PIUG is co-sponsoring a symposium at the 2019 Fall American Chemical Society National Conference in San Diego. This session will be part of the ACS's Chemical Information Division program, and will be called “Nothing New Under the Sun: The Practical Challenges of Patent Novelty Searching.” This symposium will explore the issue of universal novelty particularly for the US inventor who is used to a grace period. There will be a discussion of all the forms of non-patent literature which fall within the scope of this, such as conventional or open access journals, preprints, conference proceedings, collected works/secondary and tertiary literature, grey literature, social media, non-text media such as images and video.
The format of the symposium will be 20 to 30 minute talks (including time for questions and answers).
Please let Stephen Adams or me know if you’re interested in speaking, and we will provide you with all the necessary details and hints on preparing a talk, and answer any questions you may have.
While there is plenty of time to prepare your talk, the deadline for submission of abstracts is March 18th. So if you are interested please let one of us know as soon as possible.
In case you are curious, the full CINF program is summarized at https://callforpapers.acs.org/sandiego2019/CINF
Abstracts can be submitted at https://callforpapers.acs.org/sandiego2019/CINF. As members of PIUG, you should mark your submission to be an invited paper.
Please be aware that ACS requires speakers to register for at least one day of the conference - registration fees are not waived for speakers.