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PIUG 2006 Annual Conference

An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Boolean and Beyond:
Patent Information: Overcoming Pitfalls and Enhancing Productivity

Main | Program | Presentations (PIUG members only) | Travel | Workshops

Saturday, May 20 to Thursday, May 25, 2006
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Introduction

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.

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors who have generously provided support for this event.

Diamond Sponsors
Thomson Scientific

Ruby Sponsors
Questel-Orbit

Program Committee


Barbara Burg, Co-Chair
Terri Dockter, Co-Chair
Tony Arleth, Co-Chair
John Arenivar, Co-Chair
Carol Bachmann
Jeff Forman
Richard Kurt
Yateen Pargaonkar
Daniel Phelps
Paul Stieg
Vicky Veach
Michael White

Planning Committee

Suzanne Robins, Co-Chair
Heidi Stone, Co-Chair
Fundraising – Doreen Alberts (Chair), Sandy Burcham, Denise Fobare-DePonio, Ken Hoppe, Luisa Balasta and Mike Mullican
Presentations Liasion and Signage – Sandra Unger
Meeting Brochure Publication – Donna Cooper (Chair), Cynthia Yang
Exhibits – Kartar Arora (Chair), Yun Yun Yang
Exhibit Room Incentive Program - Marty Goffman
Workshops – Adrienne Shanler (Chair), Ruth Umfleet
Webpages – Ric Snead
Webmaster – Rodney Cruise
Registration Liaison – Tom Stanton
Evaluations –Sian Griffiths
Audio Visual Liaisons – Joe Terlizzi (Chair), Ruth Umfleet
Hospitality – Hope Porter
Travel – Don Walter
Gifts – Carolyn O’Reilly and Martha Yates

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