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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. Branko Cvokic

    Branko Cvokic

    Computer skills, Translation, Ubuntu linux, data entry

    Serbia - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    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. 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. 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.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. James K.

    James K.

    Trial consultant/Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 2

    I have over thirty-five years experience in as an author, editor and consultant with particular expertise in psychology and the law. Litigation support services offered include assisting clients in all stages of litigation including trial preparation such as witness interviews, subpoena preparation, legal research (Fastcase, WestLaw, and Lexis-Nexis) and litigation strategy, drafting of legal documents (briefs, memorandum of law, pleadings, motion practice, discovery requests), exhibit preparation, client support and communication, preparation of direct/cross examination questions, voir dire questions and jury selection, second chair trial services, and post-conviction case analysis for appellate and/or collateral review. Experienced with State (New Jersey) and Federal (District Court, Circuit Court of Appeals) Court Rules, criminal and civil procedures as well as formatting required for submission of legal documents. I specialization in criminal matters and appeals, as well as civil litigation, especially malpractice and civil rights actions. I also provide forensic psychology support services including review/summary of relevant forensic literature based on case facts and theory of the case, preparation of forensic questions for potential experts based on thorough case analysis, forensic expert recruitment, analysis and critique of expert reports and testimony, preparation of direct cross-examination of experts, second chair services during expert's trial testimony including real-time access to relevant research, exhibit preparation. I also have three decades worth of experience writing, editing, and reviewing, technical, non-fiction, and fiction work. I’ve authored five books, over a dozen journal articles published in peer-refereed professional journals, and multiple book chapters. Previously, I have served as Editor for a nationally recognized professional journal. I am proficient with APA style, and with the Microsoft Office Suite.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  4. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    253 hours
    5.00
  5. Simone Monti

    Simone Monti

    Translator, English to Italian, I.T.,

    Italy - Last active: 3 days ago - 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.

    $17.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.88
  6. John Pinckney

    John Pinckney

    Lawyer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - 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
    5.00
  7. Andrews L.

    Andrews L. Agency Contractor

    Growth Hacker, Project Manager and Digital Marketer

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

    In the effort to find opportunities of great significance and importance to business. achieving no less than the best efficiency and consistency a professional can offer (in Information Technology industry), I make sure to deliver more than what is expected through creative and proactive work behavior. I have a variety of skills and expertise both in self-taught and experience and these are the following: 1. Business development 2. Project Management -PRINCE2 -Agile Management 3. Digital marketing / Internet marketing (and Growth hack) -Content Marketing (Tone, Expert, Authority & strategy) -Copywriting -SEO (On-page & Off page) -Social Media Marketing (facebook, twitter & Linkedin) -SEM (PPC, re-targeting) 4. Blogging 5. Article writing -AP Style -Press release / Reviews Others 1. Virtual Assistance 2. Market / Legal research 3. Network marketing 4. Wordpress development 5. Sales 6. Customer service

    Associated with: Clientele IT Solution

    $9.00 /hr
    145 hours
    4.65
  8. Raymond Mahilum

    Raymond Mahilum

    Experienced investigative research and technical writing

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

    I am a Security Forces Investigator for the United States Air Force for eight (8) years. I have extensive experience in technical writing in investigative reports, case documentation for legal proceedings, enlisted and officer evaluation for awards and decorations, monthly anti-terrorism measures for installation security, memorandums for squadron and installation commanders. My strengths, that paramount in my job description, is my attention to detail and effective communication skills (written and oral). My weakness, and also a contributing factor to the quality of my work, is being a perfectionist. I do tend to constantly review my work to ensure that everything is in order which affects my time management. However, it has never affected my ability to meet the deadline.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  9. Melissa Lind

    Melissa Lind

    Top 25 Pharmacist Writer/Research/Editor-Medicine/Health/Lifestyle/SEO

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    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.

    $83.33 /hr
    192 hours
    4.93
  10. Awais A.

    Awais A. Agency Contractor

    .Net,Java and c++ Developer,yelp, ebay and amazon scraper specialist

    Pakistan - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the past 3 years, I have developed scraping tools, crawlers and Mobile applications. My major specialties are : - cocos 2dx games developer -Java,Groovy, C#, ASP.Net,Android, C++ -MySQL, HTML(5)/CSS3/JavaScript/Ajax/JQuery, -Data Scrapping, Web Crawler, -ebay and amazone scraping specialist -MVC framework -LinkedIn, tweeter, Facebook, yelp, bbb.org, ebay and Amazon scraping specialist. -free/expired domain finder applications,

    Associated with: Digitech Outsourcing Solutions (DOS) Agency

    $15.00 /hr
    144 hours
    4.98