Saturday, May 20 to Thursday, May 25, 2006
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). The conference will include many opportunities for discussion. Tuesday afternoon will be dedicated to product reviews. Many workshops will also be held in conjunction with this meeting (before and after the technical sessions).
Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of companies. The PIUG 2005 meeting drew an enthusiastic group of over three hundred and forty people to our three-day technical session in Arlington, VA. Over 15% of the attendees were international, that is, more than 50 attendees represented various countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Israel, Italy, and Canada. We expect 300-400 attendees in 2006.
We hope you will enjoy the excellent technical programming of the PIUG Annual Conference, designed to provide new learning and networking opportunities for the patent information community. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis.