July 2018 Crowd Researchers of the Month
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July 2018 Crowd Researchers of the Month

Each month we like to recognize the top performing Crowd researchers for their outstanding work in the AOP Connect™ platform.  The top Researcher of the Month (ROTM) receives a $500 reward for their contributions and each of the runners-up receive $50.

Congratulations go out to our top researchers for July 2018:

  • meticulous_researcher ($500)
  • HyperInfo
  • IPTornado
  • PhDScholar
  • Saindhava

Read the below interview with our top Researcher of the Month to find out more about what it’s like to be a researcher for the only company that crowdsources IP searches.

AOP User Name




What is your profession?

Patent Analyst

What is your education background?

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication), M.tech (Software Systems)

What, if any, experience do you have in patent research?

7 years

What skills are the most useful in your research with AOP?

1) Passion for reading
2) Forming the right search startegy

How did you first learn about AOP?

Through a friend

What languages do you speak?

English and Hindi

What do you enjoy most about being an AOP Researcher?

Getting paid to find a relevant prior art and flexibility of working hours

What is the most challenging aspect of AOP Research?

Huge community of highly qualified and diligent researchers to compete with is the most challenging aspect of Article One Research

How can AOP improve your researching experience?

Providing reviewer comments on each submitted prior-art would help in refining the research criterion

What online or offline resources do you use in your research? (i.e. IEEE Xplore, PubMed, Library, etc.)

Google Patents, Espacenet, IEEE Xplore, Google Scholar, Science Direct, ACM

What have you learned about researching, technology, or patents since joining Article One?

Public studies offer variety of technological domains for prior art search. Hence, I get to learn a new technological domain with each new open study. Participating in studies is a great learning experience. Patents and Non-patent Literature have a different styles of information presentation and hence different approach has to be followed while searching each of them

How will you use your reward money?

I will use a small part of it for donation to Kerela flood victims and other for personal use

Would you recommend researching with AOP to a friend or colleague? Why or why not?

Yes, I would recommend researching with Article One to friend or colleague as it is a great learning cum earning platform

What are your Top 3 Tips for being an AOP Researcher?

  1. Thorough study/understanding of study patent
  2. Understand the context as mere searching for keywords and synonyms is not helpful
  3. Last but not the least, “Early bird catches the worm”. So do not delay submissions if you find a relevant prior art .

What is the most exciting story or discovery you have made while searching for prior art?

Getting a deep dive into latest technologies which we use in day to day life but might not be aware of the operational aspect of it For example electronic payment gateways

Article One Partners (AOP) offers a full spectrum of research options to address your specific project goals and budget requirements. From traditional research performed by proven subject matter experts, to crowdsourced research from our Crowd, AOP has the right solution for your matter. Find out more.