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PIUG 2005 Annual Conference

An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

The Future of Patent Information - Tools and Techniques for Adding Value

Main | Sponsorships | Program | Registration | Travel Info | Exhibits | Workshops

May 21-26, 2005
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA USA

The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information regarding post processing of search results, searching techniques, philosophies and tools; experts on newer and upcoming technologies as they pertain to patents, IP and competitive intelligence; USPTO personnel and how they deal with the paperless office, as well as updates from various Patent Office personnel. The conference will include many opportunities for discussion during the Q&A panels following the post processing and patent office sessions. Tuesday afternoon will be dedicated to product reviews followed by a panel of select vendors discussing their plans for the future. Many workshops will also be held in conjunction with this meeting (before and after the technical sessions). We expect 300-400 participants.

Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of companies. The PIUG 2004 meeting drew an enthusiastic group of over three hundred people to our three day technical session in Baltimore, MD.  Over 20% of the attendees were from non-US locations, that is, more than 70 people from various countries, including Europe, Japan, Korea, Israel, Italy, and Canada.

We hope you will enjoy the excellent technical programming of the PIUG, designed to provide new learning and networking opportunities for the patent information community. We look forward to seeing you in Crystal City.

PIUG gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors who have generously provided support for this event.


Program Committee

Barbara Burg, Co-Chair
Terri Dockter, Co-Chair
Stephen Adams
Tony Arleth
Ginger DeMille
Marty Goffman
Nancy Lambert
Edlyn Simmons
Ruth Umfleet

Planning Committee


Suzanne Robins, Co-Chair
Heidi Stone, Co-Chair
Fundraising – Doreen Alberts (Chair), Sandy Burcham, Denise Fobare-DePonio, Ken Hoppe, and Mike Mullican
Presentation Logistics Coordinator – Sandra Unger
Presentation CD – Yun Yun Yang
Exhibits – Kartar Arora
Workshops – Adrienne Shanler
Webpages – Ric Snead
Registration Liaison – Tom Stanton
Evaluations – Bryon Tilley
AV – Joe Terlizzi (Chair), Ruth Umfleet
Hospitality – Ginger DeMille
Travel – Don Walter
Gifts – Martha Yates and Carolyn O'Reilly
Web Page Committee / Rodney Cruise

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