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BBB-Patent Law Review-Professor Gene Quinn

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney and the founder of 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 and patent. He primarily works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus he finds himself frequently assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses with 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 in 1999, and since that time the site has had many millions of unique visitors. The American Bar Association has recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs four years in a row, from 2009 through 2012.  In both 2010 and 2012 readers of the ABA Journal voted the top Intellectual Property Law Blog on the Internet.

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.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School where he teaches a course on Patent Rules and Practice.

Gene 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.


College of Law Room Number: 129