PIUG is co-sponsoring a symposium at the 2019 Fall American Chemical Society National Conference in San Diego.  This session is part of the ACS's Chemical Information Division program, and is 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.  Speakers will include PIUG members Stephen Adams, Edlyn Simmons, Ian Weatherbee and John Zabilski, as well as patent attorneys representing the legal aspects of patentability.

Our session will be held at the Omni San Diego Hotel the morning of Sunday, August 25.  You can register for a single day if you can't attend the whole 5-day conferencee.  Register at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/national-meeting/registration/pricing.html.