Blog from May, 2019

We had another wonderful PIUG annual conference a couple of weeks ago.  A big thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who make it all work.  But I wanted to tell a story of why I love PIUG so much.  About a week before the conference, I got a request to search for a box.  Now, I work for Bayer (legacy Monsanto), so I search biotech, chemistry, some digital agriculture stuff recently, but I have never searched for a box.  I asked if it could wait until after PIUG, which it could.  On Monday, we had a talk on designs and then Dominic DeMarco gave a great talk on how to search designs.  So now I knew how to approach doing a design search on it.  Then on Wednesday afternoon Serco did a really wonderful workshop on indexing with CPC and how to use it for searching.  I had heard a couple of talks by them before and the workshop was just exceptional.  Turns out that indexing boxes is really hard (and now I know why, there are lots of features).  We talked through all the steps in indexing and how to look stuff up in the classification scheme and how to use that to identify what features you needed to know about.  It was very helpful.  I haven't been a big user of codes because the biotech stuff is not coded very well (it is greatly improved in the CPC), but for this it was really useful.  Not only useful in identifying the codes, but also in identifying what features to look for and that might be mentioned.  I didn't just use the codes, but I was able to use the features to come up with terms that I wanted to add to the search.  Before attending the conference, I wouldn't have had as much confidence in how to approach something so outside my usual field.  Seeing how the indexer views the patent really helps in understanding what is done.  So I was able to perform a reasonably good patentability search, give the attorney some examples of how he might want to claim the idea based on some related things that I found, and give him an idea of what else we might want to look at as the features materialize.  All because I went to the PIUG annual conference!

Thank you to everyone who made the conference possible.

Martha Yates

STN e-Seminar in June 2019

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminar in June -

 

Title: Introduction to the Derwent World Patents Index on STNext®

 

Abstract: Discover the entry point to global patent information on STNext! Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) is the world’s most comprehensive value-added database of international patent information covering all aspects of science and technology. In this e-seminar you will learn:

• What is the Derwent World Patent Index and why should I use it?
• Take a tour of a typical database record.
• Patent family information in DWPI.
• Search examples

This e-Seminar will be of interest to those new to DWPI on STN, and also to more experienced searchers looking to update and refresh their DWPI skills on STNext.

 

Date: June 27, 2019

3:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

Date: June 27, 2019

8:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

7:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

11:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

To register for these events, please visit –

https://stnevents.webex.com/

 

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Brown

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

jim.brown@fiz-k.com

 

FIZ Karlsruhe is co-organizer of this years SEMANTICS 2019 conference, taking place Sept 09-12 in Karlsruhe. In this context we are hosting a Workshop on Text Mining and Semantic Technologies in IP. (https://2019.semantics.cc/satellite-events/patentsemtech)

PatentSemTech

TIme: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00

Location: FIZ Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Chaired by:  Hidir Aras (FIZ), Linda Andersson (TU Wien) and Allan Hanbury (TU Wien)
Website:  http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/patentsemtech/index.html

The PatentSemTech2019 workshop, aims to establish a long-term collaboration and a two-way communication channel between the IP industry and academia from relevant fields such as natural-language processing (NLP), text and data mining (TDM) and semantic technologies (ST) in order to explore and transfer new knowledge, methods and technologies for the benefit of industrial applications as well as support research in applied sciences for the IP and neighbouring domains.

Keynote speaker is Mr. Anthony Trippe of Patinformatics LLC

We invite contributions that show relevant use cases for patent text mining and analytics as well as new means for bootstrapping training data generation, e.g. for labelling domain-specific datasets from the IP domain.

PatentSemTech2019 is a full day workshop in conjunction with SEMANTiCS 2019 consisting of paper presentations, industrial talks, poster & demos (see CFP) and an annotation session for experts. 

There are opportunities to participate, contribute or sponsor.


