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Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, MA
    • 100

    Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

    25 Edwin H Land Blvd.
    Cambridge, MA  02141

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

    Conference Schedule

    • Tuesday, February 25 - Main Meeting Presentations and Exhibition 
    • Wednesday, February 26 - Vendor 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.

    • 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.

    • 03 May 2025
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08 May 2025
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

    PIUG 2025 Annual Conference

    Saturday, May 3 - Thursday, May 8, 2025

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

23 Sep 2019 PIUG 2019 Northeast Regional Conference
08 May 2019 Leveraging CPC for Search
08 May 2019 Artificial Intelligence Basics for Patent Professionals
08 May 2019 “The wonderful world of WIPO standards”
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
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

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