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Fellow PIUG Members,

I wanted to make sure that the PIUG community is aware that CAS is now producing a weekly blog. I’m finding the contents to be informative, brief and sometimes even fun. Here are three recent posts that I think will be of interest to many of our members:

Accelerate discovery by standing on the shoulders of giants  - A little about the history of science, and how new innovations build on the work of others.

Moving beyond common myths to deliver real value with artificial intelligence – If you are at all like me, you may have walked away from the last PIUG Annual Meeting thinking you needed to know more about AI. This article by the CAS Vice President of IT helped me to get a better idea of the role of AI in today’s business environment.

Does the World Cup affect innovation trends in athletic materials? Uncover new insights with CAS custom analytics – Know any soccer (or for our friends outside the US, football nuts)? This fun post looks at trends in the development of novel high-performance athletic materials. A post that some of your family members might even find interesting!

It’s FREE to subscribe to the Blog, and if you do, we’ll drop you an e-mail each Friday announcing our latest post. It’s easy to subscribe – just go to www.cas.org, click on Blog in the top navigation bar, and then click on the Subscribe button.


Brian Sweet

Senior Field Marketing Strategist 

CAS

Hey all,

I’m sitting at my desk reviewing my materials for the PIUG FTO course I’m co-teaching in a couple of months (Link) and I’m happy to report that there is more online material for all of us to access these days for self-education! (But don’t limit yourself to self-education, come join us for the interactive class as well…)

One of the difficult topics I like to cover in class is “what is actually being cleared”. There is a myth out there that every clearance or FTO search covers A, B, C, and D when the search focus is A+B+C+D. However, in the real world, you have to figure out what’s actually new and what’s actually in need of clearing.

One of our resident PIUG experts, Tom Wolff, gave a talk on this subject at the PIUG 2017 NorthEast Conference and since then he has tightened up his thinking and turned it into a paper. And it’s posted online for all of us to access for free during the month of August! Go grab it now while you can! LINK!

Btw, for those of you who have never taken the PIUG FTO course, Tom’s earlier paper from 2008 (Link) is one of the seminal articles on the subject written from the perspective of a searcher and is incorporated into the classroom material. He is definitely on the list of folks whom I've met only because of PIUG and has had a profound influence on how I approach my work and better help my clients.

Dominic
www.demarcoip.com

Hi everyone,

 

Registration for the STN Patent Forum on Monday,  October 8, 2018, the day before the PIUG NE Conference, is now open!

Click here to see the agenda. We’re especially excited about the talk by Tim Wahlberg, the CAS Vice President of Product Management, who will present the roadmap for STNext development. We will also be offering FREE hands-on time with STNext so you can try out the latest features and functionality. Please bring your laptop to get the most out of this session.   

Looking forward to seeing you on October 8!

 

Best regards,

Jim

Jim Brown

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.

jim.brown@fiz-k.com

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


Are you attending the ACS meeting in Boston, or live in the Boston area?  We have several PIUG Members coming to Boston to present at the ACS meeting in a couple of weeks.  What a great excuse to have a PIUG Boston Networking Dinner while they are in town!  The dinner will be “Dutch treat”, on Saturday, August 18th, 6:30 pm, at Morton’s Steakhouse at the seaport.   Please R.S.V.P. to me at sgrobinspi at cs.com as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, August 15, so that I can be sure we have a seat for everyone.  Please let me know the number of adults in your party - spouses and significant others are, as always, welcome.

Looking forward to a fun evening!

Suzanne

Suzanne G. Robins

PIUG Member Relations Committee Chair – Volunteer

Patent Information Services, Inc.
18 Longmeadow Rd.
Westborough, MA 01581




PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference


  • When:  February 19 – 20, 2019
  • Where:   Kimpton Marlowe HotelCambridge, MA
  • Stay tuned as the theme unfolds soon!

 

PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference Planning Committee

In support of our partnership with the Korean Institute of Patent Information (KIPI) and the Korean Patent Office, Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) is pleased to announce the PATINEX (Patent Information Expo) , an annual conference & exhibition event which brings together IP specialists, public and private organizations, research institutes and corporations around the world.

PATINEX 2018 will be held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea from September 6 - 7, 2018.  This year's theme is " Leveraging IP for Future Growth".

