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

PIUG 2009 Annual Conference Presentations – May 2009

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 4, 2009

Welcome, Cynthia Barcelon Yang, PIUG Chair, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Keynote Address: Patent Information and its Role in the Global Patent System, Professor Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri Law School

The Information Retrieval Facility: the Bridge between Intellectual Property and Information Retrieval Research, John Tait, Chief Scientific Officer, Information Retrieval Facility

Why IP & R&D Matter During Recessionary Periods, Giles Newman, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Thomson Reuters Legal

Toward Greater Internationalism in Patent Information: A Provider-Vendor Perspective and Approach, Elliott Linder, Questel

Quality – Key Factor in the Professional Information Workflow, Sabine Brünger-Weilandt, President and CEO, FIZ Karlsruhe

Bilski, Tafas, S515...How Will the Patent Reform Movement Force You to Stretch Your Boundaries, Ron Kaminecki, Dialog

Panel Discussion on Recent Changes to USPTO Practices
Chairperson – Martin Goffman, Sequence Base Corporation
Participants – Ron Kaminecki, Dialog, and Rick Neifeld, Neifeld PLC

Updates on US Patent Law and Practice, Rick Neifeld, Neifeld PLC

Asian Patent Chemistry Information: Coverage Expansions for a Global Audience, Brian Sweet, Chemical Abstracts Service

Administrative Protection of Pharmaceuticals in China, Aleksandr Belinskiy, sanofi-aventis

Searching Chinese Patent Literature: The Need For and a Benchmarking of Patent Data Providers, Chris Smyth, Evalueserve

China – The State of Innovation and Why US Companies Need to Stay Vigilant, Bob Stembridge, Thomson Reuters

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Updates from WIPO – PATENTSCOPE, Andrew Czajkowski, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

News from EPO, Richard Flammer and Daniel Shalloe, EPO Vienna, Austria

Indian Patent Office – Enforcing Renovations, Srinivasan Parthiban, Parthys Patent Eagle

A View from Inside the Bar – Patent Information in Law Libraries, Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

A View from Inside the Bar – Patent Information in Law Libraries – Part 2, Paulette Toth, Kirkland and Ellis LLP

Some Lessons from Patent Searching, Jon Cavicchi, Professor & Intellectual Property Librarian Franklin Pierce Law Center
Dr. Stanley P. Kowalski, Scholar in Residence, Franklin Pierce Law Center

Patent Portfolio Optimization: Vital in Today's Economic Climate, Rich Kolar, Computer Patent Annuities (CPA) Global

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Enhancing Patent Landscape Analysis with Visualization Output, Yun Yun Yang, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Applying Latent Semantic Analysis and Computed Statistical Patent Quality Data to Patent Portfolio Analysis and Management, Andy Gibbs, PatentCafe (Presentation unavailable as Andy Gibes was not able to attend the Conference.)

Beyond Record Borders – The Next Generation of Patents Reports, Diane Webb, BizInt

Patent Sequence Dashboard, Lakshmikant Goenka and B. Subramanian Manikandan, Dolcera

Searching Beyond Patents, Erik Reeves, Sumobrain & FreePatentsOnline

Roundtable Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Patent Information Analysts and Providers in this Economic Downturn
Participants – Orlando Fuentes, Questel; Ford Khorsandian, Technology & Patent Research (TPR) International; Adriene Shanler, Shanler Information LLC

Patent Information Providers: New Challenges, Orlando Fuentes, Questel

Starting Your Own Business, Adrienne Shanler, Shanler Information LLC

Resources for Coping Beyond Borders: the PIUG Wiki and Discussion ForumThomas Wolff, Wolff Information Consulting LLC; subsequently published as "Patent Users Group – Collaborating via PIUG wiki and discussion forums." World Patent Information, 32 (2010), pp. 141-144 (Permission to publish letter)

Patents 102 – Part Two of a Basic Patent Primer, Ron Kaminecki, Dialog

Semantic & Boolean Searching: The Best of Both Worlds, Michael Hudelson, LexisNexis

The How, Why, and When of Accelerated Examinations: A Searcher's Perspective, Dominic Demarco, Demarco IP

Use of the Inventor Field in Patent Searching, Henry (Hal) Murray, ExxonMobil

Chemical Structure Searching for Non-chemists, Sandy Burcham, David Gange

Impact Assessment of In re BilskiRoy Zimmermann, Medtronic; Samir Raiyani, Dolcera; Lakshmikant Goenka, Dolcera

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