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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 21 Apr, Susanne Hantos wrote:
Dear PIUG community, Since 2008, several colleagues from the PDG, CEPIUG and the PIUG have
on 06 Feb, Elliott Linder wrote:
Hi Jeannette, I've asked MaryAnn Dean to post a news item if she has time. Elliott
on 21 Apr, Kristine H. Atkinson wrote:
...and he wants you to watch!     Arrived here
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,

Recent PIUG Blog Posts

INTELLIXIR Workshop in PIUG Annual Conference 2015 Dear all, Last days to register for our Workshop : INTELLIXIR V10: How Visualization Can Help Patent and Non-patent Literature Analysis Sunday May,3 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lilac C This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about us and our solution. Jean-Michel Careil, CEO of INTELLIXIR and Jean-Baptiste Porier, US Account Manager, will be pleased to share about Patent and Non-Patent Literature Analysis. Please,…
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Max-PAIR MaxVal’s Max-PAIR is a private PAIR alert desktop assistant that enables legal operations and responsible attorney(s) track and email PTO activities for applications associated with a customer number. Max-PAIR Enhancement With Max-PAIR’s enhancement now attorneys can View (automatically) IFW activities for their applications with periodic alerts Receive up-to-date bibliographic information of their applications Select their desired applications with the customized drop down menu, e.g.…
Due to popular demand, we have added additional information to the travel page for the PIUG 2015 Annual Conference to include some suggested activities and tours if you have time to visit nearby Chicago on your trip to Lombard.  Also included is information about the local cuisine so you don't make a mistake when ordering a Chicago-style hot dog or wonder where to try a Chicago-style pizza.  See the new information at an15travel#A_Day_in_Chicago Ron Kaminecki Travel Committee
BizInt Smart Charts Workshop at PIUG 2015 Please join us for the "BizInt Smart Charts for Patents - Best Practices" workshop on Sunday morning at the PIUG 2015 Annual Conference.  The workshop will be presented by John Willmore, VP Product Development. In this workshop we will share tips for creating better reports leveraging your current patent and IP sequence databases, integrating data in new ways, and even a few ways to use BizInt Smart Charts to help your searching.…
MaxVal Group, Inc., a leader in Patent Management Solutions and Services has added a new solution, Patent Assignment Tracker, to track USPTO assignments. Patent Assignment Tracker will be available as a part of Max-Insight, a suite of patent life-cycle management tools. Patent Assignment Tracker Within the Max-Insight dashboard, users will now have an option to track when assignments relating to target applications/patents/entities of interest are recorded. Using this solution,…
Join us at the Questel workshop on Sunday May 3rd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and learn how to:  Improve productivity and workflow with the latest version of Meet our Database Guru: Questel Databases Manager, Linda Williams will discuss the structural changes recently brought to FAMPAT, our worldwide family-based collection What’s New: Deliver an overview of Orbit.…
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,…
ClearstoneIP is delighted to be a first-time exhibitor at PIUG's 2015 Annual Conference! If you will be at the conference on Sunday, May 3rd, please register to attend our workshop to learn how to empower your role as a patent analyst with our exciting new platform. Clearstone ElementsTM is an entirely new approach to patent analysis and is the most reliable and efficient way to capture and interact with patent claim analysis. We are changing the paradigm for infringement-related studies,…


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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
  • Post topics, replies and comments
  • 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
  • Access functions available to PIUG members (described below)

Registration to the PIUG wiki is available to all individuals worldwide.

Some content and functions are reserved for current PIUG members.

Are you recognized as a PIUG member? Yes if you can view the PIUG Members-Only Resources page.

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.

No one may use the PIUG name or logo for any promotional or commercial purpose or any other purpose without the prior written consent of the PIUG Board of Directors.

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Patent Information Users Group Incorporated (PIUG) is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to improve the business conditions for, maintain and improve the qualifications of, and promote a common business interest for patent information professionals. PIUG maintains a strong policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. Antitrust laws prohibit unlawful combinations or agreements with competitors that are likely to injure competition. PIUG seeks to avoid even the appearance of impropriety as it relates to antitrust laws. In all PIUG activities, all members, including officers and directors, shall adhere to federal and state antitrust laws.

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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.