The PDG Board is responsible for the overall running of the organisation. The PDG’s operational activities are assumed by its Working Groups which are the backbone of the organisation. In addition there are several Task Forces focusing on specific topics.



The PDG Working Groups may have multiple Task Forces. The Board can also set up Task Forces for over-arching topics. Task Forces focus on a specific topic and may be of temporary nature. 

The Liaisons are persons who represent the PDG in external organisations and are linked to the Working Group to which their activities are most closely related. 

Actively exchanging knowledge, experiences and best practices between PDG member companies
Debating, discussing and encouraging improvements and new developments in patent information services with all interested parties.
Jointly developing new best practices and test new tools and technologies

PDG Board and Working Group Chairs

The PDG Board members and Working Group Chairs form the 'extended board'. They have monthly telco's and meet face-to-face three times per year. The working groups and task forces meetings are virtual or face-to-face, with most groups aiming to meet in-person once a year. The meetings are organised by the chairs, in most cases with the support of a co-chair or core-team. 

Enable and inspire PDG member companies to   effectively advise internal customers by efficiently using   patent information and adding value in a digital world



Corporate Membership is by election through the existing Member Companies and is open to firms actively engaged in industrial research and innovation, with a substantial patent portfolio.

PDG Board

The Board is the executive authority of the PDG and defines its course of action. It is obliged to implement the decisions of the Members' Conference.

Annual Members' Conference

The Annual Members' Conference is the highest authority of the PDG that decides on official matters concerning the internal organisation and the external relations of the PDG.