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The Brian Stockdale Memorial Award

The annual Brian Stockdale Memorial Award was first presented in 2002 to provide support to new members to attend an Annual Conference. The award was established in honor of the late Brian Stockdale with initial funding by Technology and Patent Research International and Thomson Scientific (now Thomson Reuters). Anyone new to the patent information profession, having less than 3 years total experience as a patent information professional or currently enrolled in a college or university with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in patents, may submit an essay detailing his or her experience and interest in patent information and need for support to attend the Annual Conference. The award consists of up to $2000 to cover travel and expenses plus registration in the conference, provided by PIUG. In addition, sponsors of fee-based workshops at the conferences may offer free registration as part of the award package.

Dr. Brian Stockdale

This award is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Brian Stockdale who traveled extensively throughout the world imparting his knowledge of patent searching. Brian's career encompassed positions with Derwent, SmithKline Beecham, and Technology and Patent Research International. As Brian was so well known internationally and trained many patent information professionals, his work was highly regarded. Brian always relished each new search as a challenge and loved working with the people in this industry. Brian is dearly remembered by his friends and colleagues most of all for his dry wit, keen intellect, and ease of meeting people and socializing wherever he went. As one of the world's most talented patent information search professionals, he is sorely missed. This is our tribute to his personal dedication in training colleagues, particularly those new to the field of chemical patent searching.

Award Selection Process

The award recipient will be new to the patent information profession, with less than 3 years total work experience in the field of patent information. Alternately, the recipient will be a student currently enrolled in a college or university with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in patents, preferably a career in patent information.

Potential candidates must submit a short essay, not to exceed 500 words, describing their professional or educational interests, as well as their need for financial assistance with respect to conference attendance. Submissions must include the candidate's name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address as well as a description of his or her patent information experience and current employer/university name and address. The deadline is usually about one month before the PIUG Annual Conference.

Virtual Presentation to the 2021 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award Recipients

Past Brian Stockdale Memorial Award Recipients

Recipient Affiliation Year
Svetlana Korolev University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2002
Victoria Bramfitt Avantium Technologies 2003
Eric Giannella Stanford University 2004
Antoine Blanchard Paris-Grignon National Institute for Agronomy 2005
Meredith Saba Indiana University 2006
Martin Wallace Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine 2007
Julia Parker Biosearch Sleuth Services 2008
Eulàlia Pinyol Ollé Laboratorios Almirall 2009
Kevin Manning Ticona (now at Arkema Inc.) 2010
Julia Heinrich Sanofi-Aventis 2011
Jody Hoesly University Of Wisconsin-Madison 2012
Justin Foley University of Michigan 2013
Talya Ponchek University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 2014
Barbara J. Hampton Sacred Heart University 2015
Ashley Brown Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise 2016
Youngbok Ryu Pardee RAND Graduate School 2017
Alla Azov Ashdod, Israel 2018
Rachel Knapp University of Maine
(Now at University of Colorado Boulder)
Chandrasekaran Vijayalakshmi University College of Engineering, Kancheepuram 2020
Mohammed Abdul Fasi King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 2020
Máté András Kondor Uppdragshuset Sverige AB 2020
Guruprasad G. Posugade Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), for
Research & Development of Information Products (URDIP)
Hida Patwe Researchwire Knowledge Solutions  2021
Sparsh Gupta GreyB Services 2021
Haya Patwe Researchwire Knowledge Solutions  2021
Divya Prakash Srivastava GreyB Services 2022

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