Patent searching by our expert Ian McKevitt

Ian McKevitt is a committed and experienced expert in science, technology and patent searching with over 25 years experience in the information sector. Ian holds a Joint Honours BSc in Chemistry and Oceanography and a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Science. He worked for many years in both the scientific literature search department and the patent search department of a national library and, more recently, has worked for 8 years as a patent searcher for a London based firm of  attorneys. He also worked on 3 abstracts journals and their associated database for 3 years and has worked as a freelance abstracter, indexer and proofreader.

Ian McKevitt

Scientific, technical and patent

information searcher


Specialist areas

Patents, Chemistry, Engineering

and Earth Sciences


Telephone number

+44 (0) 20 8470 3975



Chemical structure diagrams from PCT patent application WO200024713A - process for the preparation of retinol and intermediates therfor. Assignee Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd.