Optics, a branch of physics, studies the behavior and properties of light. An optics expert witness typically has an advanced degree and extensive experience and expertise in optical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, and/or materials engineering. Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate expert witnesses that can support matters involving optics technology. Most often the expert witness chosen is member of an industry organization such as the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Optical Society (OSA), and/or IEEE. An optics expert witness should have a deep understanding not only of the technology, but also of the optics market dynamics, market growth, and competitive landscape.
Whether the case involves display optics, lasers, red dot sight, fiber optic cables, optical systems or photonics, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project. An optics expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as 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). In a litigation scenario, a technical expert can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, expert testimony, a prior art search, an expert report, forensic analysis, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness testimony experience is often a requirement. An engineering expert witness needs to not only have technical expertise, an expert witness must possess the ability to explain technology to lay people. In addition, clients may seek an optic industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Optics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Optics landscape.
This expert has many years of photonics experience. This expert's academic focus was on modern optics, electromagnetic theory, communications theory, advanced mathematics, and the chemistry/physics of optical materials. This expert has a lifetime of research and development in the highly specialized area of optical data storage, processing/computing, and communications. This expert is a well-known expert in the field of optical data storage, holography, recording media, and optical disc replication processes and technology, and large high-resolution information displays. This expert's main areas of interest are photonics (components, imaging arrays, LEDs, and solar energy), materials physics, chemistry and processes, nanotechnology, control and positioning of light beams, MEMS and MOEMS and their integration into fully functional information processing systems, lasers, and flat panel displays (FPDs).
Much of this expert's early work was for government agencies. The major goal of this work was to use photonics technology for the rapid acquisition, processing, storage and communication of data vital to national defense and space flight. This expert shifted the main research focus to (1) consumer electronics applications of photonics (CD, DVD, flat panel displays, digital cameras, LEDs and HDTV and 3D TV); (2) replication of CD and DVD media (technology, materials, processes and systems); (3) digital image processing and capture (digital cameras), and (4) the impact of MEMS/Nanotech on data storage, processing, and communication design and performance.
This expert also has significant engineering, expert witness, product and business development, and sales & marketing management experience.
This expert holds a PhD in Precision & Microsystems Engineering, Mechatronic System Design and serves as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Optics. Specializing in machine design, instrumentation and metrology, particularly surrounding opto-mechanical machines/instruments and machines for manufacturing, this expert is published widely on surround custom instruments & systems that have been built and qualified for research purposes. Additionally, this expert teaches elements of machine design for manufacturing. In addition to academic experience, this expert has worked in the industry for an optics manufacturing equipment company. This expert has served as an expert in litigation.
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 leads a highly successful consultancy and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Electro-optics and Solid State Physics. This expert is a recognized expert in the flat panel industry specializing in R&D, engineering, marketing, and senior management. This expert has served in an executive level at start-up businesses within major corporations and start-up companies and has had extensive interaction with flat panel producers and customers.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience in display technology, particularly LCD technology, and has a strong background in optics. This expert has lead teams in the development of TFT LCDs, and has worked developing cell phone display pixel architectures. This expert served as Vice President of Engineering, where this expert was closely involved in TFT design, color filter architectures and LC driving modes.
This expert holds 83 issued US patents in various flat-panel related technologies including display design, display electronics, materials, algorithms, systems, RFID, and optics, with additional pending.
This expert has participated in SID Conferences and has been on paper review committees in the areas of LCD and TFT. This expert has also worked in LCD backlight technology, especially with LED backlighting. This expert is a Fellow of the Society for Information Display and currently consults in technology, business, and patent issues involving Flat Panel Display Technology.
This expert's multidisciplinary expertise and many years of broad technical experience cross-cuts fields of electrical engineering, optics, materials engineering, and physical sciences. From an electrical engineering perspective, this expert has extensive experience in solar cells, light-emitting diodes and displays, capacitors, memories, transistors, sensors, and circuits. This expert's materials background includes organic and inorganic semiconductors, metals, nanomaterials, biomaterials, thin-films, and material interfaces. This expert specializes in device physics, materials and thin-film processing, device fabrication, improving functional performance, analyzing failures, and understanding process-structure-property-performance relationships across material, component, device, and system levels. This expert's characterization tool skill-set includes a wide range of electrical, optical, microscopic, and spectroscopic techniques.
