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STN Virtual Patent Forum in October 2020

  • 15 Oct 2020 9:34 AM
    Message # 9305307
    Hi everyone,

    In conjunction with the 2020 PIUG Annual Conference, STN is proud to announce our first ever virtual STN Patent Forum. The forum’s agenda is

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    The STN Patent Forum starts at 9:00 am EDT on October 30th. Although we hope to also virtually see you at the PIUG Annual Conference, you can attend the STN Patent Forum whether you attend the PIUG Annual Conference or not.

    To register for the STN Patent Forum, please visit –

    Best regards,


    Jim Brown

    FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

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