Industrial Engineering Expert Witnesses
What is an industrial engineering expert witness?
Depending on the specific product or process involved in a case, an industrial engineering expert witness is typically a licensed professional engineer with extensive experience and expertise in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, biomechanics, human factors, industrial design, and/or earned an advanced degree in industrial engineering. An engineering expert witness must also possess the ability to explain technology and evidence to lay people, such as typical jurors.
What types of cases require an industrial engineering expert witness?
Often, matters requiring industrial engineering expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as a patent infringement case, copyright, trade secrets dispute, or a patent proceeding before the International Trade Commission (ITC). A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An industrial engineering expert witness can also be instrumental in a product liability case, such as those involving industrial machinery.
A professor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln published a paper that eloquently describes industrial engineering:
“Industrial Engineers integrate combinations of people, information, materials, and equipment that produce innovative and efficient organizations. In addition to manufacturing, Industrial Engineers work and consult in every industry, including hospitals, communications, e-commerce, entertainment, government, finance, food, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sports, insurance, sales, accounting, banking, travel, and transportation.”
What litigation support work might an industrial engineering expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by an industrial engineering expert witness could include forensic engineering, failure analyses, accident reconstruction, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and testimony at deposition and at trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the attorney team may request a subject matter expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek an industrial engineer or mechanical engineer for pre-litigation consultant work.
Whether the case involves product failure, design defect, or intellectual property, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an industrial engineering expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Industrial Engineering Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Industrial Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Industrial Engineering landscape.