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International Patent Information Conference & Exposition
5 - 8 March 2017 - Rome, Italy
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IPI-ConfEx: Best Practices in Patent Information Management and Searching
Below is an overview of the conference schedule. (Timings are subject to change) Sunday 5 March 2017 14:00 - 18:00 Educational Vendor Workshops 18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception & Exposition Monday 6 March 2017 09:00 - 17:00 Conference Sessions & Exposition 18:00 - 21:00 Conference Gala Dinner & Networking Event Tuesday 7 March 2017 09:00 - 17:00 Conference Sessions & Exposition Wednesday 8 March 2017 09:00 - 15:00  Conference Sessions & Exposition
Building on the success of previous years, in 2017 you can expect a strong programme rich in education, training and professional development. Hear from industry’s most elite speakers and join in the discussions yourself with the ever-popular interactive sessions.  Also, visit the exhibit hall where you can meet with industry's leading product and service providers, get live demos and keep up to date with the very latest tools and products on the market.  IPI-ConfEx has everything under one roof!
Preliminary Conference Programme Below is a list of speakers and presentation titles that will feature on the 2017 programme. More speakers and presentation titles will be added in due course. Please check back here for the very latest details.
IPI-MasterClass: The Other Side of the Tapestry – The Role of Translation in Patent Information Stephen Adams - Managing Director, Magister Ltd. Ever since national patent laws expanded their criteria for patentability to include universal novelty, the patent professional has needed access to publications issued in a range of languages.  The techniques to identify, analyse and understand the content of a multi-lingual corpus have developed rapidly in the last 20-30 years, especially since the widespread availability of electronic originals and machine-aided translation.  This session will give an introduction to some basic language and linguistic concepts, an insight into the challenges of machine translation and the various models in use, and an overview of how query translation and document translation have had an impact upon the work of the patent information specialist. Industry 4.0 and its Impact on the Patent System Grant Philpott – Principal Director ICT, European Patent Office The 4th Industrial Revolution - or "Industry 4.0" - is the revolution of connectivity and distributed intelligence. It is characterised by driving technologies such as The Cloud, Big Data and the Internet of Things, and by the presence of computer technologies in every aspect of our lives. The consequences for IP are potentially tremendous, and they challenge some of the fundamental concepts of the system, such as the definition of "industry" and "inventor". There will be a greater overlap and interplay between the types of rights, and as software pervades through all technologies a greater debate on the patentability of software. Patent offices will have to react to these changes, adapting their approaches. There will also be an impact on patent information and new challenges for patent searchers as a result of Industry 4.0. The Dos and Don’ts of Customer-oriented Technology Monitoring – Optimized Workflows to Create Company-wide Knowledge Networks Maik Annies - IP Analyst, Syngenta Semi-automated monitoring of scientific and technical information is crucial for an organization’s business in many aspects. Value-add information regularly provided to customers supports ideation and innovation within R&D, creates crucial knowledge about competitor activities, and ensures freedom-to-operate by helping to avoid infringement. The talk focuses on best-practice strategies to establish effective and customer-oriented monitoring solutions. Optimized workflows from strategy design to categorization and delivery of value-add data to customers with a focus on patent literature are presented. Furthermore, the importance of post-processing and sharing functionalities for end-users to create company-wide knowledge networks as an important success factor of Technology Monitoring will be discussed. Brexit : A Searcher’s View of the Known Unknowns… Stephen Adams - Managing Director, Magister Ltd. Abstract available soon Essential Teachings regarding Patent Searching – Reflections on Patentability, Invalidity and Freedom-to-Operate Searching Lucy Antunes – Library and Patent Searching Analyst, Nutrition and Health, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company The author started her career in patent searching in 1989.  In this paper she will reflect on some of the things that she has learned during her career doing patent information research for patentability, invalidity and freedom to operate studies.  These reflections will include technical comments comparing the search types (e.g. how to select references for patentability vs. FTO, date and geography issues, etc.), about claim language, tips for search strategy development and for reporting results. They will also include reflections about soft skills such as courageous communication, pushing back on attorneys, the importance of creativity, as well as more general comments and recommendations about the life of a searcher.  The content of this talk is based largely on a workshop she taught at the GO Institute in The Netherlands for 12 years.  This is a workshop for patent information specialists focused on approaches for these types of searches.  