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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 6 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, May 7 7:30am - 4:40pm
Tuesday, May 8 7:30am - 5:35pm
Exhibit-only (no Plenary Session)
10:20am - 11:50 pm
Wednesday, May 9
7:30am - 3:05pm



Derwent, Clarivate Analytics suite of patent data, services and technology solutions powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialization – including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patent Index, Derwent Patents Citation Index and Derwent Data Analyzer. We build solutions for inventors, patent attorneys and licensing specialists at start-ups and the largest global innovators, legal professionals at the leading intellectual property practices, and patent examiners at more than 40 patent offices. Our solutions are used to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform FTO opinions, prosecute patents, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities.

STN  Intellectual property professionals and patent examiners worldwide rely on STN for their scientific, technical and IP information needs. With access to the world’s scientific information on one integrated platform, including authoritative chemistry and patent content from CAS and Clarivate Analytics’ Derwent World Patents Index®, STN offers a unique content collection, unparalleled search power and precision, and proven reliability to reduce your risk of missing critical information and help you protect valuable intellectual property. Our newest platform, STNextTM, elevates the classic STN search experience, by offering a new, more intuitive interface, focused on efficiency, with enhanced security and lower administrative overhead. STN is operated jointly by CAS  and FIZ Karlsruhe worldwide



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.

CPA Global is the world's leading IP management and technology company. We offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle, supporting customers every step of the way to realize the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform - empowering our customers with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world's leading corporations and law firms, and backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.

IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services is a team of patent data experts dedicated to producing the highest quality global patent database available-CLAIMS® Direct. We integrate more than 70 sources of information into a common XML format and add data enrichments such as standardized names, legal status information, and machine translations of non-English documents. A 30-day, guided free trial is available.

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.


>BRONZE SPONSORS 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.

ktMINE transforms data into meaningful information. By combining discovery and processing technologies and years of experience in the field of intellectual property, ktMINE connects IP data to reveal information that was previously impossible to find. In a single location, access royalty rates, agreements, patents, assignments, trademarks, corporate trees, IP connections, IP news, and litigation information. ktMINE offers direct web-based platform access to data and analytics applications, as well as, customizable data-as-a-service options.

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.

Your patent information needs a new vantage point. Since 2000, Search Technology's VantagePoint text mining software has provided deep, source-neutral analytics for patent professionals to facilitate technology landscapes, competitive technical intelligence and portfolio analysis. Whether you are analyzing patents, scientific publications or business literature, VantagePoint can help you produce serious, insightful results.

Siriussoft Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of PatClassifier, Artificial Intelligence-powered solution for patent experts and examiners. Our innovative solution automatically categorizes patent documents under the Cooperation Patent Classification (CPC) system, using Neural Network based text classification methodology. We believe that combination of AI technology and a large volume of patent data will assist patent professionals to enable insight-driven innovation.


Exhibitors Plus

European Patent Office (EPO) IP Korea Center Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI)
  World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  



Chinese IP Services Anaqua Dolcera
Google EBSCO GQ Life Sciences
Gridlogics Korean Association for Intellectual Property Services

Believe it or not, the world of patent professionals is far wider than you imagine!

From patent information researchers to licensing professionals, patent attorneys to commercialization managers, there is only one patent information professional association that gives you access to this growing community. Worldwide since 1988.

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