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Article One Partners Launches Public Review of NTP Patents Asserted Against Mobile & Smartphone Industry

Thursday, December 09, 2010

New York, NY -- Article One Partners today announced that patents held by NTP Incorporated are the focus of three new requests for research, known as Patent Studies. NTP was made famous for its litigation against BlackBerry® maker Research-in-Motion (RIM) that resulted in a $612M settlement. New litigation by NTP has expanded the assertion of patent infringement to other top players in the mobile and smartphone industry. Article One Partners' global community of Researchers is challenged with a request to research evidence predating the patent claims.

Since 2006, NTP has filed suit against 13 defendants in separate cases, asserting up to eight NTP patents related to the delivery of electronic mail over wireless communications systems. NTP has filed suit in the Eastern District of Virginia against the following defendants as named in the litigations: Alltel Corp.; Apple Inc.; AT&T Mobility, LLC; Google Inc.; HTC Corp.; LG Electronics Inc.; Microsoft Corp.; Motorola Inc.; Palm Inc.; Sprint Nextel Corp.; T-Mobile USA Inc.; Verizon Wireless; and Yahoo! Inc.


Researchers with Article One can earn $10,000 U.S. or more for each of the three Studies. In addition, Researchers earn profit sharing points for active participation in the Study and the AOP Community. Read below for details on the Patent Studies and what to look for. Then visit for additional details and to submit responses.


Researchers can review the NTP Patent Studies at and submit relevant prior art. Prior art is evidence of publicly available information predating a patent's invention, which teaches, or renders obvious, the patent claims. Prior art knowledge and evidence may come from published content anywhere in the world and in any language. This includes: previous patents; news or academic publications; non-digitized documents such as textbooks; or any public document provided to others, including conference or academic papers and business materials. Prior art is often found in documents tucked away in a file cabinet years ago, or in the back corner of a library.

Patent Study Details:

Article One Partners has launched three Patent Studies requesting prior art that provides a path to invalidity. Prior art submitted, preferably non-patent literature, must not already be known based on the history of the patents at the Patent Office. The Rewards are guaranteed to be paid to the Researchers who submit the highest quality prior art for each of the three distinct Studies.

These patents are the subject of several reexaminations. As a result of the reexaminations, only some of the claims of each patent have been accepted. Prior art of interest will be directed to the accepted claims, which are specified in the full details for each Patent Study. For more information about Article One Partners, please visit

Article One Partners and AOP are service marks of Article One Partners, LLC. All other product and company names are the trademarks and property of their respective owners. © 2010. Article One Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

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