The mission of the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) is to “support, assist, improve and enhance the success of patent information professionals through leadership, education, communication, advocacy and networking.” This year, the PIUG 2013 Annual Conference will be held from April 27 to May 2, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, and the organization is again offering new patent information professionals the chance to attend the conference for free by entering to win the 2013 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award. This annual award is dedicated to the memory of one of the world’s most talented patent information search professionals, Dr. Brian Stockdale, who traveled extensively throughout the world imparting his knowledge of patent searching. Are you a student or a new professional with less than three years experience in the patent information field who wants to attend the PIUG 2013 Annual Conference? Then you should submit an essay by February 8, 2013 to be considered for the 2013 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award, which offers an award that covers membership in PIUG for the current year, conference registration, and standard travel expenses to the conference.
Read on to learn about the entry process and awards package for the 2013 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award!
The PIUG website provides the following information about the 2013 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award :
Who can enter to win the award?
The award recipient will be new to the patent information profession, with less than 3 years total work experience in the field of patent information. Alternately, the recipient will be a student currently enrolled in a college or university with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in patents, preferably a career in patent information.
How do I enter?
Potential candidates must submit a short essay, not to exceed 500 words, describing their professional or educational interests, as well as their need for financial assistance with respect to conference attendance. Submissions must include the candidate’s name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address as well as a description of his or her patent information experience and current employer/university name and address.
Essays must be sent to edlyns @ earthlink.net on or before February 8, 2013. The award recipient will be notified on or before February 22, 2013.
What is included in the Awards Package?
The award covers membership in PIUG for the current year, conference registration, and standard travel expenses up to an amount not exceeding $2000, to assist the award recipient in attending the PIUG Annual Conference, an International Conference for Patent Information Professionals. This award is generously underwritten by Thomson Reuters, Technology & Patent Research International and PIUG.
Will you be submitting an application to win the 2013 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award? Remember to send in your essay by February 8, 2013!
This post was contributed by Joelle Mornini. The Intellogist blog is provided for free by Intellogist’s parent company Landon IP, a major provider of patent searches, trademark searches, technical translations, and information retrieval services.