Image by Henry Be

Our Story

British Patent Information Professionals (BPIP) is an informal group of UK-based representatives of organisations which have interests in patent information matters. Started in 1990 as the Derwent UK User Group, and later the Thomson Scientific User Group (TSUG), it has developed into an organisation of professionals who use a range of vendor products and services and have similar professional interests and concerns. 

Our Mission

To foster a network of patent information professionals as a forum for sharing knowledge, experiences and expertise, as developed through the application of a wide breadth and depth of skills within the specialism of patent search and analysis.

Our Members

Individual members are drawn from a range of industry types, including large corporations, public bodies, IP management and search & analytics services. The sectors they cover include chemicals, construction, energy, household appliances, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, electricals/electronics, engineering, medical devices, heavy industry, marketing & advertising and packaging.

 
 
Member Organisations
UCB_Logo_Tagline_ReflexBlue_RGB_Logo.jpg
channels4_profile.jpg
Logo blue RGB.jpg
Depuy Synthes 2022.jpg
Slide1.jpg
MSConsulting-LogoRGB_Main (small).png
Shubana Baarsch Logo.png

This is a representations of the organisations from which BPIP members are drawn, they are not formally affiliated to the network.

FUTURE EVENTS

52nd BPIP Meeting
November 2023 (TBC)
Location (TBC)

BPIP Group Photo.jpg
MicrosoftTeams-image (5).png

The 51st BPIP Meeting took place on 8/9 November 2022 at the UK IPO in Newport, South Wales. It was a landmark event in hybrid format to celebrate the previous 50 meetings after the 50th meeting was held virtually due to the Covid pandemic. It was a 1.5 day meeting including 1:1 sessions with IPO patent examiners and a celebratory evening dinner hosted by Search Technology.

The agenda included: 

  • 50 Years - A trip down memory lane.

  • A selection of IPO presentations

  • Presentations from BPIP members 

  • Conference/meeting feedback, sharing tips/tricks and new features

OUR MEETINGS
Presentations

Presentations

Talks by members and invited speakers on topics of interest.

Feedback

Feedback

From patent information conferences and external meetings, information about new products and patent information courses and qualifications.

Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

Patent information-related issues.

Interactive Sessions

Interactive Sessions

Sharing searching tips and tricks: what is the "must have" tool; any new or recently discovered database features.

Networking

Networking

Opportunity to talk to and connect with patent information sector peers and experts.

Members Update

Members Update

New member introductions, membership statistics.

Meetings are held once a year, usually hosted by one of the member companies, and are coordinated on a voluntary basis by members of the group. Only members are able to to attend meetings. Membership is on an individual basis, and corporate views are not represented in any discussions.   

 
Contact Us
Contact us using the form below for more information or to join our  network.

There are no membership fees, however, membership is limited to patent and information searchers (patent information vendors are not members).

Thanks for submitting!