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What is the Patent Documentation Group?

The Patent Documentation Group (PDG), registered in Switzerland, is a non-profit organisation consisting of research driven companies which utilise scientific, technical, patent and other intellectual property related information for their business. 

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Mission

Striving to ensure that comprehensive patent information is made available and can be used by PDG member companies in an effective and efficient manner

Origin

The PDG, was founded in 1957 as a working group by thirteen European chemical and petrochemical companies, seeking to promote the effective and efficient use of patent information. It currently comprises 43 multinational companies from ten different countries engaged in a variety of activities ranging from the heavy automotive, engineering and petrochemical industries through to the high technology chemical, electronics, household / personal care products and life science disciplines. In the over 50 years since its conception, the organisation has developed and grown to a point where it now enjoys an unrivalled reputation in Europe as an indispensable partner in all efforts aimed at raising the quality as well as the enhancement of patent information .

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News

  • At his last EPO's East meets West meeting, Peter Kallas gave in his farewell speech a personal view on the developments since the first East meets West meeting in 2003. 

 

  • Thanks to an initiative of the PDG, which brought all parties together at the table, Aptean and Clarivate Analytics have developed the option to identify duplicate sequence search results between GQ-Pat and GENESEQ and optionally de-duplicate the results. Aptean announced this on 9 January 2019 via an email message, acknowledging the PDG.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

PDG WG R&E meeting 19-20 September 2019 (Liverpool, UK)

PDG WG PDV meeting 7-8 October 2019 (Ingelheim, Germany)

PDG WG IMPACT meeting 17-18 October 2019 (Mortsel, Belgium)

EPO's Patent Information Conference 29-31 October 2019 (Bucharest, Romania)

PDG WG A&V meeting 27-28 January 2020 (Frankfurt, Germany)

PDG WG PDV meeting 2-3 March 2020 (Darmstadt,Germany)

PDG sub-WG Biotech meeting 16-17 March 2020 (date to be confirmed) (Basel, Switzerland)

SACEPO/PDI meeting 19 March 2020 (Vienna, Austria)

PDG WG IMPACT meeting 27-28 April 2020 (Vienna, Austria)

PDG WG PDV meeting 5-6 October 2020 (London, UK)

EPO Search Matters April or May 2020 (Rijswijk, The Netherlands)

PatentSight Summit 14-15 May 2020 (Bonn, Germany)

PDG Annual Members Conference May 2020 (Ingelheim, Germany)

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