The PIUG-NE Conference Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers and the call for the roundtable discussion topics for the PIUG Northeast 2013 Conference to be held on Tuesday, October 1 at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Please email an abstract with your idea(s) as soon as possible and by June 21, 2013 to Lucy Akers (lucy.akers @ gmail.com).
Papers from all sectors of the patent information community are encouraged including but not limited to, corporations, patent offices, law firms, universities and other affiliates, on the following topics:
- Best practices in patent searching, reporting and analyzing. 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 and medical devices 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. R&D 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.
General Guidelines for submitting proposal/topic/ideas
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.
- Send your paper title, abstract (100-200 words), proposed speaker name, affiliation, brief biography and full contact information.
- Presentations are typically ~30 mins in length
- If you need extra time to obtain your management approval of your paper, please let us know by the June 14, 2013 deadline and if possible provide the topic title &/or few sentences that we can consider in the interim.
- If you would like to make a 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 2013 PIUG NE Conference organizers, listed below, with your views.
- Further news about the program and updates regarding the conference will be posted on the PIUG Discussion Forum (PIUG-DF) and on the PIUG web site at www.piug.org.
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.
Lucy Teixeira Akers, Chair - Program Committee
Julia Heinrich, Suzanne Robins, and Don Walter, Program Committee Members
Kim Miller and Shelley Pavlek, Co-Chairs - Planning Committee