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PIUG 2010 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Moving Targets: Current & Future Best Practices and Opportunities for Patent Information Professionals

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

Saturday, May 1 to Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
(formerly Hilton Baltimore Convention Center)
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

PIUG 2010 Annual Conference Presentations – May 2010

PIUG Conference Plenary and Business Meeting 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.

PIUG 2010 Annual Business Meeting presentation

Download the full PIUG 2010 Annual Conference Book just as printed and distributed at the conference.

USPTO Workshops

USPTO Classification Workshop: What’s Going on at PTO Related to Classification and Search, Terry Mackey, International Patent Classifier, USPTO; and Steve Melnick, International Technical Project Specialist, USPTO

PIUG Classification Workshop: Chemical Classification Topics, Steve Melnick and Terry Mackey, USPTO

Plenary Presentations

Monday, May 3, 2010

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

Keynote Address, Robert L. Stoll, Commissioner for Patents, USPTO (No presentation was provided to PIUG.)

Update from the Brazilian Patent Office, Luci Mary Gonzalez Gullo, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Brazil

Patent Protection in South Africa and Patent Information Available Online, Elena Zdravkova, CIPRO, South Africa

Updates from Other Patent Offices, Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.

Updates on US Patent Law and Practice, Rick Neifeld, Neifeld IP Law PC

Getting to the front of the line: The Patent Prosecution Highway, Rouget F (Ric) Henschel, Foley & Lardner

Do You Own Your Genes? – The Future of Gene Patents, Martin Goffman, Sequence Base Corporation

A Status Update on the Development of Certification of Patent Information Professionals, Aalt van de Kuilen, Solvay

PIUG Update on Certification Program – PETT Initiatives, Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave

Patent Information Retrieval Contest (PIRC) 2009 in Japan, Yoshiharu Nakade and Tsutom Kiriyama, PIRC

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Patent Search Systems, John Tait, IRF

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Computer Curation of Intellectual Property & Scientific Content, Steve Boyer, IBM (No presentation is available.)

A Patent Research Best Practice: Using Semantic Search Technology to Overcome Research Challenges, Mike Hudelson, LexisNexis

Statistical Analysis, a tool to evaluate many facets of a technology, Pierre Buffet, Questel

Life Beyond Patent Information. to Dream the Impossible Dream .... or Not. Alternative Careers for the Patent Information Professional, Martin Goffman, Sequence Base Corporation

Personal View of Life Beyond Patent Information, Connie Wu, Rutgers University

Personal View of Life Beyond Patent Information, Bob Stembridge, Thomson Reuters

Personal View of Life Beyond Patent Information, Ginger DeMille, USPTO

Personal View of Life Beyond Patent Information, Stephan Adams, Magister Ltd.

Defining Rules for Selecting Information in Multi-Database Patent Reports, Diane Webb, BizInt

Natural Language v. Boolean: Sorting Out Natural Language, Semantic Search and Taxonomic Queries in Patent Searching, Kris Atkinson, Boston Scientific Corp

Revisiting INPADOC – New Developments in Legal Status Information, Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.

Implementing the Innovation Cycle, Francisco E. De Sousa Webber, Matrixware (No presentation file available.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Moving Beyond Patents – the Developing Role of the IP Information Specialist as an Integral Part of Business Success, Cindy Poulos, Thomson Reuters

SIMPLE: A Platform for Deriving Business Value from Patent Information, W. Scott Spangler, IBM

Objectively Assessing Patent Quality Using Sophisticated Statistical Models and Predictive Analytics Tools, Jonathan Barney, Ocean Tomo

Outsourcing – Meeting Challenges and Generating Opportunities, Barbara Sue Faries and James Grant, SciMed Partners (Contact the authors to receive a copy of the accompanying whitepaper.)

Outsourcing Opportunities in the Patent Analytics: A Case Study on India, Srinivasan Parthiban, Patent Eagle (Ignore the error message: new file pending)

The 5 Things You Must Know Before Outsourcing to India, Charles Brumlik and David Gange, Nanobiz LLC

Eye on Asia, Brian Sweet, STN

Reengineering Classification at the USPTO, Marti Hearst, Chief IT Strategist, USPTO

Finding the Synergy Need to Create a Strategic Patent Portfolio, Fonda J. Daniels, SAS

Mechanical Patent Searching: A Moving Target, Dominic DeMarco IP, and Andrea Davis NuVasive, Inc.

Patent Information Services in China, Yongsheng Wang, IPPH

Patents as a Moving Target, Ron Kaminecki, Dialog

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