AIPLA’s Q. Todd Dickinson to be Inducted in IP Hall of Fame

By Gene Quinn on February 24, 2012

AIPLA is proud to announce that Executive Director Q. Todd Dickinson will be inducted into the IP Hall of Fame for 2012.

The IP Hall of Fame was created in 2006 by Intellectual Asset Management magazine to identify and honor individuals who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century.

“We are thrilled that Todd will receive this recognition,” said William G. Barber, AIPLA President. “Todd has been a great leader at AIPLA since he took over in 2008, and it is wonderful to see his long-time contributions to our industry recognized.”

Prior to his joining AIPLA, Dickinson was Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office. He also previously served as Vice President and Chief IP Counsel for the General Electric Company, where he had corporate-wide responsibility for all IP matters, and was a partner in the Howrey law firm, where he co-chaired its IP Practice.

Members of the international IP community nominate individuals for the Hall of Fame who have “made an outstanding contribution to the development of intellectual property law and practice.” Usually five individuals are inducted into the Hall of Fame, however this year three people received the same number of votes, therefore there are six inductees. They will be honored at a gala dinner during the IP Business Congress this June in Portugal.

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Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and the founder of He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and an attorney with Widerman & Malek.

Gene’s particular specialty as a patent attorney is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He has worked with independent inventors and start-up businesses in a variety of different technology fields, but specializes in software, systems and electronics.

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Gene is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center and holds both a J.D. and an LL.M. Prior to law school he graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

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