Landon IP will be well-represented this week at the Patent Information Users Group, Inc. (PIUG) 2013 Annual Conference, which is being held from April 27 through May 2, 2013 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. On Tuesday, April 30, Kristin Whitman, Landon IP’s Librarian, will be chairing an afternoon session on “Specialized Patent Information”. Ms. Whitman is also live tweeting throughout the conference on the Intellogist Twitter feed, using hashtag #piug2013. In addition, on the morning of Wednesday, May 1, Patent Analyst Kartar Arora will be chairing a session on “The Cooperative Patent Classification – A View from the Primary Authorities”.
Finally, one of the presenters at the session being chaired by Kristin Whitman will be Matt Luby, Landon IP’s Director of IP Analytics, who will be discussing the topic, “Applications of Data Cleaning in Patent Analytics”. IP analytics projects are complex studies that answer business-related intellectual property questions. Due to the breadth and complexity of the questions addressed by such studies, there is a naturally higher burden on the patent information professional to clean and organize the patent data in a way that leads to accurate visuals. It is impossible to be confident about the accuracy of any visuals generated from patent data without a careful inspection, manipulation, and standardization of the underlying data set. In Mr. Luby’s presentation, he will share examples of the ways data cleaning can be applied to IP analytics projects to ensure quality results.