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 Expert  724882

Expert in Industrial Design, Product Design, Injection Molding, 3D Design, Expert Witness


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert is a degreed Industrial Designer holding a BSID from San Jose State University granted in 1970. He has owned and operated his Industrial Design + Product Design consultancy office since 1982 during which time he has directed or produced all manner of designs for various products. He holds, consigned to various clients, 17 design and functional patents. He has been accepted as an expert witness in 4 cases by the court and has been deposed on 2 occasions and written 2 expert reports and has appeared and testified in the UK in The London Patent Court. While not his primary profession, Expert is well qualified to testify on all manner of trade dress issues as well as mechanical and product design patent infringement cases.

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Expert has been a degreed practicing Industrial Designer since 1970 having earned a BSID from San Jose State University in that year. He has worked for IBM, LOCKHEED, NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR, FAIRCHILD CAMERA & INSTRUMENTS and he was a founder and Director of Design and Design services for COMPRESSION LABS before starting his own Industrial Design + Product Design firm in 1982. As sole owner of ID-3D Design, formerly Expert Design & Engineering he has personally designed or directed the design on over 250 products ranging in complexity from a single dose eye dropper for InSite Vision to the Mac Classic for Apple Computer. He has been granted 13 design & 4 functional patents which are consigned to his various clients. He has been a member in good standing of IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) since 1978 and has won their national IDEA Award. He has served on the Advisory Board for Industrial Design and Product Design for The Academy of Art in San Francisco CA and has served on the Advisory Board for The Enterprise Network (TEN) where he mentored Silicon Valley start-ups.
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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   BSID   Industrial Design   San Jose State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Sole Proprietor

 

He has had his own industrial design and product design firm since 1982 to current. ID-3D Design formerly Expert Design has designed and brought to market over 200 products.

1979 to 1982

 

Compression Labs Inc.

 


 

Director of Design

 

He was responsible for all industrial and mechanical design as well as documentation including PCB design

1976 to 1979

 

Fairchild Camera and Instruments

 

Exetron Division

 

Manager of Industrial Design / Graphic Design

 

He was responsible for the industrial design of the first micro processor base video game and all the interchangeable game cartridges. Also he designed video cameras and smoke detectors.

1974 to 1975

 

National Semiconductor

 

Novus Consumer Products

 

Manager Industrial Design / Graphic Design

 

He was responsible for the industrial design of one of the first lines of hand held calculators and digital clocks.

1972 to 1974

 

Lockheed Missiles and Space Company

 

Space System Division

 

Technology Engineer

 

He worked in the Human Factors group to design various space and terrestrial based systems. Projects included Space Shuttle and Large Space Telescope (Hubble Telescope)

1970 to 1972

 

Marcune Design Associates

 


 

Industrial Designer

 

He was an subcontractor for a number of design projects.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Industrial Design Society of America I.D.S.A member in good standing since 1977

Professional Appointments

Expert has served on both the Product and Industrial Design Advisory Board for The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, the largest private art college in the United States, and The Enterprise Network (TEN). TEN was founded in 1993 to bring together leaders in design, engineering, business, government, and education to promote and mentor new businesses in Silicon Valley.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has been granted 13 design patents and 4 mechanical patents.


Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
2004-2005 Case LG Philips v Tantung & ViewSonics et al. in UK Simmons & Simmons. Patent infringement hired to support Plaintiff, LG Phillips. Reviewed patents/ reviewed prior art/ wrote expert report/ testified in court in the UK. 2004 Case Brunswick v Zhonglu, et al 2004 Bickel & Brewer.Patent infringement hired to support Plaintiff, Brunswick. Reviewed Patents / depositions/ patents - case settled 9/15/04. 2004 Doskocil v Firstrax, et al. Locke, Liddel & Sapp LLP. Reviewed patents/ reviewed prior art/ wrote expert report/ and was deposed. Casae settled out of court. 2001 Derone v Rangeland, et al. Gray, Cary Ware & Friedenrich LLP. Reviewed patents/ wrote expert - case settled. 1994 National Semiconductor v Nintendo. Richard Medlock & Andrews. Reviewed patents/ and gave testimony at deposition as an inventor.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2005   London   He traveled to London five times to Simmons & Simmons as an expert witness for LG Philips v Tantung & ViewSonics et al case.

 

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