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The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are the most significant patent offices around the world. They are responsible for handling about 85% of the patent applications worldwide. We must understand the fundamental differences in the patent processing of EPO and USPTO.

This article would aid inventors to be aware of their patent rights when they decide to find a market for their products in those countries.

Publicly available inventions

In some instances, the invention might become available to the public even before filing a patent application. Will the invention still be patentable?

EPO: The EPO considers an invention as publicly available if the inventor discloses the invention in any media. It also includes situations where the inventor sells the invention or discloses it to an investor without signing an NDA. Article 54 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) rejects all patent applications of a publicly available invention.

USPTO: The US patent office is somewhat liberal. It gives one-year time to apply for a patent of a publicly available novel invention. Hence, the inventor is free to disclose the invention without any fear of losing the right to the patent. However, the inventor should either make the invention public by himself or by a person who knows about the invention directly from him. If any third-party publishes it, then the invention is no longer novel. But the law stands valid only in the US. If one discloses the invention, they lose their right to patent it in Europe.

Right to the invention

There are certain instances when two individuals may file a patent application for the same invention. Let us look into how the USPTO and EPO will handle the situation.

EPO: In this scenario, in EPO, the patent filing date of the invention plays a vital role. The person who files the patent first gains ownership of the patent irrespective of who initially invented the product.

USPTO: According to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of March 2013, the US patent office also follows a similar approach to grant the patent right in this scenario. The person who files the patent first is the owner of the invention.

Patentability of the invention in terms of novelty

USPTO: In the US, for an invention to be patentable, the invention must be novel (35 US Code section 102) and non-obvious (35 US Code Section 103).

EPO: Novelty in the EPO has a particular meaning. It implies that the invention must be a non-obvious solution or product. It should solve a technical problem (i.e., a problem related to its design or working). Moreover, the invention must also include an inventive step in the solution in order to be patentable.

Ways to practice the invention

EPO: In the patent application, it merely requests a method to use the invention. The applicant doesn’t need to disclose all possible best methods to implement the invention.

USPTO: In the US, the patent application requests the inventor to state the best method to practice the invention. This method ensures that the inventor does not withhold any secrets about the invention. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act declares a patent invalid if the applicant does not include this detail.

Publishing patent applications

Both USPTO and EPO publish the applications 18 months from the patent filing date. Publishing an application doesn’t mean the granting of the patent. However, the patent offices do not publish withdrawn applications or applications with a non-publication request.

What does a granted patent mean?

USPTO: Once an inventor’s patent gains approval, he owns the complete right of the invention in all USA territories. The patent owner can enjoy full patent rights and make sure that none can manufacture, market, or make use of the invention in the USA without prior approval.

EPO: However, things work differently in EPO. There are 38 member states in the EPC. Hence, the EPO treats each individual granted patent as a group of national patents. One can file all legal proceedings regarding the granted patent individually in each of the respective member states.

Claims in the patent application

EPO: The claims in EPO patent applications are always split into two parts. The first part of the claim lists some features found in the prior art (also known as the pre-characterizing portion of the claim).

It is followed by the phrases “characterized in that” or “with an improvement comprising.” The features after these phrases are that of the actual invention (also known by the term characterizing portion of the claim).

USPTO: Most of the applications in the US always go by claims with a single part only. But if the application has the claims in two parts, the pre-characterizing portion is always considered as prior art. Hence, one should be very careful while writing their claims in two parts in a US patent application.

Opposing granted patents

EPO: Any individual can file an opposition against a granted patent with appropriate evidence and valid arguments within nine months from the date of issuing the patent. Both the parties present their case before the EPO. The decision from EPO is final. However, both parties can appeal against the EPO’s decision and have a chance with further oral proceedings.

USPTO: In contrast, a re-examination procedure can be requested in the USA as against opposition in EPO, the person interested can question the validity of the patent with evidence, however, he cannot take part in the proceedings. The patent holder can justify his granted patents with valid reasons against the re-examination party’s evidence.

