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Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy.  Gene is the creator of the Invent + Patent System™, and Founder and Editor of, which he started in 1999.

Gene’s particular specialty as a patent attorney is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He primarily works with inventors, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus he frequently finds himself assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses with software, computer implemented methods, business methods and Internet innovations. Gene has consulted with thousands of inventors over the years with respect to a wide array of innovations.

Gene is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Renée C Quinn is the Chief Operating Officer of  She has worked with IPWatchdog since April 2006, where she is in charge of all of the day to day, behind-the-scenes operations of IPWatchdog. She handles all public relations, marketing and advertising inquiries and is the first point of contact for IPWatchdog.  One of her primary responsibilities with IPWatchdog includes being the main point of contact for all inquiries that come into IPWatchdog.  In addition, Renée is the producer for the IPWatchdog Weekly Webinar series, the IPWatchdog Institute Suite of courses and is responsible for planning the IPWatchdog Patent Masters Symposium events.

Renée holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Business Administration. She writes on various business and social media topics for and is available to consult with individuals and businesses on how to effectively establish a successful marketing and brand building campaign.


Eileen McDermott is the Editor-in-Chief of A veteran IP and legal journalist, Eileen started with IPWatchdog in January 2019. Eileen is no stranger to the intellectual property world, having held editorial and managerial positions at several publications and industry organizations since she first entered the industry more than a decade ago.

Most recently she has acted as editorial consultant for the International Trademark Association (INTA), chiefly overseeing the editorial process for the Association’s twice-monthly newsletter, the INTA Bulletin. Eileen has also served as a freelance editor for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); as senior consulting editor for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) from 2015 to 2017; as Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief at INTA from 2013 to 2016. She was also Americas Editor for Managing Intellectual Property magazine from 2007 to 2013.

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