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PIUG-CPAC Asia 2017 Session

Enhancing Patent Searching Skills to Impact the Business and Decision-Making

September 6, 2017, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
China National Convention Center
Floor 3, Tower C, Room 310
No.7, Tianchendong Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, 100105


Welcome to the PIUG-CPAC Asia 2017 Session! This event is organized by the Patent Information Users Group, Inc. (PIUG) in collaboration with the China Patent Annual Conference (CPAC) to be held in conjunction with the 8th CPAC in Beijing, China this year. For more information about CPAC, please click here.

Now in its second year, the PIUG-CPAC Asia Session focuses on best practices for patent information professionals in Asia. Within a changing business environment, patent searchers and analysts play a key role in facilitating informed decision making and supporting innovation of new products. The PIUG-CPAC Asia 2017 Session will provide opportunities to learn from experienced patent information professionals about cutting edge developments in searching, analyzing, organizing and understanding patent information as well as key techniques for effective development of search strategies to enhance your patent searching and analysis skills to impact the business and decision-making.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that 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.

Join us @ CPAC in Beijing, China for a truly great conference to meet others with a professional interest in patent information.

Program at a Glance



12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 1:45pm

Welcome & Introductions
Cynthia Barcelon-Yang,, Co-Chair, PIUG Partnerships and Patent Offices Committee

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Utilizing Chemical Patent Searching Techniques to Enhance Business Decision Making
John Zabilski, Chair, PIUG Education & Training Committee

2:30pm - 3:15pm

PATENTSCOPE New Features - Chemical Compound Search and Neural Machine Translation
Christophe Mazenc, Director, Global Databases Division, Global Infrastructure Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Bio-Code Communication: Best Practice on Sequence Search Platforms and Reporting
Yugong Cheng, Patent Research Consultant
Eli Lilly and Company

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Synthetic Biology Patent Search and Analysis
Daming Chen, Associate Researcher
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

4:45pm - 5:30pm

EPO Patent Information Resources for Medical Technologies
Nigel S. Clarke, Manager, Patent Information Research
European Patent Office (EPO)

5:30pm - 5:45pm

Qin Meng, Co-Chair, PIUG-CPAC Asia Session Planning

Planning & Program Committee

Planning Co-Chairs - Cynthia Barcelon Yang (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Qin Meng (IFI CLAIMS Patent Services)
Program Committee - Cynthia Barcelon Yang (Chair), Qin Meng, Gin-Yun Eggerichs (Abbvie)
Evaluations - Qin Meng
Exhibit - PIUG Booth - Zheng (John) Wu (Zhejiang Intellectual Property Exchange Center)
Membership Registration Liaison - Ken Koubek (PIUG)
Photography - Zheng (John) Wu
Venue Logistics - Li Ren (Intellectual Property Publishing House)
Webpage - Tom Wolff (Webmaster, Wolff Information Consulting)

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