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Marshall Phelps of Article One Partners to Provide Best Practices for Creating a Successful IP Strategy at the 2012 IP Business Conference

(June 20, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/20/12 -- Article One Partners (AOP), the world's largest patent research community, announced today that Marshall Phelps, executive advisor and board member, will offer expert commentary as a featured speaker at The IP Business Congress 2012 (IPBC), taking place in Cascais, Portugal, June 24-26, 2012.

WHAT:
Hailed as one of the best IP-focused conferences, IPBC 2012 will focus on the events that have kept IP in the news for the past year, their implications, and what happens next. The 2012 conference features informative sessions on cutting-edge IP value creation issues, led by top-level executives, investors and policy makers.

An industry luminary in IP management and performance, Phelps is among a distinguished panel of speakers that will discuss "The Strategic Route to Success." The session will highlight the importance of "an effective IP strategy that encompasses creation, management and exploitation, and is fully integrated into the overall business."

WHO:
A member of the IP Hall of Fame, Phelps is a respected figure in the field of IP management and performance, pioneering many of its leading strategies, generating unprecedented results and heading IP business and related activities at IBM and Microsoft. As executive adviser and board member of Article One Partners, he is actively engaged in helping businesses and governments to improve patent quality and the patent system. A frequent speaker and author, his book, Burning the Ships: Intellectual Property and the Transformation of Microsoft, was published in 2009.


WHERE:
Sala 1,
Hotel Cascais Miragem, Cascais, Portugal

WHEN:
June 26, 2012, from 4:10-5:40 p.m.

HOW:
To learn more about The IP Business Congress 2012, please visit http://www.ipbusinesscongress.com/.

About Article One Partners
Article One Partners (AOP) has revolutionized the transparency of patent data. Today, AOP is the world's largest patent research community. The company has distributed requests for prior art research to more than one million scientists and technologists using a global online human search engine. AOP is active in 188 countries, presents search requests in 10 languages and is exceptionally successful in identifying key foreign language evidence, non-textual and non-patent literature. The company is a partner to 16 Fortune 100 companies, 52 Forbes Global 2000 and 7 of the top 10 US patent filers. AOP's client satisfaction rate exceeds 90%.

AOP has a distinguished Board, led by Marshall Phelps, the former head of patents and licensing at IBM and Microsoft. Founded in 2008 by patent community leader, inventor and entrepreneur, CEO Cheryl Milone, the company's product offerings have been called "revolutionary" and "game changing" by leading authorities. In short, many consider AOP to be the new industry standard.

About IP Business Congress
The fifth IP Business Congress (IPBC) will once again be hosted by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine at Portugal's leading conference venue, the Hotel Cascais Miragem, near Lisbon, from 24th to 26th June 2012.

In just four years, the IPBC has established itself as the forum for senior thought leaders who specialise in the business of intellectual property to come together to discuss cutting-edge issues around IP value creation. In these uncertain times, such an agenda is more relevant than ever. Portugal has experienced the fastest growth in innovation performance among EU member states over recent years, and is also Europe's gateway to Brazil -- one of the world's fastest-growing economies. This makes it the perfect venue for the IPBC 2012.

Previous IPBCs in Amsterdam (2008), Chicago (2009), Munich (2010) and San Francisco (2011) have clearly demonstrated that an event which brings together high-level attendees and speakers from the corporate, political, advisory and financial sectors to discuss the cutting-edge issues in IP and intellectual capital value creation will attract high-level delegates from around the world.

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