Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

PIUG 2007 Annual Conference

An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Boolean and Beyond:
Effective Patent Searching and IP Management

Main | Program | Presentations (PIUG members only) | Travel | Workshops

Saturday, May 5 to Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hilton Orange County
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California
Tel: +1-714-540-7000, Fax: +1-714-540-9176

Final Program – Full Presentations

Technical Sessions - Monday to Wednesday

Monday, May 7

8:00am-8:20am Welcome and Introductory Remarks and Brian Stockdale Award Announcement
Suzanne Robins, PIUG Chair
8:20am-8:30am Session Opening Remarks
Lucy Akers, PIUG Annual Conference Program Committee Co-chair
8:30am-9:20am Keynote Address
Keynote Address - Foreign Prosecution of a Patent Case in Multiple Countries - An organizational, software-based, approach Alessandro Steinfl, Ladas & Parry
9:20am-9:50am Patent Reform Issues and Unstoppable Trends
Joseph Ebersole, Coalition for Patent and Trademark Information Dissemination (CPTID)
10:40am-11:10am Patent Licensing Considerations in the Wake of Medimmune v. Genentech Scott Lloyd, NERAC, Inc.
11:10am-11:40am English language support tools for the Japanese F-term system Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.
Monday, May 7

1:30pm-1:35pm Opening Remarks
Session on Subject Expertise - Biotechnology

Session Chair - Richard Williams
1:35pm-2:20pm Case Study and Expert Patent Searching
Stuart Dodd, Thomson Scientific
2:20pm-2:45pm The Comprehensive Reformed IPC Search: Mission Impossible? Terri Dockter* & Robert Austin, FIZ Karlsruhe
3:30pm-3:35pm Opening Remarks
Patent Information User Manager's Panel

Session Chair - Barry Brager
3:35pm-4:45pm Panel Discussion
Kerryn Brandt, Rohm & Haas Co., Integrating Patent and Business Information at Rohm and Haas
James Grant, Pfizer Inc., The Business Model
Gerry Potash, NERAC Inc., How to better integrate patent information into the overall business & inspire innovation!
5:00pm-5:15pm The History of IFI Patent Intelligence
The Life and Times of Harry Allcock
Jim Brown, IFI Patent Intelligence
Tuesday, May 8

8:00am-8:05am Opening Remarks
Session on New Research Techniques Session Chair: Andy Gibbs
8:05am-8:35am Making Text Analysis and Visualization Less Ambiguous
Jeffrey D. Saffer, OmniViz
8:35am-9:05am Next Generation Patent Searching
James Ryley,
9:05am-9:35am Tools Finally Graduate - Latent Semantic Analysis - Meet the New Class of Search and Results Management Technology
Andy Gibbs, PatentCafe
10:30am-10:35am Opening Remarks
Session on Beyond Patent Information Session Chair: Jane Thompson
10:35am-11:00am Prior Art Management Proven Strategies for Protecting your Freedom to Practice Thomas Colson,, Inc.
11:00am-11:15am Turbo-Charging Your Patent Analysis Project
Brian Sweet, Chemical Abstracts Service
11:15am-11:40am Loss of Exclusivity in Europe
Anne Marie Clark, Bausch & Lomb
Tuesday, May 8

3:00pm-3:05pm Opening Remarks
Session on Subject Expertise - Biotechnology and Others

Session Chair: Qin Meng
3:05pm-3:25pm A Journey into the Antibody Jungle: Detours, Traps, Shortcuts, and Unknowns Luca Falciola, RiboVax Biotechnologies
3:25pm-3:45pm GenomeQuest - Searching Through Patented Sequences
Hendrik C. Heus, GenomeQuest
3:45pm-4:10pm Why You Should Care about STN Script Commands
Thomas E. Wolff, Wolff Information Consulting LLC
4:10pm-4:35pm Regular Expression for Fun and Profit Dr. Daniel J. Phelps, DJP Information Consulting Services LLC
4:35pm-5:00pm All about WIPO - a Comparative Review of Sources of WIPO Sequence Data
Rob Austin, FIZ Karlsruhe
Wednesday, May 9

8:00am-8:05am Opening Remarks
Patent Valuation and Analysis Session Chair - Kartar S. Arora
8:05am-8:35am Survey of Patent Analysis and Outputs for a Variety of Clients
Chip D'Angelo* & Anthony Breitzman, PhD, 1790 Analytics & 1790 Capital Management
8:35am-9:05am Rapid Patent Landscape Analysis and Visualization Using Vantage Point and Excel Barry Brager, Perception Partners
9:05am-9:35am Online IP Dashboards Lakshmikant Goenka, Ed Rozenberg*, & Vinod Singh, Dolcera
9:35am-10:05am Patent Analysis to Support Business Decisions Chris Rose, ipCapital Group
10:30am-10:35am Opening Remarks
Current Events, Challenges and Pitfalls

Session Chair - Carol Bachmann
10:35am-11:00am A Patent Information Year at the EPO Pierre Avidikian, EPO
11:00am-11:25am Patent Information - World Intellectual Property Organization Mary Bonsell, WIPO
11:25am-11:50am Machine Translation of Korean Patents from KIPI Minah Kim, KIPI & Alan Engel*, Paterra, Inc.
Wednesday, May 9

1:30pm-1:40pm Opening Remarks
Session Dedicated to Richard Kurt Session Chair: Don Walter
1:40pm-2:10pm Searching Outside the Box – Finding and Fitting Together Those Crucial Elusive Pieces
Gez Cross and Donald Walter, Thomson Scientific
2:10pm-2:40pm An Investigation into Analyzing Patents by Chemical Structure
Mark Calcagno, Procter & Gamble
2:40pm-3:10pm Workflow Management and End-user Patent Searching
David T. Dickens, Questel
3:40pm-4:15pm Text Mining and Visualization Tools – Impressions of Emerging Capabilities Yun Yun Yang, Lucy Akers, Cynthia Barcelon-Yang, Bristol-Myers Squibb
4:15pm-4:45pm Data Visualization Tools - An Update Holly Chong-Williams, Thomson Scientific
4:45pm-5:00pm Closing Remarks Lucy Akers, Suzanne Robins
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