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Expert in Mechanical Engineering

Expert ID: 735134 Utah, USA

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Expert is a Mechanical Engineer, a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Safety Professional. As the Vice President of and engineering and design company, he specializes in new product development, product design, patents, safety, and expert witness work.

AREAS OF CONSULTING FOCUS
During his years as a consultant, Expert has been involved in hundreds of consulting projects. His major areas of focus and expertise include: thrill rides, aerial lifts, trailers, towing systems, tarping systems, refuse trucks, exercise equipment, forklifts and telehandlers, drilling equipment, oil and gas equipment, cranes, scaffolding, heavy equipment, hydraulic equipment, plastic design, structural analysis, designing to standards, and safety.

EXPERT WