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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 06 Feb, Elliott Linder wrote:
Hi Jeannette, I've asked MaryAnn Dean to post a news item if she has time. Elliott
on 31 Jul, Kimberly Miller wrote:
PIUG 2014 Northeast ConferenceMonday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014 The Heldrich
on 14 Apr, Rex Yeap (Dr.) wrote:
Thanks Susanne. Hope that this is not another hit and run type of survey.
on 09 Apr, Rex Yeap (Dr.) wrote:
Tribute for the United States Patent Classification (19001 - 2015) Even though your boss
on 09 Apr, Rex Yeap (Dr.) wrote:
Troyer, 2015:   Quinn, 2015:  US Patent No. Issue Date Time to Milestone % Faster 1 July
on 27 Mar, Elliott Linder wrote:
Good morning Tony and everyone, For those of you who prefer the up-close-and-personal approach,
on 25 Mar, Kristine H. Atkinson wrote:
In February the USPTO ratified the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International

Recent PIUG Blog Posts

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STN e-Seminar in April
Hi everyone, STN is running the following e-Seminar in April - Exploring Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) on new STN   In this e-Seminar learn about the latest content and feature enhancements for DWPI on the new STN platform. The session will provide expert tips and advice for searchers already familiar with DWPI and the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) on STN, and also a helpful overview of the various features and benefits for those who were completely new to STN. Date: April 30,…
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If you're attending the PIUG 2015 Annual Conference in Lombard, IL this May 2-7, please be sure to attend a free STN Patent Forum hosted by CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe. Thursday, May 7, 20159:00 am - 3:00 pmThe Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lilac A/C Topics will include: What's New? Maximizing the Derwent Value-Added Features on classic STN - A Multi-Database Approach New STN Case Studies Extended Patent Families on STN Lunch will be provided. For details and to register, visit STN Patent Forum.


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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.