Trocar Design Expert in Medical Device Engineering

Case Description:

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a trocar design expert in medical device engineering for a patent infringement case involving medical device manufacturers. The patents dealt with the engineering of trocars, a medical device usually used in minimally invasive surgeries.

Both companies developed and marketed competitive trocar designs for medical devices used in minimally invasive and traditional surgery. The desired trocar design expert was expected to have extensive experience with medical device design and a knowledge of patent infringement issues.

Experts Presented:

  • Medical Device Engineering

    This trocar design expert has more than 20 years in medical device engineering. His experience includes catheter and trocar design for devices used in various interventional oncology, cardiology and neuroradiology procedures. He is listed as inventor on more than 30 patents including what he calls puncture and seal devices. His current company is a contract engineering firm specializing in design engineering of new medical devices. IMS Reference #4383336

  • Medical Device Design

    This trocar design expert has more than 25 years experience in medical device design. He has hands-on experience as well as management experience in the design and development of disposable and reusable surgical devices including trocar design. Beyond his expertise as a trocar design engineering expert, his specific areas of biomedical expertise include product design, design controls, failure investigations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory compliance, intellectual property, human factors, and technology assessment. He holds a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IMS Reference #4978092

  • Medical Device Engineering

    This trocar design expert has more than thirty years of experience in the design and engineering of surgical and medical devices. He founded and spent over two decades with a firm involved with trocar design and focused on the custom design, re-design and manufacturing of medical devices. Since leaving he has been with a firm that provides clinical consulting in medical device use and safety. As a surgical assistant, he is familiar with trocar design from having used trocars in the clinical setting. IMS Reference #4979089

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