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November 15, 2011

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Media Advisory, 11-68

USPTO to Host Patent Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

Conference to Cover Issues Relevant to Industry, Academic, and Government Decision Makers

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the “Patent Statistics for Decision Makers 2011” conference November 16-17, 2011 to explore advances in the analysis of patent information in the context of the changing legal, economic, competitive and technological landscapes.

What:              Patent Statistics for Decision Makers 2011 Conference

When:             Nov. 16-17, 2011

Time:               9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where:            USPTO Headquarters, James Madison Building Auditorium
                        600 Dulany Street
                        Alexandria, VA 22314

Background: Patent data is increasingly used in sophisticated analyses, helping experts to investigate innovation, the advancement of science, and technology-related activities. Patent information is also employed by industry to do competitive analysis and to help plan R&D and technology strategies and in government to gather important information about the patent system and its performance. Advances in computing power and the availability of patent databases have expanded the possibilities for conducting statistical analysis and research, while the demand for patent statistics is rising as economic performance is increasingly tied to technological innovation.

A full conference agenda and list of speakers can be found here: http://conferences.thehillgroup.com/USPTO/PatentStatistics2011/agenda.html

This event is open to the press. Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please RSVP to Paul Fucito: Paul.Fucito@uspto.gov.

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