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PIUG 2009 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Searching for Patents Beyond Your Borders

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

Saturday, May 2 to Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hyatt Regency San Antonio
123 Losoya
San Antonio, Texas, USA 78205
Tel: +1 210-222-1234

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 and part of Tuesday afternoon will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall. 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 2008 meeting drew an enthusiastic group of over 390 people to our three-day technical session in Crystal City, Virginia USA. Over 18% of the attendees were international; that is, more than 70 attendees came from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. We expect 300-400 attendees in 2009.

At our Annual Conference we will be entering our third decade of PIUG! We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio, Texas.

Program Committee

Kartar Singh Arora, Chair
Members: Lucy Akers, Marty Goffman, Ron Kaminecki, Bruce Mason, Steve Mitchell

Planning Committee

Cynthia Yang, Co-Chair
Doreen Alberts, Co-Chair
Mentor/Advisor – Suzanne Robins, Heidi Stone
Brian Stockdale Award Committee – Edlyn Simmons (Chair), Stephen Adams, Ken Koubek, Tony Trippe
Evaluations – Adrienne Shanler (Chair)
Exhibits – Helen Yun, Kristie Trinkle (Co-chairs), Qin Meng* (Bingo Co-chair)
Gifts – Kim Miller
Hospitality – A.J. D'Ambra
Meeting Book Liaison – Alison Taylor
Meeting Brochure Publication – Donna Cooper (Chair)
Photography – Sandra Unger (Chair), Marty Goffman, Yuri Mozolev
Presentations Logistics Coordinator – A.J. D'Ambra
Registration Liaison – Malcolm Hallam
Signage – Sandra Unger
Travel – Don Walter
Sponsorship – Denise Fobare-DePonio (Chair), Ken Hoppe, Jane Thompson, Martin Wallace
Webpages – Tom Wolff (Webmaster)
Workshops – Martha Yates (Chair), Diane Wian

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