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  • 23 Sep 2014 8:13 AM | Deleted user

    Please mark your calendars for the PIUG 2015 Annual Conference "From Search Strategy to Business Strategy: Domestic and International Practices, Styles, and Viewpoints" which will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois from May 2-7, 2015. 

    The PIUG 2015 Annual Conference features world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, for patent offices and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). The conference includes many opportunities for discussion and part of the activities on the Tuesday of the conference will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall to learn about the new patent information tools and developments within the industry. Many professionally enriching workshops will also be held in conjunction with this conference (before, during and after the technical sessions).

    Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, economic or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of organizations including corporations, universities, government agencies, non-government organizations and non-profit organizations


    More information regarding the conference is available  on the PIUG website.  

     

  • 04 Sep 2014 10:50 AM | Deleted user

    Just a reminder that early-bird registration will end this Friday 5th for PIUG 2014 Northeast Conference. Savings for both members and non-members are significant over standard conference fees so don't miss out!  

    • PIUG members who register early save $55
    • Non-members  save $60 

    Go to the 2014 Northeast PIUG Conference page to register before September 5, 2014 to obtain these significant discounts!

    Also, don’t forget to book your hotel room at the same time to obtain the conference rate of $169/night which expires September 7, 2014!



  • 20 Aug 2014 9:16 AM | Deleted user

    Early Registration is now available for the PIUG 2014 Northeast Conference which will be held from Monday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    The PIUG Northeast Conference brings together experts in the areas of chemistry, biology, other sciences, engineering, and legal topics relating to patent information. It is an excellent forum to learn and share best practices regarding a specific process in searching and retrieving patent information. Vendors will be available to discuss their expertise and products. The key objective of this meeting is to provide opportunities for learning, networking and professional development.

    Go to the Northeast Conference webpage to review the program and register before September 6, 2014 for discounted Early Bird rates.

    Don’t forget to book your hotel room soon as the conference rate of $169/night expires September 7, 2014!

  • 12 Jun 2014 9:50 AM | Deleted user

    The Patent Information Users Group Northeast Conference Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers for the PIUG Northeast 2014 Conference to be held on Tuesday, September 30 at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

    We are interested in papers from all sectors of the patent information community, including but not limited to, corporations, patent offices, law firms, universities and other affiliates, on the following, or related, topics:

    • Best practices in patent searching, analyzing and reporting.  We want to hear from patent information professionals who are willing to share their best practices for searching, reporting and analysis of patent information.  Independent patent information contractors and consultants with previous experience at multiple companies are especially encouraged to participate in this area.  Talks on Markush structure searching, mechanical engineering, medical devices and biotechnology are of specific interest.
    • Real life examples of how patent research and analysis has been successfully applied to obtain useful information for traditional needs such as to support and answer legal and/or technical questions.  Talks about either data/text mining and/or data visualization are particularly encouraged. 
    • Specific techniques to ensure success, including but not limited to, the customer reference interview, knowledge sharing with colleagues, key research and analysis tools to use in various technology areas, following-up with customers, identifying and reporting key value drivers to management.  Corporate patent analysts, patent information managers or independent consultants are especially encouraged to submit papers in this area.
    • Sample reports in various technology areas, e.g., suggestions and details for what to include and/or what to exclude from written or oral reports. What do you put in your reports, or leave out, what are the caveats and limitations?
    • Procedural or other changes for companies as a result of the America Invents Act would also be of interest. We are also interested in basic information or updates on U.S. or foreign patent law as well as papers from other patent information customers (e.g. research and development managers, licensing executives and others) who would like to outline their usual needs and expectations for patent analysis.
    • Patent office employees are also encouraged to submit abstracts relating to patent information systems, challenges or policies and related topics.
    Please send your paper title, abstract (100-200 words), proposed speaker name, affiliation, brief biography and full contact information to don.w.walter@gmail.com by July 11th.

    If you are interested in submitting a paper but need extra time to obtain your management approval, please let us know by the July 11 deadline.

    The organizers reserve the right to accept abstracts at their discretion in order to assemble the best possible program. Invited speakers may take precedence over other speakers. Please be advised that your abstract submission may be published on the PIUG web site and related media, shortly after receipt or at any time thereafter. Therefore, do not include confidential or business-sensitive information in your abstract.

    If you would like to recommend a speaker on a particular topic or suggest another topic of interest, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact the 2014 PIUG NE Conference organizers, listed below:

    • Donald Walter, Chair - Program Committee
    • Lucy Akers, Julia Heinrich, Suzanne Robins - Program Committee Members. 
    • Kim Miller, Chair - Planning Committee

    More details on the conference coming soon! 

  • 24 Apr 2014 3:02 PM | Deleted user

    The theme for the PIUG 2014 Annual Conference is “Patent Knowledge & IP Strategy: Riding the Waves of Change to Achieve Business Success.” The conference beings this Saturday, April 26 and runs through Thursday, May 1, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, CA. 

