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Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.

Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.

IP Watchdog, Inc.
President and Founder, IPWatchdog.com
Leesburg, VA, USA


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.

Known by many as “The IPWatchdog.” 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.

If you would like to contact me please fill out the contact form below and I will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that as an attorney the way that I make my living is by providing services and charging for advice. I endeavor to respond to everyone, but I am not always able to respond to requests for free information or free advice.

In the event that I am unable to get back to you in a timely manner, initial contact may be made by someone from my office, or Mark Malek, who is the attorney in charge of our intellectual property practice at Zies, Widerman & Malek.
Eugene R. Quinn, Jr. is associated with the following items:
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web PLI's Patent Briefing Series: Patent Eligibility in an Unsettled Time 2013 (Audio-only) , Monday, November 18, 2013
PLI's Patent Briefing Series: PTAB Roadblock to Patent Monetization 2014 (Audio-only) , Thursday, February 27, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier - Patent Law Institute 2014 (8th Annual) , Thursday, February 06, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 8th Annual Patent Law Institute - Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier - Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier , Thursday, February 06, 2014
PLI's Patent Briefing Series: PTAB Roadblock to Patent Monetization , Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier - Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier , Thursday, February 06, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 8th Annual Patent Law Institute - Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier - Ethics at the PTO: The New Frontier , Thursday, February 06, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Patent Law Institute 2014 (8th Annual) , Monday, February 17, 2014 , New York, NY
PBR Live Program  PBR Live Program Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014 , Tuesday, June 03, 2014 , Atlanta, GA
Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014 , Wednesday, July 09, 2014 , Boston, MA
LiveSeminar  Live Seminar USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2013 , Monday, April 29, 2013 , Austin, TX
Patent Law Institute (8th Annual) , Monday, February 03, 2014 , New York, NY
Patent Law Institute (8th Annual) , Monday, March 17, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Patent Bar Review 2013 , Tuesday, June 04, 2013 , Atlanta, GA
Patent Bar Review 2014 , Wednesday, March 12, 2014 , Chicago , IL
Patent Bar Review 2013 , Wednesday, November 20, 2013 , San Francisco, CA
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