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

Exhibit Hall Hours

Day Time
Sunday, May 20 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, May 21 7:30am - 4:40pm
Tuesday, May 22 7:30am - 5:35pm
Exhibit-only (no Plenary Session)
10:20am - 11:50 pm
Wednesday, May 23
7:30am - 3:05pm



Evalueserve is a global professional services provider offering research, analytics, and data management services. We're powered by mind+machine - a unique combination of human expertise and best-in-class technologies. This approach enables us to design and manage processes that can generate and harness insights on a large scale, significantly cutting costs and timescales and helping businesses that partner with us to overtake the competition. We work with clients across a wide range of industries and business functions, helping them to make better decisions faster; reach new levels of efficiency and effectiveness; and see a tangible impact on their top and bottom line.

Your patent information needs a new vantage point. Since PIUG is coming to our hometown, Search Technology decided we should do something special. So we reengineered, redesigned, and revolutionized VantagePoint to give you better performance, better visuals, and better insights. With a brand new interface, new AI functionality, technology assessment tools, and other serious features for serious patent professionals, Search Technology is pleased to launch VantagePoint version 10.0 at PIUG 2017.



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.

Clarivate Analytics accelerates innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster.

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.



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.


Gridlogics is a leading provider of products and custom software solutions for patent research, management, data analysis and project management. Our products leverage the latest techniques in information retrieval, data mining and visualizations to help clients globally in deriving actionable intelligence from the masses of patent data. Gridlogics has two key products for patent professionals-PatSeer is a world leader in searchable full-text global patent data content with integrated analytics, project workflow and collaboration capabilities; Patent iNSIGHT Pro is a comprehensive patent research, analysis and mapping platform.

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. is a global leader in intellectual property management tools and analytics. Our powerful suite of products and services provide insights that drive innovation. If you are looking for an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art search tool, offers InnovationQ to help you discover relevant patents, applications, and non-patent literature. You can then determine patentability, understand patent clearance and freedom-to-operate, identify prior art, analyze your IP's position in the market, perform competitive analysis, and evaluate partnership opportunities.

Minesoft develops global patent databases & solutions, winning the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2009 and 2015 for outstanding growth internationally. PatBase is a sophisticated global searchable patent database offering analytics. A new NPL solution broadens searches beyond patents whilst a new Semantic Search facility further aids patent discovery and subject searching. Chemical Explorer offers a text-mined searchable database of chemical structures and chemical terminology extracted from over 11 million full-text patents.

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.

Reed Tech

Reed Tech®, a LexisNexis® company, offers deep content, innovative products and cutting-edge services to help IP professionals conduct thorough patent research for prior art analysis and to create more effective patent applications. Our suite of IP tools will help you throughout the patent creation, prosecution and research, from beginning to end. The IP solutions we offer help simplify the often complicated process of patent research by compiling information from primary sources into easy-to-use formats.


Exhibitors Plus

European Patent Office (EPO) Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH) IP Korea Center
  Nordic Patent Institute  


Additional Exhibitors

Anaqua EBSCO

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