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PIUG 2021 Combined Annual and Biotech Virtual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Search and Analysis Techniques

Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28, 2021

Join us VIRTUALLY – All access is through the Meeting App via web browser or Smartphone

Twitter: #PIUG21

Why Attend the PIUG 2021 Combined Annual and Biotechnology Virtual Conference?

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Registration Information

Registration Fees

Conference Fees Standard Rates
January 25 to
May 26, 2021
PIUG Member $300
AIIP Member $300
PTRC Member $300
Non-member $450
One-day Rate Member  $125
One-day Rate Non-member   $200
Students, Unemployed, Full-time Retirees*  $150
* 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 2021. To establish or renew PIUG membership, go to the PIUG Membership page.

AIIP Member rate refers to those Association of Independent Information Professionals Members who are not already members of PIUG. You may register at the discounted rates using a special code available through AIIP or by contacting PIUG at admin@piug.org.

PTRC Member rate refers to those Patent and Trademark Resource Centers library staff members who are not already members of PIUG. You may register at the discounted rates using a special code available through PTRC or by contacting PIUG at admin@piug.org.

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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

If cancellation is received in writing by 11:59 pm EST on April 23, a refund of 90% of the registration fee will be provided. From April 24 until May 21, the refund will only be 50%. No refunds will be provided after May 22. All cancellations must be sent in writing to treasurer@piug.org 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 admin@piug.org by 11:59 pm EST on May 23rd. Substitutions received by this date will be honored without penalty. No substitutions will be permitted after this date.


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