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The Preliminary Program and Workshop Pages are now posted for the PIUG 2022 Biotechnology Conference which will be held on March 1-2, 2022 as a Totally Virtual Conference this year due to the COVID issues with regulations and travel restrictions.  Registration is now available for everyone.   The two previous Annual Conferences for 2020 and 2021 are still available at discounted rates.  Click here for registration and more information.   The PIUG 2021 Annual Business Meeting was presented in a virtual format on June 8th, 2021.  The recording and presentation slides are now available for all current PIUG members in the Members Only section of the Website.   PIUG has just released a new two-part webinar series, Advanced Patent Search Strategies beginning March 23rd, 2022. Click on the title for more information and to register.   PIUG has developed a series of 7 webinars entitled, Virtual Patent Searching Fundamentals Course which is available for viewing either as an on-demand series or as individual webinars.   In addition, PIUG previously created two 4-part webinar packages: one on Legal Status and one on Patent Analytics.  Click any of the titles for more information or to register.   Future PIUG Events are listed in the PIUG Calendar.  Event information is added as soon as a venue is secured for a future event.   

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The PIUG Mission

Our mission is to support, assist, improve and enhance the success of patent information professionals through leadership, education, communication, advocacy and networking.

Why Join PIUG?

  • Affiliation with the premier international society for patent information professionals, whose active members include patent attorneys and agents, licensing professionals, patent information researchers and vendors, and documentation experts from the U.S. and abroad.
  • Opportunity to participate in committees that help shape the organization, i.e. Education & Training, Partners & Patent Offices, Member Relations, etc.
  • Reduced Fees for PIUG-sponsored conferences, trainings and workshops.
  • Access to full conference proceeding archives and special subscriptions rates to IP journals.
  • Effective advocacy platform, influence vendors and service providers, dialogue with patent offices.

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