Derwent Celebrates With PIUG
Alexandria, Virginia
May 5 - 9, 2018


Help Derwent celebrate the past, the present and the future.

We are delighted to participate in the 30th Anniversary of the PIUG Annual Conference. To make the most of your time during the conference, we are hosting a mix of opportunities to learn, network and relax.

We look forward to seeing you in May!


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DWPI & The Science of Data
Saturday May 5th
2:00 - 3:00pm
Westin, Banneker
Baseball Game
Saturday May 5th
3:15 - 8:00pm (approx)
Nationals Park
Derwent Innovation
Smart Search
Sunday May 6th
3:00 - 4:00pm
Westin, Banneker
Cocktail Reception
Tuesday May 8th
5:30 - 7:30pm
The Carlyle Club

Request a One-on-One Demonstration


Meet our Derwent experts

Our Derwent experts will be on the booth throughout PIUG and you can request a pre-booked meeting. Simply register your interest using the form via the Register menu option and someone will be in contact with you to determine the best time


Paul Torpey
Director of Product Management, Derwent Innovation
Clarivate Analytics

Paul has been with the Clarivate Analytics business for more than 15 years and has held several roles across the organization. In his current role as Director of Product Management, Paul is directly responsible for managing the product life cycle for Derwent Innovation, including the product roadmap. Prior to joining the Derwent team in 2010, Paul spent a significant amount of time in the Scientific and Academic Research business of Clarivate Analytics supporting platforms such as the Web of Science.

In his spare time Paul is involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the team captain for the Clarivate Analytics Philadelphia cycling team that participates in fund raising activities for MS research and patient care.

Bob Stembridge
Marketing Communications Manager
Clarivate Analytics

Based in London, UK, Bob Stembridge is responsible for IP analytics marketing projects and for liaison with customer user groups for Clarivate Analytics. He joined Derwent (one of the founding components of Clarivate Analytics) in 1980 and has held various roles in editorial, marketing, sales and product development over the years.  Leaving in 1988 for interludes working as Senior Information Analyst specialising in patent analytics at British Petroleum and European Sales Liaison with Dialog, he returned to Clarivate in 1996. His current responsibilities include authoring specialist reports and white papers based on IP analysis and providing media background and commentary.

Bob graduated from University of Sussex, UK with an Honours degree in Chemistry. He belongs to several professional bodies (ACS, CILIP and PIUG) and serves as Treasurer of CSA Trust and is immediate past-Chair of PATMG. He has spoken at numerous conferences and symposia over many years.

Thomas Lunde, MBA, Esq.
Solution Consultant, Patent Products
Clarivate Analytics

Thomas is a registered US patent attorney and is admitted to practice law in New York and Minnesota. Prior to joining the company in 2005, Thomas handled patent prosecution and litigation matters in private practice for an IP specialist law firm and, prior to attending law school, he worked in Silicon Valley in a variety of technical roles. He attended the University of Iowa, earning double degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and the Cardozo School of Law. Thomas also holds an MBA degree in Finance

Larry Mulcahy, Ph.D.
Solution Consultant
Clarivate Analytics

Larry received his Ph.D. from Brown University in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry. He spent several years in academic drug discovery and basic research followed by work in the private sector.  Larry is an expert in patent search and analysis and has taught patent landscaping courses at two law schools and a masters course for automotive engineers.  He has been a member of PIUG since 2014 and presented at a past PIUG Biotech meeting.

Penelope Peng
Principal Engineer & Data Scientist
Clarivate Analytics

Penelope Peng is a Principal Engineer and Data Science Lead at Clarivate Analytics.  She has 17 years of experience as a technologist building IP products, including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, and Delphion.  In addition to technical expertise, she has gained patent domain expertise from processing and analyzing patent information from 100 patent authorities and attending many years of training courses and conferences held at patent offices.  Since 2015, she has lead a team of experienced Data Scientists and Engineers who have developed such features as Derived Legal Status, Optimized Assignee, and Predictive Analytics models.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Raphael Ryger
Principal Software Engineer & Inventor Technology
Clarivate Analytics

Raphael Ryger was the principal architect for Micropatent's PatentWeb, launched in 1995, and has continued in related roles, with many of the same colleagues, through several corporate changes, now serving as chief engineer for the patent search system behind Clarivate's Derwent Innovation.  In 2014 he introduced a distinctive approach to semantic search for patents, available within Innovation as "Smart Search". Enhancements to this approach are his current main focus.

Baseball Game - FULL


We are now at capacity for the group going to the baseball game on May 5,
thank you to all those who signed up

The Washington Nationals are playing on May 5

Spend some time with your peers whilst taking in a baseball game as our guest. The Washington Nationals are taking on the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park Saturday May 5.

We will provide transport from the Westin Alexandria leaving at 3:15pm.
Game time is 4:05pm.

Please RSVP via the form and we will then be in contact to confirm your spot and further information.

Cocktail Reception

Enjoy downtime with your peers, and have a drink on us!

After the PIUG conference ends for the day on Tuesday May 8, we at Clarivate thought that it would be great to meet you in a less formal environment.

Please join us at the Carlyle Club from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Carlyle Club is located across from the Westin and the address is:
2050 Ballenger Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

We hope to see  you there!!

Derwent Weekend Workshops

Over the weekend May 5-6, we will hold two workshops that we encourage you to sign up for and learn. There will be WI-FI in the rooms and we ask you to bring your laptops as we go through live examples.

Please register via the Registration button at the top of the page.


Saturday May 5th, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Room: Banneker

  • •    Thomas Lunde, Esq. Registered Patent Attorney & Solution Consultant, Derwent Innovation    
  • •    Penny Peng, Principal Engineer & Head Data, Derwent Innovation

Hear from our product experts discuss the role of data science in Derwent patent data.

Join us as we review how data science is harnessed through human curation to create the DWPI database through conversion, validation, correction, family assignment, abstracting, classifying, coding and quality control of the latest patent documents from around the world.  Gain an understanding of the methodologies employed by our expert data scientists to optimize the use of AI in the editorial process and how sophisticated rule-based analysis provides valuable predictive data analytics of legal status and remaining patent lifetime.

We will also discuss how data science is leveraged against new and upcoming enhancements including the optimized assignee names, additional predictive analytics, patent strength indicators and future enhancements to legal status information.



Sunday, May 6th 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Room: Banneker

  • •  Larry Mulcahy, PhD, Solution Consultant, Derwent Innovation
  • •  Raphael Ryger, Principal Software Engineer & Inventor Technology, Derwent Innovation

Learn from the inventor of Smart Search and explore what’s possible.

Derwent Innovation holds the world’s most trusted patent content but inside this versatile research platform also lives Smart Search – algorithmic-driven search functionality powered by the Derwent World Patents Index that compliments the work of a professional searcher. Smart Search automates patent search best practices with the ease of searching against any amount of text increasing search efficiency and delivering results ranked by relevancy.

Smart Search uses a proprietary algorithm combined with the power of Derwent data to convert a text description of your idea into a searchable set of terms that bring back highly relevant and accurate results at the touch of a button. Built for users of all levels, Smart Search can give you a valuable advantage by quickly identifying relevant patents which can be used to broaden and enhance your search results.

Join us and explore different use cases by leveraging Smart Search to identify relevant patents from scientific articles, product descriptions, technical standards and more. From here, we will show you how to take your research further, expanding the results with intuitive visualization and analytics tools, leading you to more confident and actionable results.

Please RSVP to the following activities