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Tuesday 15 Oct

Starts at 09:00

09:00 - 12:40

Chair: Randall Marcinko, MEI, USA

Why networking organizations are so valuable in patent information - together we are strong

During this talk it will outlined  why the patent information community needs networking organizations  - national working groups as well as multinational organizations as PDG and Cepiug here in Europe. The Patent Documentation Group (PDG) is one of the oldest organization in this field and the patent information communtiy owes a lot to PDG and their working groups. Progress regarding data availability and quality due to this organization will be examplified. In recent years the networking of patent offices extended the range of patent information and improved the quality of data as well. A look on actual and future challenges will conclude.

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Using IBM's Many Eyes for Generating Valuable Patent Analytics Insights

 PAIR (Patent Application Information Retrieval) is the US Patent and Trademark Office's Registry system for sharing information on the prosecution of patent applications. The information contained in the system can be used to research patent documents to determine their value. In this presentation a tab by tab walk-through of the site will be provided. Specific sections and pieces of data provided on the site will be highlighted and their role in determining the potential value of a patent document will be explained. In addition a means for collecting, organizing and presenting a summary of Public PAIR data, provided by Google, will be discussed.

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New Product Introductions - CAS / Wiley / Cept

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10:30 - 11:00

Exhibition and Networking Break

Dissemination Patterns of Technical Knowledge in the IR Industry: Scientometric Analysis of Citations in IR-related Patents


The purpose of this paper is to identify the most influential institutions and journals on information retrieval and text mining through the analysis of the citations in the patents issued in the period between 1990 and 2013. 

Bibliographic citations received by different academic journals in a representative set of patents related to the text mining area are analyzed applying sound and consolidated statistical techniques. Besides identifying the most influential academic journals, conferences and institutions in the period under study, the conclusions of this research are also useful to identify the most relevant and productive organizations (those with a higher number of patents) and those organizations whose patents have received a major number of citations. 

The analysis also permits to obtain a general view of the disseminations patterns in the consumption of the products of academic and technical research. The period under study offers interesting conclusions regarding the impact of the Web on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) strategies of companies building Information Retrieval and Text Mining software solutions, and how the information retrieval and access industry has evolved in the recent years.


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The concept of the new STN platform

A new STN platform is being designed and developed to turn the need and priorities of today's patent experts into a state-of-the-art search and analysis system that works the way users do. This presentation describes how the project-oriented workflow concept of the new STN leads to improved workflow continuity and efficiency, and how the new platform allows users to interact simultaneously with their queries and search results. A variety of innovative functional aspects of the new STN that improve efficiency, such as instant analysis and refinement capabilities, and vastly increased power for text and chemical structure searches, will be showcased.

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12:40 - 14:15

Lunch, Exhibition and Networking - Lunch sponsored by Linguamatics

14:00 - 17:30

Chair: Tony Trippe, Patinformatics, USA

Unstructured Text in Big Data: the Elephant in the Room

 A traditional approach has been to extract structured data from the unstructured text. When it comes to big data, manual or semi-automated methods just don't scale. Even with fully automated methods, it is infeasible to extract all the facts and relationships buried in the text to produce a 'knowledge base of everything' that answers every possible end-user question. In recent years, there has therefore been a trend towards using text mining over unstructured data to directly answer questions, effectively creating novel databases on the fly. However, this has widened the gap between information professionals and end users. 
In this talk I will explain how multiple approaches are being adopted to exploit the skills of information professionals to improve decision support for end users. These include specialised real-time querying, alerting based on semantic queries, semantic enrichment of documents, and population of semantic stores or linked data. 

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Venturing off the beaten track: Challenges of patent information from the Arabian countries

 While it is now common practise to search East Asian patent information (i.e. Japan, Korea and China), patent application in the Arabian region is often still neglected. Even though the number of applications are not (yet) comparable with other Asian countries, especially in certain technical areas Arabian patent information should not be overlooked. This presentation will first sketch some patent trends and recent developments in the patent systems (GCC, Saudi Arabia, Egypt etc. ) before discussing the challenges for patent searchers like the availability of data, data coverage, how to overcome language barriers etc. 

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New Product Introductions - INTELLIXIR // Averbis // Search Technology VantagePoint // GVK Bioscience

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15:55 - 16:25

Exhibition and Networking Break

Do indexing systems of bibliographic databases meet today’s user needs and expectations?

The ever increasing complexity of search requests and volume of documents, the need for value-add information delivery and short timelines require appropriate indexing systems for effective information retrieval and evaluation. Indexing systems have been developed some decades ago and the question is if their development kept track to meet today’s needs and expectations. The increased use of full-text databases might be an alarming sign for bibliographic database producers to update their indexing systems.

Some indexing systems lack transparency as they are only disclosed in part or not at all which may hinder their usability and further development.


25th Birthday - Special ICIC Panel


Buses leave

19:45 - 22:15

Conference Dinner - sponsored by Dr. Haxel CEM GmbH. Schreiberhaus - Vienna Heurigen -