Stepan Pachikov

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Stepan Pachikov and his wife Svetlana

Stepan Alexandrovich Pachikov (Russian: Степан Александрович Пачиков; born February 1, 1950) is the co-founder of ParaGraph Intl., Parascript, Evernote Corp. among other software companies which contributed heavily to the development of Handwriting recognition and VRML technologies.

Background and education[edit]

Pachikov was born in Vartashen, Azerbaijan SSR (now Oghuz region of Azerbaijan) the son of Alexander Stepanovich Pachikov and Ekaterina Pankova.

He attended Novosibirsk State University, Tbilisi State University (Georgia) and Moscow State University where he received an honorary master's degree in economic applications of mathematical methods. He received his PhD in fuzzy logic from the USSR Academy of Sciences.


In 1989–1997, he worked in Moscow at ParaGraph International, a company which dealt with handwriting recognition software for the Apple Newton. In 1992 he opened the US branch of ParaGraph in Silicon Valley, where he created and distributed software called Calligrapher for handwritten input on tablets and touchscreens. From 1997 to 1998, he served as vice president and established a Pen & Internet division of Silicon Graphics.

Pachikov is a co-founder and board-member of a company that provides optical character recognition (OCR) and handwriting recognition to Lockheed Martin, which packages processing machines for the US Postal Service.[1] In 2008, he founded and became chief architect of the application, services, and vision behind the Evernote line of services.[2] Since 1986, he has been President of the Moscow Computer Children Club, supported at the time by world chess champion Garry Kasparov, where children are taught computer programming, web design, etc.


  1. ^ Lockheed Martin to Use Parascript Technology in Package Processing Modernization Project for U.S. Postal Service Archived 2006-02-13 at the Wayback Machine. Parascript Press Release. 6 October 2003
  2. ^ US patent 8880597, Stepan Pachikov et al., "Electronic note management system and user-interface", issued September 7, 2004 

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