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. 

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 38 multinational companies from eight 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 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 .

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

PDG Board Telecon - April 22, 2014 at 1.00 pm

PDG AMC (Annual Members' Conference) - May 15-16, 2014 (Frankfurt, Germany)

PATINFO Meeting 2014 - June 5-6, 2014 (Ilmenau, Germany)

EPO-PIC 2014 - November 4-6, 2014 (Warsaw, Poland)

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World Patent Information Journal - Special Subscription Offer for PDG Members

 

For information on Elsevier's attractive offer to PDG members for a private subscription to the journal - World Patent Information

- please click here

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Dr. Alexander Mullen
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