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This expert is world renown as the Engineering Director for an automobile manufacturer responsible for all aspects of engineering a sports car: design engineering and manufacturing engineering. The team of engineers, power train, chassis, electrical, body and specialists this expert led and motivated became world class in their fields. They designed and validated the car, its components and the processes for its manufacture. They were also responsible for the application of engineering processes, such as failure mode analysis, design for manufacture and assembly, and CAD/CAM. Each part of the process led to high quality, easily manufactured, cost effective designs. The team also supported the marketing division in product conception, sales, and service. Empowered to make the many decisions that lead to a successful product, this capable and dedicated team consistently led the industry in the introduction of market-focused technical innovation.
This expert has extensive expert witness experience including report writing, deposition and courtroom testimony. This expert was an expert in a tonneau cover patent suit. This expert was the plaintiff's expert and produced two reports and was deposed twice. Later when the defense counter-sued, this expert produced two more reports and was deposed twice more. Total deposition time 17 hours. The case settled prior to trial.
This expert became quite familiar with the range of tonneau covers and the patents that covered them. This expert brings to the table extensive experience with convertible top hinges, as well as very broad automotive experience.
This expert has many years of experience in the automotive industry. This expert is a veteran of automotive component litigation, having testified at trial numerous times in high profile automotive component matters. This expert has extensive design, testing, and development engineering experience in the automotive industry and is thoroughly experienced in the design of linkages, brackets, sealing, and mounting designs. This expert has tested and worked on structures and systems for vehicles that include sunroofs, convertible roofs, closures, as well as testifying about compliance of these systems to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including FMVSS 216 Roof Crush Resistance, FMVSS 214 Side Impact Protection, FMVSS 208 – Occupant Crash Protection, FMVSS 201 Upper Interior Head Protection. This expert has also served as an expert witness and corporate representative, where this expert analyzed defect claims, many of which involved mechanical and structural systems, and testified in depositions and trials throughout the United States.
Due to extensive experience in the automotive industry, this expert is intimately familiar with sealing issues. For the U.S. Army, this expert worked on numerous systems and their associated issues involving hatches, doors, see-through armor, gates, and the associated mechanisms linkages, reinforcements, as well as systems and components that employ hard or soft materials, as well as the associated accessibility, serviceability, durability and reliability of these systems and components.
This expert is thoroughly experienced in Design for Assembly as well as the quality and reliability issues associated with component and system design. This expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in chemical engineering, and a BS and an MS in electrical engineering.
This expert has served extensively as an expert witness and has testified, authored reports, and analyzed patents and prior art in numerous automotive cases. This expert has extensive experience in infringement/non-infringement, and patent validity/invalidity, including 101, 102, 103, 112 and prior art arguments for automotive and transportation components and systems, thoroughly understands the issues involved in intellectual property and patent litigation and is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. This expert has done analyses under literal infringement and the under the doctrine of equivalents, as well as direct infringement, contributory infringement, inducement of infringement, willful infringement, authored numerous reports and declarations and put together claim charts for infringement/non-infringement contentions, invalidity and validity arguments (including secondary considerations such has nexus/commercial success), claim construction hearings (in support of Markman briefs and hearings), and has authored numerous expert reports including ITC testimony documents, for IPR matters as an automotive/mechanical systems expert, for numerous intellectual property and patent cases, and has deposition and/or testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts. This expert also has extensive deposition and trial testimony experience, including testifying experience in IP and patent litigation cases. This expert has authored reports and declarations for numerous intellectual property and patent cases, and has testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts.
This expert is an automotive engineer with many years of professional experience, including working directly for automotive manufacturers. This expert has direct design and testing experience in vehicle structures, crashworthiness, and closure systems engineering. This expert applies expertise to expert witness investigations pertaining to vehicle crashworthiness, crash reconstruction, vehicle systems performance, and exterior/interior upper body mechanisms.
Upon completion of a degree in Mechanical Engineering, this expert held positions in Body Design, Closures Design, and Crash Safety. As a Crash Safety engineer, this expert was responsible for ensuring achievement of dynamic safety targets, both on a component basis and as complete vehicle performance. This included work in both the virtual design phase by simulation analysis, as well as overseeing and analyzing physical crash testing. This expert performed design/test work on sedans, pickup trucks, crossovers, and cargo vehicles throughout the entire development lifecycle and into mass production.
Continuing an automotive career, this expert then worked in Research & Development, where this expert was responsible for closures design engineering as a design team chief. This expert led a team of design engineers in developing all aspects of minivan slide doors. This expert also served as design chief for minor-model updates on pickup truck door and tailgate closures. This expert has expertise in all elements of upper body design, including structures, dynamic and static crash safety, sealing, NVH, power-door systems, latches, and exterior/interior components, among others.
This expert earned an Engineering degree from one of the nation's most respected programs. This expert has accumulated a multitude of patents for key innovations in upper body design. This expert's education and deep industry experience designing and testing vehicles qualify this expert to investigate a broad range of vehicle topics.