Gene Quinn Joins Berenato & White But Remains President and CEO at IPWatchdog

By Gene Quinn
February 5, 2019

Gene Quinn Joins Berenato & White, Remains IPWatchdog President/CEOI am pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2019, I have become Of Counsel to the law firm of Berenato & White, LLC. The firm is located in suburban Washington, D.C., not far from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). For those unfamiliar with the title Of Counsel, it is frequently used for an experienced attorney who will not be devoting full time to his or her legal practice.

I wasn’t going to make an official announcement on IPWatchdog, but when I updated my LinkedIn profile on Friday, many reached out to me with congratulations. Many also reached out to inquire, and hope, that this would not mean I was leaving IPWatchdog. I appreciate all the messages and well wishes, and I can definitively say I will continue as President, CEO and publisher of This year marks our 20th anniversary year, and we have much planned and in the works. We have just hired Eileen McDermott to be our Editor-in-Chief, and we are just getting started!

My relationship with Berenato & White will allow me to be available to clients of the firm for special assignments and consultations as necessary, and within the time restraints I have. The firm will allow me to counsel clients as my advice is needed or desired, which will allow me to still work with and help independent inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups to the greatest extent possible while continuing with IPWatchdog.

I have known John White for many years and have worked with him in a number of capacities over the past 20 years. We have taught the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) patent bar review course together for two decades, we were previously law partners for a time, we have co-developed and co-taught a variety of different patent courses at several different law schools, and now we are teaching hands on patent practice courses through IPWatchdog. So, joining his firm just made sense from a practical standpoint.

John has more than 30 years of experience as a patent attorney, and his partner Joe Berenato has more than 35 years of experience as a patent attorney. Their team of patent attorneys, patent agents and paralegals want to work with inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups, which is the community I have always had a particular affinity for helping. So, I am excited to join Berenato & White and look forward to being able to counsel those on the road to commercializing their innovations.


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 11 Comments comments.

  1. Pro Say February 5, 2019 6:06 pm

    Congratulations Gene and B&W!

  2. Steve B. February 6, 2019 5:15 am

    Congratulations on your new position and glad that you are keeping IPWatchDog alive, too….also, appreciate your follow up on the VHC/AAPL situation which some read opposite to your actual support for VHC

  3. Lost In Norway February 6, 2019 5:56 am

    Congratulations! I was actually surprised that you and John didn’t work together in a professional capacity until you mentioned it. You guys work so closely together in all of the courses, that I just assumed.

    Hopefully this puts you in a great position to help as many small inventors as possible.

  4. Glen Duff February 6, 2019 8:24 am

    Great news for everyone! You guys are an awesome team!

  5. John M. Rogitz February 6, 2019 9:04 am

    Congrats and best wishes for success, Gene!

  6. Sheri Rice February 6, 2019 11:43 am

    Congratulations Gene and thanks for the lesson on what Of Counsel means. I’m still new at this and I learn so much from IPWatchdog!

  7. Brad Olson February 6, 2019 12:16 pm

    Gene: Congratulations to you and Renee’. I do hope you stay with IPWatchdog for a while longer.

  8. American Cowboy February 6, 2019 1:42 pm

    Congrats on finding someone to hire you! Wink, wink!

  9. Mark J. Guttag February 6, 2019 2:27 pm

    Congratulations Gene! And thanks for bringing some warmer weather with you to the D.C. area!

  10. Paul Johnson February 6, 2019 2:46 pm

    Now you just need to update your “The Author” section. 🙂

  11. jason lee February 6, 2019 5:36 pm

    Gene im a big fan of your writing, congrates on the new gig!!!