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PIUG 2015 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

From Search Strategy to Business Strategy:
Domestic and International Practices, Styles, and Viewpoints

Saturday, May 2 – Thursday, May 7, 2015
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
+1-630-719-8000

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors and exhibitors
who have generously provided support for this event.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Day Time
Sunday, May 3 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, May 4 7:30am - 5:15pm
Tuesday, May 5 7:30am - 5:00pm
Exhibit-only (no Plenary Session)
1:00pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, May 6
7:30am - 3:30pm

 

SAPPHIRE SPONSORS

BizInt Solutions, Inc. produces BizInt Smart Charts software to help information analysts create, customize and distribute multi-database reports and visualizations from drug pipeline, clinical trial, patent and gene sequence databases. The BizInt Smart Charts product family is used by pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, petroleum and medical device companies worldwide to support research planning and competitive intelligence.

GenomeQuest enables life science companies to search worldwide patent literature for DNA and other biological sequences. Its database, GQ-Pat, is the largest repository of such patented sequences. IP professionals and law firms use GenomeQuest to perform freedom to operate, patentability, and prior art searches. GenomeQuest serves 18 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and all five top agrochemical companies, with a customer base of nearly 200 leading life sciences organizations.

IP.com is an intellectual property solutions provider that helps organizations make complex business decisions around their innovations. Our company's industry-leading portfolio of capabilities enables our global technology business clients to increase revenue, optimize operations, and manage IP risk through insightful data analytics and publishing. Our services include a proprietary semantic matching and mapping engine, technology valuation software, and other web-based applications; distinctive content resources; and U.S.-based research and analytics consulting services.

Minesoft creates and provides products and solutions for the patent information sector, including PatBase, a US and international searchable full-text and bibliographic database, PatentArchive, Patent Tracker, and PatentOrder, providing linked archives, legal and competitor tracking & alerting services & patent document delivery by Internet and for Intranets. Minesoft serves leading corporations, Patent Offices and patent attorney firms worldwide.

The choice of patent experts, only STN offers access to trusted scientific and technical information including the authoritative chemistry content from CAS and patent content from Thomson Reuters' Derwent World Patents Index® and the various INPADOC databases on a single platform. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, intellectual property professionals and patent examiners at the world's major patent offices and research organizations rely on STN for their information needs. STN is operated jointly by CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe worldwide.

 

AMETHYST SPONSORS

ChemAxon provides cheminformatics software platforms, applications and services. Our tools handle Markush libraries like other chemical structures, thus researchers can browse, search, enumerate and analyze Markush chemical space using familiar tools and approaches. ChemCurator is our standalone application to extract Markush and other structures from English, Chinese and Japanese patents. Combining our text mining and Markush technology, it can extract and highlight structures within patents, allowing users to extract chemical information or assemble Markush structures in a semi-automated way.

ClearstoneIP was founded by patent attorneys and software developers working together to create Clearstone Elements, a legal solution to a technical problem. The platform is an intuitive web-based application using patented functionality that memorializes claim analysis to drastically increase reliability and efficiency in infringement and other claims-based studies (e.g., portfolio monitoring, FTO, etc.). A key secondary feature of Clearstone Elements is the ability to create and preserve product-to-patent mappings that are quickly modifiable based on changes to a product. The platform instantly generates a list of patent documents that become of issue solely due to the product changes.

Docket Navigator tracks significant events in patent infringement cases in U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Docket sheets are reviewed daily for every patent case in order to choose significant orders and pleadings. Orders that provide particular insight to patent practitioners are summarized and categorized by type of motion and legal issue. All patent numbers asserted or challenged in the cases since the year 2000 are entered into the database, as is every claim term construed by the courts. This carefully curated data is then searchable by multiple criteria in the Docket Navigator database.

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has been dedicated to enriching and curating patent information since the 1950s. IFI continues its tradition of enabling access to high quality patent data with CLAIMS Direct -- an open data platform and web service providing access to the IFI CLAIMS Global Patent database. The robust API allows easy integration of a comprehensive database into 3rd party applications like KMX - a modern text mining and visualization tool.

INTELLIXIR develops INTELLIXIR System, a Web application for technologic, scientific and competitive intelligence purposes dedicated to organizations eager to transform the cost of structured information into a high valuable decision. Studies on patentability, detection of emerging trends, identification of major players, the search for partners, or the development of periodic indicators are the main applications offered by the INTELLIXIR System.

Questel provides a comprehensive suite of web-based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property. Covering the entire innovation cycle, from idea to product, Questel's offerings include: competitive intelligence and technological landscape, ideation management and innovation capture, technology scouting and licensing-in, invention management and prior-art searching, portfolio management and pruning, and licensing-out and monetization. Our comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property databases can be analyzed, shared and archived. For each stage of innovation, we also offer consulting services as well as IP e-learning.

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. Our Scientific knowledge and information is essential for drug companies to discover new drugs and get them to market faster, for researchers to find relevant papers and know what's newly published in their subject, and for businesses to optimize their intellectual property and find competitive intelligence.

VantagePoint text mining software helps Patent Analysts create technology landscapes and profiles of potential partners/competitors using deep bibliometrics on search results from patent, scientific, technical, and business databases. Expanding the reputation as "Serious Software for Patent Analysts," VantagePoint Version 9 features new analytic tools and visualizations, performance enhancements, and a new interactive Summary Sheet. Visit our table to see a demonstration, and ask about a 30-day trial of the new VantagePoint Version 9.

Wisdomain provides a comprehensive search and analysis tool with innovative solutions to increase search efficiency and precision. Wisdomain re-interprets global patent databases from a whole new angle and creates services to help companies track the changes of technology and trends in an industry. Our major service ActionablePatents boasts an intuitive UI that allows users to seamlessly navigate big patent data quickly and easily with access to powerful search filters to help users improve workflow, while increasing output.

 

ADDITIONAL EXHIBITORS

European Patent Office (EPO) Gridlogics Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH)
IP Korea Center Phoenix Translations Proquest Dialog
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  

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