Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Mr. Quinn is the Founder of IPWatchdog.com, which he started in 1999, and currently serves as President & CEO. According to IAM Magazine, Mr. Quinn “has reshaped the IP debate in the United States in a way that has forced policy makers to carefully consider the macroeconomic affects of IP law and its potential to drive innovation and economic activity.”
Mr. Quinn has twice been named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine (2019 & 2014). In 2017, 2018 and again in 2019, Mr. Quinn was also recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world.
Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn’s particular specialty is in the area of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. He also regularly advises attorneys and clients on litigation strategy and appeals.
Mr. Quinn began his career as a litigator handling a variety of civil litigation matters, and he has been a patent attorney for nearly two decades. He has previously taught a variety of intellectual property courses at the law school level, teaching courses such as patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and introduction to intellectual property at Syracuse University College of Law, Temple University School of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and Whittier Law School. Since 2000 Mr. Quinn has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the nation.
Mr. Quinn is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.