The event consists of presentations by IP specialists as well as IP solution providers, workshops, an exhibition and provides ample opportunities to network with IP experts from industry, patent offices and other related organizations. PATINEX delves into areas such as patent offices 'IP information policy, corporations’ IP utilization and global IP trends. Through the exhibition, you can engage with IP service providers offering the latest IP solutions.

For more details on program events and registration, click here to access the conference website.

Thank you!


In this issue, we have covered a couple of hot topics that are currently trending in the biotech and cloud-tech industries. We have talked about the FDA’s approval of tisagenlecleucel (KYMRIAH, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.), a CD19-directed genetically modified autologous T-cell immunotherapy, to include treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. Tisagenlecleucel is the only CAR T-cell therapy to receive FDA approval for two distinct indications. The report includes a chart of major commercial players in the CAR T-cell space and a Year-on-Year trend on the number of patents and patent applications from 2012 to 2018.

We have also discussed Microsoft’s Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Edge and its key features. A quick look at the patent filings claiming Edge or Fog computing revealed Intel has the most number of filings in this space. Read more on this report. http://blog.maxval.com/2018/07/hot-topics-in-tech-june-2018-newsletter-maxval



Although CRISPR was known to have an important role in bacterial immunity for over a decade, it is only in the last 5 years that it has garnered interest as a gene editing tool. Increasing investment in this field is indicative of global market opportunities for CRISPR-Cas9 over existing alternatives.

The objective of this study is to explore the market and patenting activity in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. This study considers issued patents and pending published applications related to CRISPR-Cas9 published since January 1, 2007. Search strategies using various combinations of keywords, classification codes, and prominent assignees resulted in more than 10K patent families. The hits were then refined by semi-automated techniques to arrive at 4800 unique patent applications that spread across ~1750 INPADOC families. These 1750 patent families were analyzed for trends and patterns to identify IP investment, key players, licensing activity and prolific inventors.

Read the report here http://blog.maxval.com/2018/07/technology-landscape-study-crispr

We are pleased to announce the Program for the PIUG 2018 NE Conference - Leveraging Advanced Information, Analysis, and Intelligence.  The conference will be held Monday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge.  Please visit the Overview page for registration information.

We’d like to ask you to share this conference information with colleagues and other professional organizations of which you are a member and through professional social networking forums such as LinkedIn and Twitter.

Looking forward to seeing you in October!


Shelley Pavlek, on behalf of the Program Committee

STN e-Seminar in August 2018

Hi everyone,

 

STN is running the following e-Seminar in August -

 

Title: I Didn't Know You Had That! – Improving Your Search Results with Lesser Known Data in STN Databases

 

Abstract: Beyond the data you search every day, and the STN tools you routinely use, there are additional data and tools that can help you be more efficient with your searching. We'll show with many search examples how to improve your searching by using Digital Object Identifiers, Electronic Publication Dates, Numeric Property Values, Patent Expiration Dates, and precision searching of term fragments within words.

 

Date: August 30, 2018

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: August 30, 2018

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

 

In Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and in patent litigation, lawyers need to prove that prior art was available to the public before the application date of the patent in question. Legal information professionals supporting work in this area need to provide the proof. If you've ever been asked to get a date-stamped copy of an article or book or a declaration about the date on which an item was made available to the public, this session is for you. Learn why declarations are important and how lawyers use them. Explore why library date stamps are no longer sufficient on their own, as well as how to get a declaration and who can provide them. The discussion will also include how to overcome some of the barriers to proving the date of availability.

Attendees will: 

• learn why attorneys ask for declarations to establish the date of availability of prior art 
• acquire a list of document delivery services that will provide date stamps 
• obtain a list of libraries that will provide declarations about their own material for a fee 

PANELIST INFORMATION

Speakers: 

Wendi Hoffenberg 
Research & Reference Specialist 
WilmerHale 

Wendi Hoffenberg, Research & Reference Specialist at WilmerHale, has worked as a research librarian in law firms since 2006. She supports all practice areas with an emphasis on Intellectual Property and IP litigation, and serves as a liaison to the Intellectual Property practice group. In her role at WilmerHale, Wendi provides instruction on patent search databases (such as Derwent Innovation and LexisNexis TotalPatent) and IP litigation databases (such as Docket Navigator and Lex Machina). She fulfills document delivery requests, including requests to authenticate the dates on which documents were publicly available. 

