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The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

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PIUG - Membership Benefits

  • Affiliation with the premier international society for patent information professionals, whose active members include patent attorneys and agents, licensing professionals, patent information researchers and vendors, and documentation experts from the U.S. and abroad
  • Reduced Fees for PIUG-sponsored conferences, trainings and workshops
  • Access to full conference proceeding archives and special subscriptions rates to IP journals
  • Effective advocacy platform to influence patent offices, vendors and service providers

Member Enrollment - New Member

Member Enrollment - Renewal

Why join the PIUG?


Anyone who searches patent information knows how challenging it can be. The PIUG provides a supportive environment in which you can learn about cutting edge developments in searching, analyzing, organizing and understanding patent information. By having access to the PIUG conference proceedings held three times a year and participating in the 24/7 PIUG Community, you will learn from your international colleagues new skills that will help further develop your knowledge about patent information. As a PIUG member, you will have the information and support that will help you excel.


Share your experiences, expertise or unique solutions to patent information challenges and reap the benefit of building your professional network and advancing your career.


Become a part of an international community of intelligent, resourceful and generous individuals, all of whom have a professional, technical or scientific interest in patent information. The PIUG community is a vibrant and highly respected network of professionals. See for yourself, come join us.

Membership Fees

Membership is based on the calendar year. Renewals after October 1 are effective until December 31 of the following year.

The one-year membership fee is $115 (US) and includes the member benefits listed below.

The discounted annual membership fee is $60 (US) and is available for full-time students, full-time retirees, individuals unemployed at the time of renewal, and individuals residing in an emerging country as defined by PIUG as low, lower middle or upper middle income countries on the World Bank's World Bank List of Economies spreadsheet.

Member Enrollment - New Member

Member Enrollment - Renewal

Please check and update your existing membership profile to provide PIUG your most current contact information and correct profile of your patent-related skills. Access to your existing membership profile to make changes at Member Profile.

Questions about Membership: Contact the PIUG office at the contact information on the top and bottom of each page.

Current Member Benefits



  • PIUG Membership Directory (Members-only site).
  • Access to previous Annual, Biotech, and Northeast Conference Proceedings (Members-only access).
  • PIUG Newsletter and Newsletter Archive Access. (The cover page of the most recent issue is available to all).
  • PIUG Salary Survey and Access to Previous Surveys (Members-only access).
  • Other survey data related to patent information, e.g. patent analytic practices.
  • Access to the PIUG LinkedIn group.
  • Ongoing professional training made available at PIUG conferences and sponsored workshops.

Membership Brochure

PIUG offers its updated membership for distribution to members and potential members alike. It provides concise information about PIUG and its many benefits for the patent information community.

Anyone planning on attending a non-PIUG conference and interested in giving out this brochure may contact membership @ (remove spaces) for a version that can be printed by a professional printing agency.

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Phone: +1 (302) 660-3275   
Fax: +1 (302) 660-3276


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