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Article One Partners Appoints Tom Shambo as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Surpasses $7 Million in Awards Paid to the Patent Research Community

Successful Sales and Marketing Executive Will Enhance the Company's Ability to Deliver Market-Driven Solutions Tailored to Individual Client Needs

/ -- BONITA SPRINGS, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/19/16 -- Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest intellectual property research community and pioneer in crowd-based prior art searching and the market leader in providing customized patent research and analytics solutions for blue chip corporations and law firms worldwide, today announced that Tom Shambo has joined the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Shambo will draw from almost 20 years of executive sales experience to help drive the company toward market awareness, growth and profitability.

Shambo brings to Article One Partners deep experience of 15 years in the legal services market, as well as an excellent history of translating client needs into time and cost saving solutions. Former customers include 19 of the Financial Times' top 25 financial institutions, all of the top 10 global banks and 16 of the top 25 U.S. law firms.

"I hired Tom as a consultant in the late fall of 2015 to help plan our 2016 approach to Sales and Marketing," said Peter Vanderheyden, President of Article One Partners. "Shambo is a great strategist, leader, and coach who will immediately enhance our team, and over time will drive material efficiencies into the sales function."

Most recently, Shambo was senior vice president of sales and marketing for RenewData Corporation, which was sold in late 2014 to LDiscovery LLC. He previously held executive sales management positions at Autonomy, an HP company, ZANTAZ, Steelpoint Technologies, ePresence and Banyan Systems.

In addition, Article One Partners is announcing that the company has awarded more than seven million dollars ($7M) in financial rewards to its global research community of more than 37,000 researchers in more than 170 countries. "We are seeing an increased need for crowd based research at blue chip companies and IP focused law firms; and our crowd is coming through with the diversity of research our clients need," said Peter Vanderheyden, President, Article One Partners.

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About Article One Partners

Since its founding in 2008, Article One Partners (AOP) has revolutionized the transparency of patent data. Today, AOP is the world's largest patent research community, broadcasting its studies to over one million people and distributing more than $7.0 million in rewards to researchers for their work on over 3,500 client patent studies. AOP is exceptionally successful in identifying non-textual and non-patent literature. The company is a partner to 17 Fortune 100 companies, 74 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers. AOP's client satisfaction rate exceeds 90%.