Systems Engineering Expert Witnesses

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What is a systems engineering expert witness?

Systems engineering expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with degrees in systems engineering, and/or extensive experience and expertise in a related engineering discipline. Most often the expert witness chosen is member of an industry organization such as the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSC), and/or IEEE.

What types of cases require a systems engineering expert witness?

Often, matters requiring systems engineering expert witness service relate to intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A systems engineering expert could also be called in on breach of contract disputes to consult on technical issues, which could require forensic engineering work. A systems engineering expert witness might also provide testimony in a torts matter like a product liability case involving the failure analysis of a product or system. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.  

Systems engineering ensures that all aspects of a system are considered and integrated into a whole. Systems engineering overlaps with other disciplines such as industrial engineering, process systems engineering, mechanical engineeringmanufacturing engineering, software engineeringstructural engineeringelectrical engineeringaerospace engineeringcivil engineering and project management.

What litigation support work might a systems engineering expert witness be expected to perform?

Litigation support by a systems engineering expert witness could include investigations, reverse engineering, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and testimony at deposition and at trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. An engineering expert witness needs to not only have the requisite substantive expertise but must also possess the ability to explain technology to lay people such as judge and jury.

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a systems engineering expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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