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The PIUG Northeast Conference brings together experts in the areas of chemistry, biology, other sciences, engineering, and legal topics relating to patent information. It is an excellent forum to learn and share best practices regarding a specific process in searching and retrieving patent information. Vendors will be available to discuss their expertise and products. The key objective of this meeting is to provide opportunities for learning, networking and professional development.

Conference Schedule


Registrant Rate

Early Bird
<Sep 12

 Sep 12 - Oct 2
 Oct 3 - 13
Member $95 $150 $225
Non-member $190 $250 $325
Reduced rate (student, unemployed members, retiree) $50 $75 $95
  • Early Bird registration – no later than September 11, 2015.
  • No refund will be given if the request is received after 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, September 20, 2015. Prior to that date, an administrative fee of 10% will be charged and 90% of the funds will be refunded.
  • Per the sponsorship table for 2015, only Platinum sponsorship includes one free registration. Please see the Sponsorship Benefits page for details.
  1. On the Web
    Use the online process for regular attendee, sponsor or exhibitor attendee registration and pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Personal or Corporate American Express credit cards.

  2. By Mail or Fax
    Obtain a printable form as an Adobe PDF document. Before sending payment be sure to read all the instructions included on the printable registration forms. Send the completed form and payment (check or money order only) to:

PIUG Northeast Conference
40 E. Main Street, #1438
Newark, DE   19711
Fax: +1(302) 660-3276

Please allow seven to ten business days for processing of form.


The The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, is 4 blocks from the NJ Transit train station and NJ Transit bus line. See the travel page for more information on getting to the conference site.

Room rates

The hotel offers a room rate of $179 per room during the conference and up to one days before and one day after depending on room availability: arrive as early as Sunday, October 11 and depart as late as Thursday, October 15, 2015. All rates are per room/night and are subject to 7% New Jersey Sales Tax and 8% Hotel Occupancy Tax.

The cutoff date for conference reservations rate is September 20, 2015.

The hotel policy is 4:00 pm check-in and noon check-out and to provide storage space for guests who arrive early or depart after the requested check-out time with advance notice.

Hotel reservations

Go to the The and select the CHECK AVAILABILITY link. Select Group Reservation, located along the top of the screen. Input your Attendee Code 274883 and then click the UPDATE Button. This will bring you to the PIUG reservations page, listing some general information about your group meeting and the hotel. Input your Arrival and Departure Dates and the number of guests and then click Continue. Select your preferred Bed Type, fill in the appropriate Information Fields, and then click Submit. If you require telephone assistance with your reservation, please call +1 866-609-4700 between 8:00 am and 8:pm Eastern time and give the reservation agent Attendee Code 274883 to secure your reservation.

Program Committee

Don Walter (Chair)
Kimberly Miller
Jennifer Sexton

Conference Committee

Conference Chair Kimberly Miller
Evaluations Mark Bushey
Exhibit Hall Jane Thompson
Rosiland Rollins
Meeting Book Diane Webb
Photography AJ D’Ambra
Publicity MaryAnn Dean
Registration Ken Koubek
Shelley Pavlek
Signage Zhifu Shu
Speaker Gifts Ken Koubek
Sponsorship Jane Thompson
Webpages Rick Williams
Tom Wolff
Workshops Shelley Pavlek

Information will be updated as it is received and posted on PIUG-DF and CHMINF-L email list and on the PIUG website.

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Mailing Address:  
40 E. Main St., #1438
Newark, DE  19711

Phone: +1 (302) 660-3275   
Fax: +1 (302) 660-3276


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