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Added by Admin - Tom Wolff , last edited by Admin - Tom Wolff on Dec 12, 2014 10:51


Welcome to the PIUG space in the PIUG wiki, where patent information users meet.

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Recent PIUG-DF Posts

on 04 Aug, Jeannette Fiala wrote:
PIUG 2016 Biotechnology Conference speaker presentations are available for viewing and downloading
17 hours ago, Robert E. (Bob) Buntrock wrote:
Interesting, well referenced article in Science about problems arising from the controversial
on 25 Apr, Amruta There wrote:
Thanks for sharing. Good article.
on 25 Apr, Suzanne Robins wrote:
Interesting article in the Boston Globe this morning. Case has drug makers on edge Patent
on 21 Apr, Andrea Davis wrote:
Well done, Yateen! I've shared the article with the attorneys on my team!
on 21 Apr, Robert E. (Bob) Buntrock wrote:
Hi Jim. Nature has had a series of articles recently on gene editing and regulation, especially
on 15 Apr, Frank Verbeke wrote:
Dear Kristin/Gerben, I have no knowledge of other non-US jurisdictions that report this information.  But

Recent PIUG Blog Posts

  Gridlogics workshop @ PIUG on May 22, Sunday 1-2 pm PatSeer holds one of the most comprehensive worldwide patent collections and has become the patent research platform of choice for many patent professionals. With many industry-first innovations such as – Hybrid Search Technology, Patent Dashlets®, Search Recall™ and more, PatSeer has been raising the bar on innovations that help improve your research.…
Please register to attend our upcoming e-seminar presented by Lora Burgess: Getting to Know CASREACT on STN.  Date: Tuesday, April 26Time: 1:00 pm EDTDescription: CASREACT allows you to search for detailed reaction information relating to synthetic methods, reactants, reagents, products, catalysts, solvents and reaction conditions in a specialized reaction database. Learn about searching chemical reactions with chemical structures, CAS Registry Number identifiers,…
Agency to provide updates on various efforts to enhance patent quality April 20, 2016 Press Release 16-04 CONTACT: (Media Only)  Paul Fucito or Sarah Maxwell (571) 272-8400  or (link sends e-mail) or (link sends e-mail)   Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Patent Quality Community Symposium on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria,…
Apple has agreed to pay out $24.9 million to the Dynamic Advances, licensee of US7177798, Natural language interface using constrained intermediate dictionary of results. They allege that Apple infringes with its Siri voice command tool.  Patent infringement is beyond the realm of Ambercite, but our Cluster Searching tools can in a very short period of time answer two key questions in this case: A) Is there are any relevant prior art, not cited by the USPTO,…


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PIUG Wiki Access and Member Benefits

View-only access to the public PIUG wiki space is available to all without registration or login.
Register and login to contribute to the PIUG wiki
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  • Add and edit pages
  • Add and edit news items
  • Watch pages to get email messages providing new or changed content
  • Create RSS feeds
  • Create personal favorites
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Registration to the PIUG wiki is available to all individuals worldwide.

Some content and functions are reserved for current PIUG members.

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Granting access to the members-only content of the PIUG wiki is a manual process.  Contact the PIUG Wikimaster (wikimaster @ if you have paid current PIUG membership fees and still need access to PIUG Members-Only Resources. Members may view and update their PIUG Member Profile via the PIUG Member Benefits page.

PIUG Member Benefits include these PIUG wiki operations:
  • Access members-only content including proceedings for the  PIUG Annual (May), PIUG Boston Biotech (February), and PIUG Northeast (October) Conferences and PIUG salary surveys.
  • Use generic PIUG wiki login usernames for posting on the PIUG Discussion Forum (PIUG-DF): passwords, details and guidelines are available on a members-only page.
  • Create a Personal Space.
  • Edit access to training pages.
  • Add and edit space bookmarks.
  • Attach documents to wiki pages.
Other PIUG Member Benefits are listed below:
  • Reduced registration fees for PIUG conferences: PIUG Annual Conference (May), PIUG Boston Biotech Conference (February) and PIUG Northeast Conference (October). The savings by attending these events more than pays for your annual membership fee!
  • Reduced subscription rates such as for World Patent Information and Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst journals.
  • PIUG Membership Directory (members-only on the PIUG website).
  • PIUG Newsletter and Newsletter Archive Access. (The cover page of the most recent issue is available to all.)
  • Other survey data related to patent information, e.g. patent analytic practices.
  • Access to the PIUG LinkedIn group.
  • Ongoing professional training made available at PIUG conferences and sponsored workshops.

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  1. Aug 04, 2008

    Hi, Tom.

    Thanks for initiating this PIUG wiki. It looks like a very good start!

    I am testing the functionality of adding a comment here to see where it will show up. It seems that if comments sent by individuals are displayed on the same pages as these links to the knowledge databases, they may "clutter" the resources. I would prefer that the comments are sent and stored separately from the "official" pages of the wiki where the actual "knowledge gold nuggets" are stored.



  2. Sep 01, 2008


    The issue is that we generally don't have "official" pages in the wiki that we would restrict either for writing or addition comments. Perhaps the front pages of each wikispace and a few others would be managed only by the administrators. However, to do that to very many pages would run counter to the community nature of the wiki which encourages everyone to contribute. In general, PIUG Wiki registrants would have the choice of directly editing the content of the page via the Edit function at the top or adding a comment as you did. Of course, administrators can delete or edit contributions; Wikipedia managers/moderators/administrators do that all the time. I think you should consider the main PIUG website as our official pages and the wiki as our community collaboration medium.


  3. Jun 05, 2014

    Wolff, T.E. (2010) The Patent Information Users Group – Collaborating via the PIUG wiki and discussion forums. World Patent Information. [Online] 32 (2), 141–144.

  4. Jun 05, 2014

    Wolff, T.E. (2009). The PIUG Wiki: Communication and Collaboration Par Excellence. Searcher. The Magazine for Database Professionals, 17, no. 8, pp. 12-19, 51-53.