Information on the 2010 workshops will be posted soon. The information below relates to IPI-ConfEx 2009.
Delegates are provided with further professional development and learning opportunities via a series of workshops. Attendance at these workshops is open to all registered delegates and is included in the registration fee. Be sure to indicate on your registration form which workshops you wish to attend. If you are already registered, you can check our choices and sign up for additional workshops via the registration pages on this website.
IPI-ConfEx Organisers will notify all registrants of workshop opportunities and will provide you with the opportunity to update your registration form and indicate your workshop choices at anytime. Please note, the workshop schedule is subject to change at any time.
VENDOR WORKSHOPS 1st & 5th March 2009 Note: The following table is a listing of the workshop schedule to date.
Vendor Workshops : Sunday, 1 March 2009
Information Retrieval (IR) for Intellectual Property (IP) Tutorial
University of Glasgow
Queen Mary, University of London
Information Retrieval (IR) for Intellectual Property (IP) Tutorial Erik Graf, PhD Student, University of Glasgow
Thomas Roelleke, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London
The IR for IP Tutorial will aim at giving Intellectual Property professionals an overview and understanding of the Information Retrieval world: what are the main concepts, fields of expertise, methods, tools and challenges and how IR research teams can help produce the next generation of retrieval tools, suited to the demands of the global intellectual property community.
Biography Erik Graf received a degree in Computer Science from the University of Media in Stuttgart. As part of his studies he conducted research in the field of collaborative filtering in cooperation with the HP labs in Palo Alto and at IBM's Boeblingen research lab where he was enlisted in the high potential program and appointed co-supervison of a team working on User Centered Design. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the field of Information Retrieval under the supervision of Keith van Rijsbergen and Leif Azzopardi.
Thomas Roelleke is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Queen Mary, University of London. He previously was a Unix/DB/4GL product manager at Nixdorf Computer, a lecturer/researcher at the University of Dortmund, and an IT strategy consultant for the online-bank comdirect.
His research contributions include a probabilistic relational algebra for the integration of databases and information retrieval (IR), a probabilistic object-oriented logic for retrieval of semantic and structured data, a probability of being "informative", the relational Bayes for estimating probabilities in databases, and foundations and theories of retrieval models. Thomas pioneered a logic-based retrieval system, HySpirit, which provides probabilistic reasoning and seamless DB+IR technology, and he is the founder and director of a start-up for providing DB+IR information management solutions.
Searching chemical structures in Derwent World Patents Index on STN Christiane Emmerich, Product Manager Patents, FIZ-Karlsruhe
On STN the DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR) is an integral part of the Derwent World Patents Index providing access to specific organic compounds within DWPI. Over the last ten years DCR has become increasingly important for comprehensive patent searching in the field of organic chemistry. This presentation provides useful tips how to search and refine DCR answer sets with standard STN search techniques. Effective multifile-searching with the CAS suite of structure searchable databases will also be discussed.
Christiane Emmerich currently holds the position of a Product Manager Patents at FIZ Karlsruhe, the STN Service Center Europe. Her present responsibilities include the product management of various patent files and also the specialized training in the area of patent information, chemistry and biosequence searching.
Prior to joining FIZ Karlsruhe at the beginning of 2003 she worked as an information professional in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry for eight years where she was responsible for performing patent searches in the area of chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology. Her special expertise involves the in-depth analysis of patent and legal status information.
Strategies for Improving Your Patent Research and Information Management with Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)
Bob Stembridge, Customer Relations Manager &
Cindy Poulos, Vice President of Product Management
The Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) patent database produced by Thomson Reuters is a unique, valuable source of patent information for researchers around the world. Covering 41 patent authorities, DWPI includes editorially-enhanced titles, abstracts and claims (many with English translations of non-English documents); value-add bibliographic information; a proprietary manual coding and indexing system; excellent coverage of the Asia-Pacific patenting region; and much more.
Learn about new Asian content being added to DWPI in the first quarter of 2009 and find out how you can improve your patent research with this one-of-a-kind database. Access to DWPI through the Online Hosts and Thomson Innovation will be covered. You will also hear of exciting new analysis and visualizations that can be done using DWPI data in the production of topographical maps.
This session is meant for current and prospective users of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI).
Biography Bob Stembridge graduated from University of Sussex, UK with an Honours degree in Chemistry. He joined Derwent (one of the founding components of the Scientific business of Thomson Reuters) in 1980 and has held various roles in editorial, marketing, sales and product development over the years. Leaving in 1988 for interludes working as Senior Information Analyst specialising in patent analytics at British Petroleum and European Sales Liaison with Dialog, he returned to Thomson Reuters (Scientific) in 1996 and most recently became Customer Relations Manager with responsibility for liaison with customer user groups for the organisation. He is a member of ACS, CILIP and PIUG, and is Secretary of CEPIUG and current Chair of PATMG. He was elected to the CSA Trust Board of Trustees in February 2007.
