Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and the founder and Editor of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and an attorney with Widerman Malek. Gene has worked with independent inventors and start-up businesses in a variety of different technology fields, but specializes in software, systems and electronics. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.


Posts by Gene Quinn


PTAB cites Enfish, refuses to institute Covered Business Method Review on Mirror World patent

Earlier today the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) declined to institute a covered business method (CBM) review …
By Gene Quinn 1 day ago 6

Rest in Peace Friend: Karl Jorda 1929 – 2016

Earlier this afternoon the Pierce IP Center at the University of New Hampshire School of Law announced via Twitter that Professor Karl Jorda has passed away. Karl …
By Gene Quinn 3 days ago 10

Will the Federal Circuit’s Enfish ruling have broader implications for data storage patents in general?

Days before this Federal Circuit decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its decision for Informatica Corp. v. Protegrity Corp. The patent at issue in …

USPTO gives examiner guidance in light of Enfish v. Microsoft

Bahr tells examiners that based on the Federal Circuit ruling they "may determine that a claim direct to improvements in computer-related technology is not direct to an …
By Gene Quinn 8 days ago 45

7 Things C-suite Executives Need to Know About Patents

CEOs, CFOs, CTOs and General Counsel are typically very good at making decisions when they have the relevant information, but how often do they have the relevant …
By Gene Quinn 12 days ago 0

Federal Circuit says software patent claims not abstract, are patent eligible

From there the Federal Circuit said: ''We do not read Alice to broadly hold that all improvements in computer-related technology are inherently abstract and, therefore, must be …
By Gene Quinn 14 days ago 57

David P. Ruschke to become next Chief Judge of PTAB

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday announced the appointment of David P. Ruschke as the next Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Gene Quinn 16 days ago 6

Patent Office Defends PTAB Denying Motions to Amend

Don't let the Patent Office fool you. If they wanted to offer patent owners procedural opportunities to fully and fairly engage in an amendment process for patents …
By Gene Quinn 18 days ago 40

Why Does It Cost So Much to Prepare Patent Applications?

Preparing and filing patent applications in the United States can be a daunting undertaking. Indeed, the cost of preparing and filing a patent application can be quite …
By Gene Quinn 21 days ago 39

Predicting Cuozzo After Supreme Court Oral Arguments

On Monday, April 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, the first case in which the Supreme Court will decide …
By Gene Quinn 24 days ago 51

‘Science’ publishes biased patent trolling article, regurgitating Harvard patent hatred

Pre-litigation review of cases to weed out instances of patent trolling sounds like a great idea, but what more weeding out do the authors want? Since the …

Drafting a Licensing Agreement, a Patentee Perspective

Having an attorney draft a licensing agreement, or a licensing expert negotiate a licensing agreement, from start to finish is obviously the best way to proceed. But …
By Gene Quinn 28 days ago 4

House overwhelmingly passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, bill now moves to White House

Earlier today the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 1

Achieving a balanced IP system to ensure content creators can keep creating in the digital age

I think the long-term benefits to authors are greater than the downsides or the risks. But, like any time there's a shakeup of an industry, there are …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 3

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee

Perhaps the best question of the entire oral argument was asked by Chief Justice Roberts: “So why ­­should we be so wedded to the way they do …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 29