The conference will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). The conference will include many opportunities for discussion and part of Tuesday afternoon will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall. Many workshops will also be held in conjunction with this meeting (before and after the technical sessions).
Attendees typically have a professional, scientific, or technical interest in patents and represent a multitude of companies. Previous meetings in Crystal City, Virginia and San Antonio, Texas, drew enthusiastic groups of over 390 and 320 people, respectively, to the three-day technical sessions. Nearly one-fifth of the attendees were international; that is, attendees came from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. We expect about 400 attendees in 2010.
Join us as we continue in our third decade of PIUG! We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Kartar Singh Arora, Chair
Members: Lucy Akers, Marty Goffman, Ron Kaminecki, Bruce Mason, Zhifu Shu, Tony Trippe, Diane Wian
Cynthia Yang, Co-Chair
Doreen Alberts, Co-Chair
Mentor/Advisor – Suzanne Robins, Heidi Stone
Brian Stockdale Award Committee – Edlyn Simmons (Chair), Stephen Adams, Ken Koubek, Tony Trippe
Evaluations – Adrienne Shanler (Chair)
Exhibits – Helen Yun, Kristie Trinkle (Co-chairs), Qin Meng (Bingo Co-chair)
Gifts – Kim Miller
Hospitality – A.J. D'Ambra
Meeting Book Liaison – Alison Taylor
Meeting Brochure Publication – Donna Cooper (Chair)
Photography – Sandra Unger (Chair), Marty Goffman, Yuri Mozolev
Presentations Logistics Coordinator – A.J. D'Ambra
Registration Liaison – Malcolm Hallam
Signage – Sandra Unger
Travel – Don Walter
Sponsorship – Jane Thompson and Denise Fobare-DePonio, Co-chairs
USPTO Workshop/Events –Ginger DeMille, Diane Wian and Thomas Klose
Webpages – Tom Wolff (Webmaster)
Workshops – Martha Yates (Chair), Diane Wian