An engine control expert witness typically has extensive experience and expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or automotive engineering. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon by attorney clients to locate an expert witness to support automotive industry matters including cases involving engine control technology.
The engine control module (ECM), also known as an engine control unit (ECU), constantly monitors a network of sensors around the car to ensure conditions are within normal operating range and with optimal engine performance. When something goes awry, the ECM adjusts conditions or stores a trouble code so it can be diagnosed.
Often, matters requiring engine control 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 engine control technology might also provide testimony in a torts matter like personal injury or a products liability case involving failure analysis, or to assist in an accident investigation.
Litigation support by an automotive expert with specific knowledge in engine control could include forensic engineering, claim charts for infringement/non-infringement contentions, invalidity and validity arguments, claim construction hearings (in support of Markman briefs and hearings), accident reconstruction, expert report, expert opinion, 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 expert evidence to a jury. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Engine Control experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Engine Control landscape.
Expertise: E-commerce Systems, Web-based technologies, Financial Systems, C++, Java, SQL, assembler, scripting languages, Control Systems, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems, Quality Assurance and Test, Source Code Analysis
This expert has served as an expert witness in 43 litigation matters, 11 of which have involved allegations of patent infringement. Several of the patent infringement cases included multiple patents-in-suit. This expert's work products have included infringement reports, invalidity reports, rebuttal reports, and expert declarations. Litigation venues have included federal and state courts, the Patent and Trademarks Appeals Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC). This expert's testifying experience includes 1 jury trial, 2 court hearings, and 9 depositions.
This expert has also conducted source code reviews in 35 litigation matters. Eight of the code reviews have involved websites and/or web-centric technologies on an enterprise scale.
This expert has consulted as a technical expert to evaluate previously unasserted patents in patent portfolios for their assertion potential. Technical domains of the patents have included software GUI inventions, client-server applications, and information processing in enterprise-scale computer systems.
The breadth of this expert's expertise covers a variety of subject matter domains. This expert possesses strong backgrounds in commercial software development, engineering best practices, core natural sciences, biology of neural networks, and mathematics of artificial neural networks. This expert's degrees are in physics and nuclear engineering from leading universities. This expert has served as a seasoned technical manager in roles that require effective communication skills. This expert has programmed as a software developer, configured networked computer servers as a hands-on supervisor, provided leadership as an executive manager, championed the adoption of new technologies in enterprise team settings, and taught technical curricula as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
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.
This expert is a full professor in a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. This expert is a licensed engineer and has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of advanced power producing systems for many years. This expert is the director of an Automotive Research Center and the head of a graduate Automotive Engineering program.
This expert has been involved in advanced throttle control fuel injection/combustion systems and was funded by NASA in advanced gas turbine engine fuel injection and combustion systems. Since that time, this expert has also been involved in optimizing fuel, throttle and fuel injection and combustion systems for transportation automotive and trucking applications along with racing applications. This expert has hands on experience in dyno testing of complex throttle and fuel injection systems along with track testing and advanced computational modeling on supercomputing clusters.
This expert has chaired technical sessions for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in exhaust and particulate emissions systems, direct injection spark and compression ignition engines, fuel injection and sprays, HCCI combustion, hybrid electric vehicle powertrains, high efficiency engine concepts, multidimensional engine modeling, on-board diagnostics, fuels and fuel additives, cold start characteristics, engine boosting systems, dual fuel combustion, spark assisted compression ignition combustion and heady duty lubricants.
Areas of interest are jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, alternative fuels and renewable energy systems.
This expert has been deposed and testified in court over 60 times as an expert witness involving the design and analysis of advanced Mechanical Engineering systems. Further, this expert has been involved with numerous cases an expert related to intellectual property and patent litigation, including cases with related to engine control and throttle systems.