Lab Equipment Allegedly Infringes on Competing Design

Electrical Engineering Expert WitnessThis equipment design patent infringement case takes place in Virginia and involves a piece of laboratory equipment that is used to rapidly sequence multiple samples of DNA. The device contains a staging area in which tubes containing multiple samples are placed awaiting use in the machine. When the machine is ready to test the sample, it pierces the top of the sample tube and extracts the genetic material automatically. It was alleged that this method of retrieval was incorporated into this machine in violation of a patent held by a competitor. An expert in intellectual property (IP) was sought to opine on the issue.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Have you served as an expert on an intellectual property case before? Please explain.
  • 2. Please describe your experience engineering/designing collection devices similar to the one described above.
  • 3. Please explain why you are qualified to serve as an expert on this case.

Expert Witness Response E-030446

I have a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in electrical engineering with a specialty area of bioengineering. I am the primary inventor of several biotechnology patents. I have served as an expert witness on eight patent infringement cases and one medical malpractice case. I have experience analyzing endovascular stents, their delivery catheters, and patent litigation related to their unique designs.

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