Formerly Article One Partners (AOP), AOP was acquired in 2017 by RWS. AOP Connect, the platform developed by AOP, remains a central component of RWS's continued crowdsourced IP research offerings.
With a focus on patent quality, RWS continues in AOP's original mission to provide the best information and intelligence regarding patent and IP matters to allow our clients to make the best possible IP related business decisions.
By offering premium compensation, RWS incentivizes our global researcher community to uncover key intelligence. Whether our clients are looking for defensive/invalidity evidence, expanding their monetization programs, or simply refining their innovation plans and focus, RWS delivers tangible evidence to inform and support business decisions.
Today, RWS hosts the world's largest patent research community, having distributed more than $8 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over one thousand client patent studies.