Research Staff

Cristopher H. Flagg, President

MS, Computer Science, concentration in Machine Learning, George Mason University, 2017; BS, Computer Science, George Mason University; Computer Visions Specialist, Space Systems Development Group, Naval Research Laboratories

Patent research since 1991

Aaron Gause

Recoding Industry Program Certification, Sound Engineering; BA, Music; Audio Technician/Recording Engineer, George Washington University

Patent research since 2013

Kevin Hayes

MS, Computer Science; BS, Mathematics, Computer Science, Secondary Education; Manager/Information Systems, Grain Craft/Cereal Food Processors; IT Consulting, Andersen Consulting/Accenture

Patent research since 2016

Paula Higgins

MS, Library Science, Texas Woman’s University; BS, Biology, Texas Woman’s University; Registered Patent Agent #55,264; Information Specialist, Amoco Production Company; Research Specialist, Clean Air Action Corporation; Librarian/Paralegal, Gardere & Wynne; IP Coordinator, LyondellBasell Industries

Patent research since 1983

Matthew Johnson

BM, Music Composition/Jazz Studies; Lab Technician, University of Virginia Medical Laboratories; Manager, Tommie Shaw & Co

Patent research since 2015

Lalit Jalota

PhD, Physics, University of Leicester; BSc (Hons), Physics, University of Bristol; Research Scientist, NASA; Physicist, Imaging Sciences International; Senior Scientist, MXF Technologies, Inc; Software/Systems Engineer, VEGA Group

Patent research since 2014

Zara Kahn

BS, Bioengineering; AA, Business Administration; Environmental Health Technician/Disease Carrying Insects Program, Fairfax County Department of Health; Researcher, Krasnow Institute/George Mason University

Patent research since 2014

Ian Mullican

MBP, Brewery Science, University of California/Davis; BS, Chemical Engineering; Patent Examiner, USPTO; Dogfish Head Brewery, Brewer/Aid; Firmenich, Assistant Project Engineer

Patent research since 2008

Dan Nolan

Patent Examiner, USPTO; BS, Industrial Business Management; MS/BS Computer Sciences; Software development, IBM; Director, Data Processing, Computer Sciences Corporation; Inventor – 4 patents; 100+ software copyrights

Research since 1999

John Richardson

Patent Examiner, USPTO; BS, Mechanical Engineering, Salford University; MS, Nuclear Physics, Aston University; Patent Agent #56,831; Engineer, Raytheon; Engineer, EBASCO Services Inc.

Patent research since 1999

Elizabeth Shaw

Patent Examiner, USPTO; BS, Biology, York College of Pennsylvania; Lab Technician/Research Assistant, Medlantic Research Institute

Patent research since 1995

Andrea Walsh

PhD, Biological Chemistry, University of California; JD, John Marshall Law School; BA, Chemistry and Biology, Albertus Magnus College; Senior Patent Editor, CAS; Patent Attorney, Abbott Laboratories; Senior Patent Attorney, Novartis; Senior Patent Attorney; IPat Solutions, Director

Patent research since 1988

John Wood

US Marine Corp; MA, International Studies; BAs, Philosophy and Political Science; USHR Project Manager Las Pintas (Guadalajara)

Patent research since 2015

The Express Search research staff comprises Employees and Professional Research Consultants