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Welcome to IPWatchdog.com

We are looking to build lasting business relationships with organizations that we know and trust and that we are comfortable sending our readers too. Given that we know our audience and you know yours, if you choose to advertise on IPWatchdog.com, we will work one on one with you to build a marketing strategy that is mutually beneficial to us both.

If you are interested in advertising on IPWatchdog.com please contact our Marketing Director, Renee C. Quinn by filling out our contact form. For information about our website traffic, blog and demographics please see the information below:

About the IPWatchdog.com Blog

IPWatchdog.com is the leading IP Law Blog on the Internet. We have been recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association for 5 years in a row. In January 2014 we were also honored to be inducted into the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame.

The founder of IPWachdog.com is Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. He launched IPWatchdog.com in October of 1999, and since that time the site has been a trusted resource on intellectual property for many millions of unique visitors. With IPWatchdog.com being active on the Internet since October 10, 1999, we enjoy strong visibility in the free search engine rankings and Google News indexes us. As a result, media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, CNN Money, USA Today, the ABA Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Oklahoman, Patent World, Inventors Digest and publications worldwide have frequently quoted Gene’s writing on IPWatchdog.com.  In fact, Gene was cited by name, on several occasions on the Senate floor, as a trusted resource on the Patent Reform debate.  In addition, Gene has been interviewed multiple times by various National Public Radio shows, including Morning Edition and Marketplace.

We have a sophisticated social media strategy, and every article published on IPWatchdog.com is sent out in our daily e-mail blast and is also pushed out via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We also enjoy strong visibility in the free search engine rankings where Google News indexes us, and our articles generally appear in the Google News patent daily e-mail update.

Media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, CNN Money, USA Today, the ABA Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Oklahoman, Patent World, Inventors Digest and publications worldwide have frequently quoted Gene’s writing on IPWatchdog.com. Gene has also been interviewed multiple times by various National Public Radio shows, including Morning Edition and Marketplace.

World Class Interviews on IPWatchdog

Over the years, we have had a number of top flight interviews with industry news makers including a whose-who of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Those interviews include, but are not limited to: Jay Walker (Priceline.com founder), Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Congressman Doug Collins, U.S. Senator Birch Bayh (ret.), Gary Locke (former Commerce Secretary), Chief Judge Randall Rader (CAFC, ret.), Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.), Judge Richard Linn (CAFC), David Kappos (former USPTO Director), Margaret Focarino (Commissioner for Patents), Judge Ray Chen (USPTO Solicitor General and current CAFC Judge), Chief Judge James Smith (PTAB), Bob Stoll (former Commissioner for Patents), Seth Waxman (former U.S. Solicitor General), Manny Schecter (IBM Chief Patent Counsel), Micky Minhas (Microsoft Chief Patent Counsel), Bart Eppenauer (former Microsoft Chief Patent Counsel), Jim Pooley (former WIPO Deputy Director General), Teresa Rea (Former USPTO Deputy Director), Bernie Knight (USPTO General Counsel), Todd Dickinson (Former AIPLA Executive Director and former USPTO Director), Gary Locke (former Commerce Secretary), Hall of Fame inventor Dr. Gary Michelson, Don Dunner (Finnegan), Nick Godici (former Acting Director of the USPTO) and many others.

We have also published op-ed and other articles by the following representative list of people: Congreesman Dana Rohrabacher, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Chief Judge Paul Michel, Manny Schector (IBM Chief Patent Counsel), David Kappos, Bob Stoll, Joseph Allen, Laurie Self (Vice-President, Government Affairs – Qualcomm), Beth Hutchens, Brian Pomper (Executive Director of the Innovation Alliance), Bart Eppenauer (Managing Partner of the Seattle office of Shook Hardy & Bacon), Robert Litan, Hal Singer, and many others.

IPWatchdog.com Traffic Highlights

During February 2013 we started using OpenTracker.net, which is a “cookies based” tracker. This sets the floor with respect to unique monthly visitors. Below is our OpenTracker data from February 2013 through August 2015.  Over the years IPWatchdog has grown substantially and we continue to grow each and every month. In August 2015 we reached an all time high 206,000 readers.

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The average length of time spent on IPWatchdog.com by visitors is well over 3 minutes, making IPWatchdog.com very “sticky.”

Thanks to OpenTracker, we know that we are widely read on a month-to-month basis by those within the White House, the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, the USPTO, Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Courts, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, USDA, Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States International Trade Commission, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and many other agencies and government bodies. Our writings are also read by virtually every high-tech corporation, including but not limited to IBM, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Qualcomm, GE, Facebook, 3M, Abbot Labs, Cisco, P&G, AT&T, Honeywell, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Monsanto, Oracle and numerous other corporations. Still further, my readership includes individuals from the top law firms in the world, and numerous Universities, including but not limited to MIT, Johns Hopkins, New York University, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, University of Wisconsin, Stanford University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Yale, the Office of the President of the University of California, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Northwestern, University of Illinois, Vanderbilt and numerous others. Further still my international audience includes the individuals at the United Nations, European Commission, European Patent Office, the Japanese Patent Office, World Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, World Health Organization, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Max Planck Institute, Siemens AG, Bayer AG, Novartis, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, British Broadcasting Corporation, and other institutions, agencies and corporations.

IPWatchdog.com Demographics

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Illustrative Advertising Campaigns

Our goal is to make advertising worthwhile for you, so we attempt to work together with advertisers. In addition to the below illustrative advertising campaigns, we can also offer sponsorship of various “features” on IPWatchdog.com, such as the “Companies We Follow Series,” Joe Allen’s monthly column, sponsorship of our interviews, or sponsorship of all articles on a given topic, such as software or patent litigation, for example.

In 2014 several of our sponsors have also asked Gene to travel to programs they were hosting, to attend meetings with clients and prospective clients, and conduct co-branded webinars. These and other opportunities are available. We are happy to speak with you about what we have done with and for others along these more creative lines.

For advertising or sponsorship, the minimum term is 1 month. We do, however, retain the right to deny advertising at our sole discretion. Placement of advertisers is determined based on the length of commitment and size of advertising campaign. For example, those choosing a 350 X 250 ad for 3 months would be placed above those choosing a 350 X 250 ad for 1 month. Discounts are available for 3 and 6-month terms. Pricing includes a static ad, although we do offer animated ads for an additional monthly premium.

Super Sponsor

As a Super Sponsor, you would have multiple advertisements on the pages throughout IPWatchdog.com and we would actively promote your company’s product and service offerings. In fact, whenever possible we will include links within articles to the services and products offered by Super Sponsors.  Super Sponsors are given exclusivity within their defined marketplace and to the extent possible we will include promotion by writing substantive articles that correspond with topics addressed with your company’s programs. Super Sponsor packages are specially negotiated and ad placement will appear in multiple locations throughout IPWatchdog.com.

Here is what a Super Sponsor receives:

  • Exclusivity in the defined market of the Super Sponsor
  • Placement of Static Ad in upper most top right corner of every page on IPWatchdog.com
  • 1 Article per month featuring the Super Sponsor’s offerings
  • 8 Articles per month include an inline-ad up to 500 X 100
  • A profile page on IPWatchdog.com including upcoming events & programs
  • Multiple ads per page throughout IPWatchdog.com (sizes vary by location and page)
  • Unlimited guest contributions from company representatives

Top Sponsor 

  • Placement of Static Ad (approximately 700 X 100) above the featured of every page on IPWatchdog.com
  • 4 Articles per month include an inline-ad up to 500 X 100
  • A profile page on IPWatchdog.com including upcoming events & programs
  • Multiple ads per page throughout IPWatchdog.com (sizes vary by location and page)
  • Unlimited guest contributions from company representatives

Varsity Sponsor

  • 350 X 250 static advertisement in the top of the sidebar section on homepage and blog pages
  • 4 Articles per month include an inline-ad up to 500 X 100
  • Summary bio on the About/Sponsors & Advertisers Page
  • Unlimited guest contributions from company representatives

JR. Varsity Sponsors

  • 350 X 150 static advertisement in the Junior Varsity sidebar section on homepage and blog pages
  • 1 Article per month include an inline-ad up to 500 X 100

Intramural Sponsors

  • 350 X 75 static advertisement in the Intramural Sponsor sidebar section throughout IPWatchdog.com.

Customized Ad Campaign

We are happy to work with those interested in advertising to create a unique advertising campaign that meets the needs of your organization.

Supplement Your Ad Campaign With Our New Event Calendar

  • Choose Between Basic and Premium Posts
  • Premium posts are being offered at an introductory rate of $99 per event and allows you to add details such as bios of each of your speakers, detailed venue information, links to your event and to download literature and more.