IPWatchdog CON2020 Goes Virtual—And Free

By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
August 11, 2020

Virtual CON2020Due to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak in Texas, we will unfortunately not be able to host a live CON2020 program in September as previously planned. Over the past several weeks, we have been working with sponsors and registrants to make arrangements. We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received. Thank you.

Despite our second failed attempt at a live meeting in Texas, we will not be deterred. We have already contracted with the same hotel for CON2021, which will take place September 12-15, 2021. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for announcements. We look forward to seeing you all in Texas—eventually!

The New Plan

In the meantime, we have 23 panels and thought provoking mini-lectures that were all to be a part of CON2020 and are ready for virtual delivery. We already have reconfirmed 90 speakers, and moderators are coordinating their panels presently. We are pleased to report that we have been granted approval to award 15 hours of MCLE credit—including 2 hours of ethics credit—in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. We also have an application pending in Virginia.

We have several keynote presentations already confirmed, including remarks by former Chief Judge Paul Michel (CAFC, ret.); Tricia Thompkins, who serves as Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Perry Ellis International; Raymond Millien, Chief IP Officer and CEO for Volvo Car Ventures; Alden Abbott, General Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission; and Louis Foreman, Chief Executive of Enventys and Executive Producer of the Emmy® Award Winning PBS TV Show, Everyday Edisons.

So, we are pleased to announce that we will bring CON2020 to you VIRTUALLY and for FREE starting September 1, 2020. CLICK to REGISTER.

Our plan for Virtual CON2020 is a series of virtual programs that will take place throughout September 2020. Rather than having all-day programming, we will spread this free virtual program out across multiple days, which will allow registrants to come for the panels they’d like to attend without needing to block out an entire day.


Looking Forward

We hope you will join us for one of our many great panels. We look forward to an excellent virtual series. We also look forward to hosting you at a live event once COVID-19 restrictions have lifted and the pandemic has subsided.

The Author

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded IPWatchdog.com in 1999. Gene is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and Of Counsel to the law firm of Berenato & White, LLC. Gene’s specialty is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world, primarily dealing with software and computer related innovations. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.

Gene Quinn

Renee C. Quinn Working with IPWatchdog since April of 2006, Renée C Quinn is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of IPWatchdog, Inc where she is responsible for overseeing all of the day-to-day financial, administrative, operational and procedural aspects of IPWatchdog, Inc.

As a key member of the executive management team, Renée is tasked with handling all aspects of operations, Finance, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing and Events for IPWatchdog. In addition, Renée is the producer for the IPWatchdog Weekly Webinar series and the IPWatchdog Institute Suite of courses.

Renée has written on various business, marketing, brand building and social media topics for IPWatchdog.com as well as Inventor’s Digest. She has also been a guest speaker at many events including the USPTO Women’s Symposium, several AIPF Annual Meetings, and multiple law schools across the country.

Renée acquired her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and has Master of Business Administration, with a focus on e-commerce and Internet marketing.

Click to contact Renee via e-mail.


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There are currently 3 Comments comments.

  1. Pro Say August 11, 2020 5:31 pm

    Sounds great — count me in!

  2. Paul Cole August 12, 2020 6:03 am

    Is there anyone of eminence in our profession who is NOT on the speakers’ panel?

    Congratulations on putting together this conference in the present difficult circumstances. I will enjoy.

  3. Bernie Greenspan August 12, 2020 3:28 pm

    Thank you for making this available for Free!