Rainer Stuike-Prill

FIZ Karlsruhe


Hello everyone,

It's that time of year again, for those of you interested in #patent #analysis and #patentlandscapes IPMM 508 the fully accredited semester course I teach on the subject is beginning on May 27. For additional information go to: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/courses/ipmm-508-patent-analytics-and-landscape-reports

A few PIUG people are already enrolled for this semester, but there is room for a few more people who are interested in the course.

Thanks, Tony

The Patent Information Users Group Northeast Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the PIUG 2019 NE Conference to be held on Tuesday, September 24 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ.  This years theme is: Navigating Patent Information in a Flat World.


We are interested in papers from ALL sectors of the patent information community (chemistry, electrical, mechanical, software, pharmaceutical & biotechnology), and from ALL areas of the patent professional community (attorneys, agents, examiners, searchers (corporate and independent consultants) & tech transfer offices) on patent searching and analysis topics related to the following:

  • Patent search & analysis strategies supporting freedom to operate, licensing, acquisition & divestiture activities, patent/competitive/business intelligence landscapes, etc.
  • Examples of the changing patent law environment and recent patent case law, both domestic and international.
  • Illustrations of patent family organization from a database provider perspective, use cases on how patent professionals review patent families, such as what countries are of interest and why, and/or challenges on searching patent family equivalents.
  • Examples of recent use cases in all sectors of the patent information community.
  • Reporting formats and client engagement.
  • Approaches to fostering continuous improvement, i.e., use of a variety of search systems/tools, analytical &/or visualization applications, team collaboration and knowledge sharing practices.
  • Current and future technologies & tools.


General Guidelines for submitting proposal/topic/ideas:

  • Send your paper title, abstract (max. 200 words), speaker names, affiliation, brief biography and full contact information. Note: presentations are typically 30-45 min., followed by 5 min. Q&A.
  • Do not include confidential or business-sensitive information in your abstract.
  • If you would like to recommend a speaker or a topic for a presentation please contact the PIUG 2019 NE Conference organizers, listed below, with your comments and suggestions.
  • Further news about the program and updates regarding the conference will be posted on the PIUG web site at www.piug.org and PIUG Discussion Forum/Blog.


Please email an abstract with your idea(s) to Shelley Pavlek (shelley.pavlek@bms.com). 

Deadline is July 1, 2019


Please share this notice within your greater patent information community to enhance our outreach efforts.  Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to seeing you at the PIUG 2019 NE Conference!


PIUG 2019 NE Conference Program Committee

Shelley Pavlek  (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; shelley.pavlek@bms.com)

John Marlin (ExxonMobil, john.e.marlin@exxonmobil.com)
Yateen Pargaonkar  (ExxonMobil (Contractor); yateen.r.pargaonkar@exxonmobil.com)

Leah Sandvoss (Pfizer; leah.sandvoss@pfizer.com)

Donald Walter  (CAS; dwalter@cas.org)

STN e-Seminar in May 2019

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminar in May -

 

Title: DWPIM on STNext®: Introduction and New Functionalities

 

Abstract: Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) on STNext® is integrated in the classic STN workflow. In this e-Seminar you will learn about the content and features of the Derwent Markush Resource database on the STNext platform. Also it will be shown how DWPIM can be used on STNext from structure searching to crossover to the Derwent World Patents Index® database and how to combine those Markush results with roles and non-structural fragmentation codes.


The session will illustrate various aspects of this database, including drawing structures using Derwent superatoms and STN generic nodes, and applying attributes to nodes and bonds. An example with the complete workflow from structure drawing, finding the corresponding DWPI patent family records, and exporting of DWPI results including the hit structures will be part of this e-Seminar.
An update will be provided which will illustrate new functionalities that have been added since the release of this database in 2018.

You should attend this e-seminar if you are a chemical searcher interested in Markush searching, if you would like a refresher on the substance search process in the Derwent databases on STNext or if you have used DWPIM on new STN and would like to see how it works on STNext.

 

Date: May 23, 2019

3:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

6:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

Date: May 23, 2019

8:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

7:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

1:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

11:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

 

To register for these events, please visit –

https://stnevents.webex.com/

 

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Brown

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

jim.brown@fiz-k.com