PIF (Patent Information Forum). PIF is for everybody working with patent information in Denmark and southern Sweden. The purpose of this forum is professional networking and knowledge sharing. Read more in our mission statement.
PIF has a discussion and member group on LinkedIn - see Membership.
PIF was established in 2002. The inspiration was a presentation by the Netherland's patent user group at the Epidos Conference in Copenhagen October 2002, which resulted in a request for a similar Danish group.
PIF arranges 2-3 member meetings each year. Previous meetings:
October 2nd at PVS, Searching Google Patents by Steen Ammentorp, infoGate. Searching BRIC countries by Daria Petersen (Russia) and Bodil Hasling (China, Brazil), both PVS and Steen Ammentorp (India). Roundtable discussion on general IT security issues when using Google/Internet for patent information searches.
March 27th at Infomedia, Annual meeting. Introduction by Infomedia on their services, Presentation of ProQuest by Gabrielle Derriks, Proquest. Update on certification and QPIP by Klaus Gundertofte. Minutes from EPOPIC by Charlotta Berglund, Novo Nordisk and IPI-ConfEx by Rolf Hohlweg, Novozymes.
October 8th at Plougmann & Vingtoft, Århus. Mie Rasmussen from Minesoft presented latest improvements in PatBase. Again Sven from PVS gave an update on CPC. Lisbeth and Michaela presentated handling of competitor surveillance at Coloplast.
March 20th at Coloplast, Annual meeting. Benno Jensen and Sven Nytoft presented their experience with CPC so far at Thomson Reuters and the Danish Patent Office (PVS). Klaus Gundertofte (Lundbeck) reported from IPI-ConfEx in Sevilla and gave an update on certification.
October 11th at GN Netcom: 10 years anniversary meeting!
PIF 10 years by Tine K. M. (Novozymes). Patent Information before and now by Christian Skotte (CAS). Certification, Klaus G. (Lundbeck). East meet West by Åse Damm (Rockwool). CPC by Tanja Güntzel (PVS) and Hans Andersen (Infoco). Visit to GN Research Lab.
April 23rd at Lundbeck: Free non-English patent information by Tine Nielsen, PVS and Klaus Gundertofte, Lundbeck, short presentation on the subject from all members. Certification (Klaus G.), Mock exams and minutes from IPI-ConfEx by Lisbeth Gauguin, Coloplast. Annual meeting.
September 27th at Guardian IP: Legal Status presentations by Annette Nystrup (PVS) ”Legal Status - PLUSPAT, WPI, INPADOC ander other sources” and Klaus Gundertofte (Lundbeck) on ”Tracking of withdrawn patents/applications". Short presentations on the subject by all present companies.
May 16th 2011 at DKPTO: Updates on Thomson Innovation by Benno Jensen. Minutes from IPI-Confex by Bodil Hasling, PVS. Minutes from EPOPIC by Tone Harrit, PVS. Presentation from Coloplast (Malene J, Lisbeth G, Michaela R) on how they handle all the different services they provide in the Patent Search function. Annual Meeting.
October 7th 2010 at Rockwool: Freedom to Operate analysis - presentation by Marc Münzer, Guardian IP, incl. presentation of Invention Navigator. Minutes from IPI-Confex by Klaus Gundertofte, Lundbeck.
February 4th 2010 at VKR: Patent landscapes - presentations by VKR (Søren Lolk), Rockwool (Åse Damm) and Danish Patent Office (Tone Harrit), short presentations by all present companies on the subject. Annual meeting.
September 3rd 2009 at Coloplast: Competitor surveillance - presentations by Coloplast (Malene, Lisbeth, Hasse) and GN Netcom (Lars K.P.). Short presentations from all companies present on their handling of competitor surveillance. Updates on IPC8 by Åge L, PVS and Henrik Bang, Dialog.
January 29th 2009 at Thomson-Reuters - Presentation of Thomson Innovation by Benno Jensen followed by the Annual meeting.
September 25th 2008 at Lundbeck - Nikolai Bisgaard and Arne Kraglund from GN Resound and Rockwool respectively talked about patent strategies within their companies.
February 25th 2008 - Annual meeting at LEO Pharma with information about course as Patent Information Specialist in Copenhagen in the spring. See: http://www.patentinformation.nl/
Free internet databases by Steen Ammentorp, infoGate and Åge Larsen, PVS.
November 28th 2007 - Workshop with Stephen Adams at the Danish Patent & Trademark Office.
September 13th 2007at P&V - Thomas Eskebæk from Sapio Systems talked about ScioSphere and ScioSphere Viewer.
March 12th 2007 - Ron Kaminecki from Thomson Scientific talked about Competitive Intelligence from Intellectual Property Databases on Dialog and Advanced Prior Art Searching on Dialog.
Januar 25th 2007 - Hans and Åge crossed swords. Hans G. Andersen from Infoco and Åge Larsen, DKPTO discussed online searching versus CD-rom searching. This was followed by accounts from 'EPO Patent Information Conference 2006", and then our annual meeting.
May 3rd 2006 - Automated survaillance of the status of competitors patent publications. Presentation by Jörn Rehse, Entory of their product synOPSis.
February 1st 2006 - Accounts from 'EPO Patent Information Conference 2005' and 'Online Information 2005'. Followed by the annual meeting.
June 1st 2005 - News from IPI Confex plus workshop on Internet searching.
January 18th 2005 - Workshop on certification on Patent Information Searchers. Followed by the annual meeting.
April 29th 2004 - Classification now and in the future.
Presentation of IPC8 and discussion on manual indexing.
March 4th 2004 - Patent alerts
Workshop on creating search profiles, choise of database and cost/benefit evaluation.
November 25th 2003 - Focus on Prior-art searching, with a workshop trying STN, Dialog and Questel-Orbit. Followed by the annual meeting.
May 22nd 2003 at PVS - Analysis tools. Presentation of: Derwent Analytics, Aureka Online System, Profil analysis' from DKPTO and PIUG 2003