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PIUG 2013 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Celebrating our Past 25 Years... Preparing for Our Future:
Best Practices for Keeping Up with the Rapidly Changing Patent Landscape

Overview | Program | Full Printable Agenda | Conference Materials (PIUG members only)
Sponsors/Exhibitors | Travel | Workshops | Stu Kaback Award | Brian Stockdale Award

Saturday, April 27 – Thursday May 2, 2013
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA  22311

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


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.


BizInt Solutions, Inc. produces BizInt Smart Charts software to help information analysts create, customize and distribute multi-database reports and visualizations from drug pipeline, clinical trial, patent and gene sequence databases. The BizInt Smart Charts product family is used by pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, petroleum and medical device companies worldwide to support research planning and competitive intelligence.

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.

Questel is world leader in Intellectual Property information providing the most comprehensive collection of patent databases matched with a wide array of tools and services covering the Intellectual Property Lifecycle. The lifecycle scenarios include Patent Landscaping and Analysis, ensuring IP Clearance and Freedom-to-Operate, Prosecution, Patent Valuation and Licensing. Questel has been focusing on its core business Intellectual Property Information since its inception in the early 1970’s. Since 2007, Questel has been supported by the leading European mid-cap Private Equity investor, Syntegra Capital.

The choice of patent experts, only STN offers access to trusted scientific and technical information including the authoritative chemistry content from CAS and patent content from Thomson Reuters’ Derwent World Patents Index®. Intellectual property professionals and patent examiners at the world’s major patent offices and research organizations rely on STN for their information needs. STN is operated jointly by CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe worldwide.


Article One Partners (AOP) has revolutionized the transparency of patent data. Today, AOP is the world's largest patent research community. The company has distributed requests for prior-art research to more than one million scientists and technologists using a global on-line human search engine. AOP is active in 151 countries, presents search requests in 10 languages and is exceptionally successful in identifying key foreign language evidence, non-textual and non-patent literature. The company is a partner to 16 Fortune 100 companies, 50 Forbes Global 2000 and 7of the top 10 US patent filers. AOP's client satisfaction rate exceeds 90%.

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.

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.

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has been dedicated to enriching and curating patent information since the 1950s. IFI continues its tradition of enabling access to high quality patent data with CLAIMS Direct -- an open data platform and web service providing access to the IFI CLAIMS Global Patent database. The robust API allows easy integration of a comprehensive database into 3rd party applications like KMX - a modern text mining and visualization tool.

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.

VantagePoint text mining software helps Patent Analysts create technology landscapes and profiles of potential partners/competitors using deep bibliometrics on search results from patent, scientific, technical, and business databases . Expanding the reputation as "Serious Software for Patent Analysts," VantagePoint Version 8 features a powerful new tabular data view, new graphical visualizations, and user-defined reusable templates for the Super Profile macro. Visit our table to see a demonstration, and ask about a 30-day trial of the new VantagePoint Version 8.

TPR International bolsters information teams with supplementary coverage and expertise in patent and literature searching and analysis. Each member of our search team brings 10-15 years of trusted in-house experience covering topics across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and engineering sectors. Furthermore, TPR can go beyond databases and provide you with literature found in local languages at libraries, universities, and patent offices in places like Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, and other key regions for your company's invalidity or FTO objectives.

WIPS (Worldwide Intellectual Property Service) provides on-line worldwide patent information service and IP consulting services to over 3,000 companies, patent law firms, academics, government, and R & D institutes in Korea as well as 12 overseas countries which include the U.S., the U.K, China, Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Denmark, Colombia, Thailand, India, Hong Kong and Vietnam. WIPS believes in providing quality products and services in most user friendly environment to our customers in most timely manner.


ProQuest Dialog European Patent Office (EPO) Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH)
Korean Linguamatics


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