These are certain instances at which the USPTO and EPO patenting procedures vary. It is always recommended to stay fully aware of the patent process and norms where one is applying for a patent.

Dear Speakers, Attendees and Exhibitors,

It is with a heavy heart and considerable regret that we have taken the decision to postpone the AI-SDV 2020 until autumn this year.

In view of the present situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel restrictions for many of our attendees and speakers it makes sense to move the meeting to a later date. We are contacting all participants individually and we do apologise for any inconvenience caused by this announcement, but we hope you appreciate our reasons for making this decision.

The new date for your diaries is 5th and 6th October 2020

The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are becoming evident across all aspects of our lives here in France and across the world, with many of our participants unable to travel or attend external meetings. We have been following guidelines and working with the rolling advice from the public health authorities and other organisations and so, reluctantly, have taken the decision to move April’s event to October 2020.

We will increase the registration fee after end of March for the postponed AI-SDV, but please be assured that your registrations and your bookings are still valid for the postponed AI-SDV.

We recognise that business has to continue and with this in mind, we will of course support and collaborate with speakers, exhibitors and attendees to keep our world moving during this challenging period. The AI-SDV 2020 will return, better than ever, in October 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and concerns.

Kind regards

Christoph

Hi everyone,

 STN is running the following e-Seminar in February 2020 -


Title: Patent Family Information on STN® - How to Benefit from High Quality Resources

Abstract: Reliable patent family information is of great value to IP professionals when assessing the global legal protection of individual inventions. STN offers high quality data from three major patent family databases, including the Derwent World Patents IndexTM (DWPI), CAplusTM and INPADOC. In this e-seminar we will discuss the different patent family concepts, look at quality aspects and highlight the unique features of the three databases. We provide insights how to obtain comprehensive patent family information with non-convention equivalents and how to evaluate large patent families.
In this session we will also present several tips & tricks for working with patent families and show a best practice example for multi-file searching. The e-seminar will be of interest to those new to patent information on STN, and also to more experienced searchers looking to update and deepen their knowledge. 

Date: February 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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


Date: February 20, 2020

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

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

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

1:00 pm Central Standard 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



Dear all, 

This is to inform you that we have now uploaded all online content – preliminary programme, biographies and abstracts of speakers for the upcoming AI-SDV 2020 on 20. and 21. April in nice Nice, France.

The Programme is published @ -> https://haxel.com/ii-sdv/AI-SDV/Programme/Preliminary%20Programme

AI-SDV 2020 is the place to be for everyone involved in advanced search and data applications, text mining and visualization technology. Individuals and companies that are shaping the future of this exciting space that surrounds us and impacts us all will present their latest research findings, tech developments and vision for the future.

   It’s a full-on two days of learning, networking and exploring technologies and concepts that are now and will continue to change way we as individuals and organisations work, rest and play. The focus is Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digitization 2.0 (about making companies, processes and people ready for AI), Deep Learning and other topics identified by our community, who are specialists working in scientific and technical information.  

   The event features around 22 speakers over two days, plus an exhibition to complement the conference programme.  

The  AI-SDV meeting takes place in Nice in April 2020 for an intensive two days. The venue is the Hotel Aston in central Nice. The meeting provides an international forum for those in the field of advanced search applications, data and text mining, and visualization technology. The primary focus is on tools for intelligence and the meeting examines the requirements of specialists in scientific and technical information. A new focus is on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning in the area of Scientific Information.

Early Bird Registration for the AI-SDV 2020 is open. Book now and save your money.

More information at: https://haxel.com/ii-sdv/AI-SDV/registration

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at c@haxel.com

I am looking forward to seeing you in nice Nice.