Legal Status Information – Update from Around the World Speaker details to be announced Citation Information and its Use in Patent Information – Including Case Studies and Applications for Patent Valuation Paul van Elburg – Patent Analyst, Shell International B.V Citation information is increasingly made available in the Patent Information World. The REFI database of the European Patent Office is containing a wealth of information on patent and non-patent literature that is cited by examiners and applicants as relevant prior art to new inventions.  Amongst others, standardization of citation raw data and enhanced co-operation between major patent-issuing authorities has resulted in more harmonization of these data into public sources such as Espacenet, Common Citation Document and the Global Dossier, allowing direct access to (national) patent registers, search reports, substantive examination material and 3rd party observations, and citations brought in during opposition procedures.  Is it mainly prior art citations of literature back in time, the use of so-called forward citations of subsequent art is more and more discovered as useful information. Various commercial tools are appearing on the market, that built on this piece of information, allowing more efficient searching or allowing patent valuation of patent publications being cited as relevant prior art.   This presentation will give an overview of sources for citation information, illustrated with use case examples and a selection of commercial tools that make use of citation information for patent valuation. WIPO Standards – Common Framework for Working with IP Information Anna Graschenkova – Industrial Property Information Officer, International Classifications and Standards Division, WIPO The presentation starts with a general overview of current standards on industrial property (IP) information and documentation adopted by the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  It introduces four main groups of WIPO Standards and the process of their adoption, as well as highlights key-topics covered by international recommendations: use of IP right codes and country codes, coding of elements of bibliographic data, recommendations on application numbering, presentation of dates and others.  In addition to that, the presentation provides information on IP offices’ practices and their progress in the implementation of WIPO Standards. The second part of the presentation focuses on recent developments in the standardization of IP information, in particular, the new standard on the presentation of sequence listings in XML (ST.26), the revision of recommendations regarding references cited in patent documents (ST.14) and the progress in standardization of trademark and legal status information.  It also addresses current tasks carried out under the umbrella of the Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS), like the standardization of applicant names and recommendations related to authority files. The Latest Update on the Certification of Patent Information Professionals Speaker details to be announced Quality in, Quality out – Innovation at Minesoft to help with the “in”!! Rob Poolman - Senior Manager, Minesoft The quality of any search stems from the comprehensiveness of a search strategy. Although no database can do the search for you, it can provide features and functionality to help. Delivered from the perspective of an experienced patent analyst, we will use case studies to discuss the challenges in ensuring comprehensiveness and the features and functionality of PatBase which can help, including: 1. PatBase Thesaurus to help identify synonyms, acronyms, names and numbers 2. PatBase Semantic searching to broaden any patent search 3. Minesoft Chemical Explorer to ensure the identification of all patents disclosing a chemical anywhere in the full text. This presentation will demonstrate how any user can benefit from the innovative features and functionality in PatBase to craft a meaningful patent analysis for any technical area. The Unitary Patent: Recent Progress Towards New IP Structures in Europe Stephen Adams - Managing Director, Magister Ltd. Abstract available soon Seven Golden Habits for IP Information Scientist - Empirical Rules from Japan Tsutomu Kiriyama – Chair of PDG of INFOSTA and Guest Researcher of Japio An ordinal searcher is apt to misunderstand that professional searches can be brought up in a few years through mastering operating instructions of favorite databases. Seven golden habits for IP Information Scientist are explained such as ; Intellectual Curiosity, Basic Knowledge & Skills, Discipline, Stand on the delivery side, Breakthrough Force up, Communication- Collaboration-Mutual respect, and Balanced Integration totally. Those habits are obtained from experiences of Japio guest researcher for a decade, presentations in continuous 14 years for INFOPRO symposiums in Japan, and a school master of IP Information Map Analysis for a decade. It is very important to continue Self Professional Development (CPD) like as a beginner.  