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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

Why Attend the PIUG 2020 Annual Conference?

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.

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Conference Fees Early Bird Rates
By September 6,
Standard Rates
September 7 to
October 4, 2020
On-Site Rates
After October 4, 2020
PIUG Member $585 $735 $810
AIIP Member $585 $735 $810
PTRC 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 2020. 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 Poolside Reception 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.

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

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 September 6, 2020. 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 September 6 to qualify.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

If cancellation is received in writing by 11:59 pm EST on September 6, a refund of 90% of the registration fee will be provided. From September 7 until September 27, the refund will only be 50%. No refunds will be provided after September 27. 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 October 4th. 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 October 4, 2020 to

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Mailing Address:  40 E. Main St., #1438

Newark, DE  19711

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