Medical Devices Expert 38922 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in electrical engineering, specializing in product development and general management in healthcare, commercial, and aerospace industries. My expertise includes medical device product development with Ophthalmology, Electrosurgery, and Respiratory care. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Patent infringement, Product liability, Patent prosecution, and Unfair business practice.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Identification, conceptualization, design, development, and technical support of ophthalmic surgical instrumentation / devices / disposable products; Electronic design, fabrication, and testing of a plasma beam injector and safety interlock system at systems level; Research / development of process engineering and optimization.

Relevant Experiences

I do have extensive medical device product development experience and as a result have in depth experience with FDA related regulations, procedures, and labeling requirements. I have extensive knowledge and experience with laparoscopic procedures in a clinical setting.

As a medical device developer, I have had extensive experience in the design of devices which are used by and on patients for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. As such, I am keenly aware of the ergonomic, human factors constraints and requirements, and preferences of patient interfacing devices such as the e-cigarette involved in this case. Beyond that, I have opined on trade dress and provided an expert report in a case involving the aesthetic design of custom automotive wheels.

I have a history of developing imaging products in the commercial and medical device arenas dating back to 1978. I have recent legal case experience with a case involving medical imaging data generation, storage, and retrieval systems (STORZ Endoskope v Stryker Communications). I have written three reports (IPR, invalidity, non-infringement) and testified twice at deposition in this case.


Bachelor of ScienceEngineering – Electrical Engineering emphasisCalifornia State University – Fullerton
Associate Arts DegreeLiberal ArtsFullerton College

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American College of Surgeons

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases