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    • 29 Oct 2019
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    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • Webinar
    • 96
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    The Linear Law of Patent Analysis was proposed as a framework for performing patent analysis projects in 2002. It was developed to assist practitioners in understanding the importance of starting an analysis by investigating the needs of the customer for the analytics, as opposed to simply jumping in with an analysis tool. A brief overview of this concept and methodology for performing patent analytics will be discussed.

    Due to the nuances of the worldwide patent system a situation exists where a single invention might have many individual patent documents associated with it, depending on the number of countries the applicant sought protection in. The situation becomes even more complicated as patent documents are published at different stages throughout the prosecution cycle. In order to clarify the number of inventions produced compared to the number of patent documents published, the concept of a patent family was created. There are a number of different types of patent families, and methods for reducing the number of documents to represent a family. An examination of these different methods will be provided.

    Data cleanup and grouping are processes for the manual, or automatic standardization of terms or items, within a data field, to correct errors or inconsistencies, or to group synonymous entries. It is required by patent analysts in order to produce statistically relevant results. It is necessary since raw patent data is notoriously "messy" and requires cleanup or standardization to produce accurate results. Misspellings, for instance, are a common occurrence within certain fields, and require correction. There are also many terms with the same or similar meanings, within the English language, and these should be grouped together when analyzing concepts. Specific examples and tools for cleaning and standardizing patent data for generating a data table will be covered.  The webinar is one hour in length and can be downloaded or viewed at your leisure once it is paid for.

    Once the session is paid for, the confirmation email will be sent containing the URL and password for accessing the session to view on demand along with a link to download presentation slides.

    • 29 Oct 2019
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    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • Webinar
    • 99
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    Once a data table has been created in a workbook or a spreadsheet a number of interesting and insightful analyses can be conducted using common office software tools that most practitioners have access to. The most common of these MS Excel and the PivotTable function is one of the most powerful functions available for comparing fields, or in the case of a spreadsheet columns that represent the attributes of a patent family. This webinar will cover the basics of generating a PivotTable from a data table and using this functionality to generate statistical data from a patent collection. There will also be hands-on examples of using this statistical data to create bar and column charts, as well as line graphs and table to provide insights into a patent data set.  The webinar is one hour in length and can be downloaded or viewed at your leisure once it is paid for.

    Once the session is paid for, the confirmation email will be sent containing the URL and password for accessing the session to view on demand along with a link to download presentation slides.

    • 29 Oct 2019
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    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • Webinar
    • 99
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    One of the most misunderstood, but potentially most visually impactful analysis is spatial concept mapping. Senior management, and decision makers are especially interested in this type of visualization and the use of one can help an analyst quickly compare the coverage between two organizations in an area of interest. Spatial concept mapping is related to clustering, or classification, since it generally begins with one of these methods, but adds an extra component, identification of relative similarity between the categories created, to one another. The tools involved take the document clusters, or classes, and arrange them in 2-dimensional space by considering the similarity of the documents, or clusters, relative to one another, over the entire collection. Documents that share elements in common are placed closer together spatially, while ones with less similarity, are placed further away. In this webinar two different tools will be used to demonstrate methods for making maps that support the conclusions an analyst is working to demonstrate to their clients. The webinar is one hour in length and can be downloaded or viewed at your leisure once it is paid for.

    Once the session is paid for, the confirmation email will be sent containing the URL and password for accessing the session to view on demand along with a link to download presentation slides.

    • 29 Oct 2019
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    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • Webinar
    • 99
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    Delivering reams of data and visualizations while satisfying for demonstrating the amount of effort accomplished by the analyst will not necessarily be received well by a senior manager, or technology decision maker. Once all of the component pieces have been assembled, it is time for the analyst to interpret their results and decide on the most critical insights that will be shared in the deliverables to the decision-makers, and stakeholders in the PLR project. The way these insights are organized and delivered will have a major impact on the likelihood that the recommendations of the analysts will actually be implemented by the client. This webinar will cover practical examples of how to put together and deliver the results of a patent analysis project so that the most organizationally critical items are seen by the decision maker.  The webinar is one hour in length and can be downloaded or viewed at your leisure once it is paid for.

    Once the session is paid for, the confirmation email will be sent containing the URL and password for accessing the session to view on demand along with a link to download presentation slides.

    • 13 May 2020
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    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • Webinar
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    PIUG presents an opportunity to learn valuable practical skills from Tony Trippe, a leading expert with many years of experience in Patinformatics. Join us for a series of webinars providing details on some of the stages required for performing patent analytics, and for the preparation of a Patent Landscape Report (PLR).

    Patent analytics and PLRs support informed decision-making and are designed to efficiently address the concerns associated with making high stakes decisions in technologically advanced areas with a maximum degree of confidence. For many years’ decision-makers operated based on personal networks and intuition. With the institution of patent analytics, and PLRs, it is possible for these critical decisions to be made with data-driven approaches that deliver informed choices, and lower risk profiles. Working with patent data can be complicated due to the nature of the subject matter, and the lack of standard in the way it is delivered from the offices that generate it.

    This four part series of webinars provides specific steps for the production of patent analysis projects and PLRs including step-by-step instructions for performing these operations:

    Find more information on each session by clicking the links above.  The links are only meant to describe each individual webinar in more detail.  The instructions and live links to access each will  be included in the confirming registration email received upon payment.  Click the Register button on the left to register for the complete series.

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    PIUG 2020 Annual Conference

    Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30

    Join us VIRTUALLY

    The PIUG 2020 Annual Conference is being transformed into a totally virtual conference taking place October 26-30, 2020.

    Our virtual conference will provide a similar format to our live, in-person event.  You will have many great opportunities to learn and connect throughout the conference. Be sure to join us for the following:

    ·         Monday, October 26: Vendor-sponsored workshops, followed by a Welcome Reception (get a first-hand look at how to navigate the Conference platform)

    ·         Tuesday, October 27–29: Plenary sessions

    ·         Friday, October 30: STN Patent Forum

    Details will be posted over the coming weeks.  Please continue to check our PIUG website - https://www.piug.org/an20meeting/ for updated information.

    • 23 Feb 2021
    • 7:30 AM (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, MA
    • 100

    Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

    25 Edwin H Land Blvd.
    Cambridge, MA  02141

    Now in its fifteenth year, the PIUG Biotechnology Conference focuses on best practices for patent information professionals who specialize in biotechnology search and analysis. 

    Conference Schedule

    • Tuesday, February 23 - Main Meeting Presentations and Exhibition 
    • Wednesday, February 24 - Vendor Workshops
    • 01 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

    PIUG 2021 Annual Conference

    Saturday, May 1 - Thursday, May 6, 2021

    The Westin Alexandria

    400 Courthouse Square
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    +1-703-253-8600

    As you make your plans to attend, be sure to check out the many ways you can make the most out of your conference experience. 

    The plenary sessions run from Monday to Wednesday, but you’ll have many great opportunities to learn and connect throughout the conference. Be sure your travel plans account for: 

    • Saturday May 1: Possible pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
    • Sunday May 2: Vendor workshops, Conference Warm-up For First Time Attendees, and the Opening Reception! Plus, a chance to check out the inner workings of PIUG at the annual Business meeting. 
    • Monday, May 3: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
    • Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday May 5: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
    • Thursday May 6: Post-conference workshops. Because you really can’t be too much of an expert.   

    Some details, such as vendor workshop registration links, still need to be finalized. Bookmark the link and return often.

    • 29 Apr 2023
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 04 May 2023
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

    PIUG 2023 Annual Conference

    Saturday, April 28 - Thursday, May 4, 2021

    The Westin Alexandria

    400 Courthouse Square
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    +1-703-253-8600

    As you make your plans to attend, be sure to check out the many ways you can make the most out of your conference experience. 

    The plenary sessions run from Monday to Wednesday, but you’ll have many great opportunities to learn and connect throughout the conference. Be sure your travel plans account for: 

    • Saturday April 29: Possible pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
    • Sunday April 30: Vendor workshops, Conference Warm-up For First Time Attendees, and the Opening Reception! Plus, a chance to check out the inner workings of PIUG at the annual Business meeting. 
    • Monday, May 1: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
    • Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday May 3: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
    • Thursday May 4: Post-conference workshops. Because you really can’t be too much of an expert.   

    Some details, such as vendor workshop registration links, still need to be finalized. Bookmark the link and return often.

Past events

13 May 2020 PIUG 2020 Annual Business Meeting
25 Feb 2020 PIUG 2020 Biotechnology Conference
23 Sep 2019 PIUG 2019 Northeast Regional Conference
08 May 2019 “The wonderful world of WIPO standards”
08 May 2019 Artificial Intelligence Basics for Patent Professionals
08 May 2019 Leveraging CPC for Search
05 May 2019 Delivering Patent Analytics With a Punch
05 May 2019 Updates to PatBase & PatDocs, introducing IPShare and What to Expect Next from Minesoft…
05 May 2019 Latest Innovations: optimize your IP analysis
05 May 2019 Advances in Sequence Searching: GQ Discover Browser, Sequence Variation Discovery Module and CAS BiosequencesTM Access
05 May 2019 Get Up to Date with BizInt Smart Charts for Patents
05 May 2019 Patent Portfolio Maintenance: Benchmarking Current Practices
05 May 2019 Google Patents for Power Users
05 May 2019 Google Patents Public Datasets
04 May 2019 PIUG Fundamentals of Patent Searching
04 May 2019 PIUG Introduction to Patent Searching and Fundamentals
04 May 2019 PIUG Introduction to Patent Searching
04 May 2019 PIUG 2019 Annual Conference
22 Apr 2019 Webinar 4: Producing Patent Landscape Reports that will be Read and Used by Senior Management
21 Mar 2019 Webinar 3: Generating Spatial Concept Maps
28 Feb 2019 Webinar 2: Using PivotTables and MS Excel to Generate Simple Charts, Graphs and Tables
21 Feb 2019 Resources of Interest
21 Feb 2019 The Patent Examination Process Including Different Approaches to Searching at the USPTO
21 Feb 2019 The Meat Inside the WIPO Standard ST.26 Nutshell; The Details of Sequence Listings in Patent Applications
19 Feb 2019 PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference
24 Jan 2019 Preparing Patent Analytics Projects and Patent Landscape Reports – Hands-On Lessons
24 Jan 2019 Webinar 1: The Linear Law of Patent Analysis, Patent Family Reductions and Assignee Cleanups
10 Oct 2018 Exploring Artificial Intelligence in the Art of Patent Searching
10 May 2018 Sneak Preview of New Espacenet
05 May 2018 USPTO Initiatives: Global Dossier and eCommerce Modernization Workshop
05 May 2018 USPTO Initiatives: Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)
05 May 2018 Patent Information & Intelligence That Senior Managers Really Need…
20 Feb 2018 Searching Peptides and Proteins and Second Medical Use Claims
20 Feb 2018 PIUG 2018 Biotechnology Conference
27 Sep 2017 Searching Combination Sets in CPC
21 May 2017 Global Patent Dossier - 2017
20 May 2017 The EPO Patent Information Products Road Show - 2017
20 May 2017 “Making it to the Premiership” – a review of the rising stars in the IP information space.
27 Feb 2017 Searching Biotechnological Inventions under the EPC
28 Sep 2016 Search Methodology: As Important as the Tools and Databases
26 May 2016 EPO's PATSTAT Online
22 May 2016 Global Patent Dossier
21 May 2016 Connecting, Engaging, and Making Your Case: How To Communicate Your Value To People Who Don't Understand What You Do
21 May 2016 Patent Law Fundamentals for Patent Information Specialists
21 May 2016 Understanding "Europe"
14 Oct 2015 USPTO Workshop - Global Dossier Focus Session
07 May 2015 Searching in CPC - Practical Tips
02 May 2015 The EPO Patent Information Products Road Show
02 May 2015 Patent Documentation from South America: Procedures, Sources and Uses.
02 May 2015 Patent Law Fundamentals for Patent Information Specialists
19 Feb 2015 Patent Searching Fundamentals Course
01 May 2014 CPC Workshop
01 May 2014 Advanced Strategies for Searching Patents in Any Source
26 Apr 2014 EPO Road Show
26 Apr 2014 Fundamentals of Current Patent Law
26 Apr 2014 IP in Africa - Shedding Light on the "Dark Continent"
27 Feb 2014 Patent Information Fundamentals Course
02 May 2013 CPC Workshop by USPTO and EPO
02 May 2013 AIA Workshop by the USPTO
27 Apr 2013 Personal Branding: Communicating the Authentic You
27 Apr 2013 Fundamentals of Current Patent Law
27 Apr 2013 Patinformatics: The Next Generation
27 Apr 2013 Soft Skills and Squidgy Answers: The Importance of Presenting Useable Search Output to the Client

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