Why networking organizations are so valuable in patent information - together we are strong
Monika Hanelt (Agfa Graphics, Belgium)
During this talk it will outlined why the patent information community needs networking organizations - national working groups as well as multinational organizations as PDG and Cepiug here in Europe. The Patent Documentation Group (PDG) is one of the oldest organization in this field and the patent information communtiy owes a lot to PDG and their working groups. Progress regarding data availability and quality due to this organization will be examplified. In recent years the networking of patent offices extended the range of patent information and improved the quality of data as well. A look on actual and future challenges will conclude.