Hair Removal Product Inventor Claims Patent Infringement

Patent Infringement Expert WitnessThis case takes place in Pennsylvania and involves a dispute arising from an alleged patent infringement. The plaintiff, a notable designer and inventor of industrial products, presented a patented concept to a prospective client – a Fortune 500 company – specifically designed and intended for the removal of body hair. The hair removal product has been patented and developed by the individual. He presented a prototype product for consideration to the firm’s COO for a licensing agreement. In the past, the inventor had licensed numerous inventions to other companies in a variety of industries. The company expressed significant interest in the product and asked him not to present the product to any other companies in the industry. One year later, the company brought a nearly identical product to market. Today the product generates a significant yearly revenue through infomercial sales, as well as through traditional and online retailers. The company disputes that the product infringed on the claimants patent because the product they made is different in several ways. An expert in intellectual property (IP) was sought to opine on the issue.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Please briefly describe your experience working with this class of product.
  • 2. Have you ever served as an expert witness on a patent infringement case?
  • 3. Have you ever served as an expert witness on a similar case

Expert Witness Response E-009871

I have 40+ years of technical experience in intellectual property. Most of my experience was obtained while working in R&D at Fortune 500 companies, where I developed and commercialized dozens of innovative products. I was awarded seven U.S. patents, multiple foreign patents, and have authored two book chapters and 50 publications in respected technical journals and conferences. I have in-depth knowledge of all types of synthetic and natural plastics that would be relevant to this case. I have worked as an expert witness on five patent infringement cases in the past two years, and I have lectured on patents and IP when I taught at Penn State. I have only a very limited amount of information on this matter. Based on that very limited information, it appears to me that the infringement can be proven.

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