    The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, for patent offices and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). There are many opportunities for discussion and part of the activities on the Tuesday of the conference will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall to learn about the new patent information tools and developments within the industry. Many professionally enriching workshops will also be held in conjunction with this conference (before, during and after the technical sessions).

    Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, economic or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of organizations including corporations, universities, government agencies, non-government organizations and non-profit organizations.

    For more information

  • 28 Feb 2014 9:14 AM | Deleted user

    Two weeks left to register for PIUG 2014 Annual Conference and save money!

    Join us in sunny Garden Grove, California by Registering Today  for the PIUG annual conference where you will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned experts on patent information and technology research, representing R&D corporations such as IBM, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard, 3M and Novartis, patent offices such as USPTO, EPO and WIPO, top research universities including Georgia Tech, Stanford University and the University of California as well as law firms and patent search companies.  For a full list of speakers, please see the conference program at http://www.piug.org/an14program.

    The conference will also include:

    • high quality workshops (http://www.piug.org/an14workshops) held by globally respected industry leaders before, during, and after the technical sessions of the conference; and
    • many networking opportunities and social activities including the First Time Attendee Welcome & Orientation session, Welcome Reception and the Gala dinner (http://www.piug.org/an14meeting).

    If you are in need of hotel accommodation, please note that the PIUG special discount rate ends on Thursday April 3rd! Don’t miss out, reserve your room today! (https://aws.passkey.com/g/19640191)

    We look forward to seeing you in California! (http://piug.org/an14reg)

    Jim Brown & Ron Kaminecki, Planning Committee Co-Chairs

  • 04 Dec 2013 2:21 PM | Deleted user

    The purpose of the Stu Kaback Business Impact Award is to recognize the achievements of an individual or a team of individuals who, in performing as patent information professional, has made a distinct impact on an organization such as, but not limited to, a corporation, university, government agency, non-government organization or a non-profit organization. A patent information professional for the purpose of this award is a person who searches, analyzes, organizes or disseminates patent information or designs patent information retrieval systems.

    The recipient will receive:  $1,500(USD),  a commemorative keepsake and one free registration for the PIUG 2014 Annual Conference which will be held April 26 – May 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Garden Grove California. If a team is selected as the award recipient, the award of US$1500.00 will be divided equally amongst the team members and each member will receive a commemorative keepsake.  

    Please consider applying for this prestigious award or nominating a colleague who you believe has had a distinct impact on your organization.

    Details about the award and the application process can be found on the PIUG web site.

    Susanne Hantos, Chair 2012-2014

  • 19 Nov 2013 10:34 AM | Deleted user

    PIUG 2014 Biotechnology Conference titled ”Staying on the Cutting Edge of Biotechnology Patent Searching” is scheduled for February 24-26, 2014 at the Genzyme Center in Cambridge Massachussettes.

    Now in its eighth year, the PIUG Biotechnology Conference focuses on best practices for patent information professionals who specialize in biotechnology search and analysis. It is an opportunity to learn skills and network with other specialists in the complex arena of knowledge management pertaining to antibodies, biologic drugs, molecular diagnostics, biochips and medical devices. 

    Aspects of science and patent law relevant to biotech patent searchers, as well as, search tools and techniques will be explored. 

    Schedule includes plenty of time for vendor demonstrations, database comparisons and networking. 

    For full details on the agenda, speakers, hotel accomodations and workshops 

    Early bird registration rates end 1/21/14

  • 15 Oct 2013 3:14 PM | Deleted user

    PIUG 2014 Annual Conference titled “Patent Knowledge & IP Strategy: Riding the Waves of Change to Achieve Business Success” will be held from Saturday, April 26 – Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

    The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, for patent offices and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). The conference will include many opportunities for discussion and part of the activities on the Tuesday of the conference will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall to learn about the new patent information tools and developments within the industry. Many professionally enriching workshops will also be held in conjunction with this conference (before, during and after the technical sessions).

    Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, economic or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of organizations including corporations, universities, government agencies, non-government organizations and non-profit organizations.

    For more information

  • 18 Sep 2013 9:44 AM | Deleted user

    The 2014 PIUG Annual Conference titled “Patent Knowledge & IP Strategy: Riding the Waves of Change to Achieve Business Success” will be held April 26 – May 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA. 

    The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities.)  More details regarding conference topics and the submission process are available on the PIUG site.

    Recommendations for additional topics and speakers on a particular topic are welcome.  Please send your suggestions to Andrea Davis (adavis@nuvasive.com).

    Updates and news about the conference will be posted on the PIUG Discussion Forum (PIUG-DF) and on the PIUG web site.

    Please send your presentation title, abstract, proposed speaker name, company name, brief biography and full contact information to Andrea Davis at adavis@nuvasive.com by midnight Friday, November 8, 2013.

    2014 PIUG Annual Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs:  Andrea Davis and Susanne Hantos

    2014 PIUG Annual Planning Committee Co-Chairs:  Jim Brown and Ron Kaminecki

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