Prior to becoming a consultant, this expert was a university professor as head of the Nano Architectonics and Organic Electronics Laboratory, and also worked a National Laboratory. During this period, this expert developed new materials processing approaches and optical architectures to improve efficiency of thin-film solar cells. This expert's photovoltaic material expertise includes conjugated polymers/molecules, cadmium telluride, perovskite, and silicon material systems. This expert also made multiple contributions in the area of defect characterization in semiconductor thin-films. Other key works include projects on titania based memory devices, optical and bio(chemical) sensors, organic thin-film transistors, organic light-emitting displays, and photonic components such as waveguides, anti-reflection coatings, transparent electrodes, and plasmonic structures. For characterization purposes, this expert has extensively utilized a wide range of electrical, optical, microscopic, and spectroscopic techniques. During doctoral studies, this expert worked with materials such as organic semiconductors, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, nanotemplates, and biomolecules on developing functional hybrids and embodiments pertinent to consumer electronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.
This expert has assisted clients in developing metrology solutions for opto-electronic thin-films, investigating performance bottlenecks in solar cells, and characterizing new synthetic materials for consumer electronic device applications. This expert has also consulted for edtech clients and has experience teaching courses on electric circuits, semiconductor materials and devices, flexible electronics, and energy systems. This expert has published 50 peer-reviewed research articles in top international journals and presented work in major international conferences. This expert has received several awards and honors, including the nationally prestigious US National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Most of this expert's consulting work is non-litigation failure and design, however, this expert is currently working as the testifying expert on an unrelated solar matter. This expert has written expert reports.
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's focus has been the development of advanced optical products, particularly designing and manufacturing of all major system components: displays, color management prisms, condenser and projection lenses, interface electronics, liquid crystal materials, light sources and non-imaging optics. This expert developed, managed, and licensed several high-tech products, including thin film photovoltaics, ablative imaging films, phase change memories, multi-chip modules, and superconducting materials. This expert became the founder and CEO of the first company to establish amorphous silicon, thin film transistor (TFT), active matrix LCD pilot production line. This expert has patent litigation testimony experience in district court of ITC matters for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.
This expert has been developing telematics systems. This expert's expertise includes LiDAR sensors, Radar, camera, Navigation, Telematics, and Data Science, as well as Positioning, communications & mapping technologies. Most of this expert's hands-on experience has been for safety and Advanced Driver Assistance Applications (ADAS). This expert participated in the early development of key telematics technologies, including positioning, communications and mapping, and worked with most automakers, suppliers and government agencies. This expert has been involved in the deployment of many telematics systems from Automatic Collision Notification to systems for Stability Control and Driver Assistance. This expert has good litigation support and testimony experience but not so much that this expert would be viewed as a hired gun.
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.
This expert is distinguished by two doctoral degrees: a Ph.D. in LIDAR and Electro-Optics, and another in Geospatial Engineering (Satellite Navigation Systems). This expert began working on LIDAR systems in the mid-1990s and for many years has performed research and professional engineering activities on LIDAR systems including DDT&E (Design, Development, Test and Evaluation), performance modelling, safety analysis and incident investigations. This expert has focused on reducing the probability of ocular hazards by introducing a combination of real-time sensing and analysis techniques, such as scintillation measurements, laser spot detection and dynamics modelling. This expert developed innovative performance models and associated safety assessment/protection techniques. This expert also developed several LIDAR systems both for air and ground/surface applications. These included direct detection Laser Range Finders (LRFs), coherent detection monostatic LIDAR systems and bistatic LIDAR systems. This expert is a prolific author with many publications dedicated solely to LIDAR, including peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters, industrial reports and conference papers.