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Expert Witness Code 9716
Professional Summary:

For over 40 years, this Expert Witness has been learning, practicing, and teaching industrial design, often at the same time.  Recently honored as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and currently Professor of Industrial Design at the Univer­sity of Kansas, he has also taught full-time at Auburn University and UNITEC in Auckland, New Zealand.  Additionally, he has taught short courses at Konstfack­skolan in Stockholm and been a visiting professor at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Halmstad University in Halmstad, Sweden, and the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay in Mumbai, India.  His design research has been supported by private and public grants, and findings presented at national and international design conferences and institutions.  For several years he has been using his experience as both teacher and practitioner of design to serve as an expert witness in design patent infringe­ment and product liability cases.

Working alone or in collaboration with other profession­als, he has designed commercial products, consumer products, interiors, graphics, packaging, and exhibits.  In 2004, the editors at ID Magazine chose the “Design 50”- profiling one designer in each state.  He was honored to represent Kansas.

Recently, his research efforts have been focused toward using design to create sustainable craft-based enterprises in rural communities in the US, Africa, and India.


§  Aircraft Interior and Seating Design

§  Boat Interior and Seating Design

§  Commercial and Industrial Product Design

§  Consumer Product Design

§  Footwear

§  Industrial Design

§  Product Design

Additional Information:

  • Masters in Product Design, North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Kansas
  • Fulbright SeniorScholar- Twice

Litigation Support Experience:

  • Deposition testimony 10 times
  • Trial Testimony twice
  • Experienced IP Expert Witness
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