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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 22 Dec, Elyse D. Robinson Turner wrote:
We are pleased to announce the following Workshops for the PIUG 2015 Biotechnology Conference.  Monday,
on 31 Jul, Kimberly Miller wrote:
PIUG 2014 Northeast ConferenceMonday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014 The Heldrich
13 hours ago, Elyse D. Robinson Turner wrote:
  We are pleased to confirm that we now have not one but two examiners from the USPTO for
on 19 Jan, Natasha Kay wrote:
Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to announce the availability of the highly anticipated 2015
on 15 Jan, Alan Engel wrote:
So sad to hear of the loss of this warm and wonderful human being.
on 12 Jan, Martha Yates wrote:
I vote for Central and South America.  It is fairly complex because there are still several
on 12 Jan, Christine Geluk wrote:
Happy New Year, All! In the event you haven't seen it, Dr. Yali Friedman has recently produced

Recent PIUG Blog Posts

STN e-Seminars in February
Hi everyone, STN is running the following e-Seminars in February - What’s New in new STN (February 2015) Join your hosts from CAS (Lora Burgess) and FIZ Karlsruhe (Jan Baur) for a session about the new content and features in new STN. Date: February 3, 2015 09:30 am, Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5, New York) 02:30 pm, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, London) 03:30 pm, Central European Time (GMT +1, Berlin) Date: February 5, 2105 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8, Los Angeles) 12:00 pm,…
Many analysts, whether they work with internal clients, or are hired to work on behalf of other companies are always looking for visually attractive, and easy to use means for sharing content with their clients. Relecura has brought a novel new solution to this long standing concern by developing Public Portfolios, and Documents. Read more about the feature on the Patinformatics blog http://www.patinformatics.…
If you visit regularly, you’ve probably seen a link to the beta version of our newly redesigned website. We want to make sure you know that the beta site will become the official agency site on Thursday, February 5. Please take a moment to preview the new site and watch a one-minute video on the site’s new features. In developing the new site, we met with hundreds of users—both frequent and new visitors to the site—to learn what information they look for and to study how they find it.…
Los Altos, CA: MaxVal Group, a Silicon Valley based patent portfolio Management Company launches PAIR Uploader (Beta)  v1.0, a tool that helps in uploading documents in bulk into USPTO’s E-filing portal. PAIR Uploader (Beta) is a desktop application designed to allow users to upload their EFS ready documents in bulk into PAIR.  The tool obviates the need to upload documents one by one, thereby simplifying IDS filings.  In addition,…
The free app on iOS is available at Your feedback is welcome.


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View-only access to the public PIUG wiki space is available to all without registration or login.
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Registration to the PIUG wiki is available to all individuals worldwide.

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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.