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  • Crowdsourcing IP Research: From Novelty to Best Practice
    Crowdsourcing IP Research: From Novelty to Best Practice
    Peter Vanderheyden, COO, RWS IP Research Recorded: Dec 18 2018 42 mins
    Join RWS IP Research COO Peter Vanderheyden for a live webinar on how crowdsourcing your prior art can serve as a best practice for your IP research. What was once a novel and uncertain methodology has been reliably used to kill bad patents in litigation, monetize patent portfolios and even provide competitive analyses. In 40 minutes, we will discuss:

    •Why crowdsourcing is particularly suited for infringement cases, monetization efforts and even competitive intelligence;
    •A walk through of results illustrative of a crowdsourced search;
    •How RWS uniquely approaches the crowdsourcing process for purposes of finding prior art;
    •How technology plays a role and the advantage of our AOP Connect™ platform;
    •How crowdsourcing can help you to efficiently and effectively manage discovery risk and confidentiality; and more.

    About the Presenter

    Peter Vanderheyden is COO of RWS IP Research where he brings over 30 years of experience across all business disciplines from finance to product management and entrepreneurial startups. Prior to joining RWS, Mr. Vanderheyden was the Chief Executive Officer of Article One Partners where he led a team that developed AOP Connect and helped revolutionize the way that IP research is conducted through crowdsourcing. While vice president and Managing Director of LexisNexis’s Global IP Solutions, his team developed both TotalPatent and PatentOptiimizer, while spearheading the first truly semantic search engine for technical/patent content.

    Mr. Vanderheyden earned a BS in Business from the University of Minnesota with undergrad certification in math, science and engineering. Mr. Vanderheyden also has a US Patent to his credit.


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