Our Team


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EUGENE LHYMN

CEO and Founder
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Former USPTO Patent Examiner (TC 3700)

  • Over a decade of experience in patent examination, research, and analytics

  • Technical Engineering experience in automotive design, finite element analysis, cryogenic gases

Expertise Includes:

  • Complex Medical Devices

  • Advanced Electrical Systems

  • Software Engineering

  • Advanced Chemical Systems

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • Biological Systems

 

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JILLIAN SHERMAN

Vice President, Business Development and Client Relations
B.S. Communications from The Florida State University

  • Jillian has been with Sherman Patent Search Group since day one

  • Jillian has over a decade of experience in various leadership roles within Media Production and Communications

  • Jillian has vast experience in developing and nurturing relationships with new and existing clients

  • Jillian was born and raised in South Florida. She has lived all over including London, England, Washington, DC and – Los Angeles, CA. San Francisco is her favorite city.

  • When Jillian is not working, she’s busy being a mom to Lacey and Benjamin. She enjoys helping coaching Lacey’s softball team, cheering on Ben on his Special Olympics, early morning work-outs and adventures with her family.

  • Jillian’s passion is meeting our clients face to face to ensure they see we are real people who strive to give the highest quality searches supplied by our incredible search team

 

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DEBRA BRUCE

Search Director
B.S Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
M.S Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University

  • Debbie worked as a mechanical engineer for several years, in both product development and defense systems before shifting to patent research.

  • Debbie has 9 years of Intellectual Property Research experience including time as a former USPTO Contractor. She is also a registered patent agent.

  • Debbie was born and raised in the Chicago area. She has lived on the East coast as well as the West coast, finally settling back in the middle.

  • When Debbie is not working she’s mom to an active little boy, spending most of her time running after the energetic pre-schooler at the park or on his scooter. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, and spending time in nature.

Expertise Includes:

  • Complex Mechanical Systems

  • Electrical Systems

  • Software

  • Medical Devices

 

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JANE YOON

Patent Search Associate | Client Development Lead
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, M.I.T.
M.S. Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

  • Jane double-majored at M.I.T. because she could not choose between her interests in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering; at Harvard, she focused her studies on the area between these two fields, the Mechanics of Materials

  • Jane has over 9 years of IP experience in patent prosecution, examination, and research; her former roles include: Technical Specialist at a top IP Law Firm, USPTO Examiner (TC 3700), Patent Agent (Reg. #72734), and PCT Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Jane was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived on the East Coast her entire life; Boston is one of her favorite cities

  • When Jane is not working, she can be found traveling, volunteering at her local animal shelter, and trying to learn French!

Expertise Includes:

  • Materials

  • Complex Mechanical Systems

  • Medical Devices

  • Electro-Mechanical

 

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AARON COLQUITT

Patent Search Lead
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University

  • Former USPTO Examiner (Biomedical Devices Arts TC 3700)

  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent (Reg. #70909)

  • Over a decade of IP search expertise (public and private sectors)

  • Aaron enjoys indoor and outdoor cooking, he has multiple grills, smokers, and many indoor cooking gadgets.

  • Aaron was born and raised in southern New Jersey

  • Aaron is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan and makes an attempt to watch the Sixers and Eagles game.

Expertise Includes:

  • Materials and Chemical Systems

  • Complex Mechanical Systems

  • Medical Devices

  • Electrical Systems

  • Biological Systems

 

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GAZELL CALL, Ph.D.

Senior Patent Search Associate
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas
Ph.D Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

  • Substantial technology commercialization expertise

  • Experience in comprehensively landscaping technologies

  • Vast technical and research experience in stem cell technologies

Expertise Includes:

  • Materials and Chemical Systems

  • Complex Mechanical Systems

  • Medical Devices

  • Electrical Systems

  • Biological Systems

 

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LEONARD WILLIAMS

Patent Search Associate
B.S. Chemistry, University of South Carolina
M.S. Organic / Bioorganic Chemistry, University of Maryland

  • Former USPTO Patent Examiner (pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical arts)

  • Former Technical Specialist at leading IP boutique law firm

  • Senior Research Scientist expertise: designed and synthesized carbohydrate ligands for assessment in organ specific delivery of drugs and targeting agents.

Expertise Includes:

  • Life Sciences

  • Bioorganic Chemistry

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Biotechnology and Chemical Arts

 

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HERB LACEY

Senior Patent Search Associate
B.S. Electrical Engineering, NC State
M.S. Computer Science, NC State

  • Registered Patent Agent

  • Substantial technical experience in embedded systems, encryption, neural networks, machine learning, and software design