Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn has advised inventors, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses throughout the U.S. and around the world. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and has represented patent practitioners before the Office of Enrollment & Discipline.

Mr. Quinn began his career as a litigator handling a variety of civil litigation matters, and he has been a patent attorney for nearly two decades. He has previously taught a variety of intellectual property courses at the law school level, teaching courses such as patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and introduction to intellectual property at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and Whittier Law School. Since 2000 Mr. Quinn has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the nation.

Mr. Quinn is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Recent Articles by Gene Quinn

Shifting Strategies: Building a Strong Patent Portfolio in an Erratic U.S. Patent System

Finding an appropriate patent strategy is simple. Start with a well-funded and dedicated research and development team who sees their job as not only inventing but also working side-by-side with patent attorneys to protect the intangible assets they create for the betterment and advancement of the company. Instruct the patent attorneys representing the company to spend the time necessary to describe and claim the invention to meet the standards of today and the moving target that is the unknowable standards of tomorrow. Pay millions and millions of dollars in patent office fees in the United States and around the world. Then, sit back and watch success roll in like waves washing over the sand at high tide.

The USPTO Needs to Investigate This Disturbing ‘Patent Examiner’ Reddit Thread

If you have done a search for just about anything using Google, you have no doubt at one time or another stumbled across Reddit, the self-described “home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection.” Regardless of what you are interested in, there is a community and conversation to be found on Reddit. For those familiar with Reddit and the breadth of topics covered it probably comes as no real surprise that there is a patent examiner Reddit, which has some 4,800 users. What should be surprising—shocking even—is what was recently discussed in one quickly deleted thread within that patent examiner Reddit.

Upcoming Events with Gene Quinn

IPWatchdog LIVE 2024

September 29, 2024-October 1, 2024

Life Sciences Masters™ 2024

October 28 - October 30, 2024

IPWatchdog LIVE 2025

March 2, 2025 - March 4, 2025

Past Events with Gene Quinn

PTAB Masters™ 2024

Held January 29-30, 2024

Webinar: PCT Update & Best Practices

June 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Webinar: PTAB Rules – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

June 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Webinar: Raising the Profile of IP within Your Company

April 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT