Comprehensive Prior Art Research
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Article One motivates and manages the crowd to perform this comprehensive and exhaustive prior art search.
Value: The diversity of AOP’s full crowd, along with AOP’s research team supporting and informing the community with client-approved guidance.
Researchers: Full Crowd (27,000+ registered researchers), plus AOP Special Ops.
AOP Special Ops: An in-house, dedicated team built for general and specific research support. AOP Special Ops specialize in key technologies, geographies and languages (Japanese, Korean, German, etc.) and conducts a baseline search to support the Crowd’s research. They are employees of Article One and are not eligible to win any rewards.
Duration of Study: 5 Weeks
Common uses: Litigation, licensing, pre-litigation, due diligence, patent purchasing.
Optional Upgrades: Increase the reward to Researchers, customize the Study duration and add additional meetings with your Study manager with our Premium option.
AOP hires 2 Expert AOP Researchers, augmented by AOP Special Ops to conduct a short term prior art search.
Value: Participants are winners from our full crowd, who have consistently performed well in specific technology areas. They conduct a lower cost, shorter-term research project for directional view of prior art.
Researchers: 2 Expert AOP Researchers selected from the Crowd plus “AOP Special Ops”
Duration of Study: 10 Days
Common uses: Litigation, licensing, pre-litigation, due diligence, patent purchasing
Optional Upgrades: Increase the number of Expert AOP Researchers who participate.
AOP creates a small cohort of 10 AOP Researchers who are under NDA.
Value: Participants are winners on prior Studies and conduct a low-cost, fast search, providing a directional view of prior art for claim construction or obvious invalidation
Researchers: 10 Researchers Self-Select from Crowd
Duration of Study: 48 Hours
Common uses: Patentability, State-of-the-Art
"Article One is one more arrow in our IP defense strategy quiver. There are many weak “ but expensive “ claims. It's strategically important to knock them out early. We were looking for prior art that was 10 to 15 years old; the best sources were the people who were active in our industry during the 1990s. Using Article One was an excellent way for us to reach these companies and individuals in our prior art search."
David Latner - General Counsel, BlueCat Networks
- Patent Intelligence Reports
Receive customized quarterly reports that focus on patent information relevant to your market, including identification of relevant non-practicing entities, patent acquisitions and disposals, and pertinent litigation.
- AOP Rank
Increase the accessibility of your reference collection with this filtering tool. A highly effective screening tool for text-based concepts that allows rapid filtering of the collection across multiple variables.
- AOP Map
Increase the value of your reference collections with this mapping tool. An automated semantic analysis of the results from multiple Article One projects that allows Clients to quickly analyze concepts over the entire collection of studies.
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