Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded IPWatchdog.com 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.


Posts by Gene Quinn


Note to the Federal Circuit: Spewing Illogical Nonsense Does Not Make It True

The Federal Circuit recently reversed the District of Minnesota’s denial of summary judgment in Solutran, Inc. v. Elavon, Inc., Nos. 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 22516 (Fed. Cir. …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 56

USPTO Precedential Opinion Panel Delivers Key Ruling for Inventors

Earlier today, the Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) overruled the institution decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 8

More PTAB Conflicts: APJ Margolies Once Again Assigned to Apple Petitions

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has had a sordid history. Whether you are in favor of …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 7

The Honeymoon is Over: Time for Iancu to Take Action on PTAB Harassment of Patent Owners

Just over 18 months ago, Andrei Iancu assumed control of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As the Director of the USPTO, Iancu has changed the …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 12

‘Not Just Another G’: Apple’s Intel Purchase Underscores the Sprint to 5G

Earlier this summer, Intel announced that some 8,500 patent assets (i.e., issued patents and pending patent applications) would be auctioned. Approximately 6,000 assets related to 3G, 4G, and 5…
By Gene Quinn & Eileen McDermott
4 months ago 0

PTAB Overturned on Criticality of Broadened Claim Term in Reissue

Global IP Holdings, LLC, the owner of U.S. Patent No. 8,690,233, achieved a victory with the Federal Circuit vacating a decision of the Board and remanding for …

Deposition of Inventor Insufficient to Corroborate Inventor Testimony of Prior Conception

The representative of the inventor attempted to point to metadata contained within the inventor's affidavit as being corroborating evidence showing the critical dates. The problem with this …

Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Computer-Implemented Invention Patents at the EPO

In the final installment of my interview with three examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO), we wrap up our conversation about their approaches to examining computer …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 4

Software May be Abstract, But a Computer-Implemented Invention Produces a Technical Effect

In Part II of my interview with three examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO), we continue the conversation about their advice, pet peeves, and approaches to …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 17

Ninth Circuit Told They Should Stay Judge Koh’s Qualcomm Injunction

On July 15, retired Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel filed an amicus brief in Qualcomm’s appeal of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) antitrust case to …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 0

How to Help an EPO Examiner and Improve Your Odds of Patenting a Computer-Implemented Invention

I recently had the opportunity to speak on the record with three examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO) about their advice, pet peeves, and approaches to …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 3

Federal Circuit Makes Wasteful Attempt to Side with Patent Challenger in General Electric v. United Technologies

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in General Electric Co. v. United Technologies Corp., which continued the trend …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 43

Consider the Courage of Judge Newman at the Federal Circuit

With more dissents than any other Federal Circuit Judge in history,  Judge Pauline Newman is driven by a need to safeguard our national system of innovation. Judge …
By Gene Quinn & Nancy Braman
4 months ago 10

Coons and Stivers Reintroduce Measure to Make the U.S. Patent System STRONGER

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019 today in an event on Capitol Hill. Coons first introduced the STRONG …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 25

It May Be Time to Abolish the Federal Circuit

I don’t really know why we need the Federal Circuit anymore. Witness the denial of en banc rehearing in Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 35