Consumer Products Expert Witnesses
What is a consumer products expert witness?
Consumer products expert witness candidates typically have a background in an engineering discipline, marketing or consumer behavior, economic damages, or product design. An expert witness should not only have substantive expertise, but also possess the ability to explain technology and evidence to a judge and jury. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, law firms may require previous expert testimony experience.
What types of cases require a consumer products expert witness?
A consumer products expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters such as a patent infringement litigation, trade secret disputes, or trademark infringement allegations. Product liability and personal injury cases could also utilize the support of a consumer electronics expert witness.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Act has an extensive definition of consumer products:
The term ‘‘consumer product’’ means any article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise, or (ii) for the personal use, consumption or enjoyment of a consumer in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise; but such term does not include— (A) any article which is not customarily produced or distributed for sale to, or use or consumption by, or enjoyment of, a consumer.
Consumer products expert witness case examples
Whether a case involves:
- a consumer product liability class action suit,
- accident reconstruction for a consumer safety matter,
- product recall or product design issues,
- lost profits relating to consumer confusion, or
- an inter partes review to support a patent litigation.
What litigation support work might a consumer products expert witness be expected to perform?
In a litigation scenario, an expert can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as a prior art searches, failure analyses, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, forensic engineering, and related consulting activities. A law firm may also request an expert for pre-litigation expert consultant work.
Over the years, Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by many attorney clients to locate expert witnesses that can support matters involving consumer electronics products and technology. Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a consumer products expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Consumer Products Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Consumer Products experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Consumer Products landscape.