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Merry Christmas from IPWatchdog

Written by Gene Quinn
President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 44,294
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Posted: Dec 24, 2011 @ 10:58 am
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The holiday season is about having fun, spreading cheer and spending time with family and friends. So in that spirit we put together a few video Christmas cards for our readers. From our family to yours – Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading IPWatchdog.com!

 

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Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.
President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
US Patent Attorney (Reg. No. 44,294)
Zies, Widerman & Malek

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
L.L.M. in Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center

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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. Known by many as “The IPWatchdog,” Gene started the widely popular intellectual property website IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has had millions of unique visitors. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, 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.

 

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  1. Funny videos . . . the Chipmunks have got nothing on you two. :-)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

    Steve

  2. Renee and Gene,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you’re healing and resting comfortably, Renee. It’s been my pleasure and honor to know both of you these many years.

  3. Thanks EG! It has been a pleasure knowing you as well. Thank you for all your contributions! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Thanks Steve M! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family as well.

    -Gene

  4. Outrageous Renee and Gene,
    You’ve both brighten up my Christmas!
    Leo

  5. Glad we could make you smile Leo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your better half!

    -Gene

  6. Hello Steve,

    Thanks for the Chipmunk comment. That’s a heck of a compliment! Te he! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.

    Hello EG,

    As Gene stated, it has been a pleasure knowing you. Your many contributions, including comments on our posts are most appreciated! I am resting. Still cannot sleep in a bed though. I tried for a few days but could not get comfortable to actually get any kind of quality sleep. So for now, my bed is the recliner in the living room. I am resting and up until Christmas eve and Christmas morning, I’ve done a lot of resting and very little else. I have over done it though with Christmas. But seeing my guys faces Christmas morning, makes it all worth it. Thank you so much for asking about me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.

    Leo,
    Glad we brightened your Christmas! These types of posts are always fun. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

    And guys, It’s not too late to Vote, Vote, VOTE IPWatchdog. Please continue to pass on the ABA Journal link and ask your friends to vote IPWatchdog as well!

    I know, shameless! = )

    Renee

  7. Gene-

    I found your sleigh patents interesting, and most especially when I got to the last one… The propeller wheels for the last one were almost Exactly like a high-speed boat propeller that I had *invented* several year ago!! At that time I built a small balsa boat model like an ocean racing boat, that was rubber band powered, and tried several versions of *my* wheel, but couldn’t get it to work to my satisfaction, so I abandoned the idea for several years.

    Then fairly recently, after thinking about why it didn’t work, I had your classic Eureka moment, (literally a few minutes) which just used blades that were shaped differently, and somehow I KNEW it had to work. I then silver-soldered one together using an old bronze tape recorder flywheel suitably machined and some brass for the blades that was about 4 inches in diameter, stuck the drive shaft in a cordless drill, (saltwater test, so a corded drill motor was out), ran it up to about 900 RPM, and Bingo! It worked perfectly! It will be my next application, as I searched high and low, and could find nothing that would seem to bar a patent (Classification search, Impellers and pumps and water turbines and etc.) Once I get close, I will have a professional search done of course, as spending 3 or 4 hundred will be much cheaper than spending dozens of hours trying to do one myself.

    Incidentally, when I was experimenting with my original small model, I had the amazing opportunity to show it to the legendary Ted Jones, who was the inventor of three-point hydroplanes here in Seattle in the very early 50′s,(Slo-Moshun IV and V) since it didn’t seem to be working. I didn’t say a word about my trials, but he told me it probably wouldn’t work, and exactly why! I was very fortunate in getting a chance to get to know him fairly well, after he retired to Vashon-Maury Island, where he lived only about 5 miles from where I did at the time. He was a great inspiration for me, and he once even gave me a ride to the Seafair Hydro races after I ran into him on the ferry on my way there, in his huge Cadillac replete with your classic Silver-bound huge steer horns as a hood ornament. He parked at an old friend’s house a mere 1/2 mile from the races, and when we got to the gates for admission, I told the folks at the gate who he was, and that I thought he shouldn’t have to pay a single dime to get into the races, and they just got big grins and agreed completely!

    Cheers and a Grand New Year to all!
    Stan~

  8. BTW- Your IPW mail account seems to want to bounce any messages I try to send to you, so perhaps you might want to go look at that since you have gotten a new server. Acting a bit strange, but why would that be any different than the usual noises around here? For instance, anytime I try to change any text, it takes eons for it to wake up, which I have never seen before. Strange…..

    SD~

  9. Stan-

    I believe the e-mail troubles have been resolved. We switched to a new server and unfortunately the mail server was not updated. When our previous host cut off the former server our mail was down for a couple days. With it being over the holidays it wasn’t apparent that we were having issues until yesterday. It seems to be resolved now.

    Happy new year to you!

    -Gene