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.
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.
Eileen McDermott is our Editor-in-Chief. 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.