Mattress Coil Spring Assembly Expert

Case Description:

A mattress coil spring assembly expert was needed for a patent infringement case involving validity claims related to a patent for pocketed coil spring assemblies for mattresses and the process used in making the assemblies. A supplier of bedding and upholstered bedding components alleged a major mattress manufacturer infringed certain patents relating to a method for manufacture.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a mattress coil spring assembly expert with industry experience in pocketed coil spring assemblies used in mattresses. This candidate was required to have extensive knowledge of the design and development of pocketed coil spring assemblies and the supply and manufacture of such products, strong practical industry experience in the technology, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Experts Presented:

  • Polymer Technology Expert

    This expert is an independent consultant offering a variety of consulting services including technical and product development guidance. Formerly, he was the Senior Vice President of Research and Engineering and Chief Science Officer for a leading mattress manufacturer, where he coordinated and developed designs for mattresses, innersprings, and mattress related products. This expert was responsible for the overall design of a well-known line of mattresses containing pocketed coils and responsible for the approval of equipment designed to construct pocketed coils. In addition to his industry experience, this expert has served as a university’s professor of Mechanical Engineering, as well as Dean of Engineering, Architecture and Physical Sciences at another university. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and polymer science and a B.S. in chemical engineering from one of the nation's leading technology institutes. IMS Reference #5089944.

  • Mattress Coil Spring Assembly Expert

    With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, this expert has first-hand experience designing coils, coil assemblies, and machinery relative to pocketed coil products. This expert has in-depth knowledge of the processes, machinery, and products involved in coil manufacturing, having served as an independent product design consultant focusing on new product development in the furniture industry and the director of process development for a mattress manufacturing company where he led a research and development group related to engineering, process and product problems. He formerly served as a principal for a major manufacturer of mattresses where he worked as director of advanced technology and product development. In addition, this expert has authored multiple patents and has experience in patent infringement litigation. IMS Reference #5067093

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