Cindy Poulos is Vice President of Product Management, Corporate Markets, Thomson Scientific. She is responsible for strategic marketing and product management in the corporate markets. Cindy has more than 20 years of product and marketing experience, including significant expertise in marketing products and services of fast-growing technology companies. Originally part of Delphion, an intellectual property research firm spun out of IBM, Cindy joined the Thomson staff as part of the Delphion acquisition in 2002. Cindy holds a master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University. She is based in Lisle, Ill.
Managing Patent Information in a Large Organization: Outlook and Insight through the Same Window
Kristian Luoto, Manager of IPR Tools and Processes, Nokia Siemens Networks
Elliott Linder, Marketing Director, Questel
Abstract This workshop will present a case study of integrated patent information retrieval and management at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) using Questel’s QPAT service. It will cover basic user needs in R&D, including document delivery; prior art searching; simple but efficient browsing; mapping and analyzing schemes; offline editing; and project-related broader IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) surveys with an emphasis on Asian data. Technical/policy issues to consider in the selection of patent information tools, including choice of delivery platform, licence/fee structure, and access arrangements will also be explored.
Biography Kristian Luoto holds an MSc (Eng.) from Tampereen Teknillinen Korkeakoulu, Finland and is a European Patent Attorney. He worked for Heinänen Oy Ab and Kolster Oy Ab as a Patent Attorney from 1982 to 1995. Ever since he made his first patent family search on Inpadoc and got his first Dialog account in 1982, he has held a strong interest in patent databases and information. He was responsible for the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) activities of the Nokia Research Center and for the patent information tools of the Nokia Corporation from 1995 to 2007. He joined Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in 2007 where is currently responsible for all IPR tools in NSN.
Elliott Linder earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New York University. He served for nearly 23 years at the American Petroleum Institute’s Central Abstracting and Information Services as indexing manager and editor of the API Thesaurus. During this period his professional affiliation with Orbit began when, in 1975, Orbit was the first service to make the API files available online.
From 1993 to 1994 Mr Linder was a senior information specialist on contract to NASA, where he oversaw publication of the NASA Thesaurus and worked on the procurement recommendation for replacement of the RECON search and retrieval system.
Mr Linder spent 1995 to 1998 as senior product manager at Chadwyck-Healey Inc, where he created and managed the International Index to Music Periodicals, as well as three other electronic music and performing arts database products and two electronic history/social science products.
From 1999 to 2002 Mr Linder was a senior information specialist on contract to the Search and Information Resources Administration (SIRA) of the USPTO.
Mr Linder has now come full circle, joining Questel in 2002, serving as Sales Manager, North America, and currently as Marketing Director.
Abstract The presentation will cover a detailed overview for existing and new users of PatBase and other Minesoft products and services. The main topics covered will be the PatBase interface and command enhancements; new data coverage; and analytical tools. We will also feature an overview of the new enhancements of the PatentArchive: our in-house tailored patent archive solution allowing our customers to build their own in-house databases for R&D, Legal, or Competitive Intelligence projects.
Biography Rahman Hyatt has over 15 years experience in the Information Industry. He grew up in France, Switzerland and the UK, and as a tri-lingual Business Studies graduate he gained experience in the Intellectual Property Field at Questel.Orbit, Dialog and Minesoft, working with companies on site in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.
Having trained clients on patent and trademark search tools extensively during his early career and acted as a Questel.Orbit Sales Manager in parts of Europe, Rahman is an experienced senior member of the management team, a director and shareholder of Minesoft. He plays an active role in business and product development and leads specific development projects for corporate clients in addition to overseeing the sales and client services teams, combining his expertise in technology and patents.
Creating Reference Rows in BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 4.0
John Willmore, BizInt Solutions, Inc.
BizInt Smart Charts for Patents helps you create, customize and distribute tabular reports from from STN, Dialog, Questel, MicroPatent, Delphion, SciFinder, and now PatBase, IDdb, Integrity, GenomeQuest and Thomson Pharma IP.
BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 4.0 introduces the concept of "reference rows" -- the ability to create a single row combining information from different sources.This workshop will provide a step-by-step case study of how to create reference rows in multi-database reports in BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 4.0, including
Combining search results from multiple sources into a single report
Identifying related patents
Defining rules for generating reference rows
Creating and reviewing reference rows
Customizing and exporting reference row reports for HTML and Word
This workshop is designed for both current users of BizInt Smart Charts and those who want to learn the capabilities of BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 4.0.
