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PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session

Exploring New Tools and Techniques for Performing Comprehensive IP Search to Support Data-Driven Business Decision-Making

August 31, 2018, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center
Economic and Technological Development Zone
No. 6, Rongchang East Street, Beijing, China, 100176 Map


Welcome to the PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 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 9th CPAC in Beijing, China this year. For more information about CPAC, please click here.

Now in its third year, the PIUG-CPAC Asia Session focuses on exploring new tools and techniques for performing comprehensive IP search to support the business. 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 2018 Session will provide opportunities to explore new tools and technologies and learn from experienced patent information professionals and delegates from major patent offices about cutting edge developments in searching, analyzing, organizing and understanding patent information as well as key techniques for effective development of search strategies to perform comprehensive IP search to support data-driven business 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 @ PIAC in Beijing, China for a truly great conference to meet others with a professional interest in patent information.

Suggested Hotel

IPPH suggests the Fengda International Hotel for attendees and speakers. It is about 3 km from the new venue. Map Reservations 

Program at a Glance



12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 1:40pm

Welcome & Introductions
Zheng (John) Wu, Co-Chair, PIUG-CPAC Asia Session Planning

1:40pm - 2:00pm

Keynote Address: An Overview of Access to Technical and Patent Information Systems
Ron Kaminecki, Director-At-Large
PIUG Board

2:00pm - 2:30pm

From the Early Days of Patent Searching to a New Espacenet and Future Tools
Heiko Wongel, Director, Patent Information Promotion

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Growing Transparency of Examination in the PCT National Phases
Dr. Lutz Mailänder, Head, Cooperation on Examination and Training Section

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Techniques & Tools for Conducting Comprehensive Product Patent Information Searches
YunYun Yang, Senior Patent Analyst
Bristol-Myers Squibb

4:00pm - 4:30pm

User Experience in FTO Patent Search/Analysis of Antibody Drugs Using Commercial Tools
Lily Wang, IP Associate Director
Ascentage Pharma

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Exploring Business Fields using the "Stepwise Conception Method" and the "Needs Design Method"
Izumi Tsuzuki, Ph.D., past Vice-Chair
Patent Search Grand Prix (Japan)

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Ron Kaminecki, Director-At-Large
PIUG Board

Planning & Program Committee

Planning Co-Chairs - Cynthia Barcelon Yang (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Zheng (John) Wu (Zhejiang Intellectual Property Exchange Center)
Program Committee - Cynthia Barcelon Yang (Chair), Zheng (John) Wu, Alison Taylor (Abbott)
Evaluations - Zheng (John) Wu
Exhibit - PIUG Booth - Zheng (John) Wu
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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