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Expert Witness Code 6368
Professional Summary:

This consultant is experienced in product engineering design, development, and manufacturing.  From the 1980s, building upon a career as an engineering and manufacturing executive, he has helped more than 200 clients in Silicon Valley and beyond to improve their products, lower their costs, and support their litigation.

His experience in line and staff positions in a variety of corporate environments has given him a unique vantage point from which to investigate and solve design and manufacturing problems.

He has more than 40 years of product-design and manufacturing-industry experience as a consultant, an engineering and multi-plant manufacturing executive, an engineering manager, a product designer, a technician and analyst, and an expert witness in litigation, particularly in intellectual property, such as patents and trade secrets, and contract disputes.  His technical expertise includes industrial and consumer products, electronics products, medical and scientific instruments, machinery, and chemical-process equipment.

Having been retained in more than 100 cases, he is one of the country's most experienced engineering experts, supporting counsel for clients large and small in all roles, including plaintiffs, defendants, patent holders, accused patent infringers,customers, vendors, licensees, licensors, former and current employees, etc.

He has testified in Federal and state courts and arbitrations in 20 states and provinces and internationally.  He has been retained by the continent’s largest law firms as well as local counsel.

A graduate of Caltech in mechanical engineering (BS and MS), this Expert is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  He is an FAA-certificated commercial pilot.  He has published articles, peer-reviewed papers, and interviews in professional magazines and on television.  An able speaker, he originated and taught the course in materials and processes in the faculty of Product and Industrial Design at Academy of Art College.  Annually he judges product-design contests:“R&D 100” (R&D Magazine) and “Create the Future” (Tech Briefs).  Six US and foreign patents and publications name him as inventor.

Expertise:
  • Computers, disk drives, monitors, laptops
  • Cryogenics and heat transfer
  • Electrical connectors; wire and cable; high voltage
  • Electronic equipment
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Engineering and manufacturing management
  • Engineering-change control
  • Fluid machinery: flow, vacuum, bearings, and seals
  • Lasers and optics
  • Machine design
  • Manufacturing-cost management
  • Manufacturing-process development
  • Materials: metals, plastics, glass, and ceramics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanisms
  • Medical and scientific instruments
  • New-product introduction
  • Plant layout
  • Product and industrial design and development
  • Purchasing
  • Stress and vibration
  • Test and reliability
  • Tooling
  • Workflow
Additional Information:
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Caltech)
  • B.S., Engineering (Caltech)
  • Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer

Expert Witness Services

  • Class action
  • Contract dispute
  • Expert reports
  • Fraud
  • International litigation
  • Manufacturing and engineering custom and practice
  • Patent-portfolio review
  • Patent-claim construction
  • Patent infringement
  • Patent analysis: US utility and design; AU, CH, DE, EP, GB, JP, WO, and others
  • Physical deconstruction and analysis
  • Plaintiff and defense
  • Pre-litigtation consultation
  • Prior-art search
  • Product liability
  • Technical consulting
  • Theft of trade secrets
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