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PIUG 2017 Biotechnology Conference

Gaining Competitive Advantage in Biotech Patent Research
Through Constructive Analysis and Client Engagement

Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Embassy Suites - Boston Logan Airport
207 Porter Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02128

Official Networking Event

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

10 Bosworth Street
Boston, MA 02108-4182
(617) 422-0004

We welcome our PIUG colleagues who are visiting Boston for the conference and, perhaps, for the first time. Local members should feel free to "adopt a visitor", so that all feel welcome in Boston. Located just off the Freedom Trail, Marliave is centrally located among and within walking distance of the Massachusetts state capitol, Boston Common and Gardens, the popular Downtown Crossing district, and Faneuil Hall.

R.S.V.P. as soon as possible but not later than by 4:30pm. Friday, February 24, 2017. Contact Rick Williams (and modify the subject line in this hyperlinked memo) with the number of attendees in your party if more than one. We have reserved seating for 24 people, so don't miss this opportunity to network with your industry colleagues. If you have previously replied "yes" but find that you are unable to attend, please contact Rick as quickly as possible to release your reservation for others who might wish to attend. 

6:30 pm


Please assemble in the restaurant bar any time prior to the dinner seating upstairs.

Hint: the raw bar features fresh oysters, discounted 4-6pm and 9-10pm daily.

7:00 pm

Dinner Upstairs. Please mention the Boston Biotechnology Meeting to be seated with our group.
    Return to the hotel, or stroll around town.


  • By the "T" (MBTA): Navigate to Park Street Station (Red & Green Lines). Walk 2 blocks up the hill on Tremont Street past the Orpheum Theater and Suffolk U. to Bosworth and turn right. Walk 1.5 blocks to Marliave (on right).
  • By car: Not recommended for visitors; locals know the way.
  • By cab: quickest, depending on traffic (and, of course, snow). Check with hotel concierge for estimated rates.

General Considerations

  • The networking dinner is "Dutch treat".
  • Boston taxicabs accept major credit cards. Verify that your cab secured outside Boston proper accepts your credit card, if important.
  • Transportation options in Boston include walking, taxicab, and mass transit, or some combination of these.
  • We make every attempt to secure reservations only at venues that are willing either to (1) issue individual meal checks or (2) receive individual cash or business charge cards for payment (and issue duplicate receipts); however, based on venue availability and in view of the size of our event, we cannot guarantee separate checks.

If you plan to attend the conference and also will remain in Boston throughout Tuesday evening, please consider attending the dinner. Forward your intent or any question (addressing any relevant data mentioned above) as soon as possible to Rick Williams.

Additional Networking Opportunities

Conference Registrants list

Login to the PIUG website using your PIUG website email address and password and then go to the PIUG 2017 Biotechnology Conference Registrants list.

In addition to this formal networking event, additional evenings may offer similar opportunities of a less formal nature. If you are unfamiliar with Boston but wish to arrange your own networking events Monday or Wednesday evening, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to assist in suggesting or arranging an appropriate venue.

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