Why join the PIUG?
The PIUG mission is to support, assist, improve and enhance the success of patent information professionals through leadership, education, communication, advocacy and networking. Through this international forum and discussion, we also promote and improve the retrieval, analysis and dissemination of patent information. The PIUG membership brochure offers concise information about PIUG and its many benefits for the patent information community.
Anyone who searches patent information knows how challenging it can be. The PIUG provides a supportive environment in which you can learn about cutting edge developments in searching, analyzing, organizing and understanding patent information. By having access to the PIUG conference proceedings held three times a year and participating in the 24/7 PIUG Discussion Forum (PIUG-DF), you will learn from your international colleagues new skills that will help further develop your knowledge about patent information. As a PIUG member, you will have the information and support that will help you excel.
Share your experiences, expertise or unique solutions to patent information challenges and reap the benefit of building your professional network and advancing your career.
Become a part of an international community of intelligent, resourceful and generous individuals, all of whom have a professional, technical or scientific interest in patent information. The PIUG community is a vibrant and highly respected network of professionals. See for yourself, come join us.
Current Member Benefits
Please note that memberships are based on a calendar-year membership term, which runs from January 1 - December 31 each year.