Events and Awards

A true patent research innovator and thought leader, Bodkin IP founder Andrea Davis has been recognized by and presented to a variety of leading organizations in the field.


May 2017

Speaker - Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Conference

Topic: "Quick Automation Or Laborious Manual Tagging – Finding The Right Balance"

Abstract: As automation takes a more prominent role in patent analytics, it is important to understand the level of accuracy in those processes. The presentation aims to compare manual categorization of a patent data set with different levels of automatization from a patent search tool working with the same data set.

May 2017

Panelist - Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Conference

Topic: "Initiatives & Innovations In The Technology Underlying Patent Search"

The panel considers initiatives or innovations in the technology underlying patent search tools, and the integration of patent-related information from other sources into the search and analysis process. The panel will discuss criteria when choosing between different patent search and analytics tools.

March 2017

Webinar Panelist - "Data Categorization Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Analysis”

The webinar covered different types of patent categorization methods. Ms. Andrea Davis  shared her best practices and professional experiences to help you get the most out of large data set categorization projects.


December 2016

Speaker - Global IP Exchange

Topic: “Maximizing the Quality of Patent Research Outsourcing”

Abstract: There are specific steps patent attorneys can take in ensuring that the patentability, freedom-to-operate, invalidity and other patent search reports are up to a minimum professional standard and that best practices have been followed in the pursuit of discovering the best references. Participants received practical tips for handling the challenges of managing outsourcing of patent searches.

May 2016

Speaker - Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Conference

Topic: “Manual or Automated? A Patent Searching Comparison”

Abstract: Several kinds of patent searches (FTO, invalidity, collection) were conducted, both with traditional manual searching by professional patent searchers and through various automated and semi-automated patent tools. The results were compared in order to evaluate the quality and usefulness of non-manual patent searching tools.

May 2016

Panelist - Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Conference

Topic: Patent Searcher Certification

The panel discussed a variety of certification schemes-educational standards, ethical standards, and testing.


 Andrea with the International Section participants

Andrea with the International Section participants

September 2015

Patent Searching Grand Prix at the Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC)

Andrea was one of only two patent searchers to represent the United States in the International Section of the Patent Searching Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan.




 Andrea with members of the PIUG Board: Stephen Adams, Martha Yates, Elliott Linder, Susanne Hantos and Sandra Unger.

Andrea with members of the PIUG Board: Stephen Adams, Martha Yates, Elliott Linder, Susanne Hantos and Sandra Unger.

May 2015

2015 Stu Kaback Business Impact Award Winner

Andrea received this award in recognition of her integration and streamlining of NuVasive's patent search workflow; her contribution to due diligence leading to an $80 million acquisition; and, in a case where NuVasive was defendant in an infringement lawsuit, her identification of numerous pieces of prior art that enabled a team of in-house and outside counsel to file a successful inter partes reexamination request, which forced the plaintiff to seek reissue of its own patent with narrowed claims, thus ending the claim of infringement.

May 2015

The Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Service Award

Presented at the PIUG Annual Meeting to individuals who have made a major or sustained contribution to the organization, this award was given to Andrea in recognition of her service to PIUG, for her contributions to the Annual Conference as Program Committee Co-Chair (2013-2014).