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Wednesday 27 Oct

Starts at 09:00

09:00 - 10:45

Chair: Pierre Buffet, Questel, France

09:00 - 09:15

Update on the PIUG Patent Analysis Working Group Knowledgebase

In late 2009, PIUG formed the Patent Analysis Working Group chaired by Tony Trippe. The efforts of this group are centered around the creation of a knowledgebase on the topic of patent analysis. The goal of this knowledgebase is to become the “wikipedia” of patent analysis, open to the community as a resource. This brief presentation will update the ICIC community on the status of the effort and provide information on how people can use the knowledgebase and contribute to its development.
09:15 - 09:25

New Products Introductions - Information Retrieval Facility (IRF)

09:25 - 09:55

A New Type of Knowledge Transfer: The Knowledge Marketplace

At the headquarter of a leading healthcare company a new type of Knowledge Transfer was created. The cross-functional project facilitates the exchange of information between associates by means of the appropriate tools and working environments. The Knowledge Marketplace focuses on developing innovative ways to obtain and communicate knowledge in different environments. New buildings enabled the design of a new adapted environment in the centre of the Campus with light, modern architecture.

The Knowledge Marketplace includes a training centre, an information laboratory, an auditorium, a consultancy and support area, meeting areas and a cafeteria. Associates will then be able to search for the information they need and share information with other associates, both in Basel and worldwide. Besides the consultancy in all aspects of information acquisition, e-Library and scientific IT, the requirements of the associates are collected and will be integrated into new services and projects. Finally the Knowledge Marketplace serves as a platform to present, harmonise and challenge new projects and services.
Aspects of selecting, approving and implementing new types of information retrieval and infrastructure services will be covered in the presentation.

09:55 - 10: 25

Techniques for Evaluating Conflicting Information in Multi-Database Patents and Drug Pipeline Reports


When creating patents and drug pipeline reports combining search results from different databases, how do you choose between conflicting information from different sources? Different editorial policies, information sources, and update dates can result in patent and pipeline records containing different information for the same patent or drug. One technique for automatically resolving conflicting information is to create rules for choosing one source over another.
  BizInt Smart Charts users were surveyed to determine the explicit and implicit rules they use in selecting information in multi-database reports. For example, do you select information from the most recently updated record, or from your preferred database? Are different rules used for different information elements? In what circumstances should conflicting information be merged? Selected case studies demonstrate the impact of using different types of rules in both patents and pipeline reports. 

10:25 - 11:10

Exhibition and Networking Break

11:10 - 13:00

Chair: Christoph Haxel, Dr. Haxel CEM, Austria

11:10 - 11:40

Where are all those small molecules coming from? What the data reveal

Over the last several years there has been phenomenal growth in the number of small molecules reported in the open journal and patent literature. Additionally, CAS has continued to add more “non-traditional” sources, such as chemical catalogues, evaluated web sites, and chemical libraries to locate unique substances for inclusion in the CAS REGISTRY database. This presentation will detail these new and diverse points of origin, and indentify trends that will impact the identification of chemical substances in the near future.

11:40 - 12:10

Patent Dashboard Workbench - New way to manage IP information

The organisation of patents within an organisation has mostly been in silos. Due to the lack of organisation and quick access to the patents of interest, key decisions and information flow is hampered.
   With the availability of a variety IP software tools in the market, organisations and patent professionals are often faced with the learning curve to make efficient use of these tools. Most of the off-the-shelf patent software tools prevailing today lack the following and prove to be a challenge for the patent professionals across the globe:

  • Comprehensive organisation of the patents and non-patent literature into a recognisable mind map
  • Data integration from various patent databases into a single platform, and more the specifically patent and non-patent information
  • Utility features allowing tagging and rating for indicating the relevance and importance of IP information
  • Enhanced filter criteria that facilitate patent data analytics (eg. filter of patents by country codes, etc.)

In addition to their inefficiencies, these software tools may lead to an inaccurate evaluation of IP information and, ultimately encourage uninformed decision making. 

12:10 - 12:20

New Products Introductions - Infonortics / Dr. Haxel Consult

2010 Meeting ends at approximately 12:30