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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 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

IPWatchdog Unleashed: What is the USPTO Doing Now?

This week our conversation is with Scott McKeown, a shareholder with Wolf Greenfield and the author of, and Steve McBride, a partner with Carmichael IP. In this wide-ranging conversation, we cover what is happening at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), specifically discussing the office’s proposed changes to terminal disclaimers for obviousness-type double patenting, the proposed Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rules, director review as it pertains to inter partes review (IPR). We also discuss pending legislation on Capitol Hill, specifically discussing the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act (PERA) and The Promoting and Respecting Economically Vital American Innovation Leadership Act (PREVAIL), which deals with statutory reforms to PTAB.

IPWatchdog Unleashed: The Unified Patent Court One Year In, with Tobias Wuttke

IPWatchdog is excited to introduce IPWatchdog Unleashed, an original podcast where each week we will journey into the world of intellectual property to discuss the law, news, policy and politics of innovation, technology, and creativity. With analysis and commentary from industry thought leaders and newsmakers from around the world, IPWatchdog Unleashed is hosted by world renowned patent attorney and founder of, Gene Quinn.

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