I have expertise in the following subjects:

  • Chemistry and chemical engineering — organic, inorganic, industrial, biotech, pharmaceutical
  • Polymers, plastics, adhesives, coatings, and resins
  • Energy, gasification, and synthetic fuels
  • Refining and petrochemistry
  • Consumer products and health care
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Web and computer applications

My search expertise covers:

  • Multi-faceted topics taking full advantage of database indexing and advanced search and review functionality
  • Complex substructure and Markush query searches in support of pharmaceutical, agriculture, herbicide, and pesticide applications
  • Report output as spreadsheets with links to sources for reviewing documents and legal status

My resources include:

  • Online services: STN, PatBase, Questel, ProQuest Dialog, Derwent Innovation
  • Chemical Abstracts CAPLUS indexing and REGISTRY/MARPAT structure searching
  • Merged Markush Service (MMS from Questel) structure searching covering Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)
  • PatBase Chemical Explorer
  • Subscription database expertise: Derwent World Patents Index, EnCompass Literature and EnCompass Patent
  • BizInt Smart Charts