Depending on the target technology and product, laser expert witness candidates typically have advanced degree, extensive experience and areas of expertise in electrical engineering, optical engineering, physics, materials engineering, and/or mechanical engineering. If the case involves a medical expert, board certified specialists in reconstructive surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, or dermatology may be called in. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. A chosen expert witness may be a member of an industry organization such as The Laser Institute, The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and/or the IEEE.
A laser expert could provide expertise in intellectual property matters — a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secrets dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in the PTAB, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). Laser experts could also assist in product liability, malpractice, standard of care, and personal injury cases. In a litigation scenario, a technical expert can expect trial court testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as deposition, expert testimony, an expert report, and related consulting activities. In addition, a law firm may seek a laser industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Example matters that Cahn Litigation Services has searched for expert witnesses encompass:
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Laser experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Laser landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Physics, is a registered U.S. Patent Agent and was registered as a Professional Engineer. As Vice President of Technology (Hardware and Systems), this expert leads a highly successful consultancy as a patent consultant and testifying technical expert witness in patent litigation with broad IP asset technical and commercial analysis experience. This expert has analyzed hundreds of patents and patent applications for technical breadth and applicability, validity risk, infringement risk, design alternatives and commercial valuation as a consultant and testifying expert witness. This expert's perspective is rooted in over two decades of product and technology development and manufacturing experience.
This expert has been issued patents in high-speed electronic connectors, 3-D photolithography, laser scanning systems, LCD backlights, magnetic electrical connectors and LED lighting systems. The majority of these have been licensed. This expert has patents pending in magnetic connectors, solid-state lighting systems and consumer products. This expert is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and is a member of the Optical Society of America, AIPLA, Society for Imaging Science & Technology, a State Patent Law Association and a Technology Alliance Group. This expert is also involved the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Licensing Executives Society.
This expert holds a PhD in Physics, and leads a technology consultancy specializing in Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design. This expert has deep experience with LiDAR and LADAR systems and has worked for aerospace companies' systems in instrumentation and delivery of information to the cockpit. This expert also worked for a defense contractor using LiDAR range-finders for tanks. This expert's technical skills include LiDAR & LADAR Design, build, testing and integration, Laser Systems Analysis & Modeling, Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design, as well as Mathematical Analysis & System Engineering.
This expert is an Associate at a University, and a Co-PI in the National Science Foundation funded National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping. This expert was formerly the Vice President of Engineering for a LIDAR remote sensing company. This expert has been active in the design, development and operation of kinematic remote sensing systems for many years. This expert regularly consults with a LiDAR unit used in almost all autonomous vehicle testing. This expert holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering, and is a registered Professional Engineer.
This expert has worked in the night vision imaging field for many years and is quite familiar with various image intensifier technologies including using the Government-developed models to provide detailed analysis of the performance capabilities.
This expert has years of experience in lasers, infrared, electro optical sensors, optics, and systems engineering and analysis. This expert's company also offers product development and proposal/design review preparation. This expert recently led R&D efforts for a Fortune 500 company in the field of advanced thermal imaging for pedestrian detection. This expert was the project manager for several advanced EO testing technology projects including the avalanche photodiode array test station and as the systems engineer and design engineer for passive millimeter wave imaging array development and testing. This expert is fluent with Zemax, MathCAD, MATLAB, as well as sensor and atmospheric modeling software including NV IPM, NVThermIP, PCModWin, PCLnWin, SSCamIP, IICamIP, and IINVD.
This expert was the engineering manager at an infrared technology company and worked as an electro optical and laser systems engineer, scientist, and manager associated with directed energy laser countermeasure programs, infrared detector systems, and atmospheric/system performance modeling. This expert was also employed as a laser engineer with experience in design, testing, and applications of solid state and gas lasers for military, scientific, and industrial use.
This expert has served as a subject-matter expert for litigation several times and has been deposed and testified. For example, this expert was selected as the expert witness regarding a night vision system and its technology performance. This expert reviewed all the proposals, wrote reports and was deposed.
This expert provides Expert Witness, Investigation, and Technical Consulting services for Industrial Control Systems, Automated Systems, and Safety Systems. This expert has litigated several cases that involve PLC ladder logic, and has designed scores of systems which utilize PLC code. This expert manages an automation engineering group, and writes/analyzes PLC code virtually every day. Experience includes:
Automated Machinery – Manufacturing Plants, Production Plants
Robotics – Assembly Lines, Semiconductor Plants, Packaging Plants
Control Systems – PLC Controls, Computer Controlled Machines
Automatic and Revolving Doors
Amusement Park Rides – Control Systems, Safety Systems
Bowling Centers – Equipment Systems
Mining – Surface and Strip Mining, Coal, Quarry, Minerals, Oilsands, Conveyors, and Crushers
Lasers – Etching Equipment, Production Lines
Egg Production and Packaging
Food and Beverage Plants – Snack Foods, Cereal, Pasta, Soft Drinks, Beer, Meat Packaging
Conveyors – Belt Conveyors, Bucket Conveyors, Packaging Machines, Vibratory Systems
Wood Production – Sawmills, Chippers, Wood Pellet Plants
Patents – Control Systems, Automated Devices, Production and Manufacturing Machines
Contract Disputes – Control Systems, Production Equipment, Manufacturing Equipment
This expert has acquired many years of experience in electrical, electronic, automation, robotics, bulk materials handling, and mechanical system design. As an inventor, this expert holds several electronic and mechanical patents. This expert’s technical background includes extensive experience with digital logic circuits, vision systems, laser research involving Co2 lasers (Class 4 100 watt), and laser diodes (Class 3B). This expert has established and managed several engineering, CAD, automation, and field service groups, for deployment of automated machinery in the food, beverage, refinery, coal, oil sands, pharmaceutical, and chemical plant industries. Most of this work carried over to the field, where this expert managed electrical and mechanical field construction projects.
This expert’s memberships have included ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), and AEE (The Association of Energy Engineers). Authorships include Whitepapers for RAM (Remote Asset Management), Energy Management, Automation, and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) for FDA related validation procedures in lab environments. Intellectual property and patent experience includes work as a Technical Expert Witness involving patent infringement and automation related accidents.
With many years' experience designing electronic, optical, and mixed-technology systems, and 43 US patents issued or pending, this expert has amassed a lot of expertise in a number of fields, including optics, optoelectronics, electro-optics, photonics (especially silicon photonics), analog electronics, optomechanics, optical and atomic force microscopy, semiconductor processing, signal processing, simulation, electromagnetics, due diligence, and the drafting and technical interpretation of patents.
This expert is an expert in the design, debug, and refinement of electrooptical and mixed-technology systems. A leading designer of ultrasensitive optoelectronics and other low noise analog circuitry, many of this expert’s designs have improved the state of the art by orders of magnitude in performance, in cost, or both. This expert has done groundbreaking work in thermal infrared imaging, in situ particle detection, computer input devices, simulation software, spectroscopy, atomic and magnetic force microscopy, solid immersion microscopy, heterodyne interferometry, trace metal detection, photolithography, laser scanning, plasmonics, and silicon photonics.
As a consultant, this expert does design, expert witness work (testifying and consulting in patent and trade secret cases), contract design engineering, debug, and system bring-up tasks, as well as training in ultrasensitive detection methods and front-end design. This expert holds 43 US patents and several foreign ones, and is thoroughly familiar with the patent process, both in prosecution (i.e. obtaining a patent) and litigation.
This expert has been a testifying expert in 25 cases to date. This expert’s reports and deposition were instrumental in a $2 billion suit. This expert has written dozens of expert reports, as well as testifying at six depositions. This expert has worked with both plaintiffs and defendants.