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This Valentine’s Day: Hear the IPWatchdog Love Story

Many readers will know that IPWatchdog, Inc. is run by partners in marriage and business, Founder and CEO Gene Quinn and Chief Operating Officer Renée Quinn. …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 26

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

Since America’s earliest days, a lot of creative and innovative toys have come through the consumer marketplace. Many becoming so iconic they have become household names …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 7

Christmas Gifts for Patent Attorneys and Inventors

It is hard to believe, but Christmas is just around the corner — only two weeks away. For those looking for the perfect gifts for the nerd in …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 2

Happy Thanksgiving and a Rotisserie Turkey Deep Fryer

It is that time of year where we annually pause as a nation, taking time out of our busy lives to visit family, watch football, eat too …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 17

Patents, Copyrights and the Constitution, Perfect Together

James Madison — the fourth President of the United States and the father of the U.S. Constitution — wrote the usefulness of the power granted to Congress in …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 9

The USPTO Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Barbershop Quartet IP Love Song

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is celebrating Valentine's Day with a special world premiere music video featuring a Barbershop Quartet singing the praises of — and …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

The Most Iconic (and Patented) Games

Several years ago we profiled the Top 10 Iconic (and Patented) Toys in our Christmas Eve edition. This year we decided to profile the most iconic and patented …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
1 year ago 1

Santa Claus: A Patent History

There is no doubt that Santa Claus contributes greatly to the staggering 2017 predictions for holiday spending... Indeed, after reading all these patents (and the many others I …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Santa Claus Trademark: A Legal Opinion

Dear Mr. Claus: You recently contacted this office to confirm the availability of your proposed "SANTA CLAUS" trademark for use in your business and, if this mark …
By Howard Zaharoff
1 year ago 4

Process for de-boning a turkey

This year on Thanksgiving I find myself recovering from back surgery, so in addition to my annual thank you message to readers — your reading makes this all …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Special Report: The Santa Transport Patent

The solution to this intractable puzzle was provided by Santa in the Patent, which describes a grid of enormous, land-based wind turbines running back and forth between …
By Howard Zaharoff
2 years ago 7

Turkey Patent Review 2016: U.S. Turkey Innovation Plummets

Since our last turkey patent report over Thanksgiving 2015 there have only been 5 U.S. patents issued with the word “turkey” in the title, which suggests a steep …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 8

Christmas Kissing Creativity: Mistletoe Innovations

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at one of more fun holiday traditions — kissing under mistletoe. According to History.com, mistletoe is a …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Happy Thanksgiving from IPWatchdog

Since last Thanksgiving there have been 11 U.S. patents issued with the word "turkey" in the title. What does this tell us, that there isn't a lot …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

3-14-15 brings a once in a lifetime Pi Day

The pursuit of pi, the numerical constant which represents the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference, is a subject which has driven mathematicians to …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1