Senator Coons and Congressman Massie to Participate Google Hangout on Patent Legislation

By Gene Quinn
October 1, 2015


Senator Chris Coons (left) and Congressman Thomas Massie (right).

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, I will have the honor of interviewing Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) in a live, bipartisan online Google Hangout. Our conversation will discuss pending patent legislation, specifically addressing concerns with the PATENT Act (S. 1137) and the Innovation Act (H.R. 9), which are currently pending in Congress. Joining us to provide the inventor perspective will be Louis Foreman, an acclaimed inventor who is also the publisher of Inventors Digest. In addition to my questions viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #PatentsMatter.

The event is being presented by the Innovation Alliance’s Save the Inventor campaign.



  • Senator Christopher Coons (D-Delaware)
  • Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky)
  • Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, CEO of Edison Nation
  • Gene Quinn, U.S. Patent Attorney and Founder of IPWatchdog (moderator)



Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. ET



View the Google Hangout at:

Follow the Twitter conversation and submit questions using the hashtag #PatentsMatter.



The Innovation Alliance represents innovators, patent owners and stakeholders from a diverse range of industries that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes. Innovation Alliance members can be found in large and small communities across the country, helping to fuel the innovation pipeline and drive the 21st century economy. Learn more at and

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 4 Comments comments.

  1. Edward Heller October 1, 2015 9:07 pm

    Gene, I have been told that Massey is up to speed on the constitutional challenges to IPRs, or at least knows about them. You might want to raise that topic.

  2. David October 2, 2015 2:17 pm

    Ned – I am not sure that the Legislative branch is going to be your ally in this fight.

  3. Daniel W. Cole October 4, 2015 5:24 am

    Would like to have another way to send questions as I find twitter annoying. Would be interested in the constitutional challenges to the “patent troll” acts that North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida are enacting.

  4. Edward Heller October 5, 2015 11:51 am

    David, I assume that if they only ever hear one side of the story, what you say might be true.