Capacitance Expert in Touch Control Technologies

Case Description:

A capacitance expert in touch control interfaces was needed for a patent infringement suit. The plaintiff produced touch sensors for consumer and industrial products. The defendant was a multinational producer of consumer electronics. Plaintiff alleged the defendant infringed on a patent covering a technique for capacitive charge detection. This technology is widely used for user interface in front panel display and media control applications.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find an expert in capacitance and capacitive sensor technology to perform forensic engineering and consult on infringement issues. An expert with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering was needed and experience in the application of capacitance in human computer interface, such as touch pads and touch screen user interfaces, was preferred.

Experts Presented:

  • Microelectronics

    This capacitance expert is a professor of electrical engineering at a large university. He has over 35 years of professional engineering experience in microelectronics, integrated circuit design, processing and manufacturing. He specializes in semiconductor device physics, modeling and simulation and has extensive experience in the areas of charge-coupled device and capacitor circuit technology. He is a senior member of IEEE and served as a consultant in the field of microelectronic circuitry to the United Nations Development Program. A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, this expert is a nationally recognized authority in the field of integrated circuit design and fabrication. IMS Reference #5010408

  • Capacitance

    This capacitive sensing expert has over 20 years of industry experience as a circuit design engineer, researcher, inventor, author, teacher and consultant. He is a professor of electrical engineering who also co-founded an engineering design company that creates nanoscale instrumentation for a number of industries. This expert has conducted research in integrated sensors and circuits and performed integrated circuit design for Fortune 500 companies, as well as his research in capacitive sensor technology. He holds numerous patents including several covering capacitive pressure sensors. IMS Reference #5012027

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