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Strong Client Demand for Crowd Based Prior Art in 2015 for Article One Partners

249 Days ago

AOP Crowd Sourcing Now More Than 35,000 in Over 40 Countries

BONITA SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - Article One Partners, the world's largest intellectual property research community, today announced strong 2015 financial performance stemming from substantial increase in client contracts from their expanding line of services in the second half of 2015.

"Our team's ability to truly partner with our clients has allowed us to expand the breadth of our offerings to meet their growing needs. Our research helps our clients make the best possible IP related business decisions whether they're defending themselves, innovating, or monetizing their IP assets. The research is now supported by our unique AOP Connect platform to enable secure review and analysis of the information we produce during our research," said AOP's President, Peter Vanderheyden. "I'm proud of the team we've assembled and the results they're achieving for our clients every day, and I'm further inspired by the growth and increased interest for our offerings as we deliver business value to our clients."

2015 highlights include:

  • Surpassed $6.8M in awards paid to our talented research community which now surpasses 35,000 registered members, in over 40 countries covering virtually every area of technology.

  • Released AOP Connect, added common law trademark research and critical reference highlighting capability that adds to our keyword heat map tools to provide a total suite of functionality, all focused on reducing cost and improving ROI on client research.

  • Surpassed over 700 total studies in 2015, approximately 170 of which helped our clients in litigation and IPR cases, and over 215 of which were studies of Evidence of Use and Standard Mapping. AOP has now run over 1500 studies for litigation/IPR matters and over 3,000 studies in total.

  • Significant interest and growth in our patent claim drafting service: which is helping clients file higher quality and more innovative patents by avoiding claims that are encumbered by prior.

Plans for 2016 include another record year of new clients and growth, starting with a major product release in March 2016, as always, built with and for our industry leading clients.

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 $6.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 3,000 client patent studies. AOP is exceptionally successful in identifying non-textual and non-patent literature. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers. AOP's client satisfaction rate exceeds 90%.