Engineer Investigates Patent Infringement Case Concerning Inflatable Mattresses

ByJohn Lomicky


Updated on April 2, 2019

This case involves an intellectual property dispute involving two domestic manufacturers of inflatable mattresses. The plaintiff manufacturer accused the defendant of infringing on patents concerning tension structure design, which maintained the structural integrity of the inflatable product. An expert engineer familiar with the design and development of these products was sought to review the two products in question and opine on whether the tension mechanisms used in these products differed.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

1. Please describe your experience as it relates to the structural integrity of inflatables.

Expert Witness Response E-008322

inline imageI am an award-winning professor of mechanical engineering, a licensed professional engineer, and a certified manufacturing engineer. I have been doing research in the area inflatable structures and in particular the fabric that is used to inflate the structure for the past 14 years. I am also very familiar with the tension mechanisms and structural integrity. I have published 10+ papers in the area, and I have 3 patents for testing the fixtures of the inflatable structures. Additionally, I have served as an expert on several patent infringement cases in the past.

About the author

John Lomicky

John Lomicky

John Lomicky is a J.D. candidate at FSU Law with a multidisciplinary background. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Neurobiology and Near Eastern Studies from Georgetown University and has graduate degrees in International Business and Eurasian Studies. John's professional experience includes working in private equity as an Associate at Kingfish Group and in legal business development and research roles at the Expert Institute. His expertise spans managing sales teams, company expansion, and providing consultative services to legal practices in various fields.

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