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PIUG 2011 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Best Practices Beyond Free-text: The Value of Indexing and Classification when Searching and Analyzing Patents

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

Saturday, May 21 through Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
+1 513-579-1234

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

Emerald Sponsors

STN® International, the premium online service in science and patent information, provides access to nearly 200 databases from renowned producers. Only STN offers CAplus, CAS REGISTRY, DWPI, and the various INPADOC databases on a single platform. Its powerful, transparent retrieval system helps find journal literature, patents, structures, sequences, properties, and other data. Also available are excellent analysis, visualization and post-processing tools. With precise and comprehensive information, STN supports information professionals in answering business-critical questions. STN is operated jointly by CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe worldwide and is represented in Japan by JAICI.


Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Our Scientific knowledge and information is essential for drug companies to discover new drugs and get them to market faster, for researchers to find relevant papers and know what's newly published in their subject, and for businesses to optimize their intellectual property and find competitive intelligence.



Diamond Sponsors

Questel has been focusing on its core business, Intellectual Property since its inception in the early 70's. We provide a suite of leading-edge patent, trademark and industrial design services to researchers, lawyers, scientists, and competitive intelligence professionals. Known for the largest databases collections in the world, we also offer a wide array of tools for searching, mapping, watching, archiving and sharing information, as well as analyzing and managing IP portfolios. All our services are available from our portal Since 2007, Questel has been supported by the leading European mid-cap Private Equity investor, Syntegra Capital.


Sapphire 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 combining data from patent and literature databases on STN, PatBase, Questel, TotalPatent, MicroPatent, GenomeQuest, and other sources and distribute HTML reports with automatically generated links to full patents.



Amethyst Sponsors

GenomeQuest, the leader in sequence data management (SDM), helps genomic researchers and their organizations make great discoveries far faster. Over 160 leading life science companies including 17 of the top 20 pharmaceuticals, use GenomeQuest for mission-critical work.

Using GenomeQuest, researchers perform discoveries, manage and share sequence data, and access the world's largest collection of reference databases from a Web browser and personalized dashboard.



INTELLIXIR develops INTELLIXIR System, a Web application for technologic, scientific and competitive intelligence purposes dedicated to organizations eager to transform the cost of structured information into a high valuable decision. Studies on patentability, detection of emerging trends, identification of major players, the search for partners, or the development of periodic indicators are the main applications offered by the INTELLIXIR System.


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.


Proquest / Dialog

The Dialog online-based information services help organizations across the globe to seek competitive advantages in such fields as business, science, engineering, finance and law. The Dialog portfolio of products and services, including Dialog® and DataStar®, offers organizations the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records of key information, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets. As part of ProQuest, a leader in the collection, organization and publishing of information, Dialog combines industry expertise with technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, scientific, and media markets.


Search Technology/VantagePoint

So much information, so little time. For 30 years Search Technology has helped people succeed in rich information environments. Since 1998, VantagePoint text mining software has helped Patent Analysts, Competitive Technical Intelligence Professionals, and Technology Managers find relationships and identify patterns within search results from patent, scientific, technical, and business databases. Visit our table to discover why many of today's Fortune 100 companies use VantagePoint to give them a smart marketplace advantage.


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.



Bentham Science Publishers

A major STM journal publisher of 106 online and print journals, 200 plus open access journals, and related print/online book series, Bentham Science answers the informational needs of the pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical research community.


ChemAxon is a leader in providing chemical software development platforms and desktop applications for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. By focusing upon active interaction with users and core portability, ChemAxon creates leading edge cross platform solutions to power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication.


Dolcera is a knowledge services company specializing in intellectual property, technology and market research services for US, European and Asian clients. Dolcera is 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.


European Patent Office

Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 60 million documents and is reputed for its regular updates and high quality data. As well as being the cornerstone of most existing patent search tools, the EPO data is accessible via a wide range of products and services from the EPO, including esp@cenet (free online search tool), the Global Patent Index ("GPI", worldwide database powered by the MIMOSA software), and the PATSTAT database for statistical analyses of patent data.



Innography enables companies to quickly extract valuable insights for leveraging, optimizing and managing their patent portfolios. Through a unique correlation, visualization and collaboration process, Innography streamlines manual IP-related tasks by giving instant access to reliable and vital data that drives measurable and meaningful results.



The Inspec database is the premier non-patent literature (NPL) source for: prior art, state-of-the-art and current awareness searches; sourcing documents for opposing or challenging the validity of patents; assessing who is working with whom for due diligence searches. It includes over 11 million records to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature. The introduction of the Inspec Archive means you can now search over 100 years worth of prior art records from the world’s technical and scientific literature in physics, computing, control engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.


Intellectual Property Publishing House

Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH) was founded by State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.China (SIPO). IPPH is uniquely authorized by SIPO to provide a range of information services and business solutions, which include patent search with powerful retrieval tool, document delivery with the most complete and accurate Chinese databases, software development, translating, corporate patent information solutions, and other Chinese IP products. We also undertake deep-processing work of patent data, as well as training in IP field.



LexisNexis® offers a suite of solutions specifically designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of your patent research and analysis. TotalPatent™ is the most comprehensive, precise, and dynamic patent research and retrieval system available. PatentOptimizer™ is a professional patent analysis and drafting tool. Both feature transparent semantic and Boolean search technology working together to help ensure you don’t miss a thing.



QUOSA Inc. provides software for streamlining the process of preparing Information Disclosure Statement forms; archive creation and maintenance – for full-text articles, conference abstracts and patents; and for increasing the efficiency of scientific literature and patent review and management workflows.

QUOSA products and services are designed specifically to meet the literature management requirements of pharmaceutical, biotech and life-science firms, including Intellectual Property, Medical Affairs, Research & Development, Safety & Regulatory functions. Professionals at leading companies use our solutions to improve, speed and automate their work with the scientific literature and patent-related documents, including reliably finding the key data on which research, intellectual property, safety and regulatory conformance depend.



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