For the April 2018 monthly professional highlight, we are happy to announce that our EIP spotlight will feature Gene Quinn. Gene is a patent attorney and a patent bar review lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute. He is arguably most notable for his involvement in IPWatchdog.com, which Quinn founded in October 1999. Gene is a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy on IPWatchdog, but also writes general commentary about the state of the IP industry. His writings usually focus on pending legislation and rule making at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). IPWatchdog has been recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs for multiple years, and was inducted into the American Bar Association’s (ABA) “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.”
IPWatchdog states that their main focus is on featuring “the business, substance, policy, and law of patents, technology and innovation. [They] also write about intellectual property more generally, and wherever possible cover copyrights and trademarks. Today IPWatchdog is recognized as one of the leading sources for news and information in the patent and innovation industries.”
In 2017 Gene was recognize by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP Patent Professionals. He is recognized as an expert on and patent procedure and software patentability; his particular area of expertise lies in the fields of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. Gene is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the USPTO, and is also admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is the main court where IP cases are litigated.
Partly due to the notoriety Gene developed through IPWatchdog.com, he has been quoted in many publications from the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and LA Times, to CNN Money and various other newspapers and magazines. Between 2003 and 2007, Gene wrote a monthly column for Patent World magazine, and served on the Patent World editorial board. He 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.” Thank you, Gene Quinn for what you have done for the patent field and the IP industry as a whole. EverydayIP salutes you.