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PIUG 2018 Biotechnology Conference

The Evolution of Biotech Searching: New Approaches for Old Problems

Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21)

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02141
+1-617-868-8000

Twitter: #PIUG18BIO

Overview

Now in its twelfth year, the PIUG Biotechnology Conference focuses on best practices for patent information professionals who specialize in biotechnology search and analysis. Within a changing business environment, patent searchers continue to provide value to companies and clients by maintaining contemporary knowledge of resources, technologies and industry trends.  The theme for this year's conference is: The Evolution of Biotech Searching: New Approaches for Old Problems.

The program will focus on:

  • Presentations on scientific resources that will help biotech patent searchers develop and maintain their scientific knowledge and searching skills. Topic themes include technology platforms, biosimilars, including exclusivity information and the BPCIA “patent dance”, bi- or multi-specific antibodies as well as modifications, digital health including wearable devices, therapeutic vaccines, unitary patent, gene therapy, gene editing (CRISPR), multi-CDR searching, combination therapeutics, advanced sequence  searching, medical devices and diagnostics.
  • The use of machine learning or artificial intelligence in biotech/patent searching
  • How changes in the law or regulatory procedures impact biotech searching
  • The use of patent information as a pre-competitive intelligence tool, intellectual property valuation studies, in licensing/out licensing opportunity identification and patent landscaping

Practical suggestions to illustrate these themes are, as follows:

  • Best practices in constructing patent search strategies, reporting formats, and use of new tools for the organization/management of patent alerts/watches
  • Showcase methods for effective client engagement, user experience, attorney outreach and time management
  • Description of use cases in the academic, corporate and other sectors
  • Examples of how a work product supports or is a component of business decisions
  • Review the use of patent information as a competitive intelligence resource
  • Approaches to fostering continuous improvement, i.e., use of analytical &/or visualization applications, implementing quality control guidelines, team collaboration and knowledge sharing practices.

Conference Schedule

2018 Program Committee

Greg Roland * Novartis
Qin Meng Fairview Research / IFI CLAIMS Patent Svcs
Barbara Miller Amgen
Alison Taylor Abbott

2018 Planning Committee

Board Liaison Shelley Pavlek Bristol-Myers Squibb
Evaluation Christine Geluk Librarian At Your Service LLC
Exhibitor Liaison Jordan Bell Global Patent Solutions, LLC
Hospitality / Travel Qin Meng * Fairview Research / IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
Meeting Book Alison Taylor * Abbott
Diane Webb BizInt Solutions
Networking Richard Williams * Zoetis Inc
On-Site Logistics Qin Meng Fairview Research / IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
Monica Weiss-Nolen sanofi pasteur
Planning Qin Meng * Fairview Research / IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
Program Greg Roland * Novartis
Qin Meng Fairview Research / IFI CLAIMS Patent Services
Barbara Miller Amgen
Alison Taylor Abbott
Publicity Ellen Sherin GQ Life Sciences
Registration Donna Fisher * IPSEN Bioscience
Social Media Christine Geluk Librarian At Your Service LLC
Web Richard Williams * Zoetis Inc
Wiki Thomas Wolff Wolff Information Consulting LLC
Workshops Elyse Turner * na
Jordan Bell Global Patent Solutions
Alison Taylor Abbott
Maritsa Tzimas GlaxoSmithKline


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