In support of our partnership with the Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH) and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China, the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) is pleased to announce the China Patent Annual Conference (CPAC). This year's 9th CPAC will take place at the Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing, China on August 30th to August 31th, 2018. The Opening Address will be given by Shen Changyu, SIPO Commissioner. The Keynote Address will be presented by Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

This year's CPAC will bring together thought leaders around the world with focus on the latest trend and hottest topics in IP industry, and unparalleled networking opportunities. The CPAC provides the sheer opportunity for you to learn and exchange ideas with other IP elites beyond the border.  .

In conjunction with this year's CPAC conference, the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) is pleased to announce the 3rd  PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session. Co-organized by the PIUG Partnerships and Patent Offices Committee and IPPH,  this session will be held in the afternoon of August 31, 2018 at the Beijing Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center, Beijing, China.

Now in its third year, the theme for this year’s PIUG-CPAC Asia Session is “Exploring New Tools and Techniques for Performing Comprehensive IP Search to Support Data-Driven Business Decision-Making”. It will focus on recent developments in patent resources/tools and best practices/techniques for patent information professionals to enhance their performance of comprehensive IP research and analysis to impact the business. Notable speakers at the PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session include:

  • Ron Kaminecki, PIUG Board, Director-at-Large
  • Heiko Wongel, EPO, Director, Patent Information Promotion 
  • Dr. Lutz Mailänder, WIPO, Head, Cooperation on Examination and Training Section
  • YunYun Yang, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Senior Patent Analyst          
  • Lily Wang, Wuxi Biologics, IP Counsel, Associate Director, Biologics Discovery
  • Izumi Tsuzuki, Ph.D., Patent Search Grand Prix (Japan) , past Vice-Chair                   

Kindly visit the PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session Program website for more details.

In addition to participation at the Breakout Session, PIUG will also have an Exhibit Booth at CPAC 2018.  For more details about CPAC 2018, please visit the CPAC website.

The PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session will provide opportunities to learn from experienced patent information professionals on best practices, enhanced tools and patent resources for effective patent searching and analysis in order to impact the business and decision-making. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn about PIUG, the International Society for Patent Information Professionals.

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing!

PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session Planning Committee
Zheng Wu, Co-Chair
Cynthia Barcelon-Yang, Co-Chair


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