Ron Kaminecki has been searching patents and advising researchers for over forty years, having worked for companies such as IIT Research Institute, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Dialog, Knight-Ridder Information, Abbott Laboratories, Thomson-Reuters, ProQuest and Questel, always in the area of patent information. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Juris Doctorate with a Certificate in Patent Law. He is a US patent attorney and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Northern District Court of Illinois. He has worked as an expert witness and is an inventor for a patent on a patent prosecution system, is a co-author of NISO standard Z39.58 for an online search language and serves as Director-at-Large for the Patent Information User Group. Currently, he teaches patent searching at DePaul University Law School and the University of New Hampshire Law School.