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Article One Partners Hires Prominent IP Attorney to Head Growing Services Demand at the World’s Largest IP Research Community

New talent will enhance the company’s ability to deliver high quality for market driven IP solutions tailored to individual client needs

Vermont, November 3, 2016 – Article One Partners (AOP), the world’s largest intellectual property research community, pioneer in crowd-based prior art searching, and market leader in providing customized patent research and analytics solutions for blue chip corporations and law firms worldwide, today announced that Tim Brisson, Esq. has joined the company as General Counsel and Client Evangelist. In this role, Brisson will draw from almost 25 years of experience in the patent and IP world.

“The exciting part about this new opportunity is the fact that I’ve been on all sides of IP issues and engaged on all aspects of IP management from innovation to litigation to monetization.  My new role at AOP gives me the opportunity to leverage that experience on behalf of our clients,” said Brisson. “I’m excited to work with clients to help them solve problems, make great IP business decisions, and deliver high-quality research and innovative IP-related services.”

An inventor himself, Brisson was recently the Director of Innovation and Lead Patent Counsel for IpCreate. He was also previously general patent counsel for HopTo, formerly Graphon.  Before that he was in private practice supporting high tech clients  as a shareholder for Sierra Patent Group and a technician for the US Air Force.

With regard to the hire, AOP President Peter Vanderheyden commented:

“Tim brings a wealth of experience as an IP attorney and will immediately add value to the client experience. He’s a real advocate for our clients and understands first hand the need for reliable quality.  In addition, Tim is a real believer in AOP, our value proposition, our platform and our community.”

In addition, Article One Partners recently hired Chris Brothers, a recent law graduate and a former AOP Researcher. Chris will be focused on marketing planning and execution.  He is helping create and implement new marketing strategies and programs to drive increased awareness of the compelling and growing AOP value proposition in IP research.

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About Article One Partners

Since its founding in 2008, Article One Partners (AOP) has revolutionized the way patent searches are performed. Today, AOP is the world’s largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over one million people and distributing more than $7.8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 4,200 client patent studies. AOP is exceptionally proven 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%.


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