When you partner with CAS IP Services, you work directly with highly experienced search professionals who deliver quality insights you can trust.
Our team members average 25 years of experience designing and executing IP search strategies for the world's leading innovation organizations and patent law firms. Our work spans more than 25,000 searches for patent prosecution, litigation, licensing, M&A, scientific R&D, landscape analysis, product safety monitoring, and other critical business activities. With expertise in pharmaceutical, life sciences, chemical, personal care, materials, and other domains, the CAS IP Services team will deliver insights that help you make business decisions with greater confidence.
What I like most about working with CAS IP Services is the searchers - their experience, quality, friendliness, customer service attitude ... all of it.
Lucy Teixeira Antunes
Specializing in chemistry, life sciences, and polymers
Lucy is a Senior Searcher and Qualified Patent Information Professional and previously worked in patent analyst roles at Bristol Myers Squibb, DuPont, ExxonMobil, and Shell. Lucy has taught hundreds of patent information professionals in Europe, India, and the U.S. in the basics of patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity searches. Lucy holds a BA in chemistry from Wheaton College, an MS from Quinnipiac University, and a certificate in intellectual asset management from Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a member and former Chair of PIUG.
Elaine Cheeseman, Ph.D.
Specializing in biomedicine, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and exemplified and Markush structures
Elaine is a Senior Searcher who previously worked at GlaxoSmithKline performing chemical searches and analysis. She holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from City University of New York and is a member of PIUG and of the Chemical Information (CINF) division, Chemistry & the Law division, and local section of the American Chemical Society. Elaine holds four patents, has authored many articles, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
Anne Marie Clark, Ph.D.
Specializing in sequence searching, biotechnology, formulations, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, small molecules, landscaping, and competitive benchmarking
Anne Marie is a Senior Scientist who previously held IP information and management roles at Long Eaton LLC, Bausch & Lomb, and Pfizer. She holds a doctorate in biophysical chemistry from the University of Louisville, and is a member of PIUG, Licensing Executive Society, Women in Bio, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Women Leaders.
Specializing in electrochemical storage, medical devices, polymers, and product monitoring
Ken is a Senior Searcher and previously held roles at EnerDel, Proctor & Gamble, Kellogg Company, and Sandia National Laboratories. Ken earned an MS in library and information science, specializing in chemical information, and a BS in chemistry from Indiana University, as well as an MBA from Northern Kentucky University. He is a member of PIUG.
Specializing in biochemistry, chemistry, and polymers
Matt is an IP Search Analyst who previously worked as a polymer chemist for Zyvex Technologies, where he conducted R&D of carbon nanotube enhanced composites for high profile companies in numerous markets. He also served as a Senior Help Desk Representative at CAS where he trained customers on product features and benefits. Matt holds a BS in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry from Bowling Green State University. He is a member of PIUG.
Christine Hansen, Ph.D.
Specializing in chemistry, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and regulatory searches
Christine is an Information Specialist with FIZ Karlsruhe, joining in 2018. She attended the University of Göttingen where she earned a BS, MS, and doctorate in chemistry, specializing in biomolecular/biophysical chemistry. She is a frequent speaker on best search practices at European industry events, including IP Service World and Industrial Property Rights Day.
Joao Jacinto, Ph.D.
Specializes in biophysics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and radiation biology
Joao Jacinto is an Information Specialist with FIZ Karlsruhe, joining in 2022. He attended the NOVA University of Lisbon School of Science and Technology, where he earned his master’s degree in microelectronics and nanotechnology engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in radiation biology and biophysics.
Miriam Kuhlmann, Ph.D.
Specializing in chemistry, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and regulatory searches
Miriam is an Information Specialist with FIZ-Karlsruhe, joining in 2018. She attended the University of Göttingen where she earned a BS, MS, and doctorate in chemistry, specializing in biomolecular and biophysical chemistry. Miriam is a frequent speaker at European industry events, including the EPO Patent Information Conference and Industrial Property Rights Day.
Specializes in organic, organometallic, and inorganic chemistry, polymers, and pharmaceuticals
Adam is an IP Search Engineer and previously worked in patent analyst roles at Clarivate, CPA Global, and Landon IP, Inc., performing chemical searches and providing PCT Chapter I Search and Examination services for the USPTO. Adam holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hobart College and a master's degree in organic chemistry from the University of Virginia.
Peter L. Mattei III
Specializing in chemistry and organic synthesis for medicinal chemistry
Peter is a Senior Searcher who previously held positions as a chemist and information specialist at DuPont and Bristol Myers Squibb. He also taught chemistry at Camden County Community College and Stockton University in New Jersey. Peter earned an MS in organic chemistry from Temple University and is a member of PIUG and the American Chemical Society.
Specializing in chemistry, materials science, medicine, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and exemplified and Markush structures
Michael is an IP Search Engineer who previously served as the sole patent searcher at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for over 16 years, providing prior-art chemical searches for patent examiners and training examiners in chemistry, medicinal, polymer, and pharmaceutical searches. Prior to patent searching, Michael worked as a research assistant in organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, microbiology, and monoclonal antibodies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and is a member of PIUG.
Specializing in chemistry, biomedicine, sequence searching, and exemplified and Markush chemical structures
Natalia is an IP Search Analyst who has held prior roles in professional information services and has contributed to the development of specialized search and retrieval products. She holds an MS in biochemistry from St Petersburg State University in Russia and an MS in library and information science from Kent State University. She is a member of PIUG and the American Chemical Society.
Lisa Nied, Ph.D.
Specializing in biomedical devices, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and regulatory searches
Lisa is an Information Specialist with FIZ-Karlsruhe, joining in 2013 after working at the Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Lisa holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
David S. Saari, Ph.D.
Specializing in biomedicine, organic chemistry, sequence searching, and exemplified and Markush chemical structures
David is a Senior Scientist who held previous positions at the University of California, Davis, the University of Notre Dame, Schering-Plough, BASF, Bayer, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. David is a registered patent agent and holds a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of California. He is a member of PIUG and the American Chemical Society.
Scott Segal, Ph.D.
Specializing in chemistry, electrochemical storage, materials science, nanotechnology, and semiconductor devices
Scott is an IP Search Engineer who previously served as a patent searcher at the USPTO where he provided prior-art chemical searches for patent examiners and trained examiners in chemistry and electronics searches. Scott holds a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Connecticut and is a patent holder. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and is a member of PIUG.
Britta Scheithauer, Ph.D.
Specializing in bioengineering, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and regulatory searches
Britta is a Senior Information Specialist with FIZ-Karlsruhe, joining in 2008. She is a Qualified Patent Information Professional and holds a Diploma in Biotechnology/Bioengineering from the Graduate School of Biotechnology in Strasbourg, and a doctorate in microbial ecology from Technical University Braunschweig in collaboration with Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. Britta is a member of PIUG and has presented at PATINFO and other industry conferences.
Specializing in chemistry, life sciences, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and regulatory searches
Monika is an Information Specialist with FIZ-Karlsruhe, joining in 1999 and working in product and project marketing and customer service prior to her current role. Previously she worked at the IUS Institute for Environmental Studies in Heidelberg and the Municipal Action Group to Combat the Mosquito Plague in Speyer. Monika holds an MS in Biology from the University of Heidelberg and an Information Professional Certification from the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam.
Specializing in chemistry and life sciences
Sharilyn is a Senior Searcher who previously worked as a chemical information specialist at The Dow Chemical Company. Sharilyn earned a BS in chemistry and an MS in library and information science, specializing in chemical information, from Indiana University. She is a member of PIUG.
Matthew J. McBride
Matt is Director of CAS IP Services, managing all aspects of the business and working with customers to develop effective strategies for accessing and managing high-quality IP information. Previously, he was a Senior Application Specialist for the CAS STNext® and CAS SciFinder® platforms and held roles at Thomas Reuters and Rohm and Haas. Matt earned a BS in molecular biology from Purdue University and an MS in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of PIUG and the American Chemical Society.
Tom is Manager of CAS IP Services and has experience in technical sales positions at companies providing instrument and consumable products for life sciences. Previously he was a customer success manager responsible for CAS accounts in New England. Tom holds a BA in biology with a minor in chemistry and computer science from Western Connecticut State University.
Elke Mueller, Ph.D.
As Head of Customer Relations & Support at FIZ Karlsruhe, Elke manages the CAS IP ServicesSM EMEA team. Prior to this role, she was responsible for the CAS STNext® sales and training team at FIZ Karlsruhe for many years. Elke has a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in biophysical chemistry from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Stacy is a Sales Support Analyst and supports the CAS IP Services team in many administrative capacities, helping to ensure customer satisfaction and the quality results of their search projects.