Judge Explains Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege for Non-Reporting Expert Witnesses in Patent Case

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Client-Attorney Privilege Expert WitnessU.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Minnesota recently determined the extent to which the attorney-client privilege protected a law firm’s preparations with an employee/expert under Rule 26(a)(2)(B).At the heart of this dispute was Plaintiff's decision to designate a non-reporting, testifying expert witness pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2)(C). The individual was a named inventor on five of the asserted patents in the underlying action and was one of the founding members of Plaintiff's predecessor-in-interest, as well as Plaintiff’s paid consultant on design and development of new products and development of patent strategy.The parties made cross-objections to Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel's order granting Defendants' motion to compel compliance with an earlier order. Plaintiff objected to the order, arguing that its interpretation of the scope of the waiver of attorney-client privilege triggered by the testimony of a non-reporting expert witness was overly broad. In contrast, Defendants agreed with the ruling, but objected to the decision to grant Plaintiff an additional 21-day period to decide whether to accept disclosure of privileged communications or withdraw its non-reporting expert and maintain the privilege.Plaintiff first identified the patent expert as an individual "likely to have discoverable information" in its Rule 26(a)(1)(A) disclosure. Defendants responded by serving him with a document subpoena and deposing him as a fact witness. Plaintiff objected to every one of Defendants' document requests on privilege grounds and instructed its expert not to answer certain questions during his deposition.Plaintiff filed its Rule 26(a)(2)(C) disclosure, identifying the expert as a proposed non-reporting expert witness, and Defendants moved to require the patent expert to submit an expert report pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2)(B). The Magistrate said no, finding that because the expert was not specially retained to provide expert testimony, but rather would testify on the basis of percipient knowledge, he wasn’t subject to Rule 26(a)(2)(B). Defendants then moved for an order overruling the expert's privilege objections to his earlier discovery responses, arguing that by putting the patent expert forward as a non-reporting expert witness under Rule 26(a)(2)(C), Plaintiff waived attorney-client privilege as to materials provided to the expert for his testimony. Plaintiff argued that the 2010 amendments to the Federal Rules, which created the distinction between reporting and non-reporting expert witnesses, said that attorney-client privilege would be waived only in limited circumstances not present here.The Magistrate agreed with Defendants, noting that the state of the law on expert testimony and waiver of privilege prior to the 2010 amendments generally held that all documents and information disclosed to any testifying expert in connection with his testimony, including any communications with attorneys, were discoverable by the opposing party.Magistrate Noel then considered if the 2010 amendments changed this rule and noted that while Rule 26(b)(4)(C) provides explicit protection for some communications between a party's attorney and reporting experts, it’s silent as to whether communications with a non-reporting expert are similarly protected. The rule states that "Rules 26(b)(3)(A) and (B) protect communications between the party's attorney and any witness required to provide a report under Rule 26(a)(2)(B), regardless of the form of the communications, [except in three enumerated circumstances]."Looking to the advisory committee notes for the 2010 amendments, the Magistrate determined ultimately that they "did not change any existing precedent regarding privilege waiver of non-reporting experts that existed prior [to 2010]." Because there was no dispute between the parties that prior to 2010 all documents and information considered by a testifying expert were subject to discovery, he concluded that "any documents and information considered by . . . the expert in connection with his expert testimony, including communications with attorneys are discoverable." The Magistrate then gave Plaintiff a choice to either produce all such documents within 21 days, or, if it preferred to maintain its privilege, withdraw the designation as a non-reporting expert witness.Plaintiff notified Defendants that it would go ahead with the expert as a non-reporting expert witness and produced additional documents it said were all of documents not previously disclosed that had been considered by the patent expert in connection with his proposed testimony. Defendants moved to compel compliance with the Magistrate's order, arguing that Plaintiff's privilege log identified hundreds of documents and other communications considered by the expert but not disclosed, in violation of the order. Plaintiff responded with a motion for a protective order limiting the scope of Defendants' discovery requests.The dispute focused on the proper interpretation of the word "considered" in the order and whether the term should be interpreted broadly to encompass all materials that the expert "generated, saw, read, reviewed, and/or reflected upon"—whether he ultimately relied upon them in forming his opinions or not; or interpreted narrowly to mean just the documents actually used by the expert. The Magistrate again agreed with Defendants, concluding that "the ambit of the term 'considered,' in the context of Rule 26(a)(2)(C) discovery, . . . encompasses material not only used, but generated, seen, reviewed, and/or reflected upon." Rather than immediately require production of the withheld documents, however, the Magistrate again gave Plaintiff 21 days to elect to withdraw the patent expert 's designation as a non-reporting expert witness.Both parties filed objections to the Magistrate’s order. Plaintiff argued that the magistrate’s reading of the scope of the waiver of attorney-client privilege went well beyond the limited waiver envisioned by the framers of the 2010 amendments and beyond the bounds set by prior precedent. Defendants agreed with the Magistrate's interpretation of the scope of waiver, but argue that it was error to grant Plaintiff yet another 21-day period in which to reconsider its election of witness a non-reporting expert witness.Judge Nelson noted that in analyzing Plaintiff's objection, she had to consider what issues were properly before the Court. While the Magistrate’s two orders were intertwined, they settled different issues. The earlier order considered the issue of whether the 2010 amendments to Rule 26, which first created the distinct categories of reporting and non-reporting expert witnesses, changed the pre-existing law regarding waiver of privilege as to communications involving experts. The Magistrate found that the amendments established new protections for communications involving reporting expert witnesses, but that those privileges were not intended to extend to non-reporting expert witnesses. The Magistrate determined that the 2010 amendments to Rule 26 didn’t change the law of waiver of privilege existing prior to the amendments—at least as applied to non-reporting expert witnesses.Plaintiff had 14 days to file objections to the Magistrate's order or waive any assignment of error, and didn’t object to the court's decision on waiver of privilege and non-reporting expert witnesses. As a result, Magistrate Noel's conclusion of law that pre-2010 case law on waiver of privilege continued to govern non-reporting expert witnesses wasn’t properly before the Court. Judge Nelson said what was properly before the court was the much narrower matter of the later order: what scope to give to the waiver of privilege attached to the patent expert 's testimony as a non-reporting witness. In light of the earlier order, Nelson explained that answering this question required little more than looking to see whether the magistrate judge properly applied the law of waiver as it stood prior to 2010.As the Magistrate noted, the waiver of privilege attached to the expert 's status as a non-reporting expert extends to any materials considered in connection with his proposed testimony. Courts have clearly and repeatedly recognized that the term "considered" is to be interpreted broadly in this context, and as a result, the scope of waiver wasn’t limited by subjective questions of whether the expert actually relied on or used the documents and information to which he was exposed in crafting his opinion. The critical point was that he was exposed to those materials. Judge Nelson found that this rule recognizes that part of the purpose of expert discovery is to discover not just the information that the expert used in reaching his conclusions, but also what information he ignored or failed to properly incorporate into his analysis. In light of such considerations, the Magistrate, she said, was correct to hold that "the ambit of the term 'considered,' in the context of Rule 26(a)(2)(C) discovery, . . . encompasses material not only used, but generated, seen, reviewed, and/or reflected upon"… a position that was well supported both by pre- and post-2010 case law.In the alternative, Plaintiff asked the Court to grant it leave to re-designate the expert as a reporting expert pursuant to Rule 26(a)(2)(B). The Magistrate considered the request and rejected it, concluding that Plaintiff was well-advised of the duties imposed by designating the expert as a non-reporting expert witness. Such decisions are well within the discretion of the magistrate judge. Moreover, the judge held that Plaintiff had the opportunity for years to designate the patent expert as a reporting expert but chose not to do so, and would not be permitted to do so at this point.Because more than 21 days had elapsed since Magistrate Noel's order was issued, Judge Nelson modified the period of election to seven days. If Plaintiff wanted to proceed with the witness as a non-reporting expert witness, it had to produce the materials specified within that time. Otherwise, if it wanted to maintain its privilege, it had to withdraw the expert's designation under Rule 26(a)(2)(C). Luminara Worldwide v. RAZ Imports, Case No. 15-cv-03028 (SRN/FLN), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158183 (D. Minn. November 15, 2016)

