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IPWatchdog Turns 20: A Look Back Through the Years

Over the last two decades, the IPWatchdog website has changed quite a bit; from the logo to the overall design and presentation of content, we’ve come a long way. Enjoy this trip through 20 years of the IPWatchdog evolution, starting with IPWatchdog CEO and Founder Gene Quinn’s first post upon the launch of the current platform in 2007:

December 23, 2007


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IPWatchdog original logo

Welcome to the newly formed IPWatchdog.com blog.  My name is Gene Quinn and I am a patent attorney, law professor and author.  I founded IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has been a trusted resource for well over 1 million visitors [2019 UPDATE: we will do 3 million visitors this year alone!], making IPWatchdog.com one of the most popular websites devoted to intellectual property issues.

At the end of 2007, IPWatchdog.com was once again given a face lift.  Periodically throughout the years the site has taken on new looks and functionality in order to keep up with the times.  In this latest revision to our site we have elected to use a WordPress blog platform, which will offer us not only the ability to have static information pages (what IPWatchdog.com has become known for providing) but also will allow us to integrate a blog, which is fast becoming the “in” way to communicate with readers over the web.

For those who have been with us as readers for some time, we hope that you enjoy this new format.  For those new to our site we likewise hope you find the site to be useful, educational and perhaps even entertaining from time to time.

Thank you for coming to IPWatchdog.com!  We appreciate your support!


About the Author

Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.
President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
US Patent Attorney (Reg. No. 44,294)

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
L.L.M. in Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce

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Gene is a US Patent Attorney, Law Professor and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He teaches patent bar review courses and is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, CNN Money and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide

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3 comments so far.

  • [Avatar for Pro Say]
    Pro Say
    October 10, 2019 02:57 pm

    Gene and team: Now there’s one group who hasn’t, doesn’t, and will never allow the efficient infringers to sink their big-money, innovation-stealing FAANGS into.

  • [Avatar for EG]
    October 11, 2019 11:28 am

    Hey Gene,

    Congratulations! Hard to believe its been 20 years.

  • [Avatar for Richard W. Hanes]
    Richard W. Hanes
    October 11, 2019 02:51 pm

    Great job! You are the one source for up-to-the-minute IP information.