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The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

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The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, for patent offices and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, economic or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of organizations including corporations, universities, government agencies, non-government organizations and non-profit organizations. Many professionally enriching workshops will also be held in conjunction with this conference (before, during and after the technical sessions).

Our virtual conference will provide a similar format to our live, in-person event. Attendees will have many great opportunities to learn and connect throughout the conference. Be sure to join us for the following:

  • Monday, October 26: Vendor-sponsored workshops, followed by a Welcome Reception (get a first-hand look at how to navigate the Conference platform)
  • Tuesday - Thursday, October 27-29: Plenary sessions
  • Friday, October 30: STN Patent Forum

PLEASE BE ADVISED that attendees and speakers who are not members of PIUG will not have post-conference access to the conference presentations posted on the website Meeting Page, 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.

Why Attend the PIUG 2020 Annual Conference? Top of Page

You may know why you need to attend PIUG 2020 Annual Conference, but does your employer? If not, you may use this justification letter on Why Attend the PIUG 2020 Annual Conference? as a template to help make your case. Simply copy and paste the text or download the Word document, tailor it to your specific needs, and share it with your boss.

RegistrationTop of Page

Registration is open online.

Sponsorship Opportunities Top of Page

PIUG welcomes new and returning sponsors to join us for networking and showcasing your products or services to our international audience of patent information users. Please see the summary of Sponsorship Opportunities.

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the generous support of all our sponsors and exhibitors.

Program Committee Top of Page

Program Co-Chairs – Martha Yates and Lucy Antunes
Members – Shelley Pavlek

Planning Committee

Planning Co-Chairs – Martha Yates and Ken Koubek
Stu Kaback Business Impact Award Committee – Stephen Adams, Malcolm Hallam, Elliott Linder, Shelley Pavlek, Tony Trippe, and Yun Yun Yang
Brian Stockdale Award Committee – Tony Trippe (Chair), Andrea Davis, Dominic DeMarco, and Ken Koubek
Evaluations – Ken Koubek
Gifts – Ken Koubek
Meeting Book – Diane Webb
Sponsorship & Exhibits – Ken Koubek (Chair) & Jane Thompson
Webpages – Tom Wolff (Webmaster)
Workshops – Ken Koubek

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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