About the Patent Law Practice Center

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the top patent bar review course in the nation, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam.

Gene’s particular specialty as a patent attorney is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting, patent prosecution and technology licensing. He has worked with independent inventors and start-up businesses in a variety of different technology fields. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus he finds himself frequently assisting inventors and small businesses in this space. He works with those pursuing patent protection for their innovations and the majority of his practice is focused on software, computer implemented methods, business methods and Internet innovations. He also does work with electrical and mechanical inventions as well.

Gene started the widely popular intellectual property website IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has had millions of unique visitors. The ABA Journal has recognized IPWatchdog.com as one of the top 100 blogs for lawyers by lawyers in both 2009 and 2010, and in 2010 the readers of the ABA Journal voted IPWatchdog.com the top Intellectual Property Law Blog on the Internet.

At least in part due to the notoriety he developed through IPWatchdog.com, Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, CNN Money and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has also had the privilege of interviewing many industry news-makers on the record for publication on IPWatchdog.com, such as Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit, Chief Judge Paul Michel (ret.) of the Federal Circuit, USPTO Director David Kappos, U.S. Senator Birch Bayh (ret.), WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, AIPLA Executive Director and Former USPTO Director Todd Dickinson, former Acting USPTO Director Nick Godici, BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, Billionaire Inventor Gary Michelson, President of Article One Partners Cheryl Milone and others.

Gene is also the inventor of a unique invention mining and patent drafting system, known as the Invent + Patent System, which enables the submission of detailed answers that form the basis of an extraordinarily detailed invention disclosure and which can be filed immediately as a provisional patent application, or subsequently reviewed, modified, edited and supplemented by a patent attorney or agent before being filed as a non-provisional patent application. Over the years he has increasingly used this System at the earliest stages, even before a patent search is done so as to learn as much as possible about the invention and to assist inventors in patent mining, which is targeted, detailed patent searching to determine what space is available for patenting, if any.

Between 2003 and 2007 Gene wrote a monthly column for Patent World and served on the Patent World editorial board. He has also previously taught a variety of intellectual property courses at the law school level, including patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and introduction to intellectual property. Between 1998 and 2008 Gene taught at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center and Whittier Law School.

Prior to moving into the academic world, Gene was employed at a general civil litigation firm, where he primarily engaged in representing clients involved in complex litigation matters. In addition he was a founding member and managing partner of Smith, Quinn & Associates, a small intellectual property boutique firm located in Concord, New Hampshire, and later a founding member of White & Quinn, a patent boutique located in Northern Virginia. He also spent two years as Vice President and General Counsel for an independent record label in Orlando, Florida.

Gene is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office (Reg. No. 44,294) and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As a patent attorney he is able to represent inventors and businesses seeking patents across the United States.

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The Patent Law Practice Center is a destination point for patent practitioners to get the latest news, analysis and resources to assist them in their daily work. The Practice Center blog features frequently updated content covering the latest developments in the patent field. Our Practice Center Contributors, who provide ideas, analysis and content are experts in their field and come from some of the nation’s top law firms. Partnering with Knowledge Mosaic, the Practice Center features up-to-the-minute world news, law firm memos, case law and blog posts.

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