Can anyone become a Researcher?

While participating on AOP Connect is open to nearly everyone, there are a few things that can disqualify you from becoming a Researcher or participating in a Study.

You cannot participate as a Researcher on AOP Connect if...

  • You are a patent officer currently or recently employed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • You intend to use your membership on behalf of anyone else.

You can register as a Researcher, but you might be ineligible for certain Patent Studies if…

  • You have a confidentiality agreement with your employer that conflicts with the Study
  • You are employed by a company involved in the Study

Click "Qualify" on the Study page to view the Eligibility Questionnaire prior to participating in a Study.

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