PIUG 2018 Annual Conference

May 5 – 10, 2018 · Westin Hotel, Alexandria, VA, USA

About the conference

The conference will celebrate PIUG's 30th Anniversary of existence and will feature world-renowned experts on patent information for technology research and planning, for legal organizations, for patent offices and for overall corporate IP management (technology licensing and related activities). The conference will include many opportunities for discussion and part of the activities on the Tuesday of the conference will be dedicated to visiting the exhibit hall to learn about the new patent information tools and developments within the industry. Many professionally enriching workshops will also be held in conjunction with this conference (before, during and after the technical sessions).

Keynote speaker

Joseph Matal, Performes the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Joseph Matal provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with over 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. Mr. Matal also serves as the principal advisor to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

We will be displaying a Poster this year - So make sure to stop and take a look!

Title: Computer-assisted deep analysis of chemical patents at document level

Abstract: A precise understanding of the chemical coverage of complex Markush claims is critical in FTO analysis, patent drafting and many other use-cases. Creating a claim that covers all of the desired structures without any overlap with prior art documents - is a challenging task and a huge responsibility. In the case of FTO, it can be difficult to determine if a large set of structures is covered when you have complex Markush claims over multiple pages. There are many well-known examples where patent attorneys failed with these tasks resulting in very expensive mistakes. Document level computer-assisted analysis of chemical patents simplifies such challenges; it helps individuals double-check their work, and automatically draws attention to any problematic parts to prevent mistakes.

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