Expert 324662 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience as a product designer, manufacturing executive, and consulting mechanical engineer. I have litigation experience with patent infringement, patent analysis, trade secrets, contract disputes, physical deconstruction and analysis; product liability; fraud; and class action. My expertise includes computers and disk drives; cryogenics and heat transfer; electrical equipment; electronics manufacturing; engineering and manufacturing management; fluid machinery; lasers and optics; machine design; metals, plastics, glass, and ceramics; mechanical engineering; medical and scientific instruments; and stress and vibration. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Patent infringement; Patent analysis: utility and design, U.S. and several foreign; Patent-portfolio review; Patent-claim construction; Prior-art research; Trade secrets; Contract dispute; Manufacturing and engineering custom and practice; Physical deconstruction and analysis; Product liability; Fraud; Class action.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include engineering & manufacturing – developed and introduced to production the first mass-produced product to use the doide laser; client management, analyzed manufacturing yield; designed plastic submersible pump; designed ultrasonically-welded plastic cassettes for analytical gel; surveyed operations of plant fabricating heavy steel structures.

Professional Experiences


Master of ScienceMechanical EngineeringCalifornia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of ScienceEngineeringCalifornia Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer – California
Registered Professional Engineer (inactive) – Illinois and Texas
Certified Management Consultant (inactive) – Institute of Management Consultants
Commercial pilot
land and sea-Federal Aviation Administration Cert.

Awards & Affiliation

R&D Magazine: R&D 100 Annual Awards Judge

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases