The PERI course, Patent Information for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries, will be held in Alexandria, VA, on October 26-28, 2009. The discounted fee for early registration has been extended through September 30, 2009.

The PERI course is a 3-day workshop on patent law and patent information basics, intended for information specialists and others involved in searching patent information and applying it to corporate decision making. The course differs from most patent information training in that it provides an overview of the fundamentals of patents and patent information resources rather than teaching how to use specific tools and databases. Although the focus of examples given in the course is on pharmaceutical patents, the basic principles apply to all technologies. The faculty is made up of experienced patent attorneys/agents and corporate patent information professionals.

For detailed information, check out the posting on the PERI website at

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  1. Edlyn Simmons AUTHOR

    Due to low enrollment, the PERI Patent Information course scheduled for October 26-28, 2009, has been postponed until 2010.

    We're working on a date that will work for the faculty members, and we'll announce the date as soon as it's confirmed.

    We apologize to the folks who have registered, and we hope you can make it next time.