SOURCE: Article One Partners

Article One Partners

January 28, 2014 07:00 ET

As Patent Wars Dominate Industry, Article One Partners Delivers to Clients

Using Crowdsourced Research, Company Offers Tailored Products to Meet Growing Client Demands

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - As ongoing patent wars dominate headlines and board room discussions, Article One Partners (AOP) continues to gain momentum and industry recognition in response to growing demand for its crowdsourced patent research. Powered by the world's largest patent research community, AOP has saved its clients millions of dollars to date through successful prior art searches. These savings will increase as patent wars and the need for quality prior art research continue to multiply in 2014.

"Patent quality is one of the biggest problems facing businesses in the world today," said AOP Chief Executive Officer Marshall Phelps. Phelps, known for his trailblazing work in patent strategy and management during his time at Microsoft and IBM, joined Article One Partners as the new CEO in late 2013. "AOP has already proven its ability to resolve patent quality issues for hundreds of clients, from Microsoft and Philips to many small and medium sized businesses."

AOP delivers value to its clients in a way that other firms cannot match. With a readily expanding product base, Article One Partners has developed its offerings to include a variety of search options and field intelligence services. Clients use such products when handling pre-litigation, litigation, freedom to operate, product clearance, patent purchasing and licensing situations.

Unlike traditional prior art search firms (TPAFs), AOP harnesses the power of a global crowd of 30,000 researchers from 170 countries. Since its founding in 2008, Article One Partners has launched over 1,000 research studies and distributed over $5,000,000 in rewards to its researcher community. The capabilities of a small group of traditional researchers cannot even begin to compare to the skills of thousands of international researchers experienced in a variety of fields, languages, and industries.

Research with Article One Partners is also a cost-effective alternative to traditional research options. At a TPAF, research is conducted by one or a few individuals. The basic search costs a flat fee, while specific searches for non-English, non-patent, or non-US literature references incur additional charges. At AOP, the various search products are charged on a flat fee basis that is inclusive of all art types; no additional fees for unique reference types.

Article One Partners recently added Ruud Peters, former Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Philips, to its Board of Directors. With the combined experience and expertise of Peters and Phelps, a host of new research products and service offerings, and a strong market demand for quality prior art research, AOP is poised to continue its upward trajectory into the coming year.

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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