CAS STNext® Patent Forum at PIUG Annual

Join CAS to explore the latest features, functionality, and content in CAS STNext. We’ll be hosting an in-person event on Wednesday, May 3 in conjunction with the 2023 PIUG Annual Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

By attending the CAS STNext Patent Forum, you’ll get an inside look at what’s new with CAS STNext, preview what you can expect to see from CAS in the coming year, and get tips and resources from our expert trainers to help you boost the efficiency of your search strategies.

Registration is FREE for conference registrants, but you are required to sign up via the PIUG website in order to reserve your spot.

What you will learn


Mike Axton

Mike is a CAS Customer Success Specialist, supporting federal accounts in North America. He has 9 years’ experience as a patent search specialist with strong expertise in scientific information retrieval, including chemistry, biotechnology, and materials science. Mike is located near Washington DC and has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Scott Hertzog

Scott is a Customer Success Specialist based out of Charlotte, NC and covers the southeast and mid-Atlantic US. He joined CAS after working as an intellectual property searcher for CAS IP Services, as well as for the Scientific and Technical Information Library within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He started his career as a patent examiner in the coating composition art. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Arizona.

Darryl French

Darryl French has been a proud member of PIUG for three years. After graduate school in chemistry, he worked as a document analyst and structure editor at CAS with a focus on polymeric materials. After a tenure at CAS of four years, he transitioned to working as a STIC searcher at the USPTO in the electrical engineering and chemical arts areas. Once again after four years, Darryl rejoined CAS as a Customer Success Specialist. For the last four years he has trained in such CAS tools as the CAS SciFinder Discovery Platform, CAS STNext, and CAS Scientific Patent Explorer.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown, Jim is presently the Senior Key Account Manager for FIZ Karlsruhe in the U.S. His current duties at FIZ Karlsruhe Inc. include sales, customer trainings, authoring workshop manuals and presentations, and representing FIZ at conferences and exhibits. Jim was on the PIUG Board of Directors from June 2010 to June 2012 in the position of secretary; from June 2012 to June 2016 he served on the PIUG Board of Directors as Vice-Chair.

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

9:00am – 3:00pm EDT


Alexandria, VA
United States