Automotive Manufacturing

An automotive manufacturing expert witness typically has extensive experience and knowledge in the automotive industry, including automotive parts, automotive repair, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive electronics, and/or vehicle manufacturing. To support either a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving automotive manufacturing.

The automotive industry is one of the world’s largest industries by revenue, and the US is a leader in automotive manufacturing, second only to China. Vehicle safety, automotive design, performance and cost are some of the major elements a vehicle manufacturer faces.

Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the automotive area, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Whether it’s for a patent case or for pre-litigation reverse engineering work, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the expert witness search around quickly. The firm provides the right balance of expertise and testimony, procuring the perfect expert for the job at hand.

An expert in automotive manufacturing could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, including patent infringement or a trade secret dispute. It could be an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB (where the only expert testimony is through a deposition), or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). An expert in automotive manufacturing might provide expert opinion in a matter like a product liability case, or provide testimony in a personal injury case as a result of an auto accident.

Litigation support could include expert witness services such as an expert report, failure analysis, accident reconstruction and expert witness testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an automotive expert witness with prior experience as a testifying expert. A manufacturing expert needs to not only have expertise, but must also possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the evidence. In addition, clients may seek a consulting expert for pre-litigation work.

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Automotive Manufacturing Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Automotive Manufacturing experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Automotive Manufacturing landscape.


Expert Witness #256004

This expert holds a PhD in Engineering Strategic Management. This expert's research and thesis was on: A Decision Making Model for Outsourcing and Offshoring of Product Design and Development within the Automotive Industry. This expert is a Chartered Engineer with many years of strategic global product design and development experience. This expert has extensive Electric Vehicle product development and strategy experience across the entire value chain from strategy definition, marketing, concept/design, engineering, manufacturing and launch/serial production, with a strong focus on deployment of electric vehicle technologies. This expert is serving as CTO of an EV-startup and can easily review the schematics of an EV to determine its viability. This expert can design a plant, and has experience with determining if it's better for an OEM to manufacturer a car or outsource it.


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Expert Witness #254355

This expert is world renown as the Engineering Director for an automobile manufacturer responsible for all aspects of engineering a sports car: design engineering and manufacturing engineering. The team of engineers, power train, chassis, electrical, body and specialists this expert led and motivated became world class in their fields. They designed and validated the car, its components and the processes for its manufacture. They were also responsible for the application of engineering processes, such as failure mode analysis, design for manufacture and assembly, and CAD/CAM. Each part of the process led to high quality, easily manufactured, cost effective designs. The team also supported the marketing division in product conception, sales, and service. Empowered to make the many decisions that lead to a successful product, this capable and dedicated team consistently led the industry in the introduction of market-focused technical innovation.

This expert has extensive expert witness experience including report writing, deposition and courtroom testimony. This expert was an expert in a tonneau cover patent suit. This expert was the plaintiff's expert and produced two reports and was deposed twice. Later when the defense counter-sued, this expert produced two more reports and was deposed twice more. Total deposition time 17 hours. The case settled prior to trial.   

This expert became quite familiar with the range of tonneau covers and the patents that covered them. This expert brings to the table extensive experience with convertible top hinges, as well as very broad automotive experience.


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Expert Witness #209095

This expert has many years of experience in Computer Science and EE applications specializing in Device Communications, Media delivery, and remote access in a diverse set of technologies including Smartphone applications, USB command and control interfaces for USB Hub and Head Unit integration with Smartphones, and touchscreen interfaces.

This expert has been an expert on many cases including Smartphone, USB media device management, and remote control. his includes testifying in a mobile device communication suit where the judge found for this expert’s client and cited this expert on all points of contention in the case. This expert’s infringement analysis also contributed to a multi-million dollar settlement in a network transaction patent litigation. This expert has extensive experience providing expert reports for patent litigation, IPRs, deposition and trial testimony.


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Expert Witness #252121

This expert is a full-time automotive consultant and expert witness. As a Product engineer with an automobile manufacturer, this expert focused on Truck Exhaust system design and engineering, including thermal management, quality and reliability. This expert also had cost-management responsibility for all truck product exhaust system components. As a vehicle engineer, this expert was involved in the entire lifecycle of vehicle design and manufacture. This expert designed and engineered systems for concept vehicles, tuned and validated systems on prototype vehicles, resolved manufacturing issues during production, and made improvements to enhance vehicle quality and safety after the start of manufacture. This expert has experience as an expert witness in automotive matters.


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