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    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    Preparing Patent Analytics Projects and Patent Landscape Reports- Hands-On Lessons

    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:

    • 1.       The Linear Law of Patent Analysis, Patent Family Reductions and Assignee Cleanups
      • 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.

    Time listed is in US Eastern Time Zone

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar Series
    • 59
    Register

    Preparing Patent Analytics Projects and Patent Landscape Reports- Hands-On Lessons

    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:

    The Webinar series will begin on January 24, 2019. Find more information on each session by clicking the links above.  Click the Register button on the left to register for the complete series.  Times listed are all in US Eastern Time Zone

    Register for the complete series by January 18 and receive a 25% Early Bird Discount!


    • 19 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, MA
    • 58
    Register

    Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

    25 Edwin H Land Blvd.
    Cambridge, MA  02141

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

    Conference Schedule

    • Tuesday, February 19 - Vendor Workshops  
    • Wednesday, February 20 - Main Meeting Presentations and Exhibition
    • Thursday, February 21 - PIUG-Sponsored Workshops  
    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, MA
    • 23
    Register

    The Meat Inside the WIPO Standard ST.26 Nutshell; The Details of Sequence Listings in Patent Applications

    Workshop presented by: 

    Susan C. Wolski
    PCT Special Programs Examiner
    International Patent Legal Administration
    USPTO

    Abstract

    WIPO Standard ST.26 is a revision of, and will replace, current WIPO Standard ST.25 for the presentation of sequence listings in patent applications.  This workshop will take a more in-depth look at each of the components of the standard - the main body and its seven annexes.  The specifics of the sequence listing data structure will be discussed, including the controlled vocabulary consisting of feature keys and qualifiers and their location descriptors and operators.  Finally, some specific examples from the Annex VI Guidance Document will be reviewed to illustrate the manner of representation of different types of sequences, such as those containing D amino acids, nucleic acid analogues, branched portions of sequences, and variant sequences.

    Registration: Free, Required


    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, MA
    • 22
    Register

    The Patent Examination Process Including Different Approaches to Searching at the USPTO

    Abstract for 1st Part

    The medical device industry has grown quickly over the years, the devices becoming more sophisticated and encompassing technologies from different areas. In this presentation a brief discussion of how this growth has impacted examiners at the USPTO and how they search.
    (Speaker: Jackie Cheng)

    Abstract for 2nd Part

    Learn a bit about the patent examination process at the USPTO. In this presentation we will discuss what a USPTO examiners looks at when considering a patent application. We will also show different search approaches taken by examiners based on art area.
    (Speaker: Jackie Cheng and Sue Liu)

    Jackie’s Bio

    Jackie Cheng is currently a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the biomedical area at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her Art Unit examines applications in a variety of medical diagnostics including cardiovascular monitoring, respiratory monitoring, and analyte sensing. She started her career at the USPTO as a Patent Examiner examining applications in the field of medical imaging. She obtained her dual degree BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Sue’s Bio

    Sue Liu is currently a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the biotechnology area at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her Art Unit examines applications in pharmaceutical formulations, biocides, cosmetics, and related areas. She joined USPTO as a patent examiner in the Combinatorial Chemistry Art Unit. Before joining the USPTO, Sue was a postdoctoral fellow at FDA. Sue studied transcriptional regulation in vaccinia virus for her Ph.D. thesis and graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University. She obtained her BS degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from Arizona State University (ASU) and graduated from ASU’s Honors College.

    Registration: Free, Required


    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    Preparing Patent Analytics Projects and Patent Landscape Reports- Hands-On Lessons

    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:

    • 2.       Using PivotTables and MS Excel to Generate Simple Charts, Graphs and Tables
      • 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.

    Time listed is in US Eastern Time Zone

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    Preparing Patent Analytics Projects and Patent Landscape Reports- Hands-On Lessons

    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:

    • 3.       Generating Spatial Concept Maps
      • 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.

    Time listed is in US Eastern Time Zone

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 100
    Register

    Preparing Patent Analytics Projects and Patent Landscape Reports- Hands-On Lessons

    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:

    • 4.       Producing Patent Landscape Reports that will be Read and Used by Senior Management
      • 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.

    Time listed is in US Eastern Time Zone

    • 04 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 09 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
    Preparing for the Future and the Unknown: New Technologies and Skills for the Patent Searcher

    Saturday, May 4 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
    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 4: Pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
    • Sunday May 5: 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 6: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
    • Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday May 8: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
    • Thursday May 9: 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.

    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ
    • 140

    APA Hotel Woodbridge

    120 Wood Avenue South
    Iselin, NJ  08830
            

    The PIUG Northeast Conference brings together experts in the areas of chemistry, biology, other sciences, engineering, and legal topics relating to patent information. It is an excellent forum to learn and share best practices regarding a specific process in searching and retrieving patent information. Vendors will be available to discuss their expertise and products. The key objective of this meeting is to provide opportunities for learning, networking and professional development.

    Conference Schedule

    • Monday, September 23 - STN Patent Forum
    • Tuesday, September 24 - Main Meeting Presentations and Exhibition
    • Wednesday, September 25 - Day for Workshops 
    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
    PIUG 2020 Annual Conference

    Saturday, April 25 - Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Caribe Royale
    8101 World Center Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32821
    +1-407-238-8000

    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 25: Possible Pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
    • Sunday April 26: 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, April 27: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
    • Tuesday, April 28 & Wednesday April 29: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
    • Thursday April 30: Possible Post-conference workshops. Because you really can’t be too much of an expert.   

    Some details, such as vendor workshops still need to be finalized. Bookmark the webpage and return often.

Past events

31 Oct 2018 PIUG Freedom to Operate Fundamentals: Comprehensive Techniques for Researching Freedom to Operate
10 Oct 2018 Exploring Artificial Intelligence in the Art of Patent Searching
08 Oct 2018 PIUG 2018 Northeast Conference
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…
05 May 2018 PIUG 2018 Annual Conference
20 Mar 2018 Patent Searching Fundamentals Course - Spring 2018
20 Feb 2018 Searching Peptides and Proteins and Second Medical Use Claims
20 Feb 2018 PIUG 2018 Biotechnology Conference
01 Nov 2017 PIUG Freedom to Operate Fundamentals: Comprehensive Techniques for Researching Freedom to Operate
31 Oct 2017 PIUG Introduction to Patent Searching - 2017
27 Sep 2017 Searching Combination Sets in CPC
25 Sep 2017 PIUG 2017 Northeast Conference
25 May 2017 What’s new in CPC – recent changes and Searching in CPC - Practical Tips
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.
20 May 2017 PIUG 2017 Annual Conference
22 Mar 2017 Patent Searching Fundamentals Course - Spring 2017
27 Feb 2017 Searching Biotechnological Inventions under the EPC
27 Feb 2017 PIUG 2017 Biotechnology Conference
09 Nov 2016 PIUG Freedom to Operate Fundamentals: Comprehensive Techniques for Researching Freedom to Operate
28 Sep 2016 Search Methodology: As Important as the Tools and Databases
28 Sep 2016 USPTO New Initiatives: Global Dossier and Patent Center
26 Sep 2016 PIUG 2016 Northeast Conference
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"
21 May 2016 PIUG 2016 Annual Conference
30 Mar 2016 Patent Searching Fundamentals Course
22 Feb 2016 PIUG 2016 Biotechnology Conference
12 Nov 2015 PIUG Freedom to Operate Fundamentals: Comprehensive Techniques for Researching Freedom to Operate
14 Oct 2015 USPTO Workshop - Global Dossier Focus Session
12 Oct 2015 PIUG 2015 Northeast Conference
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 PIUG 2015 Annual Conference
02 May 2015 Patent Law Fundamentals for Patent Information Specialists
19 Feb 2015 Patent Searching Fundamentals Course
16 Feb 2015 PIUG 2015 Biotechnology Conference
29 Sep 2014 PIUG 2014 Northeast Conference
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 PIUG 2014 Annual Conference
26 Apr 2014 IP in Africa - Shedding Light on the "Dark Continent"
27 Feb 2014 Patent Information Fundamentals Course
24 Feb 2014 PIUG 2014 Biotechnology Conference
30 Sep 2013 PIUG 2013 Northeast Conference
02 May 2013 CPC Workshop by USPTO and EPO
02 May 2013 AIA Workshop by the USPTO
30 Apr 2013 USPTO Tour Arranged Specifically for PIUG
27 Apr 2013 Personal Branding: Communicating the Authentic You
27 Apr 2013 Fundamentals of Current Patent Law
27 Apr 2013 PIUG 2013 Annual Conference
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
26 Feb 2013 PIUG 2013 Biotech Meeting
25 Oct 2012 Patent Information Fundamentals Course
22 Oct 2012 PIUG 2012 Northeast Conference
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