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!
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.
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.