Past Meetup

SIA monthly association meeting - Gene Quinn from IP Watchdog

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Price: $10.00 /per person
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Shervin Ahmady, SIA founder and Terry Sullivan,[masked] SIA President had the opportunity to meet Mr. Quinn at the national conference of Inventor Groups of America in April of this year. We are excited and honored to announce that he will be our guest speaker via SKYPE for our November association meeting.

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

In 2014, Mr. Quinn was named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine. In 2017 and again in 2018, Mr. Quinn was recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world. He is regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure. His particular specialty is in the area of strategic patent consultancy, portfolio building and patent prosecution strategies. Attorneys and clients often seek his advice on litigation strategy and appeals.

Start-up businesses throughout the U.S. and around the world seek his input. 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.

SIA Meeting Location: ATC Innovation Center

2972 Webb Bridge Road Alpharetta, GA 30009

(very small sign at the fire station driveway...turn in and drive

along side the station. ATC Building is behind the fire station )


Tuesday- November 13th:

USPTO Patent class

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

GA Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor

266 4th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30332

Please review the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class. It is easy to find on the USPTO website.