Kind regards

Christoph Haxel

How to search efficiently in the growing amount of patent data from Asia and beyond? How to keep track of changes in worldwide IP legislation? Visit the EPO’s annual “East meets West” forum! During our two-day conference, we will address these and other issues in an informal atmosphere together with users and patent office delegates from all over the world. Use this opportunity to get an update on topics like:

  • Asian IP in practice
  • Asian file wrappers
  • Myanmar – a first glimpse at the new IP system

Learn from the experts in the plenary and smaller workshops and share experiences with delegates from patent offices, agencies, academia and industry. Get an update on new trends on the patent information market during a poster session and exhibitor presentations. There will be plenty of room for one-on-one discussions and networking.

Have a look at previous events in the archive and check out the programme at www.epo.org/emw. Contact asiainfo@epo.org for any further information. Registration is now open (deadline: 23 March 2020).

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

The EPO’s Asian Patent Information Services

Hi everyone,


STN is running the following e-Seminar in January 2020 –



Title: Get the Best Out Of Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) on STNext®


Abstract: In the upcoming e-Seminar we will address important key aspects and characteristics of DWPIM on STNext, including matching, bond values and XX in rings. Recent developments, best practice and potential pitfalls will be also discussed. This session targets experienced Markush searchers already using DWPIM or starting to use it.


Date: January 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


Date: January 31, 2020

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

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

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

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

11:00 am Pacific Standard 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


Hi everyone,


STN is running the following e-Seminar in December –



Title: Get First Insights into STN


Abstract: In this era of digital globalization, early access to trustful and extensive sources of data within a plethora of information is crucial. STN®, an online database service, integrates the world‘s largest and most important value-added databases for sci-tech and patent information on one platform. The browser-based interface STNext enables the focused and comprehensive retrieval of the desired information. Conceived not only as a refresher training for information professionals occasionally or not ever using this multidisciplinary search tool, but also for on-the-job searchers still unfamiliar with STN, this presentation offers the first steps inside.
– The preliminary starting of STNext under customized settings, together with some principal commands and features of STNext will be outlined.
– The basic search is illustrated by a classic single database keyword search, then further applied to a multiple-database search.
– The options of the appropriate databases are assisted by STNGuide, a cost-effective directory database compiled from all databases summary sheets.
– A brief overview of other commands exposes further steps towards a more advanced and multi-faceted search.
Let us make first acquaintance with the STN search tool connecting to databases from the most renowned database producers worldwide!


Date: December 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


Date: December 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

11:00 am Pacific Standard 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


Hi everyone,


STN is running the following e-Seminar in November –



Title: CAS FORMULATIONS(TM): CAS brings new content and search precision options for Formulation IP searching to STNext(R)


Abstract: During this webinar you will get a better understanding of the content and search capabilities for formulation IP searching in CAS FORMULATIONS, a recently added database produced by CAS to STNext(R). Using specific search fields and proximity operators, users can now significantly increase the precision of their formulation searches. Out of a single publication (patent, journal article or DailyMed product insert) multiple formulation definitions are manually curated. You will see how to search for combinations of substances to their function in the formulation and their optionality. The location of the formulation (claims, examples, tables, supplemental information) can also be defined. Several case studies will also show how to combine the results of a structure search in CAplus and Marpat with additional compounds in a formulation. An example will show how to approach compounds with a variable alkyl chain, commonly used in formulations. For IP searchers mainly in agrochemicals, the well-known issues of finding mixtures of actives can now be improved resulting in a significant reduction of the post-processing time of manual relevance checking.


Date: November 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

7:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


Date: November 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

11:00 am Pacific Standard 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


Everyone,


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 (dirv@nmsu.edu>), 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 (https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftigerprints.clemson.edu%2Fjptrca%2F&data=02%7C01%7Csuzanne.reinman%40okstate.edu%7Cf6a7bd8d296f4b74479908d74b3faf12%7C2a69c91de8494e34a230cdf8b27e1964%7C0%7C0%7C637060609195128862&sdata=f4D%2FGa5TKRKdWBdm1mX5UkfDms3QSPz3J%2BtKPQRxVYQ%3D&reserved=0). Full submission guidelines are available at https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftigerprints.clemson.edu%2Fjptrca%2Fpolicies.html&data=02%7C01%7Csuzanne.reinman%40okstate.edu%7Cf6a7bd8d296f4b74479908d74b3faf12%7C2a69c91de8494e34a230cdf8b27e1964%7C0%7C0%7C637060609195128862&sdata=Cz4XvmeKqW%2B3SoI33IpV4AnIW9zOrRSXJVy%2BNNGRxV4%3D&reserved=0.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Regards,


Suzanne.



