Meet the CAS IP Services℠ Team

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.

Amy H. Fix
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Source: Research by TechValidate

Lucy Antunes

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

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

Anne Marie Clark, Ph.D.

Specializing in biosequences, 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.

Ken Cutshall

Ken Cutshall

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. 

Matt Garver

Matt Garver

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

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. 

Kenneth Hoppe

Kenneth L. Hoppe

Specializing in biological and sequence search and analysis, patentability, FTO, validity, infringement, and due diligence 

Ken is a Senior Searcher who previously held positions in patent information and biological research at Pfizer and within molecular biology research labs at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital Boston, and University of Connecticut Health Center Department of Biochemistry. He earned an MS in biology from Oklahoma State University. Ken is a member of PIUG and has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles. 

Miriam Kuhlmann

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.

Peter Mattei

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.

Anish Mohindru

Anish Mohindru, Ph.D.

Specializing in biomedicine, biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals

Anish is a Senior Searcher who worked for 16 years at Allergan in various information and research management positions. He also held a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Anish holds a BS in biology from George Mason University and an MS and doctorate in biochemistry from Howard University. He has authored articles in several scientific and medical publications and presents at industry conferences. 

Natalia Nekrasova

Natalia Nekrasova

Specializing in chemistry, biomedicine, biosequences, 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

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 Saari

David S. Saari, Ph.D.

Specializing in biomedicine, organic chemistry, biosequences, 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

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

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.

Monika Stepke

Monika Stepke

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.

Don Stickel

Don Stickel Jr.

Specializing in chemistry and life sciences

Don is a Senior Scientist who previously served as a librarian at Purdue University where his primary responsibility was performing literature searches for the School of Agriculture and Department of Biology. Don earned a BS in biology and an MS in library and information science from Western Michigan University. He is a member of PIUG.

Sharilyn Woods

Sharilyn Woods

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.

Professional Staff

Matt McBride

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.

Thomas Melninkaitis

Thomas Melninkaitis

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. 

Stacy Turner

Stacy Turner

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.