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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

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Exhibit Room Schedule

Information about Sponsors/Exhibitors

Related Information (contract, order form, check list, etc)

Exhibit Room Schedule

The Exhibit Room will open Sunday Evening with the Welcome Reception. Monday through Wednesday, the Exhibit Room will be open 7:15am-5pm, but staffing of exhibits is only expected during breakfast, morning and afternoon session breaks. The Exhibit Room will be closed during meeting sessions.

Sunday, May 6 2:00 - 6:00 pm
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Set Up (Vendors Only)
Evening Reception
Monday, May 7 7:15 – 8:15 am
10:00 – 10:30 am
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Morning Break*
Afternoon Break
Tuesday, May 8 7:15 – 8:15 am
10:00 – 10:30 am
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Morning Break*
Open Time
Wednesday, May 9 7:15 – 8:15 am
10:00 – 10:30 am
2:30 – 3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Morning Break*
Afternoon Break*
End of Exhibits (takedown begins)

*Times for break sessions are subject to change.


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

Emerald Sponsors

Thomson Scientific

The Thomson Scientific staff is prepared to update you on the enhancements to Derwent World Patents Index® and PatentWeb®. Ask about File Histories and be introduced to Aureka®. See the new database additions to Dialog® and the new DialogClassic WebT. .and did you know that Thomson Pharma® provides comprehensive global pharmaceutical information covering the entire drug discovery & development pipeline?

Sapphire Sponsors

Chemical Abstracts Service

CAS produces the most comprehensive databases for scientific literature and patents, including the CAS RegistrySM, the world's largest substance database. These databases are accessible through STN®, STN® AnaVistT, and SciFinder® research tools, with links to full-text articles and patents. In addition, CAS' Science IP® staff is available to provide expert searching.

IFI Patent Intelligence

For more than 50 years, IFI Patent Intelligence has been at the forefront of the patent industry, providing clients with trusted tools to access U.S. patents. IFI has introduced and continues to develop a wide variety of proprietary systems that make the patent search process faster, more productive, and more cost-effective. IFI covers all types of chemistry as well as polymers and Markush structures in addition to mechanical and electrical patents. Today, the database known as CLAIMS® represents the most reliable, text-searchable, computerized collection of U.S. patents in the world.

Amethyst Sponsors
BizInt Solutions

Our BizInt Smart Charts software helps you create, customize, and distribute tabular reports from patent and drug pipeline databases. With BizInt Smart Charts for Patents you can create reports from patent and literature databases on STN, Dialog, Questel*Orbit, MicroPatent, Delphion, PatBase, Integrity, IDdb, and GenomeQuest - and distribute HTML reports with automatically generated links to full patents.

Elsevier MDL

Elsevier MDL provides integrated informatics, database and workflow software and services that accelerate successful scientific R&D. The MDL® Patent Chemistry Database is a powerful, structure-searchable, factual database of chemical reactions, compounds and compound property data from organic chemistry and life science patents (World and European since 1978, United States since 1976).

FIZ Karlsruhe

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.., is the US-based subsidiary of Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, Gesellschaft für wissenschaftlich-technische Information mbH (FIZ Karlsruhe GmbH). Its primary purpose is to offer our US customers technical support and training in databases on STN International that are hosted by FIZ Karlsruhe GmbH. Most of these are patent databases like the Derwent World Patents Index® and INPADOC, biosequence databases like USGENE® and GENESEQT (DGENE), technical databases like INSPEC and COMPENDEX, and chemical databases like BEILSTEIN.


GenomeQuest's innovative biological sequence search technology provides relevant answers to questions about the human genome asked by scientists and attorneys today, and by clinicians and physicians in the future. The company's flagship product, GenomeQuest, is an easy-to-use Web-based application that integrates, mines and analyzes sequence data from dozens of scientific and patent sources worldwide. GenomeQuest's proprietary sequence analysis capabilities help the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies make faster and more accurate decisions on their gene and protein discoveries. Its automated alerting, report publishing and knowledge-sharing capabilities enhance the productivity of all users. GenomeQuest is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts.


LexisNexis® offers content, services, and tools specifically designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of your patent work product. The newest additions include LexisNexis® PatentOptimizerT, which can help construct or deconstruct a patent in real time and Global IP Law Service, covering not only legislation, regulations, proceedings and news, but also trademarks, patents, designs and more from 220-plus countries.

Minesoft, Ltd.