Kenneth White 
Business Intelligence Research Specialist 
Wiley Rein LLP
 
Kenneth White, Esq., has worked as the Business Intelligence Research Specialist at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC since December 2016. He supports all practice areas of the firm, including intellectual property, government contracts, telecommunications, and insurance. In his role at Wiley Rein, Ken is responsible for the day-to-day research needs of the attorneys and staff, including article retrieval and requests to authenticate public availability of prior art. He is also responsible for providing business and competitive intelligence research to the stakeholders of the firm. Prior to Wiley Rein, Ken worked as a Solutions Consultant with LexisNexis where he supported the Federal Judiciary. 

Karen Rutherford 
Research & Reference Specialist 
WilmerHale
 
Karen Rutherford, Research & Reference Specialist at WilmerHale, has worked as a research librarian in several law firms over the past 28 years. She has also worked as a Reference librarian in public libraries. In her position at WilmerHale, Karen supports the Corporate and Transactional practice as library liaison, but serves all practices across the firm. She also supports IP litigants by obtaining patents through databases like Derwent and Total Patent, and case information through LexMachina or Docket Navigator. Karen is active in the document delivery and ILL duties for the firm, which has required obtaining authenticated items for IPR proceedings. 

Registration Fees: 
These fees are available through 08/17/2018
NamePriceAvailable To
Site Registration-Member$125.00  Individual
Honorary
Retired
Student
Non Member$60.00  NonMember
Member$0.00  Individual
Honorary
Retired
Student
Site Registration-Non Member$150.00  NonMember


Cancellation and Other Policies:
Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to csmith@aall.org by the registration deadline. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. 


The unique and innovative IP approach of Ambercite is now being used by leading patent owners, searchers and attorneys all around the world to find patents missed by the inefficiencies and risky assumptions of keywords searching.

However we wanted to make it easier for new users to try Ambercite, so we have launched a no-cost online trial version - simple sign up and start using.

For further details of the trial version , please visit here. (you can also sign up from this page).

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Admittedly there are some limitations with the trial version - for example users are limited to the 25 most similar results, with some of these hidden as well.

But is there is enough capablility left to make the trial version worthwhile? The answer is definitely yes - there is still a full range of other functionality.

This is demonstrated in two blogs we have just written, both being case studies of the trial version in usage.

  • The blog here discusses a prior art search in relation to two patents being asserted against Apple for $1 billion
  • The blog here shows how Ambercite can be be used to help patent examiners and patent offices (or anyone trying to invalidate a patent) find new patent and uncited prior art. 




Curious? Try Ambercite for yourself to see why our users recognise that Ambercite is an ideal complement to their existing patent searching tools.

The Patent Information Users Group Northeast Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the PIUG 2018 NE Conference to be held on Tuesday, October 9 at the APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ.  This years theme is: Leveraging Advanced Information, Analysis & Intelligence.

 

We are interested in papers from ALL sectors of the patent information community on patent searching and analysis topics related to the following:

 

  • ADVANCED patent search & analysis strategies supporting state of the art, freedom to operate, licensing, acquisition & divestiture activities, patent/competitive intelligence landscapes & others.
  • Reporting formats and client engagement.
  • Examples of use cases in electronics, mechanical, pharmaceutical (chemistry & biotech), software & other sectors.
  • Examples of the changing patent law environment and recent patent case law
  • 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.

 

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 2018 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 June 15, 2018

 

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 2018 NE Conference!

 

 

PIUG 2018 NE Conference Program Committee

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

John Marlin (ExxonMobil, john.e.marlin@exxonmobil.com)

Yateen Pargaonkar  (RiserIP; yateen@riserip.com)

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

Donald Walter  (CAS; dwalter@cas.org)


STN e-Seminar in June 2018

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminar in June -

Title: From Start to Finish: Using a Multi-file Approach for Chemical Queries and Creating Virtual Records

Abstract: A case study will demonstrate many tips and tricks for solving a search question from the chemical area using multiple sources (REGISTRY/CAplus, DCR/DWPI, and the full-text patent databases.) Unique value-add features, such as indexing in CAplus and DWPI, and numeric property searching in DWPI and the full-text patent databases, will be used to refine the search. Virtual records that include the best of all the various sources will be created during this e-seminar.

 

Date: June 28, 2018

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 28, 2018

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