An automotive electrical system expert witness typically has extensive experience and expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive design, automotive repair, and/or automotive engineering. Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon by attorney clients to locate an expert witness to support automotive industry matters including cases involving automobile electrical system technology.
Electronic systems have become an increasingly large component of the cost of an automobile. An automotive electrical system is comprised of electronic systems including engine electronics, transmission electronics, chassis electronics, passive safety, driver assistance, passenger comfort, and entertainment systems. Trucks, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, hybrid and electric cars all contain relevant electrical systems. Key players in the automotive electronics market include Alps Electric, Continental AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, Mitsubishi Electric, Robert Bosch GmbH, TRW Automotive, Lear Corporation, Tokai Rika and Valeo.
Often, matters requiring automotive electronics expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review in the PTAB, or trade secret disputes. A forensic expert can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An expert with specialized knowledge in automotive electronics might also provide testimony in a torts matter like personal injury or a product liability case involving failure analysis, or to assist in a vehicle accident investigation.
Litigation support by an automotive expert with specific knowledge in the automotive electrical system could include forensic engineering, claim charts for infringement/non-infringement contentions, research report, claim construction hearings (in support of Markman briefs and hearings), accident reconstruction, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a professional with prior expert witness experience. An expert witness needs to not only have expertise, an automotive expert witness must possess the ability to explain evidence to a jury. In addition, clients may seek an automotive industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Automotive Electrical System experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Automotive Electrical System landscape.
This expert has many years of experience in the automotive industry and is a veteran of automotive component litigation, having testified at trial numerous times in high profile matters. This expert is experienced in diesel engines, diesel engine control systems, diesel engine fueling systems, diesel engine fueling system sensors, and diesel engine fuel nozzle restrictors. In addition, this expert has extensive experience in trucks and the associated diesel engine and diesel engine fueling systems, as well as the associated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, such as FMVSS 301 – Fuel System Integrity.
This expert has extensive experience in infringement/non-infringement, patent validity/invalidity, thoroughly understands the issues involved in intellectual property and patent litigation, and is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. This expert has done analyses under literal infringement and under the doctrine of equivalents, as well as direct infringement, contributory infringement, inducement of infringement, and willful infringement. This expert has authored numerous reports and declarations, claim charts, invalidity and validity arguments, and has been deposed and testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts.
This expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering.