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Design analysis expert witness candidates are often certified as a professional engineer, with extensive experience and expertise in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, automotive engineering, civil engineering, or electrical engineering – depending on the specific product or technology involved in the case. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a design analysis professional with prior expert witness experience. An expert witness carries the responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby a jury and judge can understand the situation and evidence.

In today’s world, most product design and analysis are accomplished with software technology that can simulate the physical behavior of a product. It oftentimes replaces the need for a physical prototype, saving design engineers and manufactures time and money. Design analysis methodology encompasses any product, and can provide analysis and information from the structural and dynamic aspects of mechanical components, to the thermal analysis of systems.

Engineering design analysis specialists are sought after for matters including construction defects, contract disputes over a defective product delivery, a consumer product liability case, patent infringement, trade secrets, personal injury, manufacturing analysis, and accident reconstruction work. Expert witness service by a design analysis expert could include product testing, failure analysis, forensic engineering, expert report preparation, expert opinion, deposition expert testimony, and courtroom testimony. In addition, attorney clients may seek an engineering analysis expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate engineering expert witnesses that can provide litigation support for design analysis matters. The firm has an earned reputation for providing qualified expert witness candidates with the perfect combination of technical expertise and testimony experience to support each unique project and its nuances.

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

Expert Witness #250547

This expert has many years of experience in product development including working within an industrial design studio. This expert has worked on a number of projects for a drinkware company. Those projects included:

-  Manufacturing Process Analysis - Forensic analysis of current manufacturing methods for drink ware manufacturer.
-  Design Analysis - Forensic design analysis of hydration vessel for drinkware manufacturer.
-  Reviewed a new design for an accessory handle and conducted finite element analysis of the design based upon functional product usage and recommended design changes which are now part of their handle designs.

This expert designed, prototyped, and tested a new recyclable keg system for wine manufacturers, which involved a specialized double bag system that could be used with conventional CO2 tap systems.

This expert also conducted a forensic analysis, (mechanical and thermal), and redesign of airline flip down trays. An aerospace company was having trouble with their flip down tray warping due to thermal issues, so this expert conducted a series of thermal tests and then redesigned them using other materials that were still approved by the FAA. In addition to those projects this expert has been involved as the lead ME in the evaluation of various refrigeration technologies for the development of a Solar Air to Water System and this expert is a named inventor on a produce refrigeration patent.

Finally, this expert has extensive prior litigation experience having written numerous expert reports and having been deposed nearly a dozen times. This includes serving as an expert in trade dress cases and both utility and design related patent cases.

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Expert Witness #226931

This expert has many years of experience in microcircuit and semiconductor technologies and has developed skills in areas of circuit design and analysis, device fabrication and assembly, testing, marketing, control system design and analysis, manufacturing operations and respective areas of quality, reliability, and defect / failure analysis.

This expert worked for a technology company in design, production, and QA, and was the QA manager of a DRAM Wafer Fabrication Facility.

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Expert Witness #257821

This expert is a Chair of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This expert held a variety of engineering positions in industry. This expert has practiced as an independent professional engineer. This expert’s practice areas include digital systems design and analysis, computer architecture, computer systems security, embedded systems, and signal processing algorithms. This expert is an author or co-author of over 250 technical articles and five books and is a named inventor on five US patents and five provisional or patents pending. This expert has consulted with and performed sponsored research for several different federal government agencies and industrial organizations. This expert’s research activities generally revolve around modeling, simulation, formal verification, and design of digital systems including both conventional electronic and emerging technology implementations.

This expert wrote machine-code designed to purposely exploit design errors and to invoke the test circuitry in the chip. In academia, this expert has taught digital design at the introductory and advanced levels, including embedded systems design, programmable logic, and ASIC. All of these classes include the teaching of test methods as a critical part of classes. This expert is also familiar with test standards for BIST including JTAG 1149.1, etc.

This expert has worked with both plaintiffs and defendants and has experience testifying in depositions and trials. This expert is an author of numerous expert reports and declarations for the plaintiff and defense, and also numerous declarations and IPR-related reports. Other experience includes pre-filing/due diligence analysis, prior art searching and analysis/rebuttal, forensics, reverse engineering, software/firmware/HDL listing analysis, drafting infringement, invalidity, and rebuttal contentions, claim construction/Markman preparation, tutorial development, direct examination Q&A drafting. This expert is a named inventor on five US patents and five patent applications.

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Expert Witness #210598

This expert, besides being a Full-Professor of mechanical engineering, has performed engineering analysis and provided expert witness testimony and consulting, including validity/invalidity arguments in patent infringement litigation, in the areas of Mechanical Design, Stress Analysis and Materials. The focus of this expert's graduate research was on vessels (read pipes) under high pressure and flanges (read couplings) to join the vessels. This expert has also been involved in cases involving various types of piping as well as the failure of clamps and couplings used for connecting piping under internal pressure. As a Professor of Mechanical Engineering with specialization in the areas of design, materials science, and failure analysis, this expert teaches concepts needed for design of couplings.

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Expert Witness #225926

This expert is president and Founder of a highly successful, internationally acclaimed consulting firm, offering services in usability science, formal user-centered product design, high-performance user interface design and design IP rights. This expert is a Certified Human Factors Engineering Professional BCPE. This expert has managed over 4,000 research and development projects over a long career as a leading expert in human factors engineering, product design, and design research.

This expert has a BS in Industrial Design and a Masters in ergonomics and biomechanics. This expert worked directly with product design pioneers. This expert was directly responsible for research and development of mission-critical user interfaces, including the design of primary trading systems. This expert's experience spans many years and includes consumer, commercial, military, and aerospace applications. This expert served on several national and international panels and has chaired two ANSI standards committees. This expert has consulted with many leading corporations on strategic issues of screen-based UX optimization, product design, usability science, Intellectual property, and fixed to virtual migration of products and services.

This expert has served as an expert in over 75 major IP cases covering design patents, trade dress, copyright, utility patents related to GUI & product design for the most demanding and high-visibility clients and law firms. The following is an example of the research services this expert offers designed to improve legal outcomes in an increasingly complex litigation environment:

-  Pre-Complaint Rapid Infringement Assessment
-  Prior Art Research and Analysis (Unconventional Sources)
-  Consumer Research for the Ordinary Observer Test
-  Design Patent Damages Research and Strategy
-  Consumer Research for Copyright Infringement Analysis
-  Specialized Trial Visual Aid and Demonstration Development
-  Trial Narrative Testing
-  Design Change Analysis to Reduce Possible Infringement

This expert holds numerous U.S. and international patents and has been quoted as an expert in the field. This expert is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on UX optimization, usability science, user interface design and IP related matters. This expert lectures at leading graduate programs.

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Expert Witness #256699

This expert has a Masters in Design and a PhD in engineering with course work that spanned product design, safety, industrial systems design, robotics, kinematics and mechanical engineering. This expert's expert witness experience includes intellectual property (patents, trade secrets and trade dress), product design, product liability and mechanical failure analysis, manufacturing system failure, safety analysis, and automotive and motorcycle system failures. This expert is a recognized artist, award winning producer, interior designer, author of a robotics text, journal and conference papers that include automation systems, alternative fuels and automotive engine design, a racing car engine researcher and designer, and the holder of six US patents that include alternative automotive fuels and furniture design. This expert is an Associate Professor in departments of industrial engineering and management systems and in a school of visual arts and design.

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