IPWatchdog.com Statistics for March 2009

By Gene Quinn
April 7, 2009

I am pleased to report that March 2009 was the best month in terms of traffic since IPWatchdog.com went live in October 1999.  It is hard to believe we are closing in on our 10th birthday, but all is well, good and growing, which is nice indeed.  In any event, here are the numbers:

As you can see from the picture above, we had over 69,000 unique visitors in March 2009, with over 153,000 visits, which is a 50% increase over February 2009, and over 100% increase from January 2009.  The growth in the number of visits is thanks to many of you who have taken the time to contribute by posting comments and building a rich environment for the exchange of ideas.  We don’t always agree, but I do appreciate all those who have taken the time to chime in and I encourage others to do the same.

Each of the top 13 blog post (by traffic) for March 2009 had more than 1,000 views, with the top post receiving 14,546 views.  In order the top posts for the month of March were:

  1. Obama Wants Open Source IT Solution for US
  2. Red Bull Wins Trademark Lawsuit
  3. PTO Hiring Freeze and Budget Problems
  4. Who Knew Avon Had Patents?
  5. Crazy Patents in an Era of Alleged Patent Quality
  6. Perspective of an Anonymous Patent Examiner
  7. Patent Ambush: The Future of Standard Setting
  8. The Top 25 Patent Blogs
  9. Patent Academy Closing, USPTO Budget Crisis Deepening?
  10. Patent Stimulus to Solve Great Depression II
  11. Huge Changes to Senate Patent Reform Bill Announced
  12. Good News, Bad News on Patent Reform
  13. Change in Patent Office Philosophy Can Lead to Recovery

I also appreciate those who link to IPWatchdog.com and send us traffic.  The top 30 refering sites from March 2009 were (excluding several websites I own):

  1. PLI Patent Practice Center
  2. Linked In
  3. Reddit
  4. Investor Village
  5. Patently-O
  6. Wikipedia
  7. IPNewsflash
  8. Ubunto Forums
  9. The 271 Patent Blog
  10. Groklaw
  11. Digital Point Forums
  12. Twitter
  13. Patentably Defined
  14. Intelprop Law
  15. Patent Baristas
  16. Facebook
  17. Inventor Spot
  18. AI IP Blog Highlights
  19. Mr. Smith’s Science Class
  20. Just a Patent Examiner
  21. IP Kat
  22. The Patent Prospector
  23. The Invent Blog
  24. Av vo Blog
  25. Slashdot
  26. IP Today
  27. The Virtual Chase
  28. PHOSITA
  29. Dynamic Patents
  30. Business.gov

Onward and upward in April!  Thanks to all who visited, linked and commented.  I appreciate your support and interest.

The Author

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded IPWatchdog.com in 1999. Gene is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and Of Counsel to the law firm of Berenato & White, LLC. Gene’s specialty is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world, primarily dealing with software and computer related innovations. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.

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There are currently 2 Comments comments.

  1. jasper April 10, 2009 5:32 pm

    Very cool Gene! Congrats! I have been reading your site for a long time now and it is great to see that you are really taking off. Hopefully you won’t forget us little guys!

  2. Gene Quinn April 11, 2009 4:57 pm

    Thanks Jasper. I appreciate your reading IPWatchdog.com.

    Things are starting to really take off rapidly. I have been putting in a lot of time over the years, and lately things have started to grow in a big way. I remember back in the Fall of 2002 I was only getting like 10,000 visitors a month. That is a lot of visitors, but between then and August of 2008 visitors grew to between 27,000 to 33,000 a month. Since September growth has been enormous, and particularly since November 2008.

    I will definitely not forget the little guys! It is the little guys who drive the engine of innovation in the US, and I am happy to be a part of helping folks sensibly and responsibly.

    Thanks again.

    -Gene