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PIUG 2019 Annual Conference Presentations – May 2019

PIUG Conference Plenary and Business Meeting presentation files are provided to PIUG members with permission of the presenters. Further distribution is limited to current PIUG members. PIUG is an organization of individuals and not companies, so sharing presentation files with colleagues who are not PIUG members is against PIUG policy. We welcome new members and renewals per the PIUG Membership Benefits page.

The USPTO and EPO Workshop presentations (below) are available to all interested parties, PIUG members or not.

Abstracts, author biographies, and the full program are available on the Final Program page.

PIUG 2019 Annual Business Meeting presentation

Download the full PIUG 2019 Annual Conference Book just as printed and distributed at the conference.

Patent Office Workshops

USPTO-EPO: 6th Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Annual Meeting With Industry Users Annual Meeting With Industry Users Annual, Christopher Kim, USPTO (abstract)

EPO: Patent Insight Reports from the EPO: Future and Emerging Technologies, Nigel Clarke, European Patent Office (abstract)

Plenary Presentations

Monday, May 6, 2019

Hague System for International Registration of Industrial Designs, Damon Neagle, Design IP and The Hershey Company

Best Practices in Searching Designs, Dominic DeMarco, DeMarco IP

Figure Search on Utility Patent Applications Drawings, Qiang Lu and Kate Luo, USPTO

Patent Information Searching: Productivity and Progress, Thomas E. Wolff, Wolff Information Consulting LLC; subsequently published as "Enhanced Patent Search Systems Revolutionize Searching." Online Searcher, 43 (3) (May/June 2019): pp. 22-29

Keynote Address, Laura A. Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO (no presentation slides)

Leveraging Traditional Search Techniques in STNext to Support and Enhance IP Valuation, Paul Peters, Chemical Abstracts Service

USPTO Workshop on CPC Changes with EPO, Six Years Down the Line: A CPC Update on Status and Future Development

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Who's Responsible for Inaccurate Search Results? is It the Source, the Searcher or the Stakeholder?, Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave (The speaker did not make the presentations slides available.)

Nothing New Under the Sun; Dealing with Very Old Prior Art, Non-patent Literature and Obviousness, Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.

Quirky Patent Coloring Books and What They Can Teach You About Historical Patent Searching, Paulina Borrego, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Strategies to Guide Non IP Professionals on Identification of Patent Search Requirements in the Commercialization Process for Optimal Results, Sharon Benjamin and Charlie Silver, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc

Searching Has Never Been Easier – New Espacenet Has Arrived, Roland Feinäugle, European Patent Office

New WIPO Platforms and Resources, Andrew Czajkowski, World Intellectual Property Organization

Asia and Beyond: Deciphering Patent Information from Around the World – and How the EPO Can Support You, Jutta Haußer, European Patent Office

Workshop: Patent Insight Reports from the EPO: Future and Emerging Technologies, Nigel Clarke, European Patent Office

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Using AI and Machine Learning for Patent Landscape, Joseph Polimeni, IBM

Challenges of Integrating Patent Information Resources, John Willmore, BizInt Solutions

Anatomy of Patent Landscapes, Kartar Arora, CPA Global

The Dragon Rises: The Growing Importance of Chinese Patent Data, Janice Stevenson, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services

Assembling White Spaces in Patent Landscapes Using Anti-cliques in Co-classification Graphs, Jesse Frumkin, USPTO

Patent Information Professional 4.0: Certified and Ready for the Future, Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, Ron Kaminecki

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