Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest patent research community, today announced that the company has awarded more than $2 million in financial incentives to its global research community. AOP's researchers can earn annual salaries upwards of $60,000, gain control of their careers and experience work-life balance. Among AOP's researchers are many scientists, technologists and academics, including Michael Risch, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law. Risch specializes in patent law, intellectual property and cyberlaw.
"The AOP community is a virtuous circle," said AOP founder and CEO Cheryl Milone. "Our crowdsourced community of researchers takes the complications out of the patent system and is compensated for it based on merit. Many researchers' lives are being changed in the process. The level of trust in the AOP community mirrors the optimism represented by the act of invention itself. I feel honored to be a part of this company and its community. "