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  1. Harit Mohan

    Harit Mohan Agency Contractor

    Patent Search Expert with 7+ Years Experience

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    1. Landscape Services: 1.1 Patent Landscape 1.2 Patent/ IP Watch (Monthly Updates) 1.3 Portfolio Analysis 1.4 Competitive Intelligence 1.5 Non Patent Literature (NPL) Landscapes 1.6 White Space Analysis & more… 2. Prosecution Services: 2.1 Patentability 2.2 FTO/ Clearance (National, Regional & Global) 2.3 State of Art & more… 3. Litigation Services: 3.1 Validity/ Invalidity 3.2 Infringement Analysis 3.3 Claim Charts & more… 4. Specialized Services: 4.1 Chemical structure searches (Markush, Polymers, Reactions etc.) 4.2 Biosequence searches (Nucleic Acids, Peptides & Polypeptides) 4.3 Patent drafting 4.4 Patent illustrations 4.5 Clinical Trial searches 4.6 Customized data mining & more… 5. Database Knowledge: 5.1 LexisNexis® TotalPatent®, Thomson Innovation, PatBase, MicroPatent, Questel etc. 5.2 STN Databases (DGENE, PCTGEN, USGENE, CAPLUS, MARPAT, REGISTRY etc.) 5.3 EBSCO, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, PubMed, IEEE, Scopus etc.

    Associated with: Signicent Information Solutions LLP

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

    CA Lawyer Online - Dave Johnston

    CA Lawyer Online

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1

    Get legal answers you can understand; without confusing legal jargon. Know and Protect your rights BEFORE you find yourself in court, with answers when you need them! When it comes to legal services, can you afford to make a wrong decision? Fixing problems later almost always costs more than avoiding them in the first place. Ensure that you get both solid legal and business advice in all types of matters. Let my experience put you in control of your legal challenges so you can concentrate on other aspects of your life. If I can't handle your legal problem, I will help you find someone who can. Unfortunately, Law and justice are not always the same! Running my own consulting company provided me with valuable experience negotiating, problem solving and working through confrontational issues. My accomplishments, business experiences, education and interests are my means to providing you the services you seek. Let me put my tenacious attitude and strategic mindset to work for you! Whether you are unsure if you need a lawyer, face your first legal situation, need help to handle existing problems, or want a second opinion, please contact me. If you need help in any of the following areas, I can assist you: • General Legal Services • Custom Contracts & Reusable Templates • e-Business Policies • Legal Compliance Audits • Negotiation Support • ADA, HIPAA & Federal Law Compliance • Debtor-Creditor • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • Fair Credit Reporting Act • Judgment, Liens, Garnishment • Housing Problems • Consumer Cases • Business Plans • Corp, Partnership, LLC, LLP • Non-Profit - 501(c)(3) • Director, Officer Indemnification • Shareholder Agreements • Homeowner Association Disputes • Criminal Law • Small Claims • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning In addition, employers or clients saved over $53 million during a 15-year period using my expertise in Information Systems Consulting and Management Consulting. Copyright 2013 CA Lawyer Online NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The information in or provided through this website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Each legal issue is different and the information contained on this website may not apply to your case. You should be aware that the Statute of Limitations (the deadline imposed by law within which you may bring a lawsuit) may severely limit the time remaining for you to file any potential claims you may have. Legal information is not legal advice. Therefore, no person should act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney. This Web site may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Because I am an attorney licensed in California and Oregon and admitted to practice before the federal courts, you will only receive legal advice applicable to California, Oregon and/or federal law. You should not consider anything contained on this website to be a guarantee or prediction of result. Prior results are provided for general information purposes only and do not guaranty, warranty or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. This Web site is not intended to be advertising and the Law Offices of David C. Johnston does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Web site in a state where this Web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. In the event that any information on this website does not fully conform with regulations in any jurisdiction, this law firm will not accept representation based on that information. I do not collect any information about you other than what you provide to me through chat, by email, or over the phone. To demonstrate my commitment to informed disclosure and to accurately communicate any use of your personally identifiable information, you are directed to read all oDesk policies, to include at minimum the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. To the extent the State Bar rules require me to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, CA Lawyer Online designates David C. Johnston, with offices and contact information as currently listed with the State Bars of California and Oregon, as the attorney responsible for this CA LAWYER ONLINE oDesk listing. Before you become my client, or I become your attorney, several procedures, including checks for conflicts of interest, must be performed. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this website or by merely chatting with or by sending email to CA LAWYER ONLINE.

    $90.00 /hr
    44 hours
    5.00
  3. Alen Rose Alia

    Alen Rose Alia

    Data Analyst, Expert in Web Research, PDF conversion, Email Handling

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    My main objective is to provide a good and quality output to meet clients satisfaction. I have been working for 3 years in an outsourcing company here in the Philippines which is located at Mandaue City Cebu. I am part in a Legal Team who are processing legal documents as a Data Analyst. I am a good analyst especially for converting legal documents into electronic and also expert in web research. My experience with my current employer would be my great asset to work with different types of projects. Lastly, I am hardworking and honest person and a fast learner too.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Timothy Cover

    Timothy Cover

    Meticulous Excel-Spreadsheet Designer & Writer/Editor/Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    With recent legal training and seven years' work experience in a small-business accounting office, I have learned and acquired the skill of completing detailed, accurate work within set deadlines. Remembering the little things as well as the big picture is essential to good writing and to designing financial spreadsheets. Concise, persuasive, and well-edited writing was a strong focus in my law-school studies. (I recently graduated from law school and am licensed to practice law in California and the State of Washington.) I'm eager to assist writers in any facet of document editing—from proofreading, to style critique, to content review. And don't worry, I won't introduce "legalese"; I believe that simple, clear, direct content is best. The important thing is for your message to be heard. In the seven years I worked as a bookkeeper for hospitality and real-estate-development enterprises, I gained considerable skill with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. I succeeded in providing my employer with spreadsheets that automated many aspects of our data entry and accounting calculations. (See my portfolio for a sample of my work.) Most of those projects involved importing and exporting data between Excel and our accounting software. Most also required me to create fairly complex macros, so I have some knowledge of VBA code. Using Excel features such as conditional formatting, data validation, conditional macros, and worksheet protection, I was able to design applications that could be safely and easily used by employees who were unfamiliar with Excel. My bookkeeping work also gave me experience in high-volume data entry and financial reconciliations. Being able to quickly enter data without errors was one of my strong points.

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  5. Lisa K.

    Lisa K.

    Transcription, IT Support, Administrative Work

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    With 20 years experience in IT Administration, Legal Administrative Support and Transcription, and Medical Transcription and Office Management, I am experienced, dedicated, and detail-oriented. I now have a career working from home as it best fits my lifestyle, and will deliver very high quality work in a short period of time. You will not be disappointed in the value that you get when using me for all of your administrative needs.

    $16.67 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  6. Jenni R.

    Market Research Analyst

    United States - Last active: 10/29/2013 - Tests: 6

    Email Address Verifier >My service includes =List Management =Custom contact lists =List maintenance >Data Maintenance =Validations =Updates =Re-formatting >Contact Management =Emails management >Expert in the field of Data Harvesting/ Scraping, Research, Administrative Proficient in Office Applications (Word,Excel) >Overall Experience of 2 Years in Database Management >I am seeking opportunities that will help me to share my knowledge and skills and to continue learning other ideas and skills that I will use for the benefit of your company. >Being a full time oDesk professional, I'm always at your service. A highly reliable oDesk provider

    $3.89 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Alessandro Fiorenzi

    Alessandro Fiorenzi

    Computer Forensics, IT Security, corporate compliance

    Italy - Last active: 08/20/2013

    I am ready to be hired by you for the post of Information Security Consultant or Computer Forensics. I have all the skills and experience that makes me a competitive candidate for this post. I have had an ideal prospect and am ready to accept any new challenges that may be put in front of me. If given an opportunity to work for your company I will fulfil the given work with utmost dedication and loyalty. I have more than 10 years experience working as Information Security Expert and Computer Forensics Expert. I also have good experience working with corporate compliance. I am ready to start working for you today.

    $83.33 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  8. Trinh Nguyên

    Trinh Nguyên

    Legal Consultant - Translator - Executive Assistant

    Vietnam - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    Graduating from Ho Chi Minh University of Law (Advanced Program, major in Commercial and International Law) and currently completing Bachelor Degree of English Literature. Have much experience working in legal field as well as working as a translator or Assistant. Being an active person with good communication skill and hard - working. Get used to high pressure working environment and be willing to solve any problem.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Manpreet Singh

    Manpreet Singh Agency Contractor

    Research Analyst and Developer

    India - Last active: 10/30/2014 - Tests: 4

    From last four years Our team is developing different solutions in online web services. Providing solutions to different clients with below services 1) Website Designing and Development. 2) Website Re-Designing/Re-Modeling. 3) Project Management. 4) Social Media Optimization. 5) Online Brand Management 6) Local Web Promotion 7) Network Security 8) Protocols Creation. 9) Research in web solutions and Strategy planing We had delivered services to clients in their PHD and M.Tech thesis on different projects also. Believe in opportunity Given to us any time. We are delivering Quality with time constraints and want to have great relationship with clients.

    Associated with: MindFord Development Services

    $5.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00