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A Special Thank You to Our Guest Contributors!

Written by Gene Quinn
Patent Attorney & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
Principal Lecturer, PLI Patent Bar Review Course
Posted: December 2, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

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As you may have seen, has been named to the ABA Blawg 100, which recognizes the top 100 blogs on the Internet written by lawyers for lawyers.  This marks the third year in a row we have been honored by the American Bar Association Journal as a top 100 blog.

Now the voting begins. Last year we were voted the top IP Law blog and greatly appreciate the support we received.  Once again this year we are in the same category — IP Law — as is Professor Dennis Crouch’s widely popular PatentlyO blog.  If you are inclined to vote for us we would once again greatly appreciate your support.

Over the years has continued to try and add additional perspectives from a wide variety of guest contributors, ranging from well respected practicing attorneys and agents to high profile academics to inventors and pro-patent lobbyists. It is hard to imagine providing such depth of analysis on such an array of topics without having truly wonderful guest authors.  So we take this moment to say a very special thank you and to shine the spotlight on them. Each deserve to share in any recognition of  While I am loathe to single any guests out I would be remiss if I didn’t separately thank both Beth Hutchens (10 contributions) and Eric Guttag (9 contributions)!

Without further ado, here are the guest contributors in alphabetical order, along with their contributions for 2011.

Jeanne Albrecht, Verif IP

Joseph Allen, Allen & Associates

Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Professor of Law, Suffolk University

Michael Bowman

John Boyd, Rimon Law Group

Howard Bremer, Patent Counsel Emeritus, Wisconsin Research Foundation

Michael Carrier, Professor of Law, Rutgers University (Camden)

Bernard Cassidy, Tessara Technologies, Inc.

Mary Cheney

Manus Cooney, American Continental Group

John Cronin, Chairman & Managing Director, ipCapital Group

Scott Daniels, Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian, Patent Reexamination Blog

Eldora Ellison, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Richard Epstein, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago Law School

Robert Fletcher, President & Founder of IPISC

Jeremiah Frueauf, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Charles Gorentstein, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

Marla Grossman, American Continental Group

Eric Guttag, Guttag IP Law

Dr. John Hershey, author of The Eureka! Method

Michelle Holobek, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Dr. John Howells, Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business

David Hricik, Professor Law, Mercer University School of Law

Beth Hutchens, Hutchens Law Office

Ron Katznelson, Bi-Level Technologies

F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law, GW Law School

Jack Lander, The Inventor Mentor

Michael Lin, Marks & Clerk (Hong Kong)

Bryan Lord, New Venture Advisors

Mark Lemley, Professor of Law, Stanford University Law School

Mark Malek, Zies Widerman & Malek

Leo Mazur, President of the Inventors Society of South Florida

Chief Judge Paul Michel, CAFC (ret.)

Gary Michelson, Orthopedic Surgeon & Inventor

Cheryl Milone, Article One Partners

David Nay, Quinn Law Group

Henry Nohhaft, author of Great Again: Revitalizing America’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

Mark Nowotarski, Markets, Patents & Alliances

Sue D. Nym, the anonymous contributors

Marshal Phelps, Article One Partners

Michael Risch, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law

Jeffrey Shieh, Inovia

Howard Skaist, Berkeley Law & Technology Group

Robert Snoep, Create IP

Daniel Spulber, Distinguished Professor, Kellogg School of Management

Mark Summerfield, Watermark – Intellectual Asset Management

Monica Talley, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Mary Beth Tung, Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny

Maureen Veterano, Associate General Counsel, IPISC

Stewart Walsh, SP Attorney Services

John White, PLI Patent Bar Review

James Yang, OC Patent Lawyer

Arlene Zank, President, Coronado Group, Ltd.

Alex Zhang, King & Wood

Bob Zeidman, Zeidman Consulting


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About the Author

is a Patent Attorney and the founder of the popular blog, which has for three of the last four years (i.e., 2010, 2012 and 2103) been recognized as the top intellectual property blog by the American Bar Association. He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods.


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  1. Gene: This is a great blog and with the guest bloggers it is top rate. You deserve the awards and recogntion. If you ever need a tax angle covered do not hesitate to reach out.

  2. Steven-

    Thanks for the comment.

    For quite while I have been trying to find someone who could write tax articles that would be relevant to our readership. Tax issues are way over my head, for the most part. I can write about what policy/law changes would mean for small business, but all high level stuff.

    I will reach out to you via e-mail.



  3. Gene,

    Tax issues are way over my head, too. Marvin Petry who I’ve known for many years (now with Stites & Harbison) is only one I know who writes about tax consequences in the patent sector. In fact, I’m pretty sure Marv has written a book on the subject.