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

Oklahoma State University | University Library | Stillwater, OK 74078 | http://info.library.okstate.edu/govdocs


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

Yateen

https://www.lesusacanada.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1285595


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.

Date/Time:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Location:

The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Ln
Houston, TX 77027

Garage and valet parking available and included with registration fee.


Registration:



Through October 11:

LES member:$40.00

Non-member:$50.00

Full-time student/post-doc:$10.00

Nonprofit educational member:$10.00

After October 11:

LES member:
$50.00

Non-member:$60.00

Full-time student/post-doc:
$20.00

Nonprofit educational member:$10.00


Speaker:

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.

 

For those that have already filled out the evaluation form - thank you!  If you haven't, and would still like to, simply click this LINK to be taken to the survey online.  Survey will close on Friday, October 4th

Thanks so much and thank you for attending the conference.  

PIUG Northeast Planning Committee

Hi everyone,


STN is running the following e-Seminar in October –



Title: Surfactants and Detergents on STN


Abstract: This session will explore how surfactants are covered in the CAS and Derwent suite of databases. The rules for indexing of individual surfactant classes in these databases will be discussed on the basis of examples. Aspects covered in these databases on STN include preparation, chemistry, and use of surfactants. We will also present examples for controlled terminology and Manual Codes useful for searching detergents and surfactants. A search example including structure searching, multi-file patent retrieval and exporting results containing hit structures will be part of this e-seminar.


Date: October 24, 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: October 24, 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


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to and participated in the NE Conference.  From the volunteers to the sponsors, speakers and attendees - thank you for making this meeting a success!  You will be receiving an email with the link to the evaluation form.  Please consider filling out the form.  If you'd prefer, you are more than welcome to send feedback directly to me (shelley.pavlek@bms.com).  We are always looking for ways to improve the conference and your honest, candid feedback is always appreciated.

Shelley Pavlek

Search Techniques for 21st Century Therapeutics and Technologies

Now in its fourteenth year, the PIUG Biotechnology Conference focuses on best practices for patent information professionals who specialize in biotechnology search and analysis. Within a changing business environment, patent searchers continue to provide value to companies and clients by maintaining contemporary knowledge of resources, technologies and industry trends.

The program committee is interested in receiving submissions by November 1, 2019 on the following suggested topics associated with the theme.  The theme is meant to inspire but not to limit topic selection - all topics related to biotechnology patent information research listed below will be considered. 

  • Cell and gene therapy including sequences, vector, delivery mechanisms, manufacturing/production, formulations and targeted indications
  • Presentations on scientific resources that will help biotech patent searchers develop and maintain their scientific knowledge and searching skills. Topic themes include technology platforms, biosimilars, including exclusivity information and the BPCIA “patent dance”, multi-valent antibodies as well as modifications, digital health including wearable devices, therapeutic vaccines, unitary patent, gene editing (CRISPR), CDR searching, combination therapeutics, advanced sequence  searching, biosensors, medical devices and diagnostics.
  • The use of computer assisted searching such as text mining, machine learning or artificial intelligence in biotech patent searching
  • How changes in the law or regulatory procedures impact biotech patent searching
  • The use of patent information as a pre-competitive intelligence tool, intellectual property valuation studies, in licensing/out licensing opportunity identification and patent landscaping
  • Practical suggestions to illustrate these themes are as follows: 
    • Best practices in constructing patent search strategies, reporting formats, and use of new tools for the organization/management of patent alerts/watches
    • Showcase methods for effective client engagement, user experience, attorney outreach and time management
    • The incorporation use cases in the academic, corporate and other sectors
    • Examples of how a work product supports or is a component of business decisions
    • Review the use of patent information as a competitive intelligence resource
    • Approaches to fostering continuous improvement, i.e., use of analytical &/or visualization applications, implementing quality control guidelines, team collaboration and knowledge sharing practices.