Minesoft creates and provides products and solutions for the patent information sector, including PatBase, a US and international searchable full-text and bibliographic database, PatentArchive, Patent Tracker, and PatentOrder, providing linked archives, legal and competitor tracking & alerting services & patent document delivery by Internet and for Intranets. Minesoft serves leading corporations, Patent Offices and patent attorney firms worldwide.

Patents Online, LLC

SumoBrain is a new professional patent searching solution from the creators of Powerful searching capabilities allow searching on all the world's major patent collections, while workflow tools such as alerts, portfolios, document commenting, document sharing, and document delivery solutions are also available. SumoBrain also offers custom data solutions and analytics for those clients that need to integrate patent data into their own datacenters and in-house solutions. Look for more developments from SumoBrain in the coming months, including additional data collections, advanced semantic searching, additional workflow and analytical tools, data visualization, and more.


For over 30 years, Questel has been helping manage the world's most important IP portfolios. We offer a suite of leading-edge patent, trademark and design services to executives, researchers, and competitive intelligence professionals, and help turn their IP information into real value and enhance their organizations' competitiveness. Known for having one of the most comprehensive collection of databases, we also provide a wide array of tools for searching, analyzing, visualizing, evaluating, sharing results, and ordering.

Technology & Patent Research International, Inc

Technology & Patent Research (TPR) International, Inc. is a full service search firm specializing in researching worldwide patent and non-patent information sources for all areas of technology. TPR International offers a variety of services, including analysis of worldwide patent and non-patent literature for state-of-the-art searches through to infringement and validity studies conducted via online databases and/or via manual searching conducted at patent offices and libraries in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.

Computer Patent Annuities (CPA)

Intellevate, a subsidiary of Computer Patent Annuities Ltd., provides outsourced processes, both onshore and offshore, that help streamline the IP management process. Our employees become an extension of your team, making your organization more efficient and accessible than ever before. Services include: Docketing, Illustration, Prior Art Searching, Patent Paralegal Services, Patent Proofreading and Trademark Paralegal Services.

Danish Patent Office

The Danish Patent and Trademark Office assist companies with know-how, guidance and searches when it comes to IPR. Our specialists' technical background and superior search competency means that we can supply customized commercial searches and analyses which can facilitate and increase the efficiency of your company's innovation efforts. During each phase of an innovation process we can provide information and analyses in support of the company's own development and decision process. This puts your organisation a step ahead of the competition. At DKPTO we have access to state of the art databases covering patent information world wide.


Dolcera is a knowledge services company specializing in intellectual property, technology and market research services for US, European and Asian clients. Dolcera's clients include a number of Fortune 500 companies and some of world's largest legal firms. Dolcera is also a technology trailblazer and innovator with a variety of easy-to-use tools for collaboration and information visualization that its clients have come to love. The Dolcera team, based out of India and US, has delivered complex analysis and research projects in areas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, software, and mechanical and chemical engineering.

East Linden

East Linden is a Chinese hi-tech company committed to constructing deep-processed patent databases, developing powerful search platforms, and delivering (China and worldwide) patent search, patent translation, technology analysis, and other value-added patent information services for the most effective and efficient scientific research, discovery, technology assessment, and business opportunity investigation.


Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 50 million documents. Over the years, EPO patent information has become a strategic tool for thousands of professionals whose work depends on regularly updated and high-quality data. To meet the needs of both small and large-sized organisations, the EPO has developed a wide range of patent information tools and services: esp@cenet® (free online search service), ESPACE®- MIMOSA services, XML-compatible MIMOSA v.5 software, European Publications Server (free online access to European patent applications (EP-A) and specifications (EP-B), patent information from Asia (particularly Japanese) , epoline® (secure online environment for European patent applicants).

Korea Institute of Patent Information

The Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI) is a specialized patent information service agency founded by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). Since its establishment in 1995, KIPI has been disseminating patent information and supporting KIPO's IP administration. KIPRIS is an internet-based patent document search service offered free of charge by KIPI. In an effort to meet increasing interest in Korean patents among foreign users, in January 2007, KIPRIS embarked upon K2E-PAT, Korean to English machine translation service provided at commercial basis.


Landon IP conducts professional patent and trademark searches. We analyze patents and scientific articles, conduct technical intelligence, and consult to corporations and law firms worldwide. Our information group sells patents, file histories, and other documents on paper, on CD ROM, and on the Web.


PatentCafe is a patent search technology innovator. It publishes a comprehensive suite of patent research, analysis and patent portfolio management software tools. Its Latent Semantic Analysis patent search engine with true relevancy ranking has proven to shorten search time, increase patent search results quality, and finds important patents that Boolean engines miss. Its line of enterprise-level software applications helps corporate and legal professionals search, develop, manage, exploit, and analyze patents and portfolios. PatentCafe also provides hardware solutions for organizations that need advanced Semantic search capability for portfolio management, invention disclosure and non-patent / scientific literature research behind the firewall. Its IP Appliance Server is pre-installed with its relevancy-ranking search software.

Patent iNSIGHT Pro

Patent iNSIGHT Pro is a powerful analytics solution that helps extract competitive intelligence from patent data. It is a one-stop platform that covers all aspects of Patent Research viz., Patent Search, Cleanup & Grouping, Analysis, Mapping and Patent Report Generation. In addition to giving one insights that are difficult and cumbersome to achieve by manual analysis, Patent Insight Pro helps you save up to more than 60-70% time spent in each stage of analysis. Key features include a wide set of import formats, text mining tools such as auto-categorization, clustering and natural language search, Citation Tree's and Automatic MS Word/Excel report generation.


Patrix is an international Intellectual Property Case Management Software provider. We have over 15 years of delivering results to a wide base of clients from large law firms and corporations to individual practices and small firms. Patrix' advanced software includes integrated docketing, document storage and management, time and cost tracking, invoicing, automatic document creation and delivery, and much more, providing immediate solutions for Intellectual Property professionals who want to better control costs, improve profitability, increase productivity, and retain clients. Patrix offers a complete software solution that delivers measurable results. Unlike typical IP docketing systems or web based IP solutions, Patrix delivers a solution with proven returns in either client/server or web-based platforms (or both!).

RWS Group

RWS Group provides specialist intellectual property search, translation and filing services. Its Information Division offers patent, design, trademark and non-patent literature searches; patent watches, filewrappers/inspections and status reports. PatBase - a professional patent database (developed in partnership with Minesoft Limited) is available on an annual subscription basis. RWS Translation Division is the world's leading patent translation specialist, including translations for information purposes, and a full European, Chinese and Japanese national validation service. The Group has offices in China, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A. and employs around 350 staff.


Scipat Benelux is a Dutch based company, specializing in offering solutions for the Intellectual Property information market. The most recent addition in the service offering from Scipat is an on-demand rapid Chinese-to-English Translation Service. With the growing increase in Chinese publications, and the limitations in access to this information, Scipat is offering a solution to gain quick insight in all Chinese publications. Using only human translation, Scipat offers 48 hour (business day) translation turnaround for any Chinese invention, patent or utility model. The standard translation offers all front page information and all claims at a fixed price of USD 95 per document. Additionally, Scipat will be demonstrating it's new IPC based alerting service for human translated Chinese publications.

Search Technology/Vantage Point

VantagePoint text mining software helps Patent Analysts, Competitive Technical Intelligence Professionals, and Technology Managers find relationships and identify patterns within search results from patent, scientific, technical, and business databases. Import, clean, and analyze your data; automate your analytical and reporting process; and distribute your results using the VP Reader. Come see what's new in VP 5.


Since it's foundation in 1999, WIPS has been the most favored patent information provider among Korean Industries providing its on-line search system "WIPS" with its own database and IP consulting services of Patent Searches and Analysis. From this year, together with its existing on-line "WIPS Global," WIPS offers its on-demand Patent Search Services for Oversea Clients with its specialty for Asian patents including Korea, Japan and China. WIPS promise quality search services to oversea clients with its profound experiences as an "Authorized Prior Art Search Institute" for KIPO since 2005.


The Domain of Patent Wisdom.
Beyond keyword searching, PatentMagnet
Combined Patent Family tree, Genealogy and INPADOC
Comprehensive solution, FOCUST!

Related Information

  • Sponsorship/Exhibit Contract  (This contract must be signed by all sponsors/exhibitors)
  • Electrical Services Order Form (Attachment A - Required for ordering electrical service for the exhibit)
  • Telephone Service Order Form (Attachment B - Use this form to place order for broadband access and telephone service for exhibits)
  • Audiovisual Equipment Form (Attachment C - Use this form to place order for any audiovisual needs for the exhibit)
  • Information for Shipping to the Hotel (Attachment D - See this for shipments of any exhibit related items to the Hotel)
  • Check List for Sponsors/Exhibits (Refer this document for items related to sponsorship/exhibits)

Please contact Yun Yun Yang - (609-818-4726) for further information about exhibits.

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