Mission Statement for the PIF user group.
Within the fields of patents searching and analysis the development has come about in a high speed. Therefore there is a need for a common forum for users and providers of this information in Denmark. Similar groups exist abroad (PIUG, WON, PTMG).
The headlines for the Danish group are:
Meetings for the members and for subgroups of the members.
This includes an annual meeting and 1-2 additional member meetings during the year as well as theme meetings for smaller groups according to suggestions.
Each meeting will preferably be based on a lecture.
Focus on new patent information products.
Co-operation with similar groups in other countries (e.g. WON (NL), PIUG (US)).
Presentations held by information providers.
Keeping the members informed about conferences/meetings and other events.
There is a board consisting of 5-7 persons, representing patent information specialists employed in private practice, the industry, and national patent authorities.
The members of the board are elected for two years, with 3-4 representatives elected every year. The election is performed each year at the annual meeting.
Responsibilities of the board:
Participation in planned activities.
Arranging meetings/seminars and inviting speakers.
Keeping the members informed (homepage and e-mails).
Share information and knowledge with the rest of the group.
Suggesting new topics for upcoming member meetings.
Managing the list of members.
Keeping the Forum alive.
Tine Klein Mikkelsen, Novozymes, tkmx@novozymes.
Katja Sørensen, Plougmann og Vingtoft, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daria Wagner, Hempel, email@example.com
Lars Kjer Pedersen, GN Store Nord, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisbeth Gauguin, Coloplast, email@example.com
Klaus Gundertofte, Lundbeck, kgu@Lundbeck.com