We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for IPI-ConfEx 2010 - Best Practices in Patent Information Management and Searching. IPI-ConfEx 2010 will take place 7th - 10th March in the beautiful city of Lisbon in Portugal. The tradition of IPI-ConfEx is to highlight best practices utilized by corporate patent information professionals with respect to searching, analysis and management of patent information.
Call for Papers: Deadline for receipt of proposed papers – 8th September 2009
We are particularly interested to hear from patent information users within corporations, patent offices, law firms, or other organisations who have been faced with a particular patent information challenge and who can make a presentation on how they have overcome the problem, or are working towards a solution. Some topics for consideration may include:
Experiences with in-depth searching and different analysis techniques
How to tackle a special project, e.g. technology landscape from searching to reporting
Keeping updated and trained on the latest patent information resources and techniques, plus utilisation of new sources and methods
Providing information for strategic practice within corporate R&D, Licensing, Legal and Business departments and proactively meeting their needs
Getting to grips with patents from Asia and other emerging economies – resources available and how to search them
Patent law helpful to patent information professionals
Practical use, experiences and real-life application of text mining, semantics, linguistics analysis, patent mapping, visualisation, and other tools
How to improve and maintain search quality and metrics for measurement
Practical tips and innovative techniques on how to approach difficult searches
Unique challenges by subject area – chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, engineering, etc.
Patent information searching techniques for chemistry, chemical structures, biotechnology, biosequences, electrical, engineering, mechanical technologies, etc.
Proactively supplying information to end users – technical and organisational considerations
Patent information management and systems
Integration of information from different sources
Requirements of different search types – freedom-to-operate, opposition/validity, etc.
IP as a source of competitive intelligence
Insights on managing a Patent Information Department
Time-efficient techniques of searching and analysis for maximum impact and cost-effectiveness
Positioning of the Information Professional within the corporate structure and marketing your services
Evaluating new products and services – techniques, methods and case studies
Papers on any other topics of interest to patent information professionals are also desirable, including:
News on the latest patent information issues
The changing face of patent information
Patent information in context with our changing society, e.g. Web 2.0
Patent office developments, policies and reforms
Updates and comparisons of patent information products, tools and services