Depending on the specific technology and product, a photonics expert witness typically has an advanced degree and a background and expertise in electrical engineering, optical engineering, physics, materials engineering, and/or mechanical engineering. Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate expert witnesses, on behalf of either the plaintiff or defendant, that can support matters involving photonic technology. The expert witness chosen may be a member of an industry organization such as The Optical Society and/or IEEE. A photonics expert witness should have a deep understanding not only of the technology, but also of the photonic technology global market, market size, market growth, market share and competitive landscape.
A photonics 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 deposition, expert testimony, a prior art search, an expert report, forensic engineering, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness experience is often a requirement. An engineering expert witness needs to not only have expertise but must also possess the ability to explain the underlying substantive technology to lay people, including judge and jury. In addition, clients may seek a photonics expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Whether the case involves semiconductor devices, fiber optic cables, silicon photonics, diode lasers, optical systems, semiconductor manufacturing, light emitting diode (LED), photonic integrated circuits, imaging or thin films, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Photonics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Photonics 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.
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.