Intellectual Property Experts Evaluate Automated Vehicle Systems Patent Dispute


Intellectual Property Expert WitnessThis case is an intellectual property dispute involving automated systems used to manage air pressure allocation on air brake systems, specifically those employed on eighteen-wheeler and other heavy trucks. It was claimed that the design of the system was directly copied from a system that was designed, manufactured, and sold by a competing vehicular automation firm.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Please describe your experience in the field of automotive systems engineering, specifically regarding heavy trucks.

Expert Witness Response E-016568

This sounds like a case that I would be qualified to serve on. I have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and I have 17 years of experience in mechanical R&D and design for pumps and automotive components. I have testified in 9 trials and given 32 depositions in state and federal courts for both plaintiff and defense clients. Among those, I have served on 8 patent cases, including 2 trials and 4 depositions. I have some exposure to and experience with trucking technology in this area. Several years ago, I did a study for an oilfield services company on their trucks; they were experiencing rollover accidents associated with air brake systems and were very interested in monitoring systems. I did an examination of pressure monitoring systems and made recommendations accordingly. Patent litigation is definitely a complicated area, and I am very comfortable with the process.

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