Vote for Chance to Win FREE PLI Patent Bar Review Course

By Gene Quinn
December 12, 2011 has once again been selected by the Journal of the American Bar Association as one of the top 100 legal blogs. The voting has now begun to crown the top blog in 12 different categories. is in the IP Law category.

In cooperation with the Practising Law Institute, I will be giving away 1 free PLI Patent Bar Review Course to one lucky individual. Entry is free, but to be eligible you must vote for and tweet the vote count after your vote. To successfully enter your Tweet needs to say:

“Voted IPWatchdog for top IP Law Blog Vote count = XXX. Cast your vote today! @ipwatchdog @plipatentbar @PractLawInst.”

Voting and tweeting as per above will get you 1 entry.  1 entry per person.

The “XXX” is where you will put the actual vote count you see after you vote.  Tweets not following these requirements will not receive an entry.  Vote counts will be checked to verify accuracy.  Fraudulent entries will be disqualified.

But what if I already voted for and want an entry?  Once you’ve voted you cannot vote again, but you should be able to go to and take a screenshot of the current vote count showing that the “vote now” button is no longer available under  Use our contact form to get in touch with me and we can coordinate your entry.  You will also need to Tweet the following:

“I voted IPWatchdog for top IP Law Blog at Vote IPWatchdog today! @ipwatchdog @plipatentbar @PractLawInst.”

An extra entry is available to those who Tweet the following:

“IPWatchdog is giving away 1 free Patent Bar Review Course! See: for details @ipwatchdog  @plipatentbar @PractLawInst.”

The winner will be randomly selected from all entries received that follow the requirements outlined above.

The winner does not need to be the one who takes the PLI Patent Bar Review Course.  For example, Jack is patent bar qualified and votes for IPWatchdog and Tweets as above.  Jack gets one entry.  Jack is married to Jill.  Jill also votes IPWatchdog and Tweets as above.  Jill gets one entry.  If Jill is elected the winner, she can designate Jack as the recipient of the free PLI Patent Bar Review Course.

Voting for the ABA Blawg 100 ends at the close of business on December 30, 2011.  The winner of the free PLI Patent Bar Review Course will be selected shortly thereafter.


About the PLI Patent Bar Review Course

The PLI Patent Bar Review Course is the #1 course in the Nation!  The course has recently been completely updated to include newly testable material as of April 2011, and PLI has already begun the process to update the course to keep current with the numerous law and rule changes on the horizon throughout 2012 and 2013.

The PLI Patent Bar Review Course concentrates only on what you need to know to pass the Exam. You don’t need a distracting survey of patent law. What you need — and will find with PLI — is a combination of targeted resources that zero in quickly and confidently on the issues, problems, questions and strategies that will enable you to ace this major test. And you’ll find that same focus, and that quality and integrity, whether you take a live or home-study version of PLI’s Patent Bar Review.

The Author

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded 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. Henry Boyle December 20, 2011 1:52 pm

    I was recently referred to IPwatchdog by Stephen Key. Upon registering to vote for a blog or two, I set about clicking through several very text heavy, seemingly random pages, which after 10 conscientious minutes left me wondering where to actually vote. …..add to that at least one erroneous link,(Terms of Use in sign-up page),
    it would seem that your website is a visual disaster. I need to move on……I could not find where to, or to confirm if I already had voted.

  2. Gene Quinn December 20, 2011 4:19 pm


    On the top right corner of every single page on IPWatchdog is a rather eye catching red image that says “Vote for this Blog.” If you click on that you are taken to the ABA Journal page where you can vote, which is:

    In this article that you commented on there are numerous hyperlinks that lead you to where to vote.

    As far as IPWatchdog being a visual disaster, I’m sorry that is your opinion. We will have to agree to disagree because it is my opinion that you are incorrect.

    Thanks for visiting.