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


Eight Tips to Get Your Patent Approved at the EPO

Patent prosecution can sometimes seem to be a rather byzantine process. As with anything, the more you understand, the better prepared you will be for the strategic …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 6

The Supreme Court is More Interested in Being Right Than Shedding Light on 101

Yesterday was a dark day for patent eligibility in America. The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in five more petitions relating to patent eligibility challenges. Based …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 85

Rules Governing Admission to the Bar for In-House Counsel

The issue of unauthorized practice of law is a concern for all attorneys, and something that periodically does catch up with patent attorneys. The typical scenario where …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 2

The State of IPWatchdog

Last year was a big one for IPWatchdog! In 2019 we celebrated 20 years continuously on the Internet on October 9, with a big celebration at The Park in Washington, …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 12

The USPTO Will No Longer Accept PCT Collaborative Search and Examination Requests

Earlier today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will no longer accept requests to participate in the IP5 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 1

Four Things C-Suite Executives Need to Know About Patents

Executives that have decision making capacity within any innovation-based organization, whether a young startup or a Fortune 500 corporation, almost universally have little or no familiarity with patents …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 6

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories of 2019

As we prepare to enter a new year—and a new decade—it is time once again to look back on the year behind us to assess …
By Gene Quinn & Eileen McDermott
3 months ago 6

Starting the Patent Process on a Limited Budget

If you are an inventor new to inventing, you undoubtedly believe you’ve come up with an idea, or two or three, that could really be successful. …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 14

The Most Iconic (and Patented) Toys and Games of All Time

Since America’s earliest days, many creative and innovative toys have come through the consumer marketplace. Many have become so iconic they are now household names and …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 4

The Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade 2010 – 2019: Part II

As we explained in Part I of this series yesterday, this December marks the end of a decade as well as 2019. In reflecting on the top 10 patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 5

The Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade 2010 – 2019: Part I

This year, we wind down not only the year, but the decade. So, it is time to reflect upon the biggest patent related stories of the last …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 3

Christmas Gifts for Patent Attorneys and Inventors

Christmas is in just a few days, but if you're still looking for gifts for the patent attorneys, engineers, scientists or inventors in your life, here are …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 6

USPTO, DOJ & NIST Issue Joint Policy Statement on Injunctions for Standard Essential Patents

Earlier this afternoon, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (…
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 2

Chertoff Op-Ed on FTC v. Qualcomm Misrepresents the National Security Threat

On November 25, former Director of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that chastised the Department of Energy for filing an …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 19

IBM Inventor Chieko Asakawa Named Inventor of the Year at IPO Education Foundation 2019 Awards Dinner

Last night at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, the old home of the original Patent and Trademark Office, the Intellectual Property Owners Education …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 12