PRODUCT DESIGN EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-124283
This expert earned his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his MS in product design engineering from Stanford University. He has seven years of industry experience working as a product designer for Ford Motor Company and Volkswagon of America. He has over fifteen years of experience designing products for automotive and home electronics clients. This expert is currently a professor of industrial design at a university in Georgia and ...
Expert Witness: E-174456
This expert has over 25 years in electrical engineering and product development. He gained his MS and PhD in electrical engineering and systems from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Illinois Institute, he transitioned to industry and spent 13 years at Motorola Mobility developing wireless products. He ended his tenure as Motorola's vice president of product management and development. ...
Expert Witness: E-109978
This expert is a renowned authority on the toy industry and the CEO of a global toy consultancy and resource for toy industry analysis and strategies. Additionally, he is the publisher of a toy industry newsletter, gaining him access to the most notable individuals in the toy and children's media industries. He has appeared as a commentator on ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets in the US and abroad.
Expert Witness: E-123434
This expert earned his BS at Lehigh University in Mechanical Engineering. He then went on to complete his MBA at Worcester Polytechnic Institution. Formerly this expert served as a National Grooved Product Manager at Anvil International Headquarters. Currently, he is the Director of Product Engineering at a Private Company based in MA. Specializing in HVAC, Fire Protection, Plumbing, and process piping equipment claims.
Expert Witness: E-118515
This expert has been involved in mechanical and manufacturing engineering for more than 25 years, focusing on the development of sports, medical, and consumer products. He has taken part in production start-up of over 80 new products and has filed 16 US patents with additional pending. He has delivered six guest lectures at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and California Polytechnic State University. He is the President of a private engineering firm that ...
Expert Witness: E-026962
This ivy-league trained electrical engineer has extensive hands-on experience in product architecture, system and circuit design, system integration, hardware and firmware development, intellectual property including patent development, and consulting. He specializes in technology areas related to wireless systems, including RFID, RTLS, WLAN, WiMax, Wi-Fi (WiFi), MIMO, UWB, CDMA, OFDM, LTE, 3G, 4G, and others. Currently, this expert is an independent wireless technology ...
Expert Witness: E-005168
This expert has been involved in Product Development and new product innovation for over 25 years, serving in various positions in both the corporate and consulting settings. In his current position, he is responsible for New Product Development and Innovation as well as managing the day to day product development and brand development activities. I have held similar corporate positions at Body Solid Inc. a fitness equipment manufacturer and distributor, Lava World ...
Expert Witness: E-058373
This industrial design expert has 45+ years of experience in product design and engineering. The expert founded a successful industrial design development company in Philadelphia in 1970 and remained Principle of the business through 2012. In addition, he served as a local and national officer for the Industrial Designers Society of America and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award as well as election to the Academy of Fellows. The expert earned his B.F.A. from ...
Expert Witness: E-176642
This expert has over 20 years of experience in products engineering. He gained his MBA from Roosevelt University and has 26 patents in his name. He has designed in-ear microphones, consumer earphones, and various acoustic instruments. Currently he serves as the vice president of engineering at a design firm.
Expert Witness: E-086648
This international technology expert has hands-on experience in all aspects of agriculture, including crop production, equipment design, R&D, teaching, manufacturing, and marketing. He has four advanced degrees in business/engineering, including a Ph.D. in the Automation of Technological Processes from the National University of Life and Environmental Science of Ukraine. He has authored 70+ publications and holds 11 U.S. patents, as well as others from Canada, the EU, ...
Expert Witness: E-160599
This highly qualified engineer earned his BS and MS in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He went on to earn his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 10 years of experience conducting failure analysis for various products including biomedical devices. He formerly served as Principal Mechanical Engineer at COR Innovations, Inc., a biomedical device start-up. In this role, he was ...

PRODUCT DESIGN EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

References To Past Product Liability Cases Fail To Convince District Court To Exclude A Metallurgy Expert PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

…  Inc., Citation: 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178616 In this products liability case involving a fractured iron casting, a plaintiff …  failed to declare the specific force that caused the product in question to fracture. In an attempt to support its motion to …  Inc., a large-part manufacturer, used an iron casting designed by the defendant manufacturer, Hodge Foundry, Inc.. During the …

Forklift Design Flaw Allegedly Causes Fatal Accident On Movie Set PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

…  accident that occurred in a movie studio. During preproduction, the set crew was constructing a massive set which required steel …  to provide a backup alarm and rearview mirrors when they designed this particular forklift. An engineer with experience designing …

Mason Jar Inexplicably Shatters Prompting Product Liability Lawsuit PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

…  product liability case involves a man who sliced his right hand while opening …  the glass shattered in his hand. An expert in consumer products safety was sought to inspect the remaining mason jars and provide an …

Packaging Company Allegedly Infringes On Bottle Design Patents PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

…  company. The plaintiff company held a patent on a mold design for plastic bottles as well as patents on their bottle ribbing and base design. An expert in bottle mold design and engineering was sought to review …

Tobacco Industry Expert Opines On Distribution Dispute PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

Tobacco Industry Expert Opines On Distribution Dispute

…  the color of the paper. An expert with experience in cigar production was sought to address the shelf life and storage requirements of cigars and determine if the products were, in fact, materially …

Defective Stove Causes Kitchen Fire PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

Defective Stove Causes Kitchen Fire

This case involves a plaintiff who was burnt by a range stove. The stove was a newly manufactured model and had recently been installed in the plaintiff’s kitchen. The stove was in the off position when unbeknownst to the plaintiff, it began to heat a cast …

Airbag Fails To Deploy During Motor Vehicle Accident PRODUCT DESIGN Expert Case

Airbag Fails To Deploy During Motor Vehicle Accident

This case involves a 45-year-old woman that sustained life-threatening injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it ran off the road. It struck the guardrail and several guardrail posts on the driver side before the f …