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PIUG gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors and exhibitors
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Exhibit Hall Hours

Day Time
Sunday, May 22 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, May 23 7:30am - 4:40pm
Tuesday, May 24 7:30am - 5:35pm
Exhibit-only (no Plenary Session)
10:20am - 11:50 pm
Wednesday, May 25
7:30am - 3:05pm



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.

GQ Life Sciences, Inc. is a global life science information and search company. Formerly known as GenomeQuest, Inc., we changed our name in September of 2015 to highlight the fact that the product GenomeQuest has become a well-known brand within the industry. GQ Life Sciences is proud to offer its second major product, LifeQuest, alongside its flagship GenomeQuest software. Our dedication to serving the life sciences industry with technological innovation and by assembling an incredible team is widely recognized by industry leaders. We serve all top 10 pharmaceutical companies, all five top agrochemical and seed companies, hundreds of biotech companies, law firms, diagnostic labs, and patent offices around the world.

Innography provides patent search and intellectual property analytics software that helps the world's leading patent owners, innovators and decision-makers drive more business value from IP investments. Correlating 100 million patent documents with financial, litigation, market and business data, Innography is proud to achieve client satisfaction far above the industry average.

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.



Gridlogics is a Intellectual property software solution company providing specialized patent search and analysis software solutions to IP community over the last decade. Gridlogics flagship products: Patent iNSIGHT Pro is a comprehensive patent analysis and mapping platform; PatSeer is a fully-featured web-based global patent research platform with integrated analytics, project workflow and collaboration capabilities. Gridlogics have also worked and built custom IP solutions for intellectual property teams in leading technology companies and have a track record for successful custom solution delivery and support.

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services is a team of patent data experts dedicated to making high quality global patent data accessible and affordable. IFI integrates published data into a common format and curates the data adding value-added content including standardized assignee/applicant names. IFI delivers patent data through the CLAIMS Direct web service API. Our partners build products, workflow solutions, and analytic applications. Applications can be built directly on the API , or by installing a complete patent database in their data center.

Beijing incoShare Ltd. is a leading patent information service provider in China. Incoshare dedicates to providing clients with professional tools and consulting solutions for technology innovation, patent strategies formulation, market competition, patent management and IP operation. Incoshare has made deep integration of global patent information, developed the incoPat patent information service platform, innovation index for lifted companies, as well as the Innovation of monitoring system. We provide wide-ranged services such as patent search, patent analysis, patent assessment, document translation, patent database construction, IP strategy management and operation. empowers the world's leading innovators to increase productivity and reduce costs by providing patent and non-patent literature discovery tools, competitive intelligence insight, and target identification. Our industry-leading search and analytics software, along with our professional services offerings, enable organizations to make critical business decisions regarding their intellectual property, competition, and market.

LexisNexis Reed Technology

To develop and retain quality intellectual property, bring it to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner, and understand the competitive landscape, you need tools that are customizable and innovative to ensure success. Reed Tech, a LexisNexis® company, offers the LexisNexis IP portfolio, a suite of services and solutions created by patent attorneys, to provide a comprehensive approach across the patent workflow to meet your needs to prepare, draft, prosecute, defend, monitor and manage patents.

PatentSight connects IP with business strategy. We provide strategic insights along the entire IP lifecycle, for example in R&D strategy, competitive benchmarking, portfolio optimization, licensing, M&A, and identification of disruptive technologies. Our powerful and easy-to-use business intelligence platform, as well as our consulting expertise create relevant and reliable results for CTOs, CIPOs and patent experts alike. The Patent Asset Index™ is the scientifically validated KPI for patent portfolio strength and innovativeness. It is used by leading companies around the world for both internal management and external communication, e.g. in annual reports.

Questel offers a comprehensive suite of web-based services for productivity & collaboration dedicated to Intellectual Property, covering the entire innovation cycle including competitive intelligence, technology scouting, innovation capture, prior art searching, patent portfolio management, evaluation & licensing. For each stage of innovation, Questel offers consulting services as well as online and onsite training. Questel offers a comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property databases that can be visualized, analyzed, mapped, shared and archived online.

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, visualizations, and performance enhancements. Visit our table to see a demonstration, and ask about a 30-day trial of VantagePoint Version 9.


Additional Exhibitors

European Patent Office (EPO) IEEE InnovationPlus Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH)
IP Korea Center Markpro Co. Proquest Dialog

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