On-Board Diagnostics

An on-board diagnostics expert witness typically has extensive experience and knowledge in automotive engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or vehicle manufacturing. An automotive engineer specializing in on-board diagnostics (OBD) may also have a background in sensor technology or safety. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms, representing either the plaintiff or defendant, to locate an expert witness that can support automotive issues including those involving on-board diagnostics technology.

On-board diagnostic systems are in most cars on the road today. Originally used to diagnose engine problems for EPA emission standards, modern systems provide a standardized series of diagnostic trouble codes for comprehensive engine control and monitoring of parts of the chassis, accessory devices, and the diagnostic control network.

An on-board diagnostics expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secret dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). An automotive expert in OBD technology might also provide testimony in matters such as a product liability case.

Litigation support by an OBD expert witness could include an expert report, forensic engineering, 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 technical expert with prior expert witness experience. It is essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the factual evidence.

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On-Board Diagnostics Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #258974

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.


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