Epsilon Patent Searching, Inc. employs three full-time researchers based at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Public Search Facility in Alexandria, Virginia. This in-house team contributes heavily to the quality and consistency of our searches.

William J. Wicker

William J. Wicker

Founder, CEO, Patent Researcher

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 1992
  • Registered Patent Agent (No. 40,692)

Will Wicker founded Epsilon Patent Searching in 1997 after spending nearly five years as a patent examiner. During his tenure at the USPTO, Will reviewed applications in Class 60 (Power Plants), Class 417 (Pumps), and numerous other mechanical and electromechanical areas. His areas of expertise include complex mechanical devices, medical instruments, and emerging technologies.

Carroll B. Dexter

Carroll B. Dexter

Manager, Patent Researcher

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, 1993
  • Registered Patent Agent (No. 70,623)

C.B. Dexter has been a full-time patent researcher and mentor to junior researchers at Epsilon for over eighteen years. After spending several years in environmental science and finance, C.B. joined Epsilon in 2000. His specialties include civil engineering, complex medical devices, and financial technologies.

James F. Muller

James F. Mueller

Patent Researcher, Literature Specialist

  • B.A., University of Delaware, 1995
  • M.A., Georgetown University, 2002
  • Extensive Physics Coursework, George Mason University, 2010-2012
  • Registered Patent Agent (No. 74,523)

Jamie Mueller has been a full-time patent researcher at Epsilon for over fifteen years. Prior to his arrival at Epsilon in 2003, Jamie worked in information technology at both LexisNexis and MCI. His areas of expertise include telecommunications, social media, and literature research.