Blog from October, 2019


The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Association is seeking contributions for the upcoming volume year. Topic proposals should be submitted to David Irvin (>), with finished manuscripts due by Feb. 15th. Articles should be submitted in one of three categories: Scholarly Articles, Featured Articles, or Book Reviews.

The PTRCA Journal (JPTRCA) publishes articles and reviews in the area of intellectual property - primarily relating to patents and trademarks - of interest to information specialists in the field. It serves as a means to share related research, successful programs, and book reviews.

The scope of publications is broad: Authors can submit to the Journal in the areas of:

*       patent analysis

*       Intellectual Property (IP) practice

*       search strategies

*       open source and industry standards tied to patents

*       innovation

*       history of IP

*       patents and trademarks licensing

*       scholarly communications and/or frameworks for information literacy related to patents

*       IP librarianship

*       or other areas.

World count for scholarly articles is a minimum of 2,000 words. Manuscripts for featured or "from the field" articles should be between 500 and 1000 words

Examples of previous submissions can be found at the JPTRCA ( Full submission guidelines are available at

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Suzanne L. Reinman | Library Professor, Government Information | ph 405.744.6546

Oklahoma State University | University Library | Stillwater, OK 74078 |

There are very few opportunities to hear from in-house patent analytics experts. I highly recommend the event.


Recent Trends in IP Data Availability and Big-Data Analytics

Expert Panel Discussion and Networking

Program Description

The push for more transparency at the US Patent Office, and other offices worldwide, has made prosecution data and other patent applicant datapoints more available to public scrutiny than ever before. These data, combined with advanced analytics software and computer hardware able to manipulate these large datasets, have begun to elucidate trends in patent prosecution that (when combined with in-house data and the proper assumption frameworks) may give IP practitioners insights that can help create better IP and save filers money.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of new patent analytics tools, some concrete examples of patent office data analyzed to produce cost saving decision-points during application prosecution, and where the field of IP analytics is moving into the future

Beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.



The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Ln
Houston, TX 77027

Garage and valet parking available and included with registration fee.


Through October 11:

LES member:$40.00


Full-time student/post-doc:$10.00

Nonprofit educational member:$10.00

After October 11:

LES member:


Full-time student/post-doc:

Nonprofit educational member:$10.00


Shayne Phillips 

Ms. Phillips has been working in the intellectual property (IP) arena for over fifteen years, particularly in the areas of IP-related competitive intelligence and technical patent and nonpatent literature searching. Ms. Phillips began her career at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio, working as a Technical Assistant in Corporate New Ventures (a group tasked with evaluating outside technology for the entirety of P&G). She then moved to the IP-practice group of Dinsmore & Shohl (also in Cincinnati), working as a Technical Consultant, providing both patent application prosecution support and IP litigation assistance. In 2000 Ms. Phillips moved to Columbus, Ohio, and began work at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) as an Editorial Analyst in the Mammalian Hormones Document Indexing Group of the Biochemistry Department of CAS’ Editorial Division. In 2002 she transitioned to the role of Applications Specialist at CAS, specializing in advanced STN training, focusing on protein and gene sequence searching in particular. Following her tenure at CAS, Ms. Phillips moved to Halliburton in Houston, Texas, working in their Intellectual Asset Management group as both the head of IP Competitive Intelligence and as a Senior Patent Liaison for the Cementing and Multichem Product Service Lines. Ms. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Youngstown State University, a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is also a registered US Patent Agent.


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Thanks so much and thank you for attending the conference.  

PIUG Northeast Planning Committee