Analysis of Corporate Strategy Based on Patent Information and Business News: Part II Izumi Tsuzuki – Associate Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology To know the direction of technology development and corporate strategy, analysis of patent information is important. However, after patent application, 18 months is necessary for us to know the content. Therefore, business news on websites and in newspapers is very important. Last year, I delivered a presentation concerning the company strategy of Suntory (a famous Japanese company) and reported what kind of information would be helpful to know the strategies, and what kind of information could be derived based on the pict-model and patent information. Now, I would like to introduce the subsequent verification of the pict-model, and so on, for the company activities. STN Product Update Elke Mueller – Head STN Sales Industry & IP, FIZ Karlsruhe Abstract available soon. LexisNexis’ New Search Tool TotalPatent One™: Reimagined, Redesigned and Revolutionary Richard Gynn – Sales Engineering & Onboarding Manager – LexisNexis IP Solutions The new search tool TotalPatent One™ is reimagined, redesigned and revolutionary. In this presentation we will tell you why we build a completely new platform and why it is innovative and easy to use. We will show you what it looks like and what new features will help you to be more successful in your patent research. TotalPatent One gives you comprehensive, on-point results with a fast and easy-to-use modern interface, based on Single Page Application. The deepest archive of patent data, citations, translations, and patent family collections available anywhere, will help you stay fully informed and deliver quality research results. Leverage the Key Features of your Patent and Sequence IP Databases Diane Webb – President, BizInt Solutions Abstract available soon. GenomeQuest IP Sequence Search and its Databases Denis Bayada – Product Manager, GQ Life Sciences Here we will show how to search for DNA/RNA/protein patents and applications using GenomeQuest and GQ-Pat: the largest and most comprehensive, manually-curated, biological sequence IP database in the world.  We will give insight into the building of the GQ-Pat database and its future version.  We will show how millions of patent records are stored, manipulated and curated. + More presentations are being reviewed and will be added to the programme in due course. IPI KnowledgeExchange™ Breakout Discussion Groups Encompassing information within small to medium sized companies as well as large organisations. The following topics will be discussed: Developments in Machine Translation – Looking at service providers, google, WIPO, EPO and the critical user Legal Status Information – Looking at options globally IP5 Activities and the Global Dossier – What is the outcome for users and is it meeting expectations Patent Classification Systems – Discussing CPC, F/FT Terms, etc. Google Patent Searches Compared to Traditional Searches – User experiences Use of Patent Data as Big Data – Considerations and techniques for gathering intelligence from patent information Development of Patent Intelligence with Additional Data – Best practices and experiences New Geographical Areas Where Patent Information is Becoming Important – Options and issues to get data in unusual countries e.g. Africa In-house Procedures for Monitoring Patent Information – Including following-up (third-party) patents in a (FTP) risk management/assessment perspective Continuing Professional Development of Patent Information Professionals – e.g. QPIP Quality of Databases – Comparison of products on the market and user best practices Development of Patent Intelligence with Additional Data (such as business or financial data) – Tips, tricks and practical solutions Specialised Searching – Best practices for validity and freedom-to-operate searching Patent Landscaping and Analysis – Current status of best practices The Information Professional’s ‘Edge’ – Defining your unique value and communicating it to the company via internal marketing methods that work Educational Vendor Workshops Conference Delegates are provided with further professional development and learning opportunities via a series of educational workshops. Attendance at these workshops is open to all registered delegates and is included in the registration fee. Minesoft PatBase Workshop: Semantic Search, Data Mining and New Data for Better Patent (and Non-Patent) Search and Analysis. Rahman Hyatt - Director, Minesoft Robert Poolman - Senior Manager (Innovation and Consulting), Minesoft This workshop will showcase the latest additions to PatBase and other Minesoft products. Working with Chemical data in patents and using non patent sources to extend your search. Client feedback directly shapes Minesoft products, which are constantly being enhanced to optimise the user experience. From our new semantic search module to discover hidden patents to the new PatBase Thesaurus allowing for more on-target searches by professional searchers as well as occasional users. Beyond the Limits of Automated Indexing – The STN Chemistry Galaxy Jan Baur – STN Trainer, FIZ Karlsruhe STN's chemistry databases offer unrivalled value to IP Professionals when looking for comprehensive and relevant search results, supporting highly efficient searches. STN users do not waste time for evaluating automatically annotated documents of low relevance. They can rely on the intellectual indexing processes and STN's sophisticated substance and structure retrieval system. Join us in this STN workshop to explore and exemplify specific and generic substance and structure searching in CAS core chemistry databases REGISTRY/MARPAT/CAPLUS, the Derwent content of DCR/DWPIM/DWPI and Elsevier's REAXYSFILE . The workshop sketches chemistry searches from structure drawing up to the results presentation in Excel. Tips & Tricks for Creating Patent and IP Sequence Reports with BizInt Smart Charts for Patents John Willmore – VP Product Development, BizInt Solutions Description available soon GenomeQuest: In-depth Update on New and Upcoming Features and Content Denis Bayada – Product Manager, GQ Life Sciences Here we will share new developments and improvements in GenomeQuest and GQ-Pat planned for 2017. We will be able to answer questions and welcome discussion and feature requests.
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