IPWatchdog.com Over 1,000,000 Page Views in May 2009

By Gene Quinn
June 2, 2009

I am pleased to report our May 2009 statistics, which show that we had over 1,000,000 pages viewed during the month! Just last month I was excited that we were closing in on half a million page views a month, and in May we had a grand total of 1,190,168 page views, for our greatest total of pages viewed since we went live in October of 1999! Our unique visitors is down over recent months, likely due to the fact that earlier in the year there was overwhelming interest in one particular article relating to President Obama’s interest in exploring open source solutions and the family dog being cloned and Octomom filed for Trademark articles also provided abnormally high traffic from folks who are only casually interested (at best) in intellectual property.   Nevertheless, 8.48 pages viewed per visit in May 2009 is remarkable! Thank you all for continuing to make IPWatchdog so popular!

In any event, here are the raw numbers to date for 2009:


Here were the top 12 blog posts (by traffic) during May 2009, all of which had more than 1300 page views:

  1. Who Knew Avon Had Patents?
  2. Patent Examiners Told to Issue Patents
  3. Red Bull Wins Trademark Lawsuit
  4. Vote for the Top Patent Blogs
  5. Interview with the Acting Commissioner for Patents
  6. Famous Inventors: Benjamin Franklin
  7. Bad Patent Advice from the Wall Street Journal
  8. Obscure Patent: Skateboard deck
  9. Akin Gump Loses $72.6 Million in Patent Malpractice
  10. Bilski Not So Bad for Software Patents After All
  11. Announcement Nears on New Patent Office Director
  12. Report Compares Patent Assets of GM, Ford and Chrysler


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

  1. Linked In
  2. PLI Patent Practice Center
  3. Patently-O
  4. Just An Examiner
  5. Groklaw
  6. Wikipedia
  7. Investor Village
  8. Reddit
  9. Twitter
  10. European Patent Caselaw
  11. IPNewsflash
  12. IP Kat
  13. The Patent Prospector
  14. Patent Baristas
  15. The 271 Patent Blog
  16. Spicy IP
  17. Digital Point Forums
  18. Ezine Articles
  19. Inventor Spot
  20. Patent Circle
  21. Patentably Defined
  22. Facebook
  23. Who Owns You
  24. Net Vibes
  25. Bloglines
  26. AI IP Blog Highlights
  27. Av vo Blog
  28. IP JUR
  29. IP Today

Onward and upward in June! I really appreciate the interest in IPWatchdog.com and I will continue to work to keep things fresh, informative and at least to some level entertaining.

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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