Happy Birthday to Us! IPWatchdog.com turns 10!
|Written by Gene Quinn
Patent Attorney & Founder of IPWatchdog
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Posted: Oct 10, 2009 @ 2:29 pm
It is almost difficult to believe that 10 years ago today IPWatchdog.com first launched. At the time I was living in Orlando, Florida, and had just embarked upon what I had hoped would be a career as a full-time law school professor. Things didn’t quite go according to plan on that front, but through all my travels, teaching at various law schools, becoming associated with the PLI Patent Bar Review course in 2001 and now being a paid writer and having my own patent law practice one thing has remained constant, and that is IPWatchdog.com.
I want to thank all those who have been readers and visitors over the years. Over the years we have had well over 3 million unique visitors, and perhaps over 4 million unique visitors. This year we are on pace to wind up with somewhere between 650,000 and 700,000 unique visitors. I am extremely gratified that so many have found IPWatchdog.com useful for one reason or another.
Times certainly change, and IPWatchdog.com has grown over the years, changing both in look and feel and in substance. For most of the 10 years we have provided information to individuals to help them better understand patents, copyrights and trademarks. For a portion of that time we did a weekly newsletter that profiled every intellectual property case opinion, including some non-reported cases when it wasn’t so easy to find them. That has given way to the IPWatchdog.com Blog, which continues to grow in popularity. There will no doubt be changes in the future; I am already contemplating a redesign of the website/blog to keep things fresh and moving forward. With whatever changes happen, whether substantive or to the look and feel, IPWatchdog.com will continue and I can only hope we have another 10 years as good as our first.
Again, thank you to everyone for joining me on this journey!
While it may be a little embarrassing, I thought it might be interesting to pay homage to some of the old, and outdated, looks IPWatchdog.com has had over the years.
IPWatchdog circa 1999
IPWatchdog circa 2001 – 2002
IPWatchdog circa 2002 – 2003
IPWatchdog circa 2003 – 2006
IPWatchdog circa 2006 – 2008
About the Author
Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney, law professor and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the top patent bar review course in the nation, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam. Gene started the widely popular intellectual property website IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has had many millions of unique visitors. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today, CNN Money, NPR and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide. He represents individuals, small businesses and start-up corporations. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods.