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Harit Mohan

Harit Mohan Agency Contractor

Patent Search Expert with 7+ Years Experience

India - 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

75% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
0 hours

Branko Cvokic

Branko Cvokic

Computer skills, Translation, Ubuntu linux, data entry

Serbia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

I have more than 15 years experience translating from English to Serbian. I have translated books, articles and an apps for Android and software in general. I have more than 20 years of experience in computers in general and more than 6 years experience in LINUX software. I am an Android user for more than 7 years. My English is fluent. As a person who work with clients every day, for many years, I will try, responsibly, to work in the best interest for the client.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
0 hours

John Pinckney

John Pinckney


United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Attorney, Pinckney Law Firm, Bluffton, South Carolina, 2011 to present. Bankruptcy and Tax practice in Bluffton, South Carolina. Filed bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 13 and 11 for small businesses and individuals in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Resolved Tax Controversy matters before IRS concerning Levy Releases, Offers in Compromise, Penalty Abatements, and Appeals Conferences, and discharged tax liabilities through the Bankruptcy Court.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours

Simone Monti

Simone Monti

Translator, English to Italian, I.T.,

Italy - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Native Italian (Tuscan) fluent in English available for translation work from English to Italian and viceversa. I have a degree from the university of Florence in law and am therefore well versed in legal matters. I also have extensive computer experience and a passion for history. My professional experience includes marketing Italian brands for sale in English speaking markets. I've traveled extensively and place high value on cultural awareness as the foundation of effective translation.My wife is American and teaches English and works as a translator and interpreter as well. We often collaborate on jobs and together offer a truly comprehensive service.

64% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
9 hours

Melissa Lind

Melissa Lind

Pharmacist Writer/Researcher in Medicine, Health, and Fitness

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I am a freelance technical writer and researcher with a degree in pharmacy specializing in health, nutrition and medicine, family and parenting, women's issues, men's issues, entertainment, lifestyle and fitness, local and green topics. I am able to write in a wide range of styles from personal and informal to educational and scientific/technical. I am also skilled at SEO writing with specified keyword density and web content writing in a wide variety of topics along with rewriting targeted articles. I can do fast rewrites and article production when the source is provided and am very skilled at web research which is one of my specialties. I have a wealth of personal knowledge in many areas surrounding the health care market including personal health, nutrition, fitness, family issues and medicine and I have access to a number of scientific and medical resources and references that others may not due to my standing as a health professional. I have over 20 years’ experience as a medical, educational and clinical research professional. In addition to web content article production and reports on medical, health and nutrition topics, I am also skilled at web posting and forum/message board topics and coordination. I have been instrumental in providing secondary research and background health and business information, including SEC filing and financial information for high-level strategic business development with large pharmaceutical and other health care entities. I have designed and produced curriculum for college level allied health courses as well as scientific reports and professional presentations for large medical meetings using power point and corresponding reference and educational material. I also have experience in web-design and excellent editing skills. Having been born and educated in the United States, I am certainly a native English speaker skilled at wordsmithing using correct grammar and appropriate sentence structure.

96% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
195 hours

Kelly T.

Kelly T.

Corporate Paralegal

United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

I am a professional corporate paralegal with over 5 years of experience working in the legal field. I specialize in contract drafting & review, legal research, corporate law, and intellectual property law. I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine and a master's degree in Legal Studies from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
577 hours

Awais A.

Awais A. Agency Contractor

Web data scraper specialist using .Net, Java and c++

Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Over the past 3 years, I have developed scraping tools, crawlers and Mobile applications. My major specialties are : -Java, C# and C++ languages -MySQL, Oracle and SQL, -Data Scrapping and Web Crawler tools, -Free/expired domain finder applications - Auto Email Applications I have scraped -LinkedIn -Tweeter -Yelp -Amazon, -ebay and many other well structured webistes.

Associated with: Digitech Outsourcing Solutions (DOS) Agency

90% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
144 hours

Neza glace D.

Neza glace D.

Graphic Artist / ABAPER

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 33

As a freelance and an experienced and learned individual I possess strong technical skills and ability to have a presentable designs and develop systems to maintain graphics and websites for users. II am also flexible working on a team and contribute efficiently. I have a strong understanding of the internet space. I am also an ABAPER.

54% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
434 hours