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PIUG 2008 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

20 Years of Patent Searching in a World of Emerging Technologies
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of PIUG!

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (PIUG members only) | Sponsors | Travel | Workshops

Saturday, May 17 to Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA, USA 22202
Tel: +1 (703) 418-1234

PIUG 2008 Annual Conference Presentations – May 2008

PIUG Conference Plenary presentation files are provided to PIUG members with permission of the presenters. Further distribution is limited to current PIUG members. PIUG is an organization of individuals and not companies, so sharing presentation files with colleagues who are not PIUG members is against PIUG policy. We welcome new members and renewals per the PIUG Membership Benefits page.

Abstracts, author biographies, and the full program are available on the Final Program page.

Plenary Presentations

Monday, May 19, 2008

Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Suzanne Robins, PIUG Chair

Keynote Addres: Enhancing Innovation and Competitiveness: Understanding IP is Key!, Catherine T. "Katie" Hunt, Rohm and Haas Company,Immediate Past President, American Chemical Society

PIUG – The first 20 Years, Edlyn Simmons, Procter & Gamble Co.

Whatever Happened to the Silent 700?, Stephen Adams, Magister, Ltd.

Patent Information User Groups in Europe Join Together, Aalt van de Kuilen, Solvay

Some Statistical Properties of the USPTO Patent Citation Network 1963 – 2002, Bernard Gress, Fannie May

A Review of Indian Patent Information, Anu Vaidyanathan, PatNMarks (No presentation file available.)

Semantic Search and Other Ways of Improving Chinese Patent Searches, Dong Zhao, Beijing East Linden Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Panel Discussion on Current Strategy and Future Planning Initiatives

David Brown, Thomson Reuters (No presentation file available.)

Advancing STN, Sabine Brünger-Weilandt, FIZ Karlesruhe

Current Strategy and Future Planning Initiatives: Questel, Pierre Buffet, Questel

Robert J. Massie, Chemical Abstracts Service (No presentation file available.)

PIUG Strategic Plan 2008-2012, Suzanne Robins, PIUG Chair

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Patent Documentation Group: Past Successes and Future Challenges, Minoo Philipp, Henkel, President – PDG

Searching Chinese Patents, Zhifu Shu and Henry Murray, ExxonMobil

Implementing Effective U.S. Patent Invalidity Searches, in View of KSR International, Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., Yateen Pargaonkar, Procter & Gamble Co.

Use of Advanced Search Tools to Optimize Patent Categorization, Samir Raiyani, Dolcera

Expanded Access to Patent Information in CAS Products: More Content, Deeper Analysis, Brian Sweet, Chemical Abstracts Service

Turn the Page – Adding Value to Full Text, Richard Garner, LexisNexis

Three Score Years and Ten, Curt Edfjäll, Vice President, EPO

New Developments in WIPOs Patent Information Services, Juneho Jang, WIPO

Patent Information from the Eurasian Patent Office, Andrey Sekretov, EAPO

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

BLAST and Similarity Database Searching, Adrienne Shanler, Wyeth

Enhancing Search Precision with IPC-R , Sue Cullen, Thomson Reuters (No presentation file available.)

USPTO Classification Entering the 21st Century, Terrence Mackey, USPTO

Basic Training: Patents 101. A primer for those who are curious about the language of patents Or, why do submarine patents have nothing to do with undersea vehicles?, Ron Kaminecki, Thomson Reuters

Claim Based Search Experiments on Latent Semantic Patent Search Engines, CK Rao, A Harita, U Parameswaran, SciTech Patent Art Services

Citation Analysis as a Component of Corporate Patenting Strategy, Elliott Linder, Questel

Free v. Fee Based Databases, Alicia Mills, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The $100,000 Application And "Dead on Arrival" Rule Changes For Biological Deposits and Markush Claims, Ric Henschel, Foley & Lardner

Bang! Pow! Right in the KSR!, Ron Kaminecki, Thomson Reuters

Ding Dong, the Rules Are Dead! – and Other Updates on US Patent Law, Rick Neifeld, Neifeld PLC

The Three Weird Sisters of Patent Reform, Roy Zimmerman, Medtronics

Helping Others Acquire, License or Invest in Patents with Confidence, Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave

Are There Hallmarks of Important Patents?, Don Walter, Thomson Reuters

Identifying and Quantifying Valuable Patents, Barry Brager, Perception Partners, Inc. (No presentation file available.)

Trilateral Cooperation Roundtable Meeting

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Trilateral Cooperation hosted a roundtable discussion at the PIUG 2008 Annual Conference. It featured presentations by the European Patent Office, the Japan Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office followed by an open discussion on users’ patent information needs. Thirty members of the patent community were invited to attend and share with the Trilateral Cooperation questions, thoughts, and concerns. The meeting notes by Arti Shah are available here.

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