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


Expert Witness #226791

This expert holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from a prestigious university. This expert's dissertation centered on plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD). This expert began a career at a manufacturing company in various engineering and technology positions, including product development, core technologist in the area of ultra-high purity chemical systems, project management, and engineering management. While at this company, this expert worked on the development of one of the industry's first single-wafer, multi-chamber platforms. This tool provides multiple chamber configurations for CVD, Etch and photoresist strip applications, supporting more than 50 unique processes. Later, this expert started the customer engineering specials (CES) department of the CVD division, and gained extensive design experience. As an authority in CVD, this expert has been requested as a third-party consultant in semiconductor business processes to produce Thin Films. This expert is also recognized for expertise in Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD), a sub-category of CVD, Sputtering, and various other Thin Film processes. This expert is experienced in providing IP litigation support, including the areas of patents, trade secrets, and economic espionage. This expert has testified in large scale technology contracts, and arbitration, before the Federal District Court, Tokyo High Court, International Trade Commission, and in International Arbitration. This expert's testimony has contributed to findings of patent infringement, patent invalidity, inequitable conduct, and responsibility for significant damages. This expert holds three patents in the fields of chemical vapor deposition, ultra-high purity and high temperature valving.


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Expert Witness #234561

This expert obtained a diploma in chemical engineering, an M.A.Sc. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. This expert is a professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering. This expert's main research interests are in the area of polymer rheology, polymer processing and surface science with emphasis on superhydrophobic/superoleophobic surfaces. This expert's specialty is using the science of applied rheology principles to solve practical problems in polymer processing including film extrusion, blow molding, film blowing, film casting and many other polymer processing operations. Mechanical properties of polymeric products and how these are related to their molecular structure and rheology are also themes of this expert's research interests. This expert has published more than 200 referred journal papers, 102 papers in conference proceedings, 161 conference presentations, three patents and one book on polymer processing instabilities. While this expert has been involved in patent-related litigations as an expert, writing reports and serving as an inside consultant, this expert has not had the opportunity to be deposed or testify.


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Expert Witness #210424

This expert is currently Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at a prestigious university, and also holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biology. This expert's skills are in enzyme technology, including preparation and use of enzymes in industrial and biomedical applications specific to generating enzymes for various basic and applied studies. Where enzymes are not commercially available, this expert clones, expresses, and purifies relevant enzymes using a number of different expression hosts (e.g., E. coli, bacillus, mammalian cells, etc.). This expert's research group includes chemical engineers, bioengineers, materials scientists, biologists, chemists and microbiologists - all focused on gaining a quantitative understanding of biological principles and applying them to advanced bioengineering, nanobiotechnology, drug discovery, and biomanufacturing. This expert has received numerous awards from the American Chemical Society, presently serves on Scientific Advisory Boards for several biotechnology companies and venture capital firms, and has cofounded a number of companies. This expert has a B.A. degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, has published over 330 papers, and is a named inventor on nearly 40 patents and patent applications.


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Expert Witness #247514

This expert holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has made pioneering contributions to the field of wide band-gap semiconductors that use boron and nitrogen compounds. This expert's work involves optimizing crystal growth to produce large and high quality crystals with electrical properties that are suitable for micro devices. This expert's research has improved the materials that are the building blocks of a new generation of micro devices, revolutionizing communications, transportation, lighting, medicine and consumer applications. This expert has studied silicon carbide crystal growth extensively, adopting procedures from that process to improve aluminum nitride crystal growth. This expert is highly familiar with silicon carbide epitaxy (17 papers) and the electronic device applications of silicon carbide.

This expert leads a prolific research group whose work is focused on materials synthesis and characterization, and device fabrication. Applications for this expert's work include optical devices such as ultraviolet light emitting diodes and laser diodes, high speed transistors, radiation detectors, and nuclear to electrical power conversion devices. This expert has mentored more than two dozen advance-degree students, and is the recipient of multiple industry and academic awards. This expert has served as a manuscript reviewer for many journals, and a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation.


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Expert Witness #249933

With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, post-doctoral work in molecular biology, and industrial experience combining process chemistry, organic synthesis, biotechnology, biocatalysis, plus natural product fermentation and downstream processing, this expert provides a unique combination of skills. After obtaining a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry, this expert joined a company where work led to a number of patents covering the enzymatic resolution of pharmaceutical intermediates, one of which earned royalties of several million dollars. In this particular project, this expert was the chief technical witness in a patent interference suit. Following the success of the suit, this expert was invited to establish a new group within a major Chemical Process Development company. The group successfully introduced biocatalysis in over a dozen projects at scales ranging from lab-bench scale synthesis of drug metabolites for Drug Discovery groups, to GMP pilot-plant batches providing intermediates for clinical material. This included the use of a non-aqueous enzymatic step in the synthesis of an antifungal agent. Under this expert's leadership, the group filed 13 patent disclosures and produced a total of 37 public presentations and publications - an unusual accomplishment for an industrial development group.  Shortly after, this expert moved to a major pharmaceutical company and became Director of Fermentation and Biocatalysis Development. This expert's group handled chemical process development, molecular biology, industrial fermentation, and GMP analytical services, supporting both Discovery and Production. This expert then established a venture, providing new and small companies with technical strategy, IP analysis, and CTO-level management across a range of disciplines covering process chemistry, molecular biology, biotransformations & biocatalysis, industrial biotech, plus fermentation of natural products and recombinant enzymes. This expert brings 40 years of experience in the field of biocatalysis and the expression of enzymes (and other proteins) as well as metabolic pathways. This expert has considerable experience in using enzymes in commercial processes, fermentation development, and co-factor recycling. This expert has appeared in both federal and State court and been deposed and crossed multiple times.


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Expert Witness #242473

This expert is an experienced expert in the field of specialty chemicals including, but not limited to, a variety of inorganic minerals and solid polymers. This expert has an extensive background and understanding of chemical reactions that occur at interfaces of solids and liquid-solid interfaces. This expert has many years of experience with the reactions of silane coupling agents with inorganic solids such as clays and silica, and is a published author on the flow behavior of polymers.

For many years, this expert has consulted for corporations involved in the development, optimization, patenting, marketing and quality control of new and existing products and processes.

This expert has served as a forensic expert witness in a multitude of disciplines including patent analysis/infringement, trade secret litigation, product & process issues, OSHA Regulations, Codes & Standards, physical chemistry and material properties. This expert has provided Federal and State depositions and courtroom testimony numerous times. This expert has been deposed in two intellectual property cases, both of which were successful for this expert's client. This expert has also consulted for medical device companies engaged in development of novel surgical techniques, and is a named inventor on 23 patents.


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Expert Witness #256744

This expert received a Ph.D. and is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This expert's research interests include investigations of fundamental mechanics of manufacturing processes and utilizing those insights for designing effective and efficient processes with unique capabilities.

This expert's research has focused on various aspects of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) process used in semiconductor manufacturing, specializing in prediction of instability as well as defect tolerance & mitigation. This expert is particularly interested in Data Driven Prognosis and application of Multi-scale and Multi-Physics analysis techniques applied to various life prediction, design & control problems. This expert has conceptualized, designed and fabricated a new generation Chemical Mechanical Paired Grinding (CMPG) machine.

This expert has served as Project Director and Principal Investigator on more than 25 research and educational projects funded by the U.S. Govt. and private industries. This expert is the author of a book, and has published over 100 technical articles in international archival journals, with several others in conference proceedings. This expert holds eight U.S. patents, currently serves as Associate Editor/Editorial Board of three international journals, and regularly serves as a reviewer for various international journals and funding agencies. This expert has also served as a consultant to several US and International companies in areas of product and process designs.

This expert has prior litigation experience; has written expert reports, been deposed and testified in court.


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Expert Witness #224221

This expert is known internationally as one of the top experts on kinetics of reactions related to loss in food quality, nutrient degradation and pathogen growth and death kinetics.

This expert is also well known for teaching, working with and mentoring Ph.D. students, post-docs and visiting scientists. This expert has helped over many mentees gain faculty positions around the world, most of whom are doing research on reaction kinetics.

This expert is the author or co-author of over 280 scientific refereed research articles, 18 textbooks, 78 book chapters, eight patents and more than 100 other semi-technical articles. This expert has 14 refereed research papers, books or chapters and reviews that have been cited more than 200 times in other research papers or books, two at over 600 times and six others between 300-400 times, another five between 200-300 times and 30 more between 100-200. This expert’s research group has published an average of 10 research papers a year, including work in the Journal of Food Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Sciences, Analyst, Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Food Chemistry, Journal of Food Protection and Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

This expert’s research has been supported by grants from the Department of Homeland Security, the US Center of Excellence, as well as grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Additionally, this expert has received grants from the American Egg Board, Almond Board, Dairy Research Inc., and the Beef Council.

This expert’s Areas of Research include

Water activity

Food stability

Food safety

Shelf life testing

Shelf life dating

RFID tags

Time-Temperature Integrator Tags

Food labeling

Contaminants in food

Bioterrorism

Food law

Glass Transition Phenomena

In addition to academic work and research, this expert serves as Chief Scientist at a company that makes smart sensors used to monitor temperature or both temperature and freshness. The company’s patent and copyright intellectual property portfolio centers around radio frequency sensor identification devices, labels, tags and liners, radio frequency data capture software, cloud services and analytics. The IP also includes systems, software and methods for using the above tools for managing perishables in the cold chain and for tracking wear-and-tear of non-perishable items throughout their life or warranty period.

This expert has prior patent litigation experience and has been deposed and testified before a jury. Additionally, this expert has served as an expert for litigation in a case involving Time-Temperature Integrator (TTI) shelf life tags.


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Expert Witness #237274

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.


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Expert Witness #210447

This expert has been working with enzymes, including digestive ones, for many years. This expert has extensive experience, both research and litigation support, in drug delivery, including oral administration using tablets and capsules. This experience understands various coatings, such as enteric and modified-release ones.

This expert has started six pharmaceutical companies and has been a scientific advisor, consultant, and/or director for numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies, as well as an expert witness in many pharmaceutical patent infringement litigations. This expert has authored numerous scientific papers and 32 issued U.S. patents, given a plethora of invited lectures, and is a member of over a dozen scientific journal editorial boards. This expert holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Enzymology and an M.S. in Chemistry.


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