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PIUG 2013 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Celebrating our Past 25 Years... Preparing for Our Future:
Best Practices for Keeping Up with the Rapidly Changing Patent Landscape

Saturday, April 27 – Thursday May 2, 2013
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Conference Fees By March 15, 2013 March 16 to April 12, 2013 After April 12, 2013
PIUG Member $475 $625 $725
Non-member (opens February 15, 2013) $695 $795 $900
Students, Unemployed, Full-time Retirees* $165 $220 $275
* Students, unemployed, full-time retirees must be PIUG members. Students must submit a valid copy of their student ID or letter from their Program Director validating their student status.

Registration Fees

To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2013. (To establish or renew PIUG membership go to the PIUG membership page.) Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during conference breaks Monday-Wednesday, and the Sunday Welcome Reception.

Two Easy Ways to Register in Advance

On the Web

  • Use the online registration process.
    Reminder: Please make sure you are logged in as a member to guarantee all applicable options are opened to you.

  • Pay by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

By Mail

  • Download the printable form.
  • Before sending payment be sure to read all the instructions below on this registration page (or included on the printable registration forms).
  • Mailed Registration forms MUST be accompanied by check, or money order. Forms received without payment will NOT be processed. Funds must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a US Bank. Checks or money orders should be made payable to PIUG. (For accounting purposes, the PIUG Federal Tax ID number is 38-3449639.)

  • Mail the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to:

    Patent Information Users Group, Inc.
    40 E. Main Street, #1438
    Newark, DE 19711

  • Phone: 302-660-3275.
    Fax: 302-660-3276.
  • Please allow seven to ten business days for processing form.

Please note:

Early Bird Deadline
The deadline for early bird registration is 11:59 pm EST on March 15, 2013. Registration forms must be postmarked by that date to qualify for the early bird rate. Web registrations must be entered by 11:59 pm EST on March 15 to qualify.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds
If cancellation is received in writing by 11:59 pm EST on March 28, a refund of 50% of the registration fee will be provided. No refunds will be provided after March 28. All cancellations must be sent in writing to by email or by fax at (302) 660-3276. If you wish to substitute a name for a paid registration, the request must be sent to by 11:59 pm EST on April 12. Substitutions received by this date will be honored without penalty. No substitutions will be permitted after this date.

On-site Registrations
On-site registrations will be available at no additional fee above the registration fee indicated above for on-site registration. However, you should contact to determine if space is still available prior to making your travel plans.

Special Needs
If you have special needs and require accommodation to fully participate, please e-mail a description of your requirements by April 5, 2013 to

Registration Fees
To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2013. (To establish or renew PIUG membership, go to Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during meeting breaks Monday-Wednesday, the Sunday Welcome Reception, the Gala Dinner on Monday and the Tuesday night IFFI Play and ice cream social.

Hotel Reservations

Online hotel reservation at the PIUG group rate are available by the link to the hotel above or here.

The PIUG group rate of $170/night is available from Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, May 5, 2013. The special room rate will be available until April 3, 2013 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Take advantage of this special discounted rate now.

If you would like to reserve your hotel accommodation by telephone, please call: +1 877-783-8258 (US toll-free) or +1 703-845-1010 (international) and ask for "PATENT INFORMATION USERS 2013" rate or quote the three digit PIUG group code "PIU".

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Newark, DE  19711

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