Forensic Engineering Expert in Intravascular Stents

Case Description:

A forensic engineering expert was sought for consultation in a patent licensing action filed against a large biomedical supplier. The forensic engineer was required to be intimately familiar with the geometric and architectural structures of intravascular stents and perform a forensic analysis to establish similarities to patent claims. The patent at issue related to engineering issues for intravascular stents and, more particularly, to an intravascular stent which provided easy introduction through tortuous sections of vessels. The defendant alleged that they did not utilize the functionality and design technology from the plaintiff's intravascular stent patent.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an expert in biomedical engineering or mechanical engineering in the medical device industry. This forensic engineering expert was requested to have an extensive knowledge of vascular medical devices and cardiovascular implants in order to consult on the patent licensing issues involved. Additionally, the expert needed to be able to communicate complex engineering concepts as related to cardiovascular stents.

Experts Presented:

  • Biomedical Engineering

    This biomedical engineering expert has performed extensive research in the areas of arterial fluid mechanics, effect of fluid flow on vascular cell structure and function, and the effect of flow on restenosis rates of stented arteries. He has been called upon to participate in a significant amount of consulting work in the field of stent development. This expert holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored and co-authored dozens of papers for publication on the subject of biomedical engineering.IMS Reference #4383253

  • Vascular Surgery

    This vascular surgery expert is an MD with a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering. He is certified to practice surgery in four states and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is also a vascular surgeon, performing several grafts each week, who also teaches vascular surgery. His research focuses on a hardcore approach to applications of modern engineering to surgery as well as to the establishment of a scientific base to clinical decision making. His clinical interests center on vascular surgery and evidence-based medicine. He holds two U.S. patents and has published more than 75 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts in medicine, science, and nuclear engineering.IMS Reference #5002408

  • Biofluid Mechanics

    This expert in biofluid mechanics has a Ph.D in chemical engineering. His clinical interests include endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. His research interests include endovascular therapies for treatment of aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, and peripheral arterial disease. He is very familiar with the geometry and architecture issues involved in a variety of intravascular stents. He has written extensively on endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.IMS Reference #5002974

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