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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

MaxVal, a Silicon Valley-based IP lifecycle management company, is sponsoring the 11th annual event of IP Business Congress Global (IPBC), to be held from June 10-12, 2018 at Palace Hotel, San Francisco.

IPBC is an established gathering for the World’s IP Business leaders ensuring extensive formal and informal networking opportunities. Its unrivaled coverage and in-depth analysis of key sectors provide executives critical business intelligence to maximize the IP value.

As an exhibiting sponsor, MaxVal will demonstrate its end-to-end IP Management platform, Symphony, known for its robustness, reliability, and automation in handling the complete IP lifecycle.

"I’m proud to be a part of the company that has created Symphony - a well thought out and cutting-edge solution that elegantly handles the day-to-day tasks while allowing patent counsel to focus attention on strategy. I can’t think of a better way to help increase patent quality than to buy more time for our customers to do what they do best." - Mark O’Donnell, VP Research & Analytics, MaxVal Group, Inc.

If you are attending this event and would like to know how you can achieve data-driven outcomes optimization, visit them at booth #12, or email at bd@maxval.com to schedule a one-to-one meeting with the MaxVal team.

About MaxVal Group, Inc.
MaxVal is a silicon valley-based tech-enabled managed solutions provider known for its cutting-edge products and automated solutions. Since 2004, MaxVal has been providing technology-enabled solutions and expert services by partnering with patent counsel and patent operations teams to optimize patent lifecycle management with high levels of customer service.

Contact: Bala Krishnan, 650-472-0640, bd@maxval.com

https://www.ciipm.co.uk/annual-meeting


The 3rd CIIPM annual meeting takes place on 11th July 2018 in Cambridge UK.  Join us to hear talks on patent searching , and learn about IP valuation, and IP auditing.

Questel, EBSCO, Minesoft, Fiz Karlsruhe, RWS and deepSearch9 will be exhibiting.

Workshops in the morning are available with deep Search 9 and CFL Software.  Both workshops allow attendees to experiment with new search technologies - ds9 for Competitive Intelligence and CFL for FTO searching.

In 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 3rd  PIUG-CPAC Asia 2018 Session. Co-organized by the PIUG Partnerships and Patent Offices Committee and IPPH,  this session will be held on August 31, 2018 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China, in conjunction with the two-day China Patent Annual Conference (CPAC).

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


MaxVal-INTA-2018

MaxVal, a silicon valley-based IP management solutions firm, announced that it will be exhibiting at INTA 140th Annual meeting at Booth #418, to be held from May 19-23 at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.

INTA's (International Trademark Association) Annual Meeting is recognized as one of the premier events for the trademark industry which is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees from around the world. Brand owners, in-house counsel, law-firms, government officials, and other IP experts will gather in this 140th annual meeting to discuss and examine the key industry issues, challenges and opportunities in the ever-growing IP landscape.

MaxVal, a preferred IP management partner for law firms and corporations across the world, will demonstrate some of their solutions including Symphony - an integrated IP management platform known for its robustness and reliability for handling the complete IP lifecycle from invention capture, docketing to annuity management.

“We look forward to engaging with the delegates from all over the world. We believe that our easily configurable and customizable IP management solutions and services will be of interest to patent and trademark professionals as it can seamlessly integrate with their existing products and workflow,“ said D. Bommi Bommannan, Founder and CEO of MaxVal Group.

If you are attending this event and would like to know how you can achieve data-driven outcomes optimization, contact bd@maxval.com to schedule a meeting with the MaxVal team.

About MaxVal Group, Inc.
MaxVal is a silicon valley-based tech-enabled managed solutions provider known for its cutting edge products and automated solutions. Since 2004, MaxVal has been providing technology-enabled solutions and expert services by partnering with patent counsel and patent operations teams to optimize patent lifecycle management with high levels of customer service.

Contact: Bala Krishnan, 650-472-0640, bd@maxval.com

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)



Just got back from the annual conference and enjoyed it as always.  This year I have been working to increase the recognition for our volunteers.  We acquired some pins that have the PIUG logo on them and the word volunteer.  We are going to give them out to people who have volunteered for PIUG for 5 years or more.  I was able to start giving them out at the annual conference and post pictures of many of the recipients on the activity feed page in the meeting app.

Here is a list of people who received pins.   Lucy T. Antunes, Kristine H. Atkinson, Cynthia Barcelon Yang, Jim Brown, Barbara Burg, Andrea Davis, Dominic DeMarco, Malcolm Hallam, Julia Heinrich, Ron Kaminecki, Ford Khorsandian, Stephen Adams, Elliott Linder, Shelley Pavlek, Suzanne Robins, Edlyn Simmons, Heidi Stone, Seth Mendelson, Mark Hutcherson, Jane Thompson, Anthony Trippe, Sandra Unger, Diane Webb, Kristin Whitman, Tom Wolff, John Zheng-Wu, Donald Walter, John A Zabilski.

I will be working on sending out pins to people who weren't there.  We have reasonably good data for people who have worked on the meetings for the past 10 years but we don't have much data on who was on other committees.  Please email volunteer@piug.org to let us know of your committee participation so you can get a pin.

Here is a picture of one of our volunteers


 Thanks

Martha Yates                                                                                                                                   


MaxVal, a leading provider of IP management solutions based in Silicon Valley, will be exhibiting at the AIPLA 2018 Spring Meeting at Booth #1 , on May 15-17, 2018 (The Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA).

The AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) meeting usually draws a varied group of over 600 IP professionals for its Spring meeting,  to discuss and exchange views on best practices and issues in IP management, as well as to keep up with latest developments and trends in the IP domain. The Association also hosts different networking events for the attendees to build professional and business connections.

In this event, MaxVal will be exhibiting its latest applications and solutions including Symphony, an advanced Intellectual Assets Management platform trusted by SMBs and large corporations for its robustness and reliability in handling their complete IP lifecycle from invention capture, docketing to annuity management.

Bommi Bommannan, Founder and CEO of MaxVal Group, said “We hope that it is going to be a great opportunity to meet IP practitioners from law firms and corporations across different sectors, and learn about their challenges in managing intellectual assets”.

If you are attending this event and would like to know how you can achieve data driven outcome optimization, contact bd@maxval.com to schedule a meeting with the MaxVal team.

About MaxVal Group, Inc.

MaxVal is a silicon valley-based tech-enabled managed solutions provider known for its cutting edge products and automated solutions. Since 2004, MaxVal has been providing technology-enabled solutions and expert services by partnering with patent counsel and patent operations teams to optimize patent lifecycle management with high levels of customer service.

Contact: Bala Krishnan, 650-472-0640, bd@maxval.com

Harrisonburg, VA - ConvergentAI is pleased to announce the release of PatentID™, a Learning AI Search Solution for the legal market, designed to deliver superior patent search, discovery and monitoring.

Patent exploration still revolves around searching specific terms to review narrow results, relying on the user to manually correlate across these results by iteratively refining and resubmitting new searches to form a complete picture. This approach requires understanding the technical vocabulary of the invention and finding the right combination of terms for the search engine to produce good results. The specificity of the terms limits the ability to find adjacent innovation, while changing terminology with new innovation limits how current the search will be.

Instead being limited to search keywords, PatentID™ continuously learns the Legal Professional’s interests through simple user interaction as they explore patents, creating an Interest Model on the correlation across them. Armed with the breadth of the users Interest Model, the AI system continuously recommends patents related to those interests, along with a relevancy score for each. This continuous learning and recommendation model reduces the dependency on technical vocabulary, handles changes in terminology from new innovation and finds adjacent areas of invention even if they are in different classes. The result is a more efficient and complete search.

ConvergentAI is pleased to be speaking about AI’s ability to improve Patent Search at this year’s Patent Information Users Group Annual Conference in DC on Wednesday May 9th. The talk is titled AI meets IP: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Improved Patent Search. More information about the PIUG 2018 meeting can be found here https://www.piug.org/an18program


ABOUT: ConvergentAI provides predictive analytic solutions to improve business results. Our solutions are based on Swarm Intelligence; our proprietary AI/ML engine that was built from the ground up to deliver superior pattern recognition and event prediction on complex, heterogeneous, dynamically changing data. Our solutions deliver results where traditional AI/ML has been limited without complex data science. Please contact us to learn more about our Learning AI Search solution. E: contact@convergentai.com W: www.convergentai.com/patent/

STN e-Seminar in May 2018

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminars in May -

 

Title: Automating Searching with STNextTM: Part 2 – Introduction to Basic Scripting

Abstract: Scripts allow you to automate searches by encoding the full STN command language, assigning variables and allowing for user prompts. This e-Seminar will outline the benefits of STN scripts and its applications; for e.g., automating searches and creating powerful semi-automatic alerts and analyses. As a result of this presentation, you will be able generate your own basic scripts for automating searches in STNext.

 

Date: May 17, 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: May 17, 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

 

MaxVal, a leading Intellectual Property management solutions provider, celebrated the World IP Day at its India locations at Coimbatore and Chennai on April 26, 2018. WIPO has designated April 26 every year as World Intellectual Property Day to promote discussion on the role of IP in encouraging innovation and creativity. It is observed worldwide in over 180 member countries of WIPO through different outreach programs.

To mark this event, MaxVal hosted a range of activities and events in line with the theme for 2018, “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”. The main objective of the program was to raise public awareness amongst employees about the basic concepts of Intellectual Property including the advantages of IP protection and current challenges in the IP ecosystem.

An awareness session on Introduction to IP Rights including a quiz program was conducted for nearby companies. This was well received and the participants found it useful. During the session participants discussed several IP-related topics with MaxVal resources and were interested in learning about patent filings in India and worldwide. The sessions clarified many questions the participants had about various aspects of IPR such as types of intellectual property rights, patent protection, filings, renewals, and monetization.

“Such activities would help people realize the socio-economic benefits of their intellectual property and also help society benefit from new inventions,” said Shankar Venkataraman, VP, India Patent Prep and Prosecution, MaxVal.

MaxVal also conducted an awareness contest exclusively for women of nearby companies to encourage their participation in learning about IP and how securing IP rights may empower them. Some of the registrants commented that it was the first time they even heard about intellectual property rights.

About MaxVal Group, Inc.

MaxVal is a silicon valley-based tech-enabled managed solutions provider known for its cutting edge products and automated solutions. Since 2004, MaxVal has been providing technology-enabled solutions and expert services by partnering with patent counsel and patent operations teams to optimize patent lifecycle management with high levels of customer service.

Contact: Bala Krishnan, 650-472-0640, bd@maxval.com

Dear all,


The WON website runs in a different main skeleton now (friendly to touch devices).  The url stayed the same <http://www.won-nl.org>, but the deeplinks to the individual pages have changed.  Since quite some people use our page that lists a collection of public patent information sources and probably have bookmarks to this page I would like to inform you about the new url for this page:

In the dutch language section the new url is <http://www.won-nl.org/content/open/nl/patinf>, in the english language section, it is <http://www.won-nl.org/content/open/en/patinf>.

In case you have bookmarked the page, please update your bookmark.

In case you have included a link to this page on your website, or know of a website that has included a link to this page, please update such a link or request the webmaster of the linking website to do so.


Please note that, to make this page work in the new environment, I had to make some changes to the page.  It is no longer displayed as a table of listboxes, the current display is split in sections for the regions each containing a set of tabbed boxes listing the subject links (an empty tab being displayed by default).


The pages in the old url have been replaced by pages informing users of this change and offer links to the new page and to backup copies of the old page for those who still need the information as formatted in the old pages.  Should anyone have systems that automatically extract information from the old pages, please contact me.  In principle these old pages will no longer be maintained and will not be available indefinitely, but if it takes some time to adjust your internal systems to match the new pages, I can maintain the backup pages of the old system for a limited time period to give you some time to adjust your internal systems.



Regards,

Gerben

"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it.”… Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf Lords; great miners and craftsman of the mountain halls. And multiple were gifted to the race of men, who above all else desire power and wanted to dominate their respective industries… (Derived from the Lord of the Rings)

It began with the IT tools created by the information technology revolution in the sixties. These early developments gave rise to powerful patent analysis tools. These powerful tools gave companies a competitive advantage to dominate industries with the “rights to exclude” provided by patents. Soon there were many patent analysis tools with many really good features. But they were all deceived, for another tool was made: in the land of the free and home of the braves, the data scientists forged, in secret, a master tool to manipulate data from all others. And using this master tool, one can more effectively and efficiently massage patent data, generate useful insights, use it to gain competitive advantage and accelerate innovation. So there you have it, one patent analysis tool to rule them all...

Note, it is still all about information in information technology. Somewhere as the world changed, people grew in awe of the technology. Many forgot it is all about the information (I) in information technology (IT). It is the information needs that drives the choice of technology.

The democratization of patent analysis and visualization technology tools has led to an explosion of patent analysis tools and charts. The accompanying figure shows several examples of commonly used patent charts in the industry. Though the initial "level 1" quick patent charts can be done in minutes using powerful patent analytics tools, the generation of "GOOD CHARTS" with contextual awareness and analytical design may take weeks. Most value is generated when "IT centered quantitative level 2 analysis" is coupled with "people centered level 3 qualitative metrics" to provide enhanced context, insights, intelligence, and recommendations. It requires collaboration and alignment with the appropriate SME before you can take it to senior management. High powered patent analysis tools in the hands of trained patent analysts greatly enhance efficiency and ease review of voluminous patent data. 

Do you want to know more about the patent analysis tools and the value they bring? Whether you are a vendor or a patent professional, learn more about it at the upcoming Riser IP TIPS TM (Technology Intelligence & Patent Searching) Workshop at PIUG Annual 2018. Check out the details and register today!

https://www.piug.org/event-2888886

#RiserIPTIPS

Please feel free to add your own comments about your favorite patent analysis tool or reply privately. I will take them into consideration as well. Bonus points to those who already know and use this master tool...