Welcome to IPWatchdog.com
IPWatchdog.com is the leading Intellectual Property Law Blog on the Internet. After being recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association for 5 years in a row (ranking #1 in 2010, 2012 and 2013), in January 2014 we were inducted into the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame.
Our focus is on the business, substance, and law of patents, technology and innovation. We also write about intellectual property more generally, and wherever possible cover copyrights and trademarks. Unlike many blogs, we strive to provide information and detailed analysis with magazine and industry journal length articles and op-ed pieces. Today IPWatchdog is recognized as one of the leading sources for news and information in the patent and innovation industries.
The founder of IPWachdog.com, Gene Quinn, is a patent attorney, law professor, and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene’s writings typically focus on pending legislation, rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and general commentary about the state of the industry. Gene practices patent law with Widerman Malek, and the majority of his patent practice is focused on software patents and Internet innovations. Since 2000 he has also been a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.
IPWatchdog.com was launched in October of 1999, and since then has been a trusted resource on intellectual property for many millions of unique visitors. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, CNN Money, USA Today, Forbes, the ABA Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Oklahoman, Patent World and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide. He speaks regularly at conferences and events throughout the United States.
Renee Quinn is the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Marketing and Public Relations and Business Manager of IPWatchdog, Inc. Renee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Business Administration in eCommerce. She is primarily in charge of our advertising, is our first point of contact with the outside world, takes care of all of our accounting and bookkeeping needs, and occasionally writes articles for the blog. In other words, she does just about everything necessary to keep the business running smoothly. In some circles Renee is known as the Social Media Diva™, and has given presentations on marketing, brand building and various social media topics at universities and at conferences hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF).