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    • 27 Feb 2017
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Embassy Suites Boston - Logan Airport
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    PIUG 2017 Biotechnology Conference

    Monday, February 27, through Tuesday, February 28

    Embassy Suites Boston - Logan Airport

     207 Porter Street
    Boston, MA  02128

    Now in its eleventh year, the PIUG Biotechnology Conference focuses on best practices for patent information professionals who specialize in biotechnology search and analysis. The theme has not been set as yet.

    Conference Schedule

    • Monday, February 27 - Workshops  
    • Tuesday, February 28:- Main Meeting Presentations and Exhibition  
    • 27 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Boston - Logan Airport
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    Registration is closed

    Searching Biotechnological Inventions under the EPC 

    Workshop presented by: 

    Dr. Klaus-Peter Dopfer
    Director Directorate 1412 | Dir. 1.4.12
    Biotechnology
    European Patent Office

    Abstract: The workshop  will be providing a comprehensive overview how examiners at the European Patent Office are performing searches in the field of Biotechnology. Focus is put on the legal framework of the EPC (and the PCT) and its influence on the development of the search strategy (use of different search tools available at the EPO, classification etc.). Furthermore, the attendees of the workshop will get information how examiners deal with problems with unclear claims, extremely broad claims, lack of unity of the invention, problems with subject-matter which is not patentable under the EPC und to which extent this influences the scope of the search. The influence of the search results on the further examination (prosecution/opposition) will be discussed.

    Registration: Free, Required


    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Mar 2017
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va
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    Breakfast starts at 8:30 am and class starts at 9:00 am on both days. All registrations include breakfast and both AM and PM breaks.  Lunch will be available for purchase in the USPTO cafeteria in the same building.

    Registrant Type

    Early Bird
    Through Feb 24

    Standard
     Feb 25 - Mar 17

    Member

    $1295

    $1495

    Non-member

    $1495

    $1695


    Note that registration will end at midnight EST on March 17, 2017 in order to meet with security policies at the USPTO.  Therefore, onsite rates are not offered.

    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    Name changes will be permitted until and including March 17, 2017.  If cancellation is received prior to February 20, 2017, a 50% refund of the registration fee will be provided.  No refund will be provided after February 19, 2017.  All changes and/or cancellation requests must be sent in writing to Ken Koubek at registration@piug.org.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Most hotels within walking distance are around $200 per night. However the USPTO is next to the King Street Metro (subway system), so registrants are free to stay anywhere they want near a Metro or with a shuttle to the Metro. The Westin which is physically adjacent to the USPTO is the most convenient hotel. There are a lot of options in the area and any hotel in "Old Town Alexandria" will be within a 15 or 20 minute walk of the USPTO.  Expedia listings in the area for the dates of the course are here.

    • 20 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 25 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30346-1521
    PIUG 2017 Annual Conference

    Saturday, May 20 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
    4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
    Atlanta, GA 30346
    +1-770-395-7700

    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 20: Pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
    • Sunday May 21: 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 22: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
    • Tuesday, May 23 & Wednesday May 24: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
    • Thursday May 25: 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. 

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ
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    PIUG 2017 Northeast Conference

    Monday, September 25, to Wednesday, September 27 2017

    APA Hotel Woodbridge
        120 Wood Avenue South
       Iselin, New Jersey 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 25 - STN Patent Forum
    • Tuesday, September 26 -: Main Meeting Presentations and Exhibition
    • Wednesday, September 27- Workshops
    • 05 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 10 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
    PIUG 2018 Annual Conference

    Saturday, May 5 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
    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 5: Pre-conference workshops. Deepen your expertise and extend your impact.
    • Sunday May 6: 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 7: Our Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. Dinner and drinks with colleagues and friends.
    • Tuesday, May 8 & Wednesday May 9: Opportunities for informal dine-arounds in the evenings. Bring your curiosity!
    • Thursday May 10: 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.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 09 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
    PIUG 2019 Annual Conference

    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 & 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.

Past events

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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