Gene Quinn

Founder at IPWatchdog Inc

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Mr Quinn is the founder and publisher of, which he started in 1999. has been recognised multiple times by the American Bar Association as a top 100 legal blog and multiple times as the top IP blog, and in 2014 was inducted into the American Bar Association Blawg Hall of Fame.

Regarded as an expert on software patentability and patent procedure, Mr Quinn particularly specialises in the areas of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. He also regularly advises attorneys and clients on litigation strategy and appeals.

Mr Quinn works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus, he frequently advises entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups on patent matters relating to software, computer-implemented methods, business methods and internet innovations.

Mr Quinn began his career as a litigator handling a variety of civil litigation matters and has been a patent attorney for two decades. He has taught a variety of IP courses at the law school level, including courses on patent law, patent claim drafting, patent prosecution, copyright law, trademark law and an 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 and the John Marshall Law School (Chicago). Since 2000 Mr Quinn has also taught the leading patent bar review course in the United States.

Mr Quinn is admitted to practise law in New Hampshire, a registered patent attorney licensed to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to practise before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professional associations

  • AIPF
  • New Hampshire Bar Association


  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Technology transfer

Firm details

IPWatchdog Inc
525-K East Market Street 331
Leesburg VA 20176
United States

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