Since its inception in 2004, the International Patent Information Conference & Exposition, IPI-ConfEx,  has rapidly become an established forum that is dedicated to the field of patent information. At IPI-  ConfEx each year, Patent Information Managers and Patent Searching Specialists meet to hear news  on the latest developments in the industry.  We welcome and invite your participation at this forum for professional development and continuing  education, networking, and the sharing and benchmarking of information best practices.
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The conference plenary sessions are  conducted entirely in English and feature  technical papers from experienced users of  patent information. Key issues for patent  information departments are addressed. For  details of conference content, see Call for  Papers and Programme. Delegates have complimented the high  quality of the presentations, efficient  organisation, good selection of exhibits and  enjoyable evening events at previous IPI-ConfEx meetings. Overall, delegates rate IPI-ConfEx as a top  learning and professional development forum for patent information managers and patent searching  practitioners of all levels.  Presentations on issues affecting the ever-changing patent information industry sector include: Visionary perspectives from industry experts  Current news and other hot topics Latest developments concerning commercially available products and services Free patent databases and other unique resources available worldwide for intellectual property  research ‘How-to’ technical discussions Continuing education & training through add-on workshops and seminars News from the patent offices
An Exhibits Hall showcases the products and  services of many information product and  service providers such as database producers  and hosts, scientific and information publishers, software solutions providers, etc. Through add-  on workshops and training seminars, special  emphasis is given to continuing education &  training.
Patent Information Specialists, Information Managers and Scientific & Technical Search Experts working  in corporations, academic or government research organisations, or other specialist scientific research  environments will benefit from attending. Learn best practice methods for implementing patent searching and management solutions from  the point of view of other experienced patent information searchers and managers from leading  corporations Get updated on patent office future plans and other industry news to understand how this may  affect your information work  Keep your patent searching skills current through attending presentations and special vendor  workshops, learning practical methods for enhanced patent information retrieval, analysis and  reporting Benefit from the special IPI-MasterClass™ session, which provides an in-depth look at one  particular topic of high interest  Network with other information professionals from leading corporations throughout Europe and  internationally Meet key vendors of patent information products and services in the exhibits hall – attending this  one event every year allows you to keep fully up-to-date with vendor offerings  Hear case studies and comparisons of different patent information applications that you can take  back to share with your colleagues and apply in your own work environment  Gain insight into legal aspects of reviewing patent information and how this affects patent  information management and searching Meet with members from national patent information associations and other associations  representing your industry segment, to find out what is going on with patent information users  within Europe and elsewhere
No other conference in Europe  fulfils so precisely the need for  the professional development and continuing education of Patent  Information Professionals.  The conference is of direct interest to information  managers and patent searchers and is particularly  noted for its coverage of leading-edge ‘how-to’  technical discussions and reviews of information  resources. Commercially-available products and  services, free patent databases and other unique  resources available worldwide for intellectual  property research all form part of the program, as  well as issues generally affecting the industry.  Additional workshops provide optional  training/learning opportunities and a chance to  brush-up on the latest searching techniques. This annual forum allows Information Professionals to: Gather together each year to network with colleagues in other corporations and institutions Update their knowledge on the latest thinking, techniques and tools available Keep at the leading edge of their profession in the demanding patent information industries.
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International Patent Information Conference & Exposition: IPI-ConfEx Covering Best practices in Patent Information Management and Searching Techniques The following professionals will benefit from attending: Patent Information Specialists and Managers Patent Searchers Patent Examiners Information Analysts and Experts Scientific and Technical Search Experts Intellectual Property Specialists and Managers Competitive & Business Intelligence Professionals Documentation Specialists and Managers Knowledge Management Professionals & Librarians Patent Attorneys Patent Agents Researchers Professional development, continuing education and training for Patent Information Specialists, Information Managers and Scientific & Technical Search Experts working in: Corporations Information centers Academia Government research organisations Other specialist scientific research institutes
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