Industrial Engineering Expert in Safety Product Design

Case Description:

An industrial engineering expert with safety product design experience was requested for a case alleging patent infringement, fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. At issue in this case were protective goggles for the military market. Unaware of the connections to a competitor, plaintiff approached a component manufacturer and provided samples of its product. Defendant subsequently developed and introduced protective eyewear for the military. Claimant alleged the defendant reverse engineered its product and, using knowledge it obtained fraudulently, entered into the military safety product market.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an industrial engineering expert with safety product industry knowledge. The expert was needed to provide forensic engineering services and consult on issues of patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Experts Presented:

  • Design Engineering Expert

    This design engineering expert has more than 20 years of product research and development experience. For more than a decade, he held a series of positions at a high technology electronics company and worked on a range of design engineering projects. Most recently, he was responsible for business development of the performance optics and light management products. During this time frame, he authored several patents, including three eyewear patents in lens design. IMS Reference #5010364

  • Industrial Design Engineering Expert

    This industrial design engineering expert has over 25 years of experience in industrial design and manufacturing, with a specialty in industrial safety gear. He has held a number of product engineering positions with major consumer products manufacturing companies. He holds a B.S. in industrial technology and is a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His currently position provides a lab setting for forensic engineering. This expert is a named inventor on four patents. IMS Reference #5011114

  • Protective Eyewear Expert

    The owner of a product design, development and testing firm, this protective eyewear expert has over 20 years of experience in the design and engineering of industrial and military safety products. His industry experience in safety products design and development dates back to the 1980s when he was successful at developing an array of innovative safety products, including a safety goggle product from which several features were patented. At one point in his career, he was responsible for the operations, engineering, product development and quality control of a complete line of safety products including safety glasses, safety goggles, and face shields. He has provided expert testimony in deposition and at trial. IMS Reference #5011116

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