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The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

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PIUG 2019 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Preparing for the Future and the Unknown:
New Technologies and Skills for the Patent Searcher

Saturday, May 4 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Twitter: #PIUG19

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Conference Fees Early Bird Rates
By March 24,
Standard Rates
March 25 to
April 26, 2019
On-Site Rates
After April 26, 2019
PIUG Member $585 $735 $810
AIIP Member $585 $735 $810
Non-member $785 $885 $960
Students, Unemployed, Full-time Retirees* $245 $310 $360
* Students, unemployed, full-time retirees must be PIUG members. Students must submit a valid copy of their student ID or letter from their Program Director validating their student status.


To qualify for the member registration fee, the registrant must have renewed their membership in PIUG for 2019. To establish or renew PIUG membership, go to the PIUG Membership page.

Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during meeting breaks Monday-Wednesday, the Sunday Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner on Monday night.

AIIP Member rate refers to those AIIP Members who are not already members of PIUG. You may register at the discounted rates using a special code available through AIIP.

Two Easy Ways to Register in Advance

On the Web

  • Use the online registration process.
    Reminder: Please make sure you are logged in as a member to guarantee all applicable options are opened to you.
  • Pay by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

By Mail

  • Download the printable form.
  • Before sending payment be sure to read all the instructions below on this registration page (or included on the printable registration forms).  Please notify the Administrative Coordinator by email when mailing the form and payment.
  • Mailed Registration forms MUST be accompanied by check, or money order. Forms received without payment will NOT be processed. Funds must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a US Bank. Checks or money orders should be made payable to PIUG. (For accounting purposes, the PIUG Federal Tax ID number is 38-3449639.)

  • Mail the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to:

    Patent Information Users Group, Inc.
    40 E. Main Street, #1438
    Newark, DE 19711

  • Phone: 302-660-3275.
    Fax: 302-660-3276.
  • Please allow seven to ten business days for processing form.

Additional Important Information

Access to Conference Presentations for PIUG Members Only

Attendees and speakers who are not members of PIUG will not have post-conference access to the conference presentations posted on the PIUG wiki, which is a PIUG member benefit. To enable post-conference access to PIUG conference presentations, and to also save significantly on PIUG conference registration fees, BECOME A MEMBER of PIUG by going to the PIUG Membership page.

Early Bird Deadline

The deadline for early bird registration is 11:59 pm EST on March 24, 2019. Registration forms must be postmarked by that date to qualify for the early bird rate. Web registrations must be entered by 11:59 pm EST on March 24 to qualify.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

If cancellation is received in writing by 11:59 pm EST on March 24, a refund of 90% of the registration fee will be provided. From March 25 until April 19, the refund will only be 50%. No refunds will be provided after April 19. All cancellations must be sent in writing to by email or by fax at +1 (302) 660-3276. If you wish to substitute a name for a paid registration, the request must be sent to by 11:59 pm EST on April 27. Substitutions received by this date will be honored without penalty. No substitutions will be permitted after this date.

On-site Registrations

On-site registrations will be available at no additional fee above the registration fee indicated above for on-site registration. However, you should contact to determine if space is still available prior to making your travel plans.

Special Needs

If you have special needs and require accommodation to fully participate, please e-mail a description of your requirements by April 19, 2019 to

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