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PIUG 2010 Northeast Conference

Overview | Program | Presentations (PIUG members only) | Sponsors | Workshops | Patent Course

Monday, October 11 to Friday, October 15, 2011

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
Tel: +1 (732) 873-1234, Fax: +1 (732) 873-1382

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

Platinum 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*Orbit, Questel, MicroPatent, Delphion, PatBase, Integrity, IDdb, and GenomeQuest; and distribute HTML reports with automatically generated links to full patents.



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.


STN International

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.



Gold Sponsors



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.


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.


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.



Silver Sponsors


Search Technology/VantagePoint

Search Technology provides software tools that extract more value from patent, scientific, technical and business databases. With VantagePoint you can rapidly navigate through search results, giving you a better perspective - a better vantage point - on your information. VantagePoint works with data from over 150 commercial databases. Easily import data from your custom spreadsheets and combine information from diverse sources to create your own “frankenrecords”. With powerful cleanup tools, interactive visualizations, and adaptable scripting capabilities, VantagePoint is an essential part of your analytics tool suite. See the recently released Version 7 and discover why many Fortune 100 companies use VantagePoint for patent analysis.



Bronze Sponsors



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.



Evalueserve is a full service intellectual property firm, offering customized solutions to companies around the world. With a highly competent and large workforce of over 250 IP professionals, it can work across all industry verticals in multiple languages. Evalueserve IP associates have a vast experience in patent drafting, prior art searches, technical research, patent landscape analysis, overlap analysis and licensing and patent valuation.



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.


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. IFI also offers Custom Indexing Services, drawing on our extensive indexing and Thesaurus development experience to index and summarize a variety of documents deemed critical by any organization.



Questel has been focusing on its core business, Intellectual Property, since its inception in the early 1970’s. Our company is the result of the merging with Orbit, a US-based company specialized in Patent and Edital, a European Trademark leader. 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. All our services are available from our two portals: for patents and for trademarks.

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