Before I begin this Intellogist Update post, I want to make sure all our readers know that today is the LAST DAY to enter our partner PRG’s fabulous Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes! One (1) lucky winner of the Sweepstakes will be invited to join our sponsor, Patent Resources Group, at the October 2010 Advanced Courses program in Palm Springs, California for a free one-, two-, or three-day course of their choice, including a four-night stay during the program at the world famous Renaissance Esmeralda! The Renaissance Esmeralda was featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of “World’s Best Places to Stay” and was listed as one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Greatest Hotels in the World.” This prize package is valued at $3,000 USD and includes PRG course and hotel only. Airfare, meals, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses are not included.
Entering the sweepstakes is easy. There are four ways to enter, which gives you a total of four possible entries. If you’ve only entered one way, you’re missing out! Try out these options:
• Like PRG on Facebook (and notify us via email)
• Follow @PRGPatentResources on Twitter and send out a tweet about the sweepstakes using the hashtag and link to our original blog post (For example: Have you entered the #Patent Resources Group sweepstakes yet? You should! http://bit.ly/aPhfTR #PRGPatent)
• Write a blog post about this sweepstakes (and notify us via email)
• Share a publicly available LinkedIn Status update about this contest (and notify us via email)
Make sure to check out all the details on our original Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes post. Good luck to all the Sweepstakes entrants!
Over at Intellogist, we’ve been taking stock of things after an exciting summer and we’ve released a September edition of the Intellogist Scoop. First, we wanted to announce some exciting business developments, including sponsorships from LexisNexis and new sponsor Thomson Reuters, as well as our partnership with Article One Partners. If you enjoy using Intellogist and reading our blog, please do take a moment to check out what these sponsors have to offer.
We use the Scoop to point out great contributions from our users. This time around, we’re sharing updates to existing community reports, and one of our users contributed an entirely new best practices article! We also wanted to highlight our Intellogist Ratings feature, which allows you to give feedback on various facets of your subscription search engines. If you haven’t checked these out yet, please take a few minutes to rate your systems. This valuable feedback does get seen by vendors (we know you’re looking, guys!) and it’s a great opportunity to give the patent search community a voice.
After spending the summer running around at conferences, namely the Patent Information Users Group and American Association of Law Libraries annual meetings, Kristin Whitman is still sitting on a stack full of notes and industry brochures. She has also become a committed conference tweeter and has been posting updates to the Intellogist twitter account. As you’ve probably noticed, Chris Jagalla has been going full steam on the Intellogist blog, contributing the awesome content you all look forward to every week while also managing our Patent Resources Group facebook page and PRGPatentLaw twitter account. If you’re an Intellogist fan, drop us a line and let us know what you’d like to see on the blog or the site. We love hearing from you!