“Being recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world is an extraordinary honor,” Quinn said. “To be nominated by your peers and then recognized by IAM is very special.”
IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that IPWatchdog Founder, Gene Quinn, has been named to the 2018 IAM Strategy 300, which recognizes The World’s Leading IP Strategists. This marks the second consecutive year Gene has been recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world.
The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify IP leaders: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals nominated multiple times from different individuals outside the individual’s own organization are considered, with nominees being thoroughly reviewed and vetted by an IAM committee.
“Being recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world is an extraordinary honor,” Quinn said. “To be nominated by your peers and then recognized by IAM is very special. To have it happen more than once is frankly humbling.”
The professionals featured in the IAM Strategy 300 have a wide range of professional backgrounds and areas of specialization, including brokering, defensive patent aggregation, finance, insurance, management consultancy, law, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, tax and valuation. They are based in centres across the world. A number have been involved in IP-related transactions valued in the hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars; while others have advised clients on monetization strategies that have reaped eight, nine and 10-figure sums.
“Intellectual property helps to drive the 21st century economy, creating strong incentives to invest in the creation and roll-out of brands and all types of content, as well as the innovation process. This makes IP strategists more important than they have ever been before. Their ability to create significant value makes them indispensable, wherever in the world they operate,” says IAM editor Joff Wild. “Since it was launched, the IAM Strategy 300 has become the go-to guide for those seeking to find out who leads the way when it comes to IP strategy. We invest considerable time and effort into identifying the right candidates for inclusion and we salute all those who have made it into the final publication. For the work they do, they deserve this recognition.”
About Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Gene is the founder of IPWatchdog.com. Regarded as an expert on software patentability and patent procedure, Gene particularly specializes in the areas of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. He also regularly advises attorneys and clients on litigation strategy and appeals.
Gene works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus, he frequently advises entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups on patent matters relating to software, computer-implemented methods, business methods and internet innovations.
Gene began his career as a litigator handling a variety of civil litigation matters and has been a patent attorney for nearly two decades. He has taught a variety of IP courses at the law school level, including courses on patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and an introduction to intellectual property at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, the University of Toledo College of Law, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and Whittier Law School. Since 2000 Gene has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the United States.
Gene is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Founded in 1999. IPWatchdog.com focuses on the business, substance, and law of patent, technology and innovation. We also write about intellectual property more generally, and wherever possible cover copyrights and trademarks. We strive to provide information and detailed analysis with magazine and industry journal length articles and op-ed pieces, addressing the topics we cover in a way that cuts to the heart of the matter to give readers the information they need to know about that is happening in the IP world.
IPWatchdog is recognized as one of the leading sources for news and information in the patent and innovation industries and has been recognized multiple times by the American Bar Association as one of the top 100 legal blogs on the Internet. IPWatchdog was also named the top IP blog three times, and in 2014 was inducted into the American Bar Association Blawg Hall of Fame.
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