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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Jeweler experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Jeweler landscape.
This expert has deep experience in jewelry design, copyright, manufacturing, and analysis. With many years of design and manufacturing expertise, this expert maintains an active copyright consulting practice for numerous artists and designers, and holds a number of design copyrights, personally.
This expert's primary focus is on jewelry and although the bulk of this expert's business is centered around forensic appraisal this expert specializes on research to document design origins and influences, as well as the finite details of design, branding and marketing.
This expert is has been an expert witness in a copyright infringement matter, supporting the defendant and was also retained in a trade secrets and copyright infringement matter supporting the plaintiff. This expert has additional experience as an expert on a design and branded trademark infringement matter for the defense.
This expert is a highly respected member of the jewelry industry. This expert has been actively involved in the Jewelry Business for many years, as well as a full time Professional Appraiser of Gems and Jewelry. This expert's gemological and appraisal education has earned :
These, coupled with the required advanced gemological and appraisal training and testing, have earned this expert the title of Master Gemologist Appraiser, a title that must be recertified every five years.
This expert is an active member of the committee which is the sole legal compliance expert in the jewelry industry. This committee is considered the industry's leading authority on legal compliance and is a champion of safeguarding the industry's integrity. This expert has been retained on numerous occasions as an expert witness to appraise jewelry for the purpose of determining the value for prosecution or defense.
This expert has owned and operated an independent lab. This expert provides a testing/grading laboratory and is an appraiser of diamonds & gemstones & all types of jewelry & watches, coins & currency, silver and related personal property. This expert also provides consultation regarding gemstone and jewelry industry practices. This expert has many years of gemstone cutting, re-cutting and treatment services. This expert is also a jewelry designer and broker of jewelry, watches and coins in the resale market.
This expert is a copyright infringement and trade dress consultant, forensic expert, jewelry appraiser and broker, and has served the jewelry industry for many years. This expert has been under contract with the Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs Bureau, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Trustee's Office, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and The Ontario Attorney General as a forensic expert witness, consultant, mediator, and trustee. This expert's expertise is frequently sought by banks, museums, foundations, insurance companies, the jewelry trade (both wholesale and retail), law firms, accounting firms and individuals, and this expert has been called upon to testify as an expert witness in major court cases throughout the United States, Canada, Singapore and The Bahamas. This expert has been on staff as a research associate with a major Museum of Natural History, earth sciences division, and serves on its Board of Trustees. This expert also has experience teaching classes in gemology, gem sciences and jewelry.
This expert's focus is on jewelry design issues for copyright, trademark and trade dress matters, as well as valuation and appraisal matters for the courts and insurance claims. This expert researches design elements found in antique jewelry, art, architecture and other media to determine originality in jewelry design. This expert is a respected instructor for some commercial courses in jewelry design, jewelry buying and appraisal, and often presents at industry conferences on the subject. This expert has been published in industry journals, and has experience as an expert witness in court and before the PTAB.