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!