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PIUG 2020 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Taking Patent Information to the Next Level

Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16, 2020
Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

Twitter: #PIUG20


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). The conference will include many opportunities for discussion and part of the activities on the Tuesday of the conference will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall to learn about the new patent information tools and developments within the industry. Many professionally enriching workshops will also be held in conjunction with this conference (before, during and after the technical sessions).

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. Previous conferences over the last four years that were held in Alexandria, VA; Atlanta, Georgia; Vancouver, Washington; and Lombard, Illinois. Each drew around two hundred attendees from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. We expect over 200 attendees in 2020.

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 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.

Join us for a truly great conference to meet others in the land of sunshine and tourism. We will again be using the enhanced Meeting App which we purchased from Socio Labs, Inc. Instructions for downloading will be found on a separate Meeting App page when available along with instructions for building your personal schedule and helpful tips. The app itself also contains instructional pages within its design. The app will be used for sending push notifications during the conference in order to keep the schedule current and notify you of important announcements from PIUG while in Orlando and conference related announcements afterwards.

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.

Preliminary Schedule at a Glance Top of Page





Monday, October 12


8:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop registrants

PIUG Business Meeting

5:15pm – 6:30pm

All conference attendees

First-time Attendee Welcome & Orientation Reception

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Check out Tips for First-Time Attendees

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall – exhibits open

7:30pm – 9:30pm

All conference attendees

Tuesday, October 13

Exhibit Hall open (breakfast)

7:15am – 8:15am

Plenary sessions

8:15am – 4:05pm

PIUG Awards Lunch

PIUG Social Event

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday, October 14

Exhibit Hall open (breakfast)

7:30am – 8:30am

Plenary sessions

8:30am – 10:50am

Exhibit-only Hours

10:50am – 12:30pm

Plenary sessions

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Networking Dinners

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Sign-up sheet at registration desk. Meal at own cost.

Thursday, October 15

Exhibit Hall open (breakfast)

7:30am – 8:30am

All conference attendees

Plenary sessions

8:30am – 4:00pm

Networking Dinners

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Sign-up sheet at registration desk. Meal at own cost.

Friday, October 16


9:00am – 3:30pm

Workshop registrants

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
Hospitality - Ron Kaminecki
First Time Attendee Welcome & Orientation – Suzanne Robins (Chair) and the Member Relations Committee
Meeting Book – Diane Webb
Photography – Sandra Unger & Jim Brown
Social Media – Social Media Committee
Sponsorship & Exhibits – Ken Koubek (Chair) & Jane Thompson
Travel – Ken Koubek
Webpages – Tom Wolff (Webmaster)
Workshops – Martha Yates

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