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


USPTO Report Puts Chinese Innovation Growth in Context

On January 13, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new report on the impact of patent and trademark filing trends in China. The report, …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 12

The Year in Patents: Ten Developments We’ll Remember From 2020

As we end 2020— a year most of us probably wish to forget— it appears that after much litigation it is finally safe to call Joe Biden the …
By Gene Quinn & Rebecca Tapscott
4 months ago 2

Pre-Suit Investigation by Patentee’s Attorney Does Not Compel Arbitration Despite Website TOS

Chief Judge McMahon, in deciding the defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, ruled the arbitration clause did not prevent Jedi from accessing the federal district court and …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

Dorsey Responses to Senators on Copyright Reform Show Contempt for Congress and IP

On December 28, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chair of the Senate IP Subcommittee, and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Ranking Member of the Senate IP Subcommittee, sent another letter …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 13

Ericsson Wins Temporary Restraining Order Over Samsung in ED TX FRAND Litigation

Earlier today, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a temporary restraining order against Samsung in a …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 4

Solving the Patent Bar Gender Gap Without Lowering the Bar to Eligibility

“Qualified women are unnecessarily excluded from membership in the patent bar,” wrote Mary T. Hannon in a recent law review article seen by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 44

Lowering the Bar to Diversify the Patent Bar Would Be Misguided and Unethical

On December 11, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), sent a letter to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 101

Facing the Consequences: Biden’s Transition Team Should Concern the IP Community

It is difficult to talk about political issues in the current environment in the United States but looming for the patent and innovation community is a potential …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 45

Bayh-Dole 40 Event: Protect the Future by Embracing the Past

The Bayh-Dole 40 Coalition and IPWatchdog today jointly presented a video webinar commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act— officially the “University and Small Business Patent Procedures …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 0

‘Myspace Laws in a Tik Tok World’ – Tillis asks Amy Coney Barrett about Patent Eligibility and Copyright Law

This afternoon on Capitol Hill, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Subcommittee, had …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 19

Technical Submissions as Helpful Indicator of Standard Essential Patent Portfolio Value

While 5G technology is quite well known by many in popular culture, thanks to nearly ubiquitous television commercials, it is not the only new wireless technology that …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 3

SCOTUS Denial of TCL v. Ericsson Petition Means Juries Decide Damages for SEP Infringement

On October 5, the United States Supreme Court denied TCL Communication’s petition for certiorari in TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. V. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Of course, the …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 1

A Conversation with Andrei Iancu on the Role of Innovation and the USPTO in Combating COVID-19

I recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 14

DOJ Affirms Pro-Competitive Benefits of End-Device Licensing in Avanci 5G Platform Review

Several weeks ago, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced a positive Business Review Letter (BRL) concluding an eight-month review of Avanci’s …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 0

Apply to Speak or Sponsor: IPWatchdog is Accepting Proposals for SEP2020

As COVID-19 reaches into its sixth month in the United States, life has changed dramatically. Due to the pandemic, our CON2020 has been canceled and we have …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 0