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PIUG Introduction to Patent Searching - 2017

  • 31 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Genentech - Bldg 82, 651 Gateway Blvd., Conf. rm. 14E, South San Francisco, CA 94080
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2017 PIUG Introduction to Patent Searching

The PIUG Introduction to Patent Searching provides a fast-paced interactive learning environment that builds a strong foundation for searching patent information. Discover patent searching tips from a faculty of long-time PIUG members with decades of patent information experience. Learn the basics of patent law, patent information resources, and searching techniques.

Key topics covered:
·     Why search patents?
·     US patent law
·     International patent law
     Patent Information resources (free and fee-based)
     Searching techniques and approaches
     Reporting search results
     Keeping up to date with patent resources

Breakfast starts at 8:30 am and class starts at 9:00 AM.  All registrations include breakfast, lunch and both AM and PM breaks.

Registrant Type Early Bird
Jun 19 - Sep 29
Sep 30 - Oct 22
After Oct 22
PIUG Member $700 $775 $850
PIUG Non-member $800 $875 $950
PIUG Member (Both Courses) $1100  $1225  $1340 
PIUG Non-member (Both Courses) $1250  $1375  $1500 

If you will be attending both courses, DO NOT fill out registration for the FTO Course - Just indicate you will attend both courses in the registration form for the Intro Course.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Name changes will be permitted until and including Oct. 27, 2017.  If cancellation is received prior to October 14, 2017, a 50% refund of the registration fee will be provided.  No refund will be provided after October 13, 2017.  All changes and/or cancellation requests must be sent in writing to Ken Koubek at .

Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites is about one block from the Genentech Facility. 

A special rate is being offered to PIUG course participants for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  Information regarding reservations can be found at the bottom of the following  page.

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