USPTO Symposium on Entity Resolution

Virtual Conference
March 21, 2021

USPTO Symposium on Entity Resolution

Join the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a virtual symposium on best practices for entity resolution, a three-day event hosted by the American Institutes for Research.

The symposium will bring together computer scientists, information scientists, economists, and others to discuss state-of-the-art approaches to, and current practices and applications of, entity resolution, with a particular focus on patent applications. It will include sessions on methods and applications, with the goals of:
* Providing an overview of current approaches from leading scholars in the field,
* Building knowledge,
* Identifying a community of practitioners
* Facilitating the application of common approaches.


The symposium will consist of three half-day sessions during the week of March 22–26, 2021, featuring the following speakers and panelists:

Monday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET: Rebecca Steorts, Duke University; Greg Morrison University of Houston; Nicholas Monath, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Richard Jefferson,
Wednesday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET: Donatella Firmani, Roma Tre University; Xin Luna Dong, Amazon; Julie Callaert, Catholic University Leuven; and Deyun Yin, World Intellectual Property Organization and Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
Friday, March 26, 9 – 11:40 a.m. ET: Mariagrazia Squicciarini and Hélène Dernis, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Thorsten Doherr, Centre for European Economic Research; and Matthew Ross, Claremont Graduate School