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PIUG 2008 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (members only) | Accommodations | Dining | Travel | Workshops

Thursday, February 14, 2008
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Genzyme Corporation
500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
+1 (617) 252-7500

PIUG 2008 Boston Biotechnology Meeting Papers – February 2008

PIUG Biotechnology Conference presentation files are provided to PIUG members with permission of the presenters. Further distribution is limited to current PIUG members. PIUG is an organization of individuals and not companies, so sharing presentation files with colleagues who are not PIUG members is against PIUG policy. We welcome new members and renewals per the PIUG Membership Benefits page.

Abstracts, author biographies, and the full program are available on the Final Program page.

Download the full PIUG 2008 Biotech Conference Book just as printed and distributed at the conference.

Session I: Searchers in the Field

Preamble to Searching, Elyse Turner, Merck & Co., Inc.

Sequence Searching at the European Patent Office, Bernard Piret, European Patent Office (EPO)

The Automated Biotech Sequence Search System, ABSS, System Reviewed, Paula Sheppard, Scientific and Technical Information Center (STIC), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPT0)

Getting to Yes: What Patent Attorneys Want to Learn from a Sequence Search, Joan Switzer, Merck & Co. Inc. (Presentation file not available.)

Use of Patent Classification and Manual Codes to Assist with Retrieval of Antibody Patents: Patents and Sequences Related to Therapeutic Antibodies Directed Against Multiple Myeloma Antigens, Alison Taylor, Threshold Information, Inc

Searching Biotech Devices: The Proficient Trapping of Boojums, Kristine H. Atkinson, Boston Scientific Corporation

Similarity Searching for Antibody Sequences, Alice K. Goshorn, Amgen (Presentation not available.)

Session II: Details on Databases and Strategies for Searching

GENESEQ – Status and New Content Update, Colin Williams, Thomson Scientific (Presentation not available.)

Where is My Sequence? Feature/Notes Table, Uncommon Amino Acids, and Wildcards (Presentation not available.), Ken Hoppe, ScienceIP

Ensuring a Thorough Sequence Patent Search, Dr. Kamalakar Gulukota, GenomeQuest Inc.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – The Truth about Sequence Listing Submissions and Consequences for Comprehensive IP Searching, James A. Coburn, Harbor Consulting IP Services, Inc.

The SECOND Most Obvious Places to Search Sequences, Don Walter and Brian Larner, Thomson Scientific

Structure Searching for Small Sequences in the CAS REGISTRY File, Lora Burgess, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) (Presentation not available.)

Synergies and Surprises – USGENE and DGENE Multifile Patent Sequence Searching on STN, Rob Austin, FIZ Karlsruhe Inc.

Putting It All Together, Elyse Turner, Merck & Co., Inc. (Presentation not available.)

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