SOURCE: Article One Partners

Article One Partners

January 07, 2014 08:00 ET

Ruud Peters, Former Philips Chief IP Officer, Joins Article One Partners Board

IP Legend Brings Over 35 Years of Experience to Board and Highlights International Nature of AOP Brand

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest patent research community, today announced that Ruud Peters has joined the Article One Partners Board of Directors. As the former Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Philips, Peters will be instrumental in contributing to the strategic direction of AOP from his new position on the board.

Peters' appointment highlights the international nature of Article One Partners' business. After more than 35 years at Philips, a Global Fortune 500 company and AOP's top client, Peters has shaped the AOP business model with his insights. With this experience, he will be an important member of the team as the company continues to evolve its strategy to meet client demands.

"I'm delighted to join the Article One Partners Board. Having been a key customer for the past number of years, I came to understand firsthand the value that they can bring to an enterprise," Peters said. "I also see significant potential for Article One to grow and expand the value proposition across the patent lifecycle, from acquisition, to monetization, to defensive litigation."

Intellectual property strategy and the use of highly relevant prior art is becoming increasingly more critical in business decisions. Article One Partners looks forward to adding Peters' knowledge of the industry to their Board.

"I'm thrilled to welcome a true icon in the IP industry to the board of Article One," said Marshall Phelps, CEO of Article One Partners. "His innovative experience as a practitioner in the field and as a customer of Article One will be invaluable to us and inform our strategy and product direction. We welcome him with enthusiasm."

During his time at Philips, Peters was responsible for patent and licensing in a number of fields, including telecommunications, medical systems, and information systems, among others. He has also participated in numerous standards bodies, such as the International Organization for Standardization and European Telecommunications Standards Institute, offering important contributions to current international IP policies.

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 growing its research community to include more than 30,000 patent researchers from 170 countries. To date, researchers have received more than $5 million in rewards 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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