Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

Patent Searching Fundamentals Course - Spring 2017

  • 22 Mar 2017
  • 8:30 AM (EDT)
  • 23 Mar 2017
  • 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va
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Registration


Breakfast starts at 8:30 am and class starts at 9:00 am on both days. All registrations include breakfast and both AM and PM breaks.  Lunch will be available for purchase in the USPTO cafeteria in the same building.

Registrant Type

Early Bird
Through Feb 24

Standard
 Feb 25 - Mar 17

Member

$1295

$1495

Non-member

$1495

$1695


Note that registration will end at midnight EST on March 17, 2017 in order to meet with security policies at the USPTO.  Therefore, onsite rates are not offered.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Name changes will be permitted until and including March 17, 2017.  If cancellation is received prior to February 20, 2017, a 50% refund of the registration fee will be provided.  No refund will be provided after February 19, 2017.  All changes and/or cancellation requests must be sent in writing to Ken Koubek at registration@piug.org.

Hotel Accommodations

Most hotels within walking distance are around $200 per night. However the USPTO is next to the King Street Metro (subway system), so registrants are free to stay anywhere they want near a Metro or with a shuttle to the Metro. The Westin which is physically adjacent to the USPTO is the most convenient hotel. There are a lot of options in the area and any hotel in "Old Town Alexandria" will be within a 15 or 20 minute walk of the USPTO.  Expedia listings in the area for the dates of the course are here.

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