IPWatchdog Team

IPWatchdog.com is the leading Intellectual Property Law Journal on the Internet. After being recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association for 5 years in a row (ranking #1 in 2010, 2012 and 2013), in January 2014 we were inducted into the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame. Please meet our team and regular guest authors.


Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney, Editor and primary author of IPWatchdog.com, which he founded in 1999. Gene writes about patent law, patent and innovation policy, proposed legislation, rule making, software patents and more.

In 2017, Mr. Quinn was recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world. Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn regularly advises attorneys and clients on patent matters, litigation strategy and appeals.

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Renee C. Quinn is the the Chief Operating Officer for IPWatchdog, Inc. She has worked with IPWatchdog since April 2006, performing a variety of roles. She is in charge of the day to day management of all business and back-office aspects of IPWatchdog, she handles all marketing and advertising inquires.

Renee has a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters of Business Administration, with a focus on e-Commerce and Internet marketing.

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Steve Brachman has worked professionally as a freelance journalist for more than a decade. Since January 2013 Steve has been a regular contributor to IPWatchdog.com.

Steve is primarily responsible for reporting on hearings and happenings on Capitol Hill related to technology, innovation and patents. He also writes about newly filed intellectual property related lawsuits and more. His work has been published by The Buffalo News, The Hamburg Sun, USAToday.com, Chron.com, Motley Fool and OpenLettersMonthly.com.

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