Dear Information Professional Friends:


IPI-Award Call for Nominations 

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious International Patent Information (IPI) Award. Now in its 20th year, the IPI-Award was established to honor the outstanding professionals of the patent information industry worldwide.  The Award, established and sponsored by Technology & Patent Research, TPR International, consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $3000, or other currency equivalent.  

Is there someone who you would like to see recognized for their dedication and achievements in patent information?  That person could be the next IPI-Award honoree if you act now and submit a nomination before the October 31, 2018 deadline.

Eligible candidates must be from the worldwide patent information industry, and have made a significant contribution to the advancement of patent information.  The IPI-Award is aimed at recognizing individual contributions towards the advancement of patent information and to the patent information world in general.  Nominations from industry, patent offices, and academia are encouraged to recognize those individuals who have made a significant impact on the community.

Please share this news with your colleagues, and take the opportunity to nominate the person who you consider to be most deserving of this tribute.  The deadline for receipt of nominations is October 31, 2018.  All nominations will be reviewed by an International Selection Board and the name of the IPI-Award recipient for 2019 will be announced in the coming Spring.  See for general information on the IPI-Award and past recipients. (Note: Internet Explorer or Firefox preferred, as may need to refresh browser and/or clear cache to see the latest version of the site if using Chrome). 

It is important to remember that nominations come from within the patent information community itself, and that the International Selection Board makes their selection based solely on nominations that have been received.  Nominations should clearly describe the nominee's contribution to the field of patent information, and each submission should include any material in support of the nomination.  Support materials could include a biography and a list of any publications and presentations by the individual.  The nominating person should also ensure that at least two seconding nominations are submitted.  Nominations have the potential to be considered in multiple years.  

All nominations and seconding nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the Selection Board at the address shown below by October 31, 2018.

IPI-Award Nominations
Attn:  Lucy Antunes, International Selection Board Chair
c/o Technology & Patent Research International
17055 Via Del Campo, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92127
Tel: +1 858 592 9084

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