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PIUG 2011 Workshop Registration

Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 8:45 am - 10:30 am

8:45 - 9:00 am: Coffee and continental breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am: Workshop presentation (BizInt Smart Charts and Vantage Point)

10:15 - 10:30 am: Q&A

"Patent Analysis with BizInt Smart Charts and VantagePoint"

Please reserve my space for the BizInt Smart Charts & VantagePoint workshop at the PIUG Annual Conference.



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Workshop Description

This workshop introduces a new capability for exchanging patent data and analytic results between BizInt Smart Charts for Patents and Search Technology's VantagePoint. Learn how you can use BizInt Smart Charts for Patents to create tabular reports combining data from different patent databases and hosts. Then, export data from your report to VantagePoint for further analysis. Finally, import your analysis back into BizInt Smart Charts to enhance your report.

This workshop will also highlight the latest features in both BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 3.4 and VantagePoint v7.

BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 3.4:

  • New and enhanced support for TotalPatent, Thomson Innovation, USGENE,, and Minesoft.

  • New features to easily rearrange rows in your report

  • New BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 4.0 Alpha software to create “reference rows” combining information from related records into a single row in your HTML reports.

  • XML Smart Data Exchange to VantagePoint and other analytic tools

VantagePoint v7:

  • My Keywords Lists - Create and edit custom sets of terms relevant to your topic of interest. Applications of these lists include entity extraction and term highlighting in record view.

  • Customizable toolbar buttons that can be assigned to run a script or "Further Processing" text manipulation commands.

  • Easier on-line updates - Log in to the VantagePoint Downloads web site from VP's "Help" menu and use a single-click to add or update import filters, macros, and thesauri to their default locations.

  • One-Button import of data exports from BizInt Smart Charts.  Together with Fielded Record Export, round-trip your VantagePoint results to Smart Charts.

This workshop is for both current users of BizInt Smart Charts and VantagePoint and others interested in new tools for analysis and presentation of patent information.

Workshop Presenters

John Willmore is co-founder of BizInt Solutions Inc., and manages the development of all aspects of the BizInt Solutions product line. John has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and over 20 years experience in software development. Outside of work, John plays ice hockey and enjoys training and competing with his miniature longhaired dachshunds.

Nils Newman is the Director of New Business Development at Search Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. For nearly 20 years, Nils has worked on the development of analytical tools to assist in the management of technology focusing on the use of bibliographic and patent information in research evaluation, competitive intelligence, and strategic planning. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Technology and Science Policy from Georgia Tech.