Patrick W. Gross Joins Article One Partners Board of Directors

By Press Releases
February 9, 2010

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent validation firm, today announced that Patrick W. Gross has joined its Board of Directors. Gross was an influential member of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s staff, has been the chairman, vice chairman, founder, co-founder and trustee of a large number of public service organizations, and a board member and executive of more than 24 public and private companies.

Mr. Gross is the Chairman of the Lovell Group, a private investment and advisory firm, where he applies his extensive business expertise to a portfolio of growing technology and internet commerce companies. He has had an extraordinary business career, and currently sits on the boards of six publicly traded companies, including Capital One, Waste Management, Rosetta Stone, Career Education Corporation and Taleo Corporation.

“We are delighted to welcome Patrick Gross to the Board of Article One Partners,” said Cheryl Milone, founder and CEO of Article One Partners. “He possesses extraordinary knowledge about all facets of business development, and has particular expertise in guiding technology companies during periods of significant growth such as Article One is now experiencing.”

Patrick Gross was a founder of American Management Systems in 1970, providing leading-edge applications of information technology services and enterprise software solutions to major corporations and government agencies (now owned by CGI). Over three decades, Mr. Gross helped AMS expand to 8,000 associates serving clients throughout North America, Europe and beyond, and grow into a company with annual revenues exceeding a billion dollars.

“The Board will benefit greatly from the insights and judgment Pat developed from his success leading AMS,” said Milone. “We will also benefit from his deep industry knowledge in the fields of technology and intellectual property, where he has been a thought leader and business developer for more than thirty-five years, both in the United States and throughout the world.”

“Article One continues to see a dramatic acceleration in client demand from Fortune 1000 clients, law firms and others, as well as notable recognition from the White House,” said Paul DiGiammarino, president of Article One Partners. “Pat’s extensive experience serving major corporations in the enterprise software and information technology sectors is a strong addition for Article One as we continue to scale our business. The breadth of his experience with companies across the United States and internationally, as well as with major government agencies around the world, will also be of tremendous benefit.”

Patrick has simultaneously created highly successful businesses while mastering complex scientific and technological fields like those found in the intellectual property sector.

“Patrick has been a leading force in helping many companies to navigate the welcome challenges brought on by rapid and sustained growth. His guidance will be invaluable to the Article One Board of Directors, which continues to implement best in class practices and procedures to ensure our position as the world’s premier provider of patent validation services,” continued Milone. “I speak for the entire management team in welcoming Pat and the insights and experience he brings to our company.”

Mr. Gross holds leadership positions in a number of non-profit organizations, including: Advisory Board, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Trustee, Aspen Institute; Founder and Former Chairman, World Affairs Council; Chairman, Research and Policy Committee, Committee for Economic Development; Vice-Chairman, Council for Excellence in Government; Vice Chairman of the Board, Georgetown University Hospital; Director, All Kind of Minds Institute; and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MSE degree from the University of Michigan and a BES degree from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

About Article One Partners

Article One Partners is the world’s largest patent validation firm. It employs a global human search engine in many languages to locate, identify, analyze and present previously undisclosed evidence of patent validity from anywhere in the world. The comprehensive nature and success of the Article One method is helping to legitimize the validity of all patents. Community members, our Advisors, who submit undisclosed evidence can earn up to $50,000 per research project and share in five percent (5%) of Article One’s net annual profit.

Article One clients sponsor research Studies for many reasons, including to assist with patent litigation, to strength pending patents and to resolve other crucial patent validity issues. The result is a highly rewarded community that provides a citizen’s review of patent validity. This review justifies the monopoly pricing that patents effectively confer upon their owners. It also serves to energize the U.S. patent reform movement. To learn more about Article One, or to become a member of our community, 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.

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