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The PIUG Northeast Conference, held in Central New Jersey, is a three-day event beginning with an STN Patent Forum, followed by a full day of plenary talks, ending with a day of vendor-sponsored workshops. PIUG brings together experts in the areas of chemistry, biology, engineering and intellectual property. It is an excellent forum to learn and share best practices in searching, retrieving, visualizing and reporting patent information. The exhibit hall highlights our vendors expertise and products. The key objectives of this meeting are to provide opportunities for learning, professional development and networking.

Conference Schedule


Registrant Rate

Early Bird
Jun 21 - Aug 25

 Aug 26 - Sep 17
 Sep 18 - 26
Member $105 $165 $250
Non-member $210 $325 $425
Reduced rate (student, unemployed members, retiree) $60 $90 $120
  • Early Bird registration – no later than August 25 2017.
  • No refund will be given if the request is received after 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, September 3, 2017. Prior to that date, an administrative fee of 10% will be charged and 90% of the funds will be refunded.
  • Per the sponsorship table for 2017, only Platinum sponsorship includes one free registration. Please see the Sponsorship Benefits page for details.
  1. On the Web
    Use the online process for regular attendee, sponsor or exhibitor attendee registration and pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Personal or Corporate American Express credit cards.

  2. By Mail or Fax
    Obtain a printable form as an Adobe PDF document. Before sending payment be sure to read all the instructions included on the printable registration forms. Send the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to:

PIUG Northeast Conference
40 E. Main Street, #1438
Newark, DE   19711
Fax: +1(302) 660-3276

Please allow seven to ten business days for processing of form.


The APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ, is 0.5 miles from Metro Park Train Station and Metro Park Station  for the bus lines. Complimentary shuttle service is available from either place to and from the hotel.  See the travel page for more options to get to the conference site.  The hotel has complimentary parking available on site as well.  

Room rates

The hotel offers a room rate of $179 per room during the conference and up to one day before and one day after depending on room availability: arrive as early as Sunday, September 24 and depart on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  If a later departure date is needed, the rate may be extended depending on hotel room availability so inquire with the hotel early.  All rates are per room/night and are subject to 7% New Jersey Sales Tax and 8% Hotel Occupancy Tax.

The cutoff date for conference reservations rate is Wednesday, September 6, 2017 so be sure to register for your room early.

The hotel policy is 3:00 pm check-in and 12:00 pm check-out and to provide storage space for guests who arrive early or depart after the requested check-out time with advance notice.

Hotel reservations

Click this LINK for direct access to PIUG's room block to make reservations online. Input your Arrival and Departure Dates and the number of guests and then click Check Availability. Select your preferred Bed Type, fill in the appropriate Information Fields, and then click Submit. If you require telephone assistance with your reservation, please call +1 732-494-6200 between 8:00 am and 8:pm Eastern time and notify the reservation agent that you are attending the PIUG Conference (USE CODE:  170924PATE) to secure your reservation.

Program Committee

Shelley Pavlek (Chair)
Yateen Pargaonkar
Don Walter
Yun Yun Yang

Conference Committee

Conference Chair Shelley Pavlek
Evaluations Tina Helble
Exhibit Hall Jane Thompson
Meeting Book Diane Webb
Photography Sandra Unger
Registration Ken Koubek
Kimberly Miller
Signage Zhifu Shu
Speaker Gifts Ken Koubek
Sponsorship Jane Thompson
Webpages Rick Williams
Wiki Pages Tom Wolff
Workshops Sophie Bail

Information will be updated as it is received and posted on PIUG-DF and CHMINF-L email list and on the PIUG website.

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Mailing Address:  
40 E. Main St., #1438
Newark, DE  19711

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


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