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.