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PIUG 2007 Annual Conference

An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Boolean and Beyond:
Effective Patent Searching and IP Management

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (PIUG members only) | Sponsors | 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


The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). The conference will include many opportunities for discussion. Tuesday afternoon will be dedicated to product reviews. Many workshops will also be held in conjunction with this meeting (before and after the technical sessions).

Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of companies. The PIUG 2006 meeting drew an enthusiastic group of over three hundred and thirty people to our three-day technical session in Minneapolis. Over 18% of the attendees were international, that is, more than 60 attendees represented various countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, China, India, Israel, Italy, and Canada. We expect 300-400 attendees in 2007.

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

For Information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please visit our sponsorship webpage

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

Emerald Sponsors
Thomson Scientific

Program Committee

Lucy Akers, Co-Chair
Kartar Arora, Co-Chair
Suzanne Robins
Carol Backman
Barry Brager
Andy Gibbs
Qin Meng
Steve Mitchell
Donald Walter
Richard Williams

Planning Committee

Barbara Burg, Co-Chair
Heidi Stone, Co-Chair
Suzanne Robins, Co-Chair
Evaluations – Adrienne Shanler (Chair)
Exhibits – Yun Yun Yang (Chair), Denise Fobare Deponio, Qin Meng, Helen Yun
Fundraising – Cynthia Yang (Chair), Doreen Alberts, Luisa Balasta, Denise Fobare-DePonio, Ken Hoppe,
                     Fred Morgan, Mike Mullican
Gifts – Carolyn O’Reilly and Martha Yates
Hospitality – Betsy Chessler, Michelle Schmidt
Information Coordinator – Dan Phelps
Meeting Book Liaison – Alison Taylor
Meeting Brochure Publication – Donna Cooper (Chair)
Presentations Logistics Coordinators – John Arenivar (Chair), Joe Terlizzi
Registration Liaison – Tom Stanton
Signage –Sandra Unger
Travel – Don Walter, John Willmore
Webmasters – Rodney Cruise, Tom Wolff
Webpages – Ric Snead, Tom Wolff
Workshops – Sian Griffiths (Chair)

Believe it or not, the world of patent professionals is far wider than you imagine!

From patent information researchers to licensing professionals, patent attorneys to commercialization managers, there is only one patent information professional association that gives you access to this growing community. Worldwide since 1988.

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