Patent Information Users Group, Inc.

The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

PIUG 2007 Northeast Conference

Main | Program | Presentations (Members-only) | Workshops | Travel

Monday, October 8 to Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
Tel: +1 (732) 873-1234, Fax: +1 (732) 873-1382

Final Program – Tuesday, October 9, 2007 – Full Presentations

Morning Session 1: Panel Discussion
Martin Goffman (SequenceBase Corp.), Organizer and Moderator

Recent Changes to US Patent Law: The Endless Pursuit of the Obvious?
(What do the KSR decision and the recently changed patent laws have to do with me?)


The Effects of the KSR v. Teleflex Decision on Patents
Ron Kaminecki (Thomson Scientific)

Effects of KSR on Patent Practice
Rick Neifeld (Neifeld IP Law, PC)

The Endless Pursuit of the Obvious
Roy Zimmermann (Medtronic, Inc.)

Morning Session 2: General Presentations
A.J. D'Ambra (ExxonMobil Res. & Eng. Co.), 2007 NE Conference Program Chair, Moderator

Patent Litigation 101
Richard Matula (Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP)

Text Mining and Visualization Tools – Impressions of Emerging Capabilities
Cynthia Barcelon Yang*, Yun Yun Yang*, and Lucy Akers
(Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute)
(* Presenting coauthor)

Afternoon Session 1: Panel Discussion
Zhifu Shu (ExxonMobil Res. & Eng. Co.), Organizer and Moderator

The Art of Searching: Stories from Independent Patent Information Professionals


Novelty of Stable, Edible Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Alison Taylor (Threshold Information Inc.)

Validity / Invalidity Searching in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Field
Judy Johnson Philipsen (TPR International)

Freedom-to-Operate Search: HDPE Fuel Tanks
Thomas E. Wolff (Wolff Information Consulting LLC)

Afternoon Session 2: General Presentations
A.J. D'Ambra, Moderator

The Impact of the New Patent Rules on Patent Practice
Rick Neifeld (Neifeld IP Law, PC)

Searching Pharmaceutical Polymer Patents in DWPI
Don Walter (Thomson Scientific)

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