Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness
Expert Witness Experience (Mechanical Design, p=plaintiff, d= defendant)
Current (2016) cases involving patent infringement are still confidential.
Jesus Martin vs. Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Sears, Roebuck & Co. - Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Law Division No. 2010 L 006338 - plaintiff sued for personal injury, case settled favorably (d)
Rehco, LLC v Spin Master, Ltd – US District Court for Illinois, Northern District, Case 13-CV-02245 – patent infringement – InnovaLaw, Chicago (p), Summary: Toy helicopter patent infringed by major foreign manufacturer.
Zurich American Insurance v Ray Sagan and Sons – State of Illinois, County of Cook, 12 L 12680 – equipment mishandling – (case settled in 2013), Christopher Kendall and Associates, Chicago (d), Summary: Dropped large lathe claimed to be out of adjustability by prospective purchaser.
TC Development and Design, Inc. v Discount Ramps, et al – US District Court, Eastern Division of Wisconsin Case No. 07-C-0861 – patent infringement study with deposition, Husch Blackwell, Chicago, (p), Summary: Motorcycle stand patent claimed to be infringed by another manufacturer.
Kamen v City of Chicago (settled after deposition) – Circuit Court of Cook County No. 06-L-4179 – Kamen sues Chicago for causing injury through defective maintenance of Madison Avenue bridge - SJ Levy and Associates, Chicago (p)
SRAM v Formula (settled, March 2010) - Northern District of Illinois No. 07-CV-1565 and 06-CV-1025 – SRAM alleges patent infringement in hydraulic bicycle hand brake design - Ungaretti & Harris, Chicago (d)
GSI v Tyco Electronics (settled March 2010) – Northern District of Illinois No. 08-CV-901 – GSI accuses Tyco of supplying defective RFID chip assembly line – report, deposition – Goodsmith, Gregg & Unruh, Chicago (p)
Automotive Technologies, Inc. v BMW et al – ATI alleged patent infringement by BMW et al – report and deposition, Baniak & Pine, Chicago (p)
Lancaster v Chattanooga Group et al – Champaign County No. 20-L-205 – Lancaster accuses Chattanooga of causing injury through defective equipment - Cassidy & Mueller, Peoria, IL (d)
Black & Decker v Coleman - Northern Virginia Civil Action No. 95-1512-A, 1996 report and deposition supporting Black & Decker's claim of infringement of multiple patents by Coleman, jury awarded B&D $3.7M - Niro & Scavone, Chicago (p), Summary: Snakelight design details covered by US patents were claimed to be found in Coleman products. My work included study of the various products, measurement of parameters, direction of preparation of CAD drawings, drafting of an extensive report detailing my findings and a lengthy deposition.
Stoller v Ford et al, US Patent No. 3,507, 538 - affidavit in support of motion for summary judgment concerning adjustable automobile headrests - Brinks, Hofer et al, Chicago (p)
Nagle Industries v Ford Motor Company, Michigan Civil Action No. 95-75840 - Nagle alleged infringement of US Patent 4,406,186 - report - Dinnin and Dunn, Detroit (p)
Rockwell v DEV, 1992 report, deposition and court testimony regarding theft of trade secrets by DEV, DEV found guilty and fined $3.2M - Carponelli & Krug, Chicago (d)