Lighting Expert Witnesses

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Lighting expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with a background in electrical engineering, illuminating engineering, human factorsmechanical engineering, and/or lighting design. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a lighting industry specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience. The chosen expert may be a member of an industry organization such as the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).

Matters requiring lighting expert witness services can involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement, trade secrets, or industrial design rights. Personal injury, failure analysis, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability cases could also gain from the expertise of lighting specialist. Litigation support services could include forensic engineeringaccident reconstruction, expert report preparation, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In addition, a law firm may request an electrical engineering expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Representing a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is often called on by leading law firms to locate expert witnesses that can support lighting matters. Whether the case involves:

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience needed to turn an expert search around quickly. The firm has many years of experience providing the right expert candidate with the ideal balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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


Expert Witness #216502

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.


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Expert Witness #247514

This expert holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has made pioneering contributions to the field of wide band-gap semiconductors that use boron and nitrogen compounds. This expert's work involves optimizing crystal growth to produce large and high quality crystals with electrical properties that are suitable for micro devices. This expert's research has improved the materials that are the building blocks of a new generation of micro devices, revolutionizing communications, transportation, lighting, medicine and consumer applications. This expert has studied silicon carbide crystal growth extensively, adopting procedures from that process to improve aluminum nitride crystal growth. This expert is highly familiar with silicon carbide epitaxy (17 papers) and the electronic device applications of silicon carbide.

This expert leads a prolific research group whose work is focused on materials synthesis and characterization, and device fabrication. Applications for this expert's work include optical devices such as ultraviolet light emitting diodes and laser diodes, high speed transistors, radiation detectors, and nuclear to electrical power conversion devices. This expert has mentored more than two dozen advance-degree students, and is the recipient of multiple industry and academic awards. This expert has served as a manuscript reviewer for many journals, and a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation.


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Expert Witness #262490

This expert is a lead lighting research scientist. This expert is currently the PI on projects investigating the impact of outdoor lighting on human health, the Spectral Effects of new light sources on roadways, the visibility of police vehicles and is the subject matter lead for an office Safety contract. This expert is also an Associate Professor in a School of Architecture and Design. This expert is the author of over 80 published papers on roadway lighting, photometry, and target visibility. This expert is involved in the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

This expert joined a lighting company as the manager of the Corporate Calibration and Standards Laboratory where this expert was responsible for the measurement and calibration of light sources. This expert has also worked as a luminaire designer, operations manager, and project engineer.

This expert designs lighting systems, primarily for roadways, using commercially available products. This expert determines how much light is on the road, the mounting specifications and longitudinal spacing. Once installed, this expert performs human factors testing looking at detection distances and visual performance issues. This expert has mounted and road tested most of the luminaires (~200 types) on a testing roadway.

This expert has extensive litigation experience including many depositions and one trial.


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Expert Witness #262488

This expert brings to the table many years in the LED industry and leads a sought- after consultancy providing technical and market expertise. This expert is an industry expert in solid state lighting (SSL) with a strong technical background and understanding of market dynamics.

During a tenure with a leading LED manufacturer, this expert worked in product development of LEDs in all areas of the value chain from metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and LED chip fabrication to LED package design and LED light fixture development. In addition to product development work, this expert has experience in winning and managing government research contracts including developing research strategies and managing technical and operational work on contracts and government relations.

This expert has also been working for the US Department of Energy as a technical advisor where this expert evaluates new technologies, writes technical roadmaps and reports, and plans a technical workshop.

This expert has authored and co-authored numerous scientific, peer-reviewed articles related to GaN semiconductors. This expert is an inventor on several US and foreign patents related to GaN-based LED and laser diode device design. This expert holds a Ph.D.

This expert has participated as an expert witness on several cases that included LED Lighting, LED Devises and LED Packages.


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Expert Witness #262502

This expert is a Chief Engineer at a National Laboratory as well as a Professor. This expert’s expertise is in illumination engineering and applied lighting. As a result, this expert is highly familiar with LED lighting systems and installations for a wide range of end-uses. Additionally, this expert holds an Affiliate Professor appointment where research focuses on Lighting, illuminating engineering, light sources, color, daylighting, sustainability, building energy use, energy efficiency.

This expert has authored or coauthored more than 125 publications about light and lighting. This expert has won multiple awards, and is a Fellow of IES. This expert is also involved the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). This expert was an editor for a lighting handbook.

This expert is co-founder of an early-stage company formed to commercialize a light source technology that enhances colors at low light levels. The company is developing lighting solutions that create energy-efficient light at all levels of dimming, from full output to very low light levels.

This expert’s prior litigation experience includes a patent case on solid-state lighting products, street lighting systems, and as well as FTC and ICC LED Lighting products.


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Expert Witness #266379

This expert has a background in electronics, software, and systems design. This expert’s career journey includes designing lab instrumentation, medical devices, smart battery systems, ultrasonic welding and cleaning, and semiconductors. This expert’s engineering consultancy worked in multiple industries with varied applications: including LED lighting, sensors and motor control, medical devices and consumer devices. Every job change has been an industry change: from lab instrumentation to medical devices, from ultrasonic plastics welding to smart batteries, from sensor design to semiconductors. This expert’s varied experiences and interests give a unique and valuable perspective on problem solving both technically and in business. This expert has spent most of a career in OEM product development, focused on embedded systems, experiencing the role of engineering in many different markets: from consumer electronics to industrial controls, from medical products to LED lighting, and much more. This expert is a named engineer on 5 patents and has done his masters work in Computer Science, holds a Six Sigma Black Belt, and is a certified Scrum Master.


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