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Gene Quinn

Patent Attorney, Founder of IPWatchdog.com

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy.  Gene is the Founder and Editor of IPWatchdog.com, which he started in 1999.  IPWatchdog.com has been recognized multiple times by the American Bar Association as a top 100 legal blog, has 3 times been voted the top IP blog, and in 2014 was inducted into the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame.

Gene’s particular specialty as a patent attorney is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He primarily works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus he finds himself frequently assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses with software, computer implemented methods, business methods and Internet innovations. He also periodically works with inventors and businesses who have mechanical and electrical innovations.

Between 2003 and 2007 Gene wrote a monthly column for Patent World and served on the Patent World editorial board. He has also previously taught a variety of intellectual property courses at the law school level, including patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and introduction to intellectual property. Between 1998 and 2012 Gene taught at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and Whittier Law School. Gene has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the nation since 2000.

Gene 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.

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