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

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Recent PIUG-DF Posts

on 31 Jul, Kimberly Miller wrote:
Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2014 PIUG Northeast Conference!! PIUG 2014 Northeast
on 22 Jan, Susanne Hantos wrote:
PIUG 2014 Annual Conference Plenary and Business Meeting presentations are available for viewing
on 26 Aug, Elliott Linder wrote:
Be aware that the engine searches for fragments of words, so that, for example, a search on
on 23 Aug, Robert E. (Bob) Buntrock wrote:
Science and the Law: Analytical Data in Support of Regulation in Health, Food, and the Environment Editor(s):
on 19 Aug, Philip Eagle wrote:
Yes, Stephen, I'll send you a copy.
on 13 Aug, Rex Yeap (Dr.) wrote:
Hi Yali,Many years ago, I've also given some thoughts (but not as comprehensive) to what you
on 11 Aug, Andrea Davis wrote:
And this was following another article just a couple of weeks ago about USPTO paralegals being

Recent PIUG Blog Posts

STN e-Seminars in September
Hi everyone, STN is running the following e-Seminars in September - Orientation to new STN (July 2014 release) Join your hosts from CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe for an orientation session on new STN, as we develop a modern and powerful new STN system. Part 1: Introduction and Text Search in new STN Part 2: Substance and Structure Search in new STN Date: September 4, 201409:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4, New York)02:00 pm, British Summer Time (GMT +1, London)03:00 pm,…
LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for the 2014 PIUG Northeast Conference Early bird registration ends September 6, 2014, so hurry and register at the discounted price!!  The conference hotel room rate of $169 end September 7, 2014 – BOOK NOW! PIUG Northeast Conference Monday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014   The Heldrich Hotel 10 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901
For those of you who may be interested and available. USPTO to Host America Invents Act Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will host seven roadshows across the country between September 16 and October 9, 2014, to increase understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).…
Do you also Love Ice Cream Cones as much as I do? Here is a collection of 12 AMAZING Ice Cream cone Design patents you will love. Which one will you like to have today?  Innovative Ice cream cone Designs here: http://goo.gl/duuWVd More Interesting slideshows here: http://goo.gl/wF52fv Thanks, Harit Mohan Signicent LLP
In recent blogs Ambercite has been promoting our newly developed Automated Search Reports. We have also produced a number of these for commercial clients, and speaking to a number of thought leaders in the world of patent searching and analysis about how the algorithms used in these reports differ from the processes used in other search processes. And in doing so, we hear this question a lot: How do the results differ? Do you learn anything new with Automated Patent Search?…

 

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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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • PIUG Membership Directory (members-only on the PIUG website).
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  • Other survey data related to patent information, e.g. patent analytic practices.
  • Access to the PIUG LinkedIn group.
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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.

    Thanks.

    Cynthia

  2. Sep 01, 2008

    Cynthia: 

    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.

    Tom

  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.

    PDF: http://www.piug.org/docs/PIUG_Wiki_paper_by_TEWolff_in_World_Patent_Information_magazine_2010.pdf
  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.

    PDF: http://www.wolffinfo.com/docs/PIUG_Wiki_paper_by_TEWolff_in_Searcher_magazine_Sep-2009.pdf