Biography John Willmore is Vice President, Product Development, for BizInt Solutions, Inc. and manages the development of all aspects of the BizInt Solutions product line. John has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and over 20 years experience in software development. He was the head of the TRW Smart Charts team at TRW, Inc. and along with Diane Webb, founded BizInt Solutions in 1996. John has 15 years of experience in processing, analyzing and integrating patent and drug pipeline information, and have worked closely with patent and drug pipeline publishers over that period.
John plays amateur ice hockey and is an American Kennel Club field trial and earthdog judge, as well as one of the top dachshund agility handlers in the US.
Best Practice Methodologies for Identifying Correct Patent Owners
Ron Kaminecki, Director, Intellectual Property Segment, Dialog
True ownership of intellectual property involves more than just locating the original documents as patent offices worldwide typically publish the name of the assignees once, and then use internal files to track reassignments. However, not all reassignments are registered with authorities and while still valid, these ownership changes are difficult if not impossible to locate with any one strategy. In addition, assignees use various legal methods to help suppress ownership information, further complicating attempts by outside parties to assemble a methodology to insure finding the correct ownership. This session will cover many of the problems involved with the identification of patent ownership and also present suggested solutions for consideration for a practical best practice approach to this elusive information.
Biography Ron Kaminecki has worked at Dialog for nearly 30 years in various capacities, including as a regional manager and senior staff adviser. He got his start in searching technical information via manual, online and batch systems at the IIT Research Institute as an Associate Information Specialist.
His current responsibilities at Dialog include working with various intellectual property groups to help develop new solutions for searching, to collect information from these groups, and to disseminate this knowledge
Ron has a BS in Chemistry; an MS in Computer Science and Information Systems; and a JD with a Certificate in Patent Law.He has written over thirty articles, presentations and papers on various aspects of online searching and information retrieval since 1975, and worked with searchers in Fortune 500 companies and major law firms and patent offices around the world. He has also worked as an expert witness in patent cases and an inventor with an American and a PCT published patent application.
He is a registered US patent attorney and is a member of the Illinois Bar and of the Bar of the Northern District Court of Illinois, and was a US Patent Agent.
Ron is a co-author of NISO Standard Z-39.58, "Common Command Language for Online Information Retrieval." His memberships include the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Patent Information User's Group, Special Libraries Association, and he is a thirty-three year member of the American Chemical Society
Delivering Focused and Relevant Patent Information to End Users Through
Intelligent Self-Learning Alerts
Rupert Mayer, Marketing & Sales Director, Unycom
Unycom has added a unique feature to its patent information solution for ranking results of alerts and searches in an intelligent manner. Harnessing the benefits of Text Mining technology and the concept of Machine Learning the number of irrelevant hits can be significantly reduced.
The technology behind this new feature, based on the mathematical concept of a Support Vector Machine, was developed by our Dutch partner company Treparel and has already been successfully in use at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards.
In a demonstration of real-life use cases, attendees will witness how state-of-the-art technology is put to use in an intuitive and user-friendly way to make life easier and save work for patent professionals and end users of patent information alike.
Biography Rupert Mayer discovered the world of Intellectual Property during his studies at Vienna University of Technology and the Technical University of Zaragoza, regularly translating patent specifications for a Vienna-based Patent Attorney Firm.
After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1998, he started his first business by developing a software package for Patent Law Firms. He joined Unycom in 2003 and subsequently built up the company’s Patent Information product line. Today he serves Unycom on the management board as Marketing & Sales Director.
Manage your Intellectual Property Assets with Luxid® for Scientific Discovery
Manfred Pitz, Director of Sales-Germany, Temis
To gain competitive leadership in innovation-driven and strongly regulated industries, companies have to effectively make sense of all the internal and external information flows, like scientific literature, patents and user-generated content. Innovative organizations are permanently exposed to the risks of infringing patents, hence losing legal battles and revenues, ultimately damaging their reputation. To gain and secure market shares, they have to address the challenges of freedom-to-operate evaluation, business opportunity detection and IP asset protection. Technology landscaping, prior art analysis and monitoring of competition efforts are today incompatible with manual processing, driving corporations to deploy automated text analytics solutions like Luxid® for Scientific Discovery.
Biography Manfred Pitz joined TEMIS in 2004 and oversees TEMIS’ sales activities in Germany and Austria. Manfred started his career at Hoechst (now part of Sanofi-Aventis) where he worked in the marketing department of the polyester film division both in Germany and the US. Prior to TEMIS, Manfred has held management positions in the software industry for over ten years.
Manfred holds a master degree in economics, with a focus on information technology and marketing.