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Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

PIUG Education and Training

The PIUG Education Committee provides multiple opportunities each year in support of the PIUG mission to educate patent information professionals.

The PIUG Education Committee consists of professional searchers and trainers with decades of patent information experience. Training provides the basics of patent law, patent information resources, search techniques, patent analytics, and best practices for searching patent information.

PIUG Webinars

Scheduled webinars cover targeted topics of interest to patent professionals while providing an opportunity to ask questions with a subject matter expert. Each presentation is recorded and available to catch up on missed sessions.

PIUG Live Training Courses

Live courses provide a fast-paced interactive learning environment for both new and experienced patent searchers. Build a strong foundation of patent knowledge, improve searching techniques, or learn best practices that elevate your skills to the next level.

Upcoming Courses

Past Courses

PIUG Online Training

Develop your patent searching skills at your own pace with on-demand recorded training sessions.

PIUG Customized Training

PIUG patent searching professionals can develop training customized to what you need most and offer it onsite or by WebEx. The PIUG faculty have many years of experience providing training for worldwide organizations including WIPO Technology Innovation Support Centers, international patent offices, corporate organizations, academic institutions, and the China Patent Annual Conference in Beijing. Find out how PIUG can help improve your patent searching skills enabling you to provide more comprehensive and accurate search results.

John Zabilski, Chair, PIUG Education Committee

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