The IPWatchdog Institute has been continuously online since 1999. In that time we have grown to become a reliable and trusted resource for news and information on patents and innovation law, policy and legislation. We are now proud to begin offering courses, seminars, and training. Welcome to the IPWatchdog Institute.

In addition to our highly successful free webinar series, beginning Summer 2018 we will introduce several live courses and seminars. Our plan is to continue to expand our offerings, both online and in the real world.

If your company, firm or organization has training needs or would like educational or informational presentations for corporate events, board meetings, retreats, or simply to educate your workforce, we are happy to design a program or presentation that meets your needs. CLICK HERE to contact us.

Patent Masters Symposium

Sometimes it is important to know what is going on behind the scenes. This was the genesis of the Patent Masters Symposium.

This high-level symposium is designed for attorneys and professionals interested in an in-depth exploration of topical legal issues facing the U.S. patent system. Discussions will be lead by some of the top thought leaders in the industry and will cover what is happening in the Courts, on Capitol Hill, and at the USPTO.

Join us on July 30-31, 2018, in Washington, DC, for an interactive discussion in a boardroom setting. Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 14 individuals in order to encourage dialogue and to ensure a meaningful opportunity for participation. CLE Requested. Breakfast and Lunch provided. Dinner provided Monday, July 30. Price: $2,950.

Faculty: Chief Judge Paul Michel (ret.), Todd Dickinson, Bob Stoll, Phil Johnson and Gene Quinn.

For more information, or to register, please CLICK HERE.

Patent Practitioner Training 101

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? Having a license to practice is just the beginning. Increasingly firms are not providing training, and many firms are not even hiring unless practitioners have experience.  This is why Gene Quinn and John White have designed this course on Patent Practitioner Training 101, which will provide all the tools necessary to hit the ground running.

This course will be offered via both an interactive distance learning model, and live. Both course platforms will be identical in substance and will cover everything a practitioner may need to do up to and including filing a Notice of Appeal at the USPTO. From interacting with clients to agreements, to handling money, to drafting applications and responding to Office Actions, this course covers it all. Price: $1,975.

Faculty: Gene Quinn and John White.


Distance Learning Courses:

June 19-28, 2018, Live On-line

August 21-30, 2018, Live On-line

Live On Location Course:

August 6-8, 2018, in Washington, DC.

For more information, or to register, please CLICK HERE.


Cancelation Policy  – Because space is extremely limited, cancellations will be subject to cancellation fees as follows:

  • Cancelations 6 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 10% processing fee*
  • Cancelations 4 weeks prior to the event will be subject to a 20% processing fee*
  • Cancelations within the last 2 weeks prior to the event, no refund be will be given*

*In the event that we have a waiting list and can fill your spot immediately upon your cancellation, we will be happy to give you a full refund regardless of when you cancel.