SOURCE: Article One Partners

Article One Partners

May 13, 2014 08:00 ET

Article One Partners Launches New Solutions for Diverse IP Research Needs

Company Aims to Help Clients Innovate, Defend and Monetize Using Crowdsourced IP Research

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - In response to growing client needs, Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest patent research community, has announced an expansion of its product offerings to better accommodate the IP research requests of clients focused on innovation, defense, and monetization. 

The company has moved beyond serving as the "mission-critical" source for crowdsourced IP-related research to provide an array of products including patent-to-standards mapping, market surveys, and competitive risk monitoring services. With the introduction of these new offerings, Article One now serves as a full-service IP research partner for clients by addressing each of their IP research needs.

"Through our latest product offerings, our clients are discovering very interesting things about the use of their own products and technology, gaining insights into new technologies that can improve their products, and understanding better how licensing arrangements are being honored across the globe," said Peter Vanderheyden, Chief Product Officer of Article One Partners.

AOP focuses its research offerings on clients' top IP priorities: innovation, defense, and monetization. From patentability or pre-litigation to landscaping or evidence of use, client use cases span a range of prior art research needs with each use case demanding a different level of research conducted within a specific budget. Article One Partners' new products also provide clients with the tools required to focus on their top line -- revenue.

Mapping Studies help clients determine if their patents may be applicable to standards. In one of the first AOP Studies of this kind, a client asked the AOP researcher community to map a set of patents to known technical standards. Given the client's previous success rates with consultants, the AOP crowd identified about three times the success rate, far exceeding expectations and introducing an exciting new source of revenue for the client. The AOP crowd can also map products to patents to help identify where a particular technology is being used.

Surveys utilize the global crowd to gather technical and business intelligence. Clients run surveys to see if their patents are currently being used or could potentially be used to improve products in the active marketplace. Similarly, clients use Surveys to determine whether products are properly complying with licensing terms or other agreements. Surveys provide a wide breadth of information to help clients make the best IP-related decisions.

For other key IP decisions, early awareness provides the best opportunity to take efficient and effective action. To provide this awareness, Article One Partners created the new AOPWatch service, a specially-tailored competitive intelligence and risk monitoring system. AOPWatch provides clients with the earliest possible awareness as it monitors competitors, industries and technologies. The service offers clients the flexibility to focus on day-to-day operations with the reassurance that their long-term IP goals are still being addressed. 

Whether clients need all-encompassing research to address an important litigation or a few skilled researchers for small-scale projects, Article One Partners is their full-service IP research partner. The company provides the best options across all use cases to ensure the discovered art has utility to meet a client's legal and business strategy needs. Article One Partners provides the research needed to help clients make the best possible IP business decisions.

About Article One Partners
Since its founding in 2008, Article One Partners (AOP) has revolutionized the transparency of patent data. Today, AOP is the world's largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over one million people and distributing more than $5 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over one thousand client patent studies. AOP is exceptionally successful in identifying non-textual and non-patent literature. The company is a partner to 16 Fortune 100 companies, 51 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers. AOP's client satisfaction rate exceeds 90%.

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