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PIUG 2016 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Patent Information: Our Continuing Quest For Quality

Saturday, May 21 - Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA, USA 98660

Twitter: #PIUG16


The following workshops are being offered in conjunction with the PIUG 2016 Annual Conference. Please note that you must register separately for each workshop. As space is limited please register early. Early bird registration deadline for workshops is March 6, 2016. Regular registration fees apply thereafter or until the workshop fills up. Workshop schedule is subject to change.

Detailed Information for workshop hosts is in the Workshop Request Form. Submission deadlines: January 31 for priority consideration for workshops on Saturday, May 21; February 27 for priority consideration for workshops on Sunday, May 22 and Thursday, May 26. Any workshop requests received after February 27, 2016, and usp to and including April 3, 2016, will only be considered for workshop privileges if space and time permit.

Saturday, May 21

Instructor Workshop Time Location Cost Registration
Stephen Adams Understanding "Europe" 8:45am - 12:30pm Cedar For fee Registration
Edlyn Simmons Patent Law Fundamentals for Patent Information Specialists 1:00pm - 5:00pm Ash For fee Registration
Cathy Chiba Connecting, Engaging, and Making Your Case: How To Communicate Your Value To People Who Don’t Understand What You Do 1:30pm - 4:30pm Cedar For fee Registration

Sunday, May 22

Instructor Workshop Time Location Cost Registration
USPTO Global Patent Dossier 8:00am - 10:00am Oak Free Registration
GQ Life Sciences Review of the Latest GenomeQuest and LifeQuest Features  10:00am - 11:00am Cedar Free Registration 
ThomsonReuters Evolution of Thomson Innovation: The Best Keeps Getting Better 10:00am - 11:00am Pine Free Registration
Questel Using Questel's Latest Suite of Online Tools to Increase Productivity and Manage Assets 11:00am - 1:00pm Oak Free Registration
BizInt Creating Reports from New STN (and More!) with BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 1:00pm - 2:30pm Pine Free Registration
Gridlogics Why are PatSeer Users across Big and Small Corporations Smiling? 1:00pm - 2:00pm Spruce Free Registration 
Innography The Illuminati: Unmasking the Obscure Society of Innovators Driving
Technological Innovation
2:00pm - 3:00pm Cedar Free Registration
Minesoft Broaden Your Patent Search Horizons With The Latest
Solutions From Minesoft
2:30pm - 3:30pm Oak Free Registration

Thursday, May 26

Instructor Workshop Time Location Cost Registration
Lora Burgess and Jim Brown STN Patent Forum
9:00am - 4:00pm Heritage Free Registration
Geert Boedt and Dan Shalloe EPO's PATSTAT Online
9:00am - 12:00pm Alder Free Registration

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