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Pierre Buffet

Questel, France

Pierre Buffet received a degree in Engineering in Informatics from the École Centrale de Lille (1969). After several positions in operational research and the information industry he co-founded Questel in 1978. Currently, he is Executive Vice President of Questel.Orbit, in charge of strategic issues. His major emphasis is on scitech and patent information, and he operates in close contacts with many patent-granting bodies worldwide as well as the patent information industry, such as Thomson-Reuters. Milestones in his career are the CNRS Pascal file, the Merged Markush Service, the EPOQUE system (co-operation with the EPO), and his close contacts with the Asian patent community.

Pierre has been or still is an active member of many groups and associations such as CSA Trust, GFII, ICSTI, OLPI, PATCOM, PDG, PIUG, or WON. He has published numerous papers, is a programme committee member of the International Chemical Information Conference organised by Infonortics, has served for 10 years as Associate Editor of JCICS (ACS) and was President of EUSIDIC for three years. Pierre's professional achievement has been awarded with the EUSIDIC Personality of the Year Award (1987), the Online Silver Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), and the International Patent Information Award (2006).



ORBIT.COM, a brand new portal to explore the patent information world. (ICIC Summer School) The 2011 ICIC Patent Panel (ICIC 2011) The Challenge for Service Providers of Integrating New Information Tools with Patent Data (ICIC 2010) Business models in information industry (ICIC 2006)
Pierre  Buffet
Pierre Buffet