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Added by Admin - Tom Wolff , last edited by Admin - Tom Wolff on Nov 05, 2014 14:26


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

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A renaissance person-- so many contributions, we've all benefited from her legacy. On Thanksgiving,
on 26 Nov, Anthony Trippe wrote:
Hello Guido, Thank you to our well versed Italian colleagues for pointing this out. I am
on 21 Nov, Steve Tuthill wrote:
Yali, Thanks for the info.  It is helpful to gather stats.   Steve
on 21 Nov, Dominic DeMarco wrote:
Michael,Thank you for sharing this nugget of knowledge! Not something I'll use every day,
on 09 Nov, Suzanne Robins wrote:
Thank you, Elliott, for sharing this news, and thank you to Susanne Hantos as well for her

Recent PIUG Blog Posts

While preparing a recent analysis of leading Microsoft (and Google and Apple) patents we came across US patent 8077153, for Precise selection techniques for multi-touch screens. This was one of the highest ranked Microsoft patents in our analysis (suggesting a high forward citation count), but very surprisingly Google Patent only showed a forward citation count of 4. And this was higher than some - as the USPTO,…
Maxval introduces Max-Insight’s dashboard, helping users access all its solutions and services from one page.           This Dashboard enables users to: View the usage count of all the tools based on the current plan View features of the current plan and upgrade as needed Access brochures for all of MaxVal’s products/services. With this UI change, MaxVal has also introduced direct access to other solutions like Annuity Payer and Patent Assignment Tracking services.…
STN e-Seminars in December
Hi everyone, STN is running the following e-Seminars in December –   Exploring GENESEQ (DGENE) on STN GENESEQTM (file DGENE) is an intellectually annotated database of protein and nucleic sequences indexed from the basic patent publications of the 50 patent authorities of the Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) (file WPINDEX). In this e-Seminar, we will explore the various value-added features and benefits of the GENESEQ database on STN.…
Dear Members, We are pleased to announce the launch of ver. 5.0 of Patent iNSIGHT Pro thats been rebuilt on the latest Microsoft .NET framework and further includes inbuilt support to download and analyze full Text data of 15 countries. This has been made possible via API integration with PatSeer and Patent iNSIGHT Pro users can benefit from clean XML data coming from PatSeer. The version also incorporates many suggestions we have received from users over last couple of months.…
Fracking has had an enormous impact on energy production in the US, and could potentially do the same in the rest of the world. Production of shale gas from fracking has increased ten-fold from 0.45 trillion cubic feet [12.6 billion cubic metres] in 2005 up to 7.1 tcf [200 bcm] in 2012, and this is expected to double to around 16.7 tcf [470 bcm] in 2040.   Not surprisingly, this has been mirrored by an increase in patent filings that has largely matched this increase.…


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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.