Renée C Quinn is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of IPWatchdog, Inc. Working with IPWatchdog since April of 2006, Renée is a key member of the executive management team, overseeing all of the day-to-day financial, administrative, operational and procedural aspects of IPWatchdog, Inc. She is the main point of contact for the company and manages all aspects of the IPWatchdog Weekly Webinar series, and the IPWatchdog Institute suite of courses, virtual programs and live events, including the Patent Masters series and our annual meeting, IPWatchdog LIVE.
Renée is a brand building expert who, along with Gene Quinn, has worked diligently to build the IPWatchdog brand to where it is today. She has written on various business, marketing, brand building and social media topics for IPWatchdog.com as well as Inventor’s Digest. She has also been a guest speaker at many events including the USPTO Women’s Symposium, several AIPF Annual Meetings, and multiple law schools across the country.
Renée acquired her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997 and has Master of Business Administration, with a focus on e-commerce and Internet marketing.
In early November, the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Law held its 65th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. The program consisted of five plenary sessions and ten breakout sessions featuring candid discussions and networking sessions with judges, senior government officials, and leaders of supranational IP offices, multinational corporations, law firms, academia, and nonprofit organizations. IPWatchdog’s Founder and CEO, Gene Quinn, moderated the second plenary session, “Global Patent Issues.” The program kicked off with a featured panel consisting of Andrei Iancu, Partner at Irell & Manella, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and Former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; the Honorable Paul R. Michel (ret.), former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and Brad Watts, Minority Chief Counsel for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Professor Daryl Lim, Director of UIC’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law, moderated the discussion.
In November, the UIC John Marshall Law School held their 64th Annual Intellectual Property Conference. The program consisted of five plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions featuring candid discussions and networking sessions with judges, senior government officials, and leaders of supranational IP offices, multinational corporations, law firms, academia, and nonprofit organizations. This article features a group of speakers and attendees as they share what they felt was a key message they took from the conference this year.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak in Texas, we will unfortunately not be able to host a live CON2020 program in September as previously planned. Over the past several weeks, we have been working with sponsors and registrants to make arrangements. We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received. Thank you. Instead, we are pleased to announce that we will bring CON2020 to you VIRTUALLY and for FREE starting September 1, 2020.
IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately named “Informal Drawings”, is a weekly comic strip devoted to patent attorneys, examiners, and inventors.