Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference

Tuesday, February 19, through Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02141

Twitter: #PIUG19BIO


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Please note that a conference registration table will be open during the Tuesday Workshops for those who are attending the Wednesday conference plenary sessions and wish to preregister or check in.
  • All workshops: Alexis Gallery A
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks in Alexis Gallery B.
  • Unless otherwise specified, registration to all workshops is required but free to all conference attendees.
Time (ET) Workshop Instructor(s) Registration
8:00 am Registration    
8:30 am STN: Sequence Searching in STNext
Jim Brown Free, Required
10:30 am Break    
11:00 am Minesoft: How To Take Advantage of New Features in PatBase, an Exploration of PatDocs, and What To Expect Next from Minesoft Jason Resnick Free, Required
12:00 pm Lunch    
1:00 pm Bizint SmartCharts: Creating IP Reports Integrating Sequence and Family Data with BizInt Smart Charts for Patents
John Willmore Free, Required
2:00 pm Break    
2:15 pm Aptean GenomeQuest: Searching for Variant Sequences with Pinpoint Accuracy Ellen Sherin Free, required
3:15 pm Break  
3:30 pm Questel: Orbit BioSequence: Combining Sequence Searching with Motif Finding, Keywords in Fulltext, and Chemistry Denis Bayada
Amandine Kandi-Masakidi
Free, required
4:30 pm Adjourn    

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time (ET) Workshop Instructor(s) Registration
8:00 am Registration    
8:30 am USPTO: The Meat Inside the WIPO Standard ST.26 Nutshell; The Details of Sequence Listings in Patent Applications. Susan C. Wolski, PCT Special Programs Examiner, USPTO Free, required
10:00 am Break    
10:15 am USPTO: The Patent Examination Process Including Different Approaches to Searching at the USPTO. Jackie Cheng, USPTO
Sue Liu, USPTO
Free, required
11:15 am Break    
11:30 am
David Osterbur, Harvard Medical School  
12:30 pm Adjourn

Sponsors of the PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference who are interested in hosting a workshop may use this link to review the Guidelines for Arranging a Workshop and complete the form requesting to host a workshop. Requests received after the deadline will be considered, based on remaining available time and space.


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