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PIUG-PIAC Asia 2016 Session

PIUG-PIAC Partnership: Roadmap to Excellence in Providing High-value Patent Information Services

September 20, 2016, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
China National Convention Center
Floor 3, Tower C, Room 311B
No.7, Tianchendong Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, 100105


Welcome to the First PIUG-PIAC Asia 2016 Session! This is the inaugural session co-organized by the Patent Information Users Group, Inc. (PIUG) and the Patent Information Annual Conference of China (PIAC) to be held in conjunction with the 7th PIAC in Beijing, China this year. For more information about PIAC, please click here.

The PIUG-PIAC Asia 2016 Session will provide opportunities to learn from experienced patent information professionals about key considerations for determining freedom-to-operate in the chemical and biological subject areas, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, and the use of patent analytics tools to support business decision-making. The keynote address will provide an overview of PIUG, including benefits of becoming a member, opportunities to attend PIUG conferences, and PIUG's varied activities to engage and network with colleagues around the world in academia, industry, government and consulting services.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that attendees and speakers who are not members of PIUG will not have post-conference access to the conference presentations posted on the PIUG wiki, which is a PIUG member benefit. To enable post-conference access to PIUG conference presentations, and to also save significantly on PIUG conference registration fees, BECOME A MEMBER of PIUG by going to the PIUG Membership.

Join us @ PIAC in Beijing, China for a truly great conference to meet others with a professional interest in patent information.


Kindly register at the PIAC Registration Website. If you are registered as a PIAC attendee, no additional fee is required to attend this PIUG-PIAC Asia session. Attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program at a Glance



12:30pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 1:55pm

Registration & Networking

1:55pm - 2:00pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Qin Meng, Moderator

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Keynote Address: PIUG - Learning & Networking Opportunities for Patent Information Users
Cynthia Barcelon Yang, Co-Chair, PIUG Partnerships and Patent Offices Committee

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Bio Patent Searching in Assessment of FTO
Sunny Wang, Sanofi

3:30pm - 3:45pm


3:45pm - 4:30pm

Chemistry Patent Searching for Determining Freedom-To-Operate
Susanne Hantos, Davis Collison Cave

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Patent Analytics for Empowering Business Decisions
Cynthia Barcelon Yang, Bristol-Myers Squibb

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Qin Meng, Moderator

Planning & Program Committee

Planning Co-Chairs - Cynthia Barcelon Yang (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Qin Meng (Bright Information Group)
Program Committee - Cynthia Barcelon Yang (Chair), Qin Meng, Gin-Yun Eggerichs (abbvie)
Evaluations - Qin Meng
Exhibit - PIAC Booth #73 - Zheng (John) Wu (Beijing Iptalent Consulting)
Membership Registration Liaison - Ken Koubek (PIUG)
Photography - Zheng (John) Wu
Workshop Brochure - Qin Meng
Venue Logistics - Li Ren (Intellectual Property Publishing House)
Travel - Qin Meng
Webpage - Tom Wolff (Webmaster, Wolff Information Consulting)

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