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PIUG 2011 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Best Practices Beyond Free-text: The Value of Indexing and Classification when Searching and Analyzing Patents

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

Saturday, May 21 through Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
+1 513-579-1234

PIUG 2011 Annual Conference Presentations – May 2011

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

PIUG 2011 Annual Business Meeting presentation

Download the full PIUG 2011 Annual Conference Book just as printed and distributed at the conference.

Plenary Presentations

Monday, May 23, 2011

Welcome, Anthony Trippe, PIUG Chair, 3LP Advisor

Keynote Presentation, Jeff Weedman, VP of Licensing, P&G

The DWPI Value-Add Process – Why 36 Patent Offices Worldwide Trust DWPI For Their Research, Bob Stembridge, Thomson Reuters

IFI CLAIMS (Class Assignee Index Method Search) – Over Fifty Years of Indexing Polymer Chemistry in Patents, Ricardo Vieira , Fairview Research (File not available from the presenter.)

Chemical Indexing as a Precision Tool for Relevant Patent Retrieval, John Zabilski, Chemical Abstracts Service

A Class on Classification, Jim Brown, FIZ Karlsruhe

Potential Changes on the Horizon in US Patent Law and at the US Patent Office, Marla Grossman, Coalition for Patent and Trademark Information Dissemination

Introducing User-Centered Design at the USPTO for Modernization of the Patent Examination IT System, Marti Hearst, USPTO (No presentation available from the USPTO)

Classification-based Searching in the Chemical and Medical Field, Jennifer Yancy, Yancy IP Law

Research IP On Your Own Terms: How Applying Your Own Indexing Adds Organizational Context To Patent Information Management, Cindy Poulos, Thomson Reuters

Embodiment-Based Indexing and Classification, Daniel J. Henry, Accupatent

Natural Language Processing Techniques at the service of patent searching and analyzing, Miguel Iglesias, Questel

Classifying Non-Patent Literature Using Regular Expressions, Barry Brager, Perception Partners

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Indexing Patent Literature Using Semiotic Fingerprints, George M. Garrity*, Charles Parker and Catherine Lyons, NamesforLife, LLC

Contextual Classification: Patent References in Industry Sources, Doug Miller, Innography

Network Patent Analysis to Characterise the Quality of Inventions: A Case Study of Hybrid Car Patents, George Mokdsi, Griffith Hack

CPC: EPO and USPTO’s Joint Cooperative PatentClassification System, Christopher Kim, USPTO; and Pierre Held, EPO

Best Practice and Optimization Techniques in Assignee Based Search, Nisha Nambiar, Dolcera

What’s So Special about Invalidity Searching?, Thomas E. Wolff, Wolff Information Consulting LLC; subsequently published as "What’s So Special about Patent Invalidity Searching?" ONLINE, 36 (4) (July/August 2012): pp. 28-33

The Bibliometric's of Non-Patent Literature, Ron Rodrigues, Dialog

IP in Business Strategy: Evolution of the Information Specialist, Narayan Subramanian, GE Energy Storage

Finding Common Ground: Negotiating the Obstacles in Devising a Patent Searcher Certification Exam, Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave

A Status Update on the Development of Certification of Patent Information Professionals, Bettina de Jong, Shell International B.V., and Aalt van de Kuilen, Abbott Healthcare Products B.V.

EPO and USPTO Master Class: Understanding the World's Major patent Classification Schemes, Jutta Hausser and Pierre Held, EPO; and Christopher Kim, USPTO

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Community Patent Developments, Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.

Update from the Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office, Mohammed Al-Hajeri, SABIC

Chinese Patent Data and Its Processing, Chuan Shen, Vice director of Business Development, Department of Intellectual Property Publishing House (China)

The role of the Patent Offices Committee, Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd. (No presentation is available.)

Patent Space Exploration: an application of Markush structure enumeration and search, Timea Polgar, ChemAxon Ltd.

Tools for Optimizing the Value from Patent Information by Relevant Indexing and Proper Management of Patent Information, Especially Those for Simplifying Analysis and Visualization of Gene Sequences, Ashish Nawani, Evaluserve

New Methods for In-depth Classification Code Analysis, David Gange, Chemistry Patent Search

Indexing Gene Sequences in Indian Patents, Anu Vaidyanathan, PatNMarks (Presenter was not in attendance at the Conference.)

Crowdsourcing Patent Research: A Practical Use of Patent Information in Business, Ray Felts, Article One Partners

Open Source and Software Patents: A Community Call to Ensure Future Freedom of Action, Keith Bergelt, Open Invention Network

Trends in Intellectual Property Against Speech Patent Trolls, Ria Farrell Schalnat, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Article One Partners Overview, Ray Felts, Article One Partners

Peer to Patent Project, Andrea Casillas, Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School

Search The Way You Think, Arleen Malley Zank, Coronado Group, Ltd. (No presentation is available.)

Diff'rent Strokes – Improving Patent Information Report Quality and Value in View of Variations, Yateen Pargaonkar, P&G Beauty Care

Machine Translation and Multilingual Search for the Patent Domain: European Research Efforts and Perspectives, Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility, and Aalt van de Kuilen, Abbott Healthcare Products B.V.

Revisiting the IPC-SIC Concordance, Raj Hirwani, CSIR-URDIP

Approximating Technology Anomalies via Patent Classification, Ron Kaminecki, Dialog

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