Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More

By Gene Quinn
October 19, 2014

From time to time I am asked to help spread the word about various things. At the present we don’t have an efficient mechanism to do this, but we are currently redesigning the website and will have more flexibility soon.

In any event, here are a few announcements and events worth knowing about.


Happy Hour with Gene Quinn
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5pm to 7pm, Morristown, NJ

I will be attending meetings in Morristown, NJ, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. One of my sponsors, Innography, will be sponsoring the free happy hour event. If you are interested in attending please RSVP here.

Innography, offers a proprietary suite of products combines unique correlation and visualization technologies to seamlessly integrate patent data with financial, litigation, market, and other key business information. The programs are always excellent, and the event will likely attract close to 2,500 attorneys from all over the world, as well as many service providers.


AIPLA Annual Meeting
Washington, DC ~ October 23-25, 2014

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is the leading industry organization for intellectual property attorneys. Every year they host the annual meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The luncheon speaker on Thursday, October 23, will be EPO President Benoit Battistelli. The Luncheon speaker on Friday, October 24, will be Judge Raymond Chen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

I will be attending the meeting on Thursday and Friday. I will be walking about with my camera in tow and writing about the event on See you all at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

To register CLICK HERE.


Patent Bar Review Course
San Francisco, California ~ October 29, 2014 to November 2, 2014

John White and I will be in San Francisco teaching the PLI patent bar review course at the end of October 2014. This will be our last live course of the year, with our next live course being in the DC/VA area the first full week of 2015. Of course, home study courses are always available.

To register for this live course, or to register for home study, CLICK HERE.


IP Dealmaking Forum in New  York, NY
November 6-7, 2014

Developed by your peers and vetted by market participants, the inaugural IP Dealmakers Forum is a groundbreaking event designed to connect investors with intellectual property information and opportunities. Although the IP market has evolved over the past several years, the lack of data, information, and transparency pose serious challenges to market efficiency. At the same time, this can mean unparalleled opportunities for investors that understand how to leverage the information available, manage risks and connect with the right players.

The IP Dealmakers Forum aims to bring together investors, IP practitioners and advisors to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing IP marketplace. The program features a truly all-star cast of speakers and panelists, including Jay Walker (founder of who will give the keynote address.

To register please visit: IP Dealmaker’s Forum


Patent Litigation Program in New York, NY
November 10-11, 2014

Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials and U.S. Patent Office post grant trial proceedings, and provides comprehensive coverage of every phase of these patent matters. This year’s program also features views from U.S. District Court judges who will provide their insights on the state of patent litigation and practical tips for litigants.

I will participate on November 11, 2014, providing the ethics lecture, which will earn participants 1 credit of MCLE ethics.

To register please visit:


Law School Scholarship
Application Deadline: November 12, 2014

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship, which is an award of $5,000. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.

Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2014 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

Applications will be accepted from now through November 12, 2014. The winner will be notified by April 2015 and the award will be announced at the Linn Inn of Court’s annual dinner in Summer of 2015.

For more information and submission requirements please visit: 


European Patent Reform Forum USA
Silicon Valley, December 10, 2014 ~ New York, NY, December 12, 2014

With the onset of the European Patent Reform and Unitary Patent Court fast approaching, Managing IP will be hosting a program titled European Patent Reform Forum USA in both San Jose (December 10) and in New York (December 12). The program is tailored to a US audience and will discuss the unified patent court and the unified patent in detail. It will also take an in-depth look at the most pressing issues for US companies such as: winning opposition proceedings without discovery; why you shouldn’t be scared of bifurcation; litigation planning and forum shopping in the European Unified Patent Court; alternative European IP dispute resolution; and global litigation strategies.

As per usual with MIP events, attendance is free for in-house counsel, R&D professionals, academics and government officials. Private practitioners will receive a 25% discount if they reference IPWATCHDOG during registration.

You can register at or simply send an email to

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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