The Patent Information Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars page has been recently updated.

I. Program highlights related to patent information have been added to the following forthcoming events:

August 2010: Fall ACS Meeting in Boston, MA.

September 2010: EAP2IC in Singapore, PIAC China 2010 in Beijing, China; Markush Forum/ChemAxon in Boston, MA; Global Patent Congress 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pharma CI Conference in Parsippany, NJ, 2nd WIPO Global Symposium of IP Authorities* in Geneva

October 2010: AIPPI 42nd World Intellectual Property Congress; Thomson Reuters IP Solutions Customer Conference; Information Workshop on European Bioinformatics Resources (EMBL-EBI & EPO)*, in Munich, Germany, EPO Patent Information Conference 2010* in Lausanne, Switzerland; 2010 AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC; Examination Matters 2010 in The Hague; 2010 ICIC* in Vienna, Austria; PaIR'10 (3rd International CIKM Workshop on Patent Information Retrieval) in Toronto; PATINEX 2010 in Seoul, Korea, Text Mining Symposium 2010
in Bonn, Germany

November 2010: Pharma-Bio-Med™ 2010 and Patent Statistics for Decision Makers 2010*, both in Vienna, AT.

Dates for several 2011 events has been added, including IRFC/IRFS 2011* in Vienna, AT in June and a new event: Online Information Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong in March 2011

II. Information for January-July 2010 has been moved to a new page, Previous Patent Information Meetings, Conferences, and Seminars 2010 and links to selected presentations or program highlights have been added to the following events:

July 2010: 33rd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (with a link to a Leif Azzopardi paper "Search System Requirements of Patent Analysts" based on 2009 PIUG survey); 103rd AALL Annual Meeting (American Association of Law Libraries)*.

June 2010: IRF Symposium*, Vienna, AT (copy of presentations & videos): sessions on chemical patents, image retrieval, Cross-lingual patent retrieval and translation, Interfacing: Breaking the cycle of command line use? and Evaluation methodologies (PIUG Members on the program: Stephen Adams, Nicko Goncharoff, Jane List, Joni Sayeler, Anthony Trippe plus Cynthia Yang in Q&A); The 8th NTCIR Workshop*, Tokio; 2010 PATINFO Meeting in Ilmenau, Germany - program highlights only.

May 2010 IRF Scientific Conference*, Vienna, AT: (presentations & videos); [IRF] Strategic Seminar (abstracts only); PATLIB2010* in Dresden, Germany with a session on European Patent & IP practice.

April 2010: Search Matters 2010*, the Hague (e-learning modules); P&HT Spring Meeting 2010*, Philadelphia; Computers in Libraries 2010 - program highlights.

March 2010: Spring 2010 ACS Meeting (abstracts only).

February 2010: 2010 NFAIS Annual Conference (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) - program highlights.

Note: Key events are bolded; conferences which provide copies of presentations marked with an asterisk (*).