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In addition, as always, we would be interested in presentations about a specific search scenario with the strategy described, databases used, results identified, or other tips and tricks.

Interested speakers should submit the following to Greg Roland (gregory.roland at novartis dot com) and Ellen Sherin (ellen.sherin at aptean dot com) by November 1, 2019:

  1. Proposed speaker name
  2. Brief biography
  3. Full contact information
  4. Presentation title Abstract (100 – 200 words)

If you are interested in submitting a paper but need extra time to obtain your management approval, please let us know by the October 25, 2019 deadline and if possible provide the topic title &/or a few sentences that we can consider in the interim.

  • The organizers reserve the right to accept abstracts at their discretion in order to assemble the best possible program. Invited speakers may take precedence over other speakers. Please be advised that your abstract submission may be published on the PIUG web site and related media, shortly after receipt or at any time thereafter. Therefore, do not include confidential or business-sensitive information in your abstract.
  • If you would like to recommend a speaker on a particular topic or suggest another topic of interest, we would appreciate hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact the PIUG 2020 Biotechnology Conference organizers, listed below, with your views.

Further news about the program and updates regarding the conference will be posted on the PIUG Discussion Forum (PIUG-DF) and on the upcoming PIUG 2019 Biotechnology Conference web page. 

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to seeing you at the PIUG 2020 Biotechnology Conference! 

The PIUG 2020 Biotechnology Program Committee:

Greg Roland
Ellen Sherin
Qin Meng

PIUG 2020 Biotechnology Planning Committee Chair:

Alison Taylor
Qin Meng

Workshops

Jordan Bell
Barbara Miller

 

To support the President’s Management Agenda to leverage federal data into strategic assets, the USPTO Midwest Regional Office is hosting a Patent Open Data conference with the aim to help the public more effectively use and integrate patent information into their business.  This conference will focus on helping users access USPTO data, systems and tools, and discuss emerging trends and best practices.

For more information about USPTO Open Data, please see: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/open-data-and-mobility


When: Tuesday October 22nd, 2019  (Exact hours to following in formal Eventbrite invitation)

Where: Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 300 River Place South, #2900, Detroit, MI 48207

Remote:  Based on your interest and feedback, we may include the possibility to participate and present via WebEx.

 

Hands On:   Bring your laptop with data analytic tools

    • Tell your friends

 

Topics: Potential topics include a list of existing USPTO data sources, APIs, examples, and white papers.


The USPTO Midwest Region Open Data Conference program will highlight the latest technologies, regulatory issues, and trends in Open Data through case studies and real life customer perspectives. To learn more about USPTO Open Data resources, visit: https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/open-data-and-mobility

We are particularly interested in highlighting successful implementations in the following subjects/topics:

  • Integration of USPTO data into product development, marketing, business development, or planning
  • Integration of USPTO data with other data sources
  • Problems with existing USPTO data structure
  • Wants for future USPTO information and systems

 

Call for Speakers Now Open – We Want To Hear From You!

Interested In Speaking?

Contact:  Jennifer Rempfer at 313-446-6516 jennifer.rempfer@uspto.gov

                  Please describe your proposed topic and provide a short bio


Speaker Requirements:

  • Speakers must adhere 100% to our "NO COMMERCIALISM" policy. 
    If you cannot avoid commercialism, please do not agree to speak.
  • Speakers must share their information in an educational, 
    non-commercial and non-self-promotional manner.
  • Speakers must provide session description for the conference web site.


Thank you for your interest in our Open Data Conference.  We will be sending a formal invitation and request for replies in the coming weeks.   




      Best,

       Damian Porcari

       Regional Director

       Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office