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Expert 128385 - CA(N) CA(S) CT DC FL HI IL IN MD MI NY OH PA SC TX VA WV

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I have more than 45 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in the investigation of the cause and origin of fires with respect to possible electrical causes, elevator operation, and electrical shock incidents. I have experience in the national electrical safety codes, as well in the examination and analysis of television sets, washing machines, dryers, stereo systems, can openers, coffee makers, humidifiers, computer systems, telephone systems, door openers, palletizers, grinding machines, mixers, deep fryers, film processors, furnaces, air conditioners, power regulators, motors, gas engines, boats, trucks, automobiles, tractors, refrigerators, ranges, microwave ovens, rolling mills, presses, stamping machines, and distribution & transmission lines. I have over 20 years expert witness experience.

Expert 128387 - PA

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Fire Scene Investigation with expertise in Mechanical Engineering, evidence inspection and examination, report preparation for investigations, electrical accident reconstruction, origin and cause of fire, forensic engineering and analysis of accidents, water damage events, and fires relating to a wide variety of incidents. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 128480 - NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in building, maintaining, and analyzing electrical devices and electronic systems, such as: remote control devices, security and alarm systems, wireless microphones, carrier-current transmitters, sound and public address systems, computer and data processing equipment, radio and television equipment, automotive electronics, tape recorders, cellular telephones, and video surveillance devices. I have contributed to a variety of legal matters all based on electrical devices and electronics technology, including: electric shock, electrical wiring, surveillance monitoring, lightning damage, audio and video recording, radio broadcasting, traffic radar and lidar, voice identification, electronic circuitry, pocket paging systems, patent questions involving electronic devices, vehicle accident reconstruction, automobile control systems, telephone communication, and industrial machinery. I have additional experience formulating and evaluating new concepts on acoustic and electronic warfare for detection and tracking of moving vehicles, for defense against missiles and torpedoes, and on computer-generated imagery. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 128354 - NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in electrical engineering and scientist specializing in electrical power, lighting, electromagnetic radiation, grounding, electrocution/electrical accidents, electrical fires (including batteries,) lighting/illumination and safety. My expertise as a electrical inspector includes lightning risk assessments, design review of equipment and lightning protection systems, transient protection, grounding system design, electromagnetic safety assessments and electrical safety audits. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 107538 - FL

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. My expertise in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (H.V.A.C.) systems includes: chilled water / cold storage / ice storage systems; cold storage refrigeration; campus-type heating / cooling; high rise chill water / heat pump / split systems; high-temperature hot water systems; industrial ventilation; laboratory air conditioning / ventilation; and variable air volume (V.A.V.) systems. My expertise also includes: building plumbing design / engineering; fire alarm / life safety facility systems; and fire sprinkler protection. I have additional expertise in electrical systems: closed circuit television (C.C.T.V.); computer network / telephone raceways; data communication / distribution; emergency power supply; intercoms; lighting (exterior, interior, parking lot, roadway); Master Antenna / Cable television (M.A.T.V.); power distribution; and clock, security, and sound systems. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 60141 - CA(N) CA(S) NV

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years electrical engineer specializing in architectural acoustics and noise control. My expertise includes: acoustic measurement methods / devices; archaeological acoustics; automotive acoustics; battlefield sensors; classroom acoustics; sonar; sound propagation; and sound quality. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 96458 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in marine engineering and engineering management. My expertise includes: asset management; construction management / oversight; design review; electrical / mechanical infrastructure development / construction / monitoring; employee relations; engineering scheduling / oversight; facilities management (control systems, critical systems, critical facility solution, electrical / power distribution, fire safety, fire suppression, fuel, generators, H.V.A.C., plumbing, telecommunications, UPS systems); incident reporting; maintenance standards / procedures; Occupational Safety and Health (O.S.H.A.); project management; and technical support for component and integrated testing / commissioning. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 55763 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in fire, fire suppression, arson, and related matters, investigating over 3,000 fire incidents. My expertise includes: arson; boat / marine fires; computer modeling; electrical engineering; evidence collection; fire cause / origin; fire investigations; fire prevention; fire safety; fire science; forensic studies; mechanical engineering; and wildland fires. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 107351 - CA(N) CA(S) FL NV TX

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the design, development, and technical analysis of electronics and communications equipment. I have experience in cases involving patent infringement; complex trademark infringement; patent damages & royalty calculations; cell phone cases involving wrongfully accused, E-911 issues, call routing, and cell tower records; telecommunications cases involving failures and failure analysis, the local switch, toll call, and VoIP, IVR, and ATIS call centers; internet service providers; and broadband systems including ISDN, DSL, ADSL, and Ethernet. I have additional experience with all aspects of the telephone network and how it operates, the cable requirements needed to provide adequate internet service, testing cables used for high speed internet including CAT5 and high performance cables, and electrical engineering. My additional areas of expertise include electronics, power supplies, system failure analysis, reliability, safety, fault tolerant design methodology, development concepts and technical analysis of electronics, failure mode analysis, and Underwriters (UL) recognition of products for use in North America. I have 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 55404 - NC

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a professional engineer specializing in electrical and computer engineering. My expertise includes: agency standards (CE, CSA, FCC, IEC, UL); data encryption hardware; data networks; electrical devices engineering / safety / systems; electronic design / failure analysis / manufacturing; electronic / electrical hardware design engineering; EMC design / analysis / testing; fire cause and origin investigations; forensic engineering; grounding; industrial automation / controls (national electrical code / product liability / product testing / safety evaluations); insurance fraud investigations; lightning / surge analysis; residential wiring; semiconductors; and telecommunications. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 48394 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience involving design engineering, project management, and construction management of industrial power generation, cogeneration, standby emergency power units, emergency diesel generators, and gas turbine generation systems. I specialize in analytical services relating to plant performance, monitoring, control, fuel processing, and safety. My particular expertise for projects involve industrial gas turbines, such as Allison 501/570 series in standby power and cogeneration applications, and for stationary power generation and marine propulsion using large diesel engines such as ElectroMotive Diesels in both diesel electric and diesel reduction configurations. I have experience in application and special project modifications of micro-turbines for power generation and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications. My special expertise includes interpretation of and conformance to codes and standards as applicable to power generation and marine propulsion fields, including NFPA-70 (National Electric Code), ASME, ASTM, ANSI, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's). I have special training and experience in systems integration, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and system level reliability analysis. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 45661 - CA(N) CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the design, implementation, and management of the development of a large variety of software applications, ranging from shrink-wrapped products for sale to customers, to tools used to create data or services sold to customers, to purely DARPA-funded research projects where the products were new algorithms and approaches to solve difficult problems. I have a broad range of high technological experience including bioinformatics, electronic design automation, digital cartography, banking systems for foreign exchange traders at large central banks, operating system conformance test suites, and prototyping new architectures for all optical networks in support of data intensive grid computing. My expertise includes XWindows, Motif, GUI’s (graphical user interfaces), graphics, algorithms, and relational databases in both Unix and Microsoft platforms. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 43254 - MT

Expertise Description

P.E. – Experienced in electrical design. Areas of expertise include: power distribution, coordination, grounding and lightning protection; lighting and controls; communications and data design; fire and security alarms; low voltage; audio and CATV; nurse call & CCTV; pump lift; stations and controls; motor control centers; generators and ATS; electrical commissioning; electrical specifications; and shop drawing review.

Expert 43070 - IL

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience as an acoustical engineer. My expertise includes environmental noise assessment and control, gunfire and explosives noise, airport, helicopter, and roadway noise, audibility of signals and warning devices, music venue noise, industrial noise assessment and control, vibration, human and community response to noise, measurement and monitoring of noise, architectural acoustics and building acoustics measurements, general acoustics, as well as international laws, regulations and practices. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 42220 - TX

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in electrical engineering. My expertise includes patents and intellectual property, electrical generators and motors, power systems, high-speed computers, computer system architecture, microprocessors, digital design, digital signal processors, distributed and parallel processing, IC design, aircraft electrical systems and avionics, and automobile electrical systems.

Expert 40556 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 55 years experience in Electrical Engineering. My expertise includes patent disputes, patent infringement, trade secret disputes, aerospace, missile system design, study of aircrafts and spacecrafts, and embedded control system design. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience.

Expert 40226 - LA NM TX

Expertise Description

Mechanical and electrical engineer experienced in: design and testing; friction, corrosion and stress analysis; accident investigation and reconstruction; material and component failure analysis; stress and vibration; materials characterization and testing; electrical fires cause and origin investigations; product liability, reliability, and patent review; as well as, slip and fall, lightning, and electrocution.

Expert 27967 - GA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a Registered Professional Engineer. My areas of expertise include the design, analysis, troubleshooting and failure analysis, turbomachinery and ancillary equipment, cogeneration of electricity, and performance improvement.

Expert 9030 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years in Mechanical Engineering. My experience includes: failure analysis of mechanical systems; accident investigation and reconstruction; human factors and ergonomics; safety design reviews and failure prevention methods; automation; robotics and microprocessor application; and warnings and safety information analysis and development. I have performed a wide range of work in the area of tire, wheel, and brake systems. My work includes numerous inspections, testing, failure analysis, accident reconstruction, and employee training on tires, wheels, and brakes related to trucks, passenger vehicles, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, recreational vehicles, and golf cars. I have conducted surveys and performed risk analysis related to tires, wheels, and brakes. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 439791 - IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Engineering Investigations with expertise in electrical engineering and materials engineering. I have experience with origin and cause, and fire investigations for numerous areas including, product failure analysis, antennas and electromagnetics, transformers, switchgear, power distribution, semiconductors and electronic materials. My fire investigations experience includes fires and explosions of chemical facilities, residential-commercial-industrial facilities, passenger vehicles and trucks, heavy equipment, etc. I am trained in arson investigation techniques. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 500513 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in high power microwave sources, non-linear transmission line microwave sources, counter IED systems, and impulse radiation antennas. I have experience with product development and support of high power, industrial, CO2, Nd:YAG, and Fiber lasers used for metal cutting and welding; as well as, pulsed power technologies, high-voltage subnanosecond breakdown, electrical space propulsion, electromagnetic launchers, and high power microwaves. I have done research with near-atmospheric plasma generation, applications of plasma for flow control, and plasma switches for RF protection. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 500456 - NJ

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in Electrical and Computer Engineering with expertise in VLSI Design, and Digital Circuits and Microprocessors. I have experience with Digital Image Processing, Computer Architecture and Organization, embedded processors systems architecting, digital signal processing systems, and development of highly integrated ASICs, high data bandwidth ASICs, and VLSI circuits for DSP. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 8975 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in Electrical Engineering with the definition, design and production of electronic systems for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. My areas of expertise include computer products, medical electronics, industrial applications, circuit design, signal conditioning, power supplies, printed circuit layout, and controls systems. I have experience with applications ranging from embedded controllers in medical illuminators to heavy machinery used in the manufacture of rocket engines. I have additional experience with photographic techniques, methods, and equipment.

Expert 455959 - AL AK AZ AR BC CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA QC RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience as a Professional Electrical Engineer and Electrical Contractor with an extensive background in electrical power and controls engineering. I have design and installation experience, as well as an extensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code and construction installation practices. This practical foundation of electrical experience was primarily gained through working in the electrical trade while owning and operating a Design Build Electrical Contracting business. My background includes electrical design, project management, cost estimating, and field construction work, which has provided a unique perspective that few engineers have today. I have provided services as an electrical engineering expert witness relating to electrical construction defects, losses or damages associated with personal injury due to electrical accidents, electrical controls, for water/wastewater, pump station, tank, or treatment plants and related causes of sewage spills or tank over filling causing flooding.

Expert 454130 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Computer Software and Firmware with expertise in software and firmware development. I have experience with general embedded software development, primarily in computer storage devices and controllers, hard disk drive, medical devices, and printer and scanner devices. I have additional experience with patent infringement, forensic product examination, prior art research, patent re-exams/invalidity, source code examination, intellectual property, and trade secrets. I have over 15 years expert witness experience.

Expert 500188 - CT NJ NY OH PA RI TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Wireless Networks with expertise in Wireless Communications, Information Security, and Security of e-Based Systems. I have experience with Computer Architecture, Telecommunications Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Performance Evaluation of Communications, Networks and Computer Systems, Digital Water Marking, Biometrics, Green ICT Systems, Digital Cities and Homes, Broadband Communications and Networking, Internet Technologies, Routing Protocols, Wireless Sensor Networks, Parallel Computer Systems. I have also extensive experience in Navigation Systems, Information and Communication Technologies, Smart Grids, Smart Phones, 3G, 4G and 5G Systems, M2M communications, Wi-Fi mobile Systems and Device, Optical ions and Systems, LANs/MANs, Personal Area Networks (PANS including Zig Bee and Bluetooth Systems and Technologies, Cloud Computing, Learning Automata, Neural Networks, Multimedia Communications and Systems, Modeling & Simulation, Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, and Computer Systems. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Expert 322244 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in Applied Physics. I have experience as one of the founders of a semiconductor company specializing in the development of 3-dimentional integrated circuits and focal point light detector arrays. My additional expertise has focused on solar cell development and light emission at EPIR technologies, as well as three-dimensional microstructures, silicon on insulator technology, semiconductor devices, solid-state sensors and actuators, and direct bonding. I have experience with patent applications related to solar cells, including 1-4 where 1 describes Ion Cut used in solar cell formation and 2-4 describes methods of forming back contacts and tunnel junctions in tandem II VI-silicon solar cells. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 464587 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Patent and Intellectual Property with expertise in patent preparation (national and foreign), prosecution, and technology/infringement opinions. My patent preparation experience has included software, electrical, semiconductor, mechanical, electromechanical, optical, business methods, encryption, and a variety of mixed-discipline inventions; with emphasis recently on software patent applications and especially those relating to mobile devices and Internet-related business methods. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations and deposition.

Expert 500200 - NC

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in operations management reviews and operational plans. I have experience with system planning for long and short range plans including distribution and transmission system analysis, design, least cost planning, economic analysis, and alternative plans. I have additional experience with system mapping projects and gathering GPS data. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 355726 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience as an Engineering Physicist, specializing in mechanical, structural and electrical engineering, as well as vehicle and fluid dynamics. I have experience in the failure analysis of products, such as structures, vehicles, mechanisms, control systems, fluid dynamics, and electromechanical systems. My expertise also includes accident reconstructions, business plans, and insurance claim evaluations. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 380603 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Engineering. My areas of expertise include: power electronics, analog & digital circuits, non-linear control systems with specialization in: Large and small signal modeling and analysis of power electronic circuits; Technical training to engineering staff; Active power factor correction; Switch-mode dc-to-dc converters; Design of special-purpose analog and digital control circuits; Characterization of frequency responses of control and dc-to-dc converter circuits; Power distribution control for converters connected in parallel; Stability analysis of the DC-DC converters, satellite power and control systems.

Expert 454589 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the fields of Communications, and Computer and Sensor Networks with expertise in all types of major wireless network infrastructure. I have experience with cellular, broadband, microwave, WiMAX, municipal Wi-Fi, paging/advanced messaging, satellite, and land mobile radio, supporting emerging mobility, cloud, analytics and big data requirements. I have additional experience with utility smart grid and smart meter, health care mobility, industrial VoIP, public safety digital video surveillance and microwave backhaul.

Expert 464359 - PA

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies with expertise in magnetic stripe, bar code, radio frequency identification, and wireless communication. I have additional experience with asset tracking, coding, document tracking, and standards and practices. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 464574 - NY

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in Light-Emitting Diodes (LED), semiconductors, solid state lighting, and solid-state devices. I have experience with systems engineering, physics, superlattices, and quantum mechanics. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 463340 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Optoelectronics with a broad technological expertise. I have experience with electronic engineering, optical communications, optoelectronics (LEDs, laser diodes), photonics (PICs, OEICs, silicon photonics, polarizers, MEMS, optical switches, solar cells), semiconductors (CMOS, SOI, SoS), materials (GaN, GaAs, SiGe, InP, SiC, REO, Sapphire), fabrication (III-V, Silicon), eptitaxy (MOCVD, MBE, CVD), and optics/microelectronics packaging/assembly. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 432181 - GA

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience in the field of Computer Science. My areas of expertise include electrical and computer engineering, image and video processing, immersive processing and communications, 3D signal processing, social information processing, and seismic data processing and imaging. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 456104 - AL AK AZ AR BC CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA QC RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Electronics, Telecommunication, and Data Science with expertise in telecommunication data network architecture, predictive analytic/machine learning, System on Chips (SoC) and integrated chips, and image processing. I have additional knowledge in electrical design, electronic engineering, optical electronics and devices and Big Data, as well as  I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 454315 - PA

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in generation, management, and utilization of intellectual property including patent application drafting and prosecution; infringement analysis, portfolio mining, market analysis, and business and licensing strategies. I have extensive technical and market expertise in the areas of telecommunications, e-commerce, digital video, microelectronics and optics. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 454596 - AL AK AZ AR BC CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA QC RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in radio communications systems, paging systems, mobile data system, line sweep testing, radio frequency interference locating, broadcast engineering, FCC licensing, fiber optic communications systems, public safety communications systems, antennas, transmission lines, communication wiring, and basic electronics technology. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Expert 453824 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering with expertise in Electronic Engineering, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Biometrics, Computational Life Sciences, and Non-verbal Human Behavior Understanding. I have additional knowledge in multi-modal biometrics, face recognition, computer vision, pattern recognition, and biomedical image analysis.

Expert 454502 - AZ

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Optical Sciences and Physics with expertise in specialty research on photonics, growth and structure of Thin Films, Optical Data Storage, X-Ray Optics, Metallic Superlattices, Magnetism, Superconductivity, Electronic Engineering, and Computerized Imaging. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 449637 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering with expertise in Power Electronics, AC Motor Drives, Rotating Machines, Transformer Design, Computer Simulations of Machines and Power Systems, Pulsed Power Technology, Ignitrons, Utility Power Systems, Gas Discharges, High Voltage and High Current Design, High Speed Optical and Electrical Diagnostics, Digital Data Acquisition and Image Processing, and Lasers. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 445242 - CO

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Audio, Video, and Networks. My expertise includes networking protocols, precise network synchronization protocols, internet protocol (IP), standards development, media networking, digital audio, network design, patent searching, patent litigation, patent portfolio analysis, professional audio, network administration, digital video, technical writing, technical leadership, IT strategy, strategic thinking, network architecture, and technical presentations. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 443847 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. My expertise includes Electronics, Solid State Power Systems, Power Electronics, Motor Drives, Specialized Power Systems, Control Systems, Energy Storage Systems, High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Power Transmission, Applications of Microcomputers to Power Control, Pulsed Power Systems, Electric Hybrid Vehicles, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Failures and Hazards, Advanced Vehicle Power and Propulsion Systems, Novel Electromagnetic Machines, and Sustainable Energy and Transportation. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 433536 - AL AK AZ AR CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the electric utility systems industry with expertise as an electrical inspector in design and implementation of electric utility systems, including overhead transmission line design, electrical design, electrical products, electrical substations, electric substation design, overhead and underground electric distribution line design and electrical construction, fault current and sectionalizing studies (system protection devices), Electric Utility Retail Rate Analysis, National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) compliance, National Electrical Code (NEC) compliance matters, etc. My litigation experience involves electric utility contacts resulting in property damages, electrical burns, personal injury or death by electrocution, accidental contact to utility structures, damages caused by electric lines. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 436312 - AL AK AZ AR CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the field of RF & Microwave Engineering. My expertise includes high-frequency semiconductor devices; RF electronics for low-noise and wireless communication applications; low-noise technology and its system applications; RF integrated circuits; microwave networks and components; RF packaging; noise in semiconductor devices, circuits, and systems; theory fluctuations in devices and other thermodynamic systems; low-noise devices; device noise models and characterization; fundamental limitations of devices that are active, nonlinear, and small; intellectual property theft of trade secrets; and instructional design and evaluation. I have more than 25 years of witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 429952 - TX

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. My extensive experience includes image processing and modeling, image and video compression, imaging equipment, damage assessment from hyperspectral imagery, stereo X-ray imaging, FPGA implementations of OFDM, system architect, interface specifications, cabling and power distribution, and embedded drivers. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 429073 - GA

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. My experience includes: audio and psycho-acoustics, signal processing, analog and digital hardware, and digital hearing aid algorithms. I am highly familiar with field-programmable analog arrays, low-power audio input enhancements for portable devices, transactions on wireless communications, binaural hearing aids, noise reduction, hearing aid speech quality, audio noise suppression, circuits and multiplier architecture, and adaptive filters. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 428460 - PA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. My extensive experience includes signal processing, signal detection, estimation theory, computer simulations, image fusion, and multibeam antennas. My expertise also includes image fusion, information theory, signal processing, sequence and signal detection and interference.

Expert 427802 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in the field of Wireless and Wireline Transceiver Systems and Architectures. I have extensive experience in signal processing, transceiver design, wireless transmission, data transmission, technology development, MIMO and smart antennas for 4G/WiMax wireless communications, advanced signaling and interference mitigation techniques, and PHY and MAC layer design in both wireless (WiMax) and wireline (DSL and MoCA) transmission systems.

Expert 428658 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience in Wireless Technologies and Protocols with expertise in electrical engineering, AMPS/N-AMPs, TDMA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HsDPA/HsPA, CDMA/EvDO, iDEN, WiFi/UMA/OFDM, spread spectrum technologies, paging satellite, and two way radio. I have broad knowledge in multiple communication systems, wired and wireless back-haul technologies, fiber technologies (WDM, CWDM, multimode, digital and analog, and optical switching). I have additional experience and methodological testing for smartphones, PDA’s, and handheld products, including field-testing, validation, and problem resolution. My experience further includes design and deployment of wireless networks (fixed wireless and micro-cellular), embedded audio and video hardware and software, echo cancellation algorithms and in-call performance, verification of audio headsets, bluetooth headsets, and speakerphone devices, and litigation support involving mobile devices and patent infringement. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 425688 - OH

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Energy Management and Electrical Forensic Investigations. My broad experience covers distribution engineering, distribution planning engineering, national electrical safety code requirements, electrical utilities, telecommunication companies, signage requirements, signal integrity, thermal loading, voltage and reliability. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 406413 - NC

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in the field of Electronic Design and Engineering. My extensive experience includes electrical design, electrical engineering, intellectual property, patent searching, analog, antennas, electronics, wireless, patents, design of embedded antennas for electricity, water and gas metering, demand-side management, feeder automation, home area networks, and hardware design. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.

Expert 427775 - MO

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. My expertise includes electronics, electronics systems, digital signal processing (DSP), digital image and video acquisition, 3D imagining, RF circuitry and antennas, navigation, tracking and position location, communications, mathematical modeling and analytical sciences, engineering investigations, pattern matching and classification, and statistical analysis and algorithm development. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 426130 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. My extensive experience in research of advanced mixed signal concurrent processing integrated circuits, investigation of path planning and neural network ASICs, design of custom CMOS image sensors for the Active Pixel Sensor (APS) R&D team, and semiconductors. I was one of the three original inventors of the CMOS APS technology.

Expert 425651 - VT

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in semiconductor development. My expertise includes CMOS, Bipolar, BiCMOS, Silicon on Insulator (SOI), LDMOS, Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS (BCD), CMOS Image Processing, and Silicon Germanium (SiGe). I have experience in electrical design, chip design, layout, circuits, devices, computer aided design (CAD), electronic design automation (EDA), as well as device design, circuit design, layout, and CAD. My reliability expertise includes electrostatic discharge (ESD), latchup, reliability mechanisms, leakage mechanisms, radiation, Soft error rate (SER), and hot electron (hot e). I have more than 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 425577 - IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with microelectronics research and biomedical engineering. I am highly knowledgeable in medical instrumentation, such as ballisocardiography and wireless diagnostic systems; DNA sensors, fabrication of micro-pump, diamond field emission devices, Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) gas sensors; nanotechnology; device fabrication; integrated circuit fabrication; and modeling and simulation concerning transistors for circuits. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 425579 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of advanced Flash Memory Technology with special emphasis on non-volatile semiconductor memory devices, process technology, CMOS devices, and high-voltage semiconductor devices. My technical experience includes the development and licensing of intellectual property; semiconductor intellectual property evaluation, and patent litigation. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience with consultations and deposition.

Expert 428011 - NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in the field of Communication Systems. My extensive experience includes wireless communications, system / network security, high speed wireless data networking, geolocation technology, real-time digital signal processing, software-defined radio technology, wireless services, cryptography, security, wireless communications, wireless spectrum, signal processing RF hardware and/or embedded systems, encryption, secure communications, and broadband powerline (BPL) technology. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 411605 - MD

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the field of Chemical Engineering. My extensive experience includes mechanical / structural process design, structural design, electrical design, and project management. I have comprehensive experience in engineering consulting services including environmental compliance certifications, project management, mechanical / electrical / plumbing design and review, structural design and review, chemical process design and environmental survey for industrial and commercial clients. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 403835 - NY

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years in the Materials Science and Engineering Industry. My extensive experience includes development of materials as it relates to the electronic, communication, security, transportation, aircraft, and environmental and civil infrastructure industries. I specialize in mechanical engineering, in relation to thermal management, smart materials, composite materials; aerospace engineering, specializing in the areas of electronic packaging and sensors; civil engineering, with specialization in concrete; chemical engineering, in the areas of fuel cells, batteries, activated carbon, and filter membranes; metallurgical engineering, and electrical engineering. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience.

Expert 399332 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience in the Integrated Photonics Industry. My extensive experience includes electrical engineering, semiconductor lasers, quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, fiber-optic communications, device processing, photomask design and layout, dry and wet etching, dielectric film deposition and characterization, atomic force microscopy, photonic integrated circuits, chip-scale, waveguides, integrated optics, photonic crystals, optical subsystems, integrated photonics, wavelength converter photonic integrated circuits (PIC), all-optical implementations, turnable lasers, light splitters, semiconductor optical amplifiers, high speed oscilloscopes, Mach-Zehnder interferometers, device performance, wireless internet access protocols, and cell segmentation. My additional experience includes development of a wireless network simulation tool in C++, image processing techniques and applications of infrared telescope data analysis, designed and implemented high speed direct memory access module.

Expert 397656 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years in the Intellectual Property and Digital Imaging Industry. I have extensive experience in research and development and intellectual property development, which includes digital imaging, watermarking, electrooptics, acoustooptics, ultrasonics, lasers, fiber optics, signal processing for communications, radar, measurement, and control systems. I invented image encoding for document security, smart document systems, and physical-virtual graphical user interfaces, as well as a precision spatial registration system used globally on high-speed color printers. My expertise includes intellectual property creation, as well as technology marketing and transfer to internal and external customers and partners. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 396272 - CO

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the fields of Semiconductor, electronic, optical, information display, and optoelectronic technology development. I have contributed to several industries, including communications, consumer electronics, mobile handsets, information displays, engineering services, and defense electronics. I have an extensive background with intellectual development, start-up development of new technology platforms, product development and commercialization, staffing and team building, general management, company acquisition and integration, business development, facilities development, integrated circuit fabrication, and manufacturing operations. My additional experience includes high brightness light-emitting diodes, wireless handsets, mobile devices, image sensors, camera phones, camera modules, wireless networking, wireless device applications, nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes, organic electronics, solid state lighting, printed electronics and displays, flexible electronics, electronic paper, and electrophoretic displays. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 392956 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have extensive experience in the field of Hardware and Software Engineering, specializing in complex issues of patent infringement and validity. My expertise includes hardware and software design for embedded systems (chip, board, and system levels); high-level applications, graphical user interfaces, application program interfaces (APIs), development tools, and distribution systems. I have a deep background in design engineering, which involves peripheral chips and microcontrollers (applied to cell phones, smart cards, and RFID tags). My high-tech forensic engineering experience includes reverse engineering of chips / boards / systems / firmware; clean-room design; deconstruction of complex integrated circuits; and extraction of processor microcode for high-tech patents and IP disputes. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 386767 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Utility and Electronics. My expertise includes development and manufacturing of energy measurement and control systems; metrology systems; information systems; telephone modem chips in conjunction with metering equipment; communicating power meters; water meters; modules; electric distribution automation; and communication systems. I have experience with numerous advisory and executive positions held with major international and utility companies.

Expert 128256 - FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in Electrical Engineering. My experience includes Rock Crushing with Lasers; Efficient Power Transfer; Medical equipment & Instrumentation; Optical Works; Very-Large-Scale-Integration (VLSI), Instrumentation, Signal Processing; Haley Comet satellite picture transmission channel.

Expert 376326 - CA(N) CA(S) MA NJ NY PA

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of integrated circuits, specializing in Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits. I am experienced and skilled in bridging the gap between methodologies used by the digital, analog and radio frequency circuit design teams. My subspecialty within this broad category includes integrated circuits (ICs) used for signal processing. I have experience with systems such as telephones, mobile phones and cell phones; electric toll collection, data recording and retrieving systems for magnetic media such as disk drives or magnetic tape; radio transmitters / receivers and their building blocks such as low noise amplifiers, filters, automated gain control, and frequency mixers (down-converters, up-converters); audio amplifiers; audio recording / reproduction systems; heat ventilation, and air conditioning controllers; data transmitting / receiving systems such as serializer / de-serializers (SERDES). I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 365278 - AL CA(N) CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have 35 years of experience in the field of physics, over 35 patents issued and 15 pending, and over 30 publications in semiconductor design, FPGA architecture, and digital and analog electronic circuits. I am a consultant specializing in high-performance electronic instrumentation and semiconductor design and test. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 364584 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry. My expertise includes experience with integrated circuit fabrication, power management products, Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) circuits, image sensors, and test system development. I was awarded 9 patents in the areas of power management and ATE circuitry. I have extensive experience in the design, development, and debug of analog integrated circuits with an emphasis on mixed signal ICs. I am experienced with managing complex projects that involve multiple design engineers spread out over multiple design centers. I am experienced with product definition, macro cell design, and full chip simulation. I have a proven track record of bringing leading technology products from concept through production release with minimal design iterations. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 324840 - VA

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years in the field of Engineering. My expertise includes mechatronics, robotics, automated control systems and automation, mechanical design, vibration, mechanism design, machine design, and product development and integration. I have additional knowledge in mobile robotics for military and police applications, human robotic interaction, microprocessor-based applications, and computer aided design (CAD). I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 325204 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in Semiconductor Systems with broad operating experience in senior technical roles, including three startup companies spanning the semiconductor, printing, and defense industries. I have expertise with designing multiple custom integrated circuits, hybrid assemblies, and manufacturing processes. I have experience developing advanced technology for integrating semiconductors into systems, including a new flip chip connector, a novel cooling method, a new test methodology, and a solder-free assembly method. I also have experience developing new technology for HDI interconnection substrates supporting a pad pitch as small as 40 um. I have experience with effective rework strategies for locating and replacing defective components in systems. I also have expertise with wafer and panel level processing, including automation for low cost production. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 342904 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the computer and data storage industries working in the Silicon Valley as both an engineer and technical manager. I am knowledgeable in the design, development, and analysis of electronics, firmware / software, communications equipment, and computer control systems. I have extensive experience in Hard Disk Drives, Data Storage Systems, and related technologies. I have working knowledge of MEMS based systems and sensors, as well as high volume, high yield manufacturing (DFx). I have technical development and management expertise, including strategic planning and product life management. I have intellectual property management, patent validity and infringement investigation experience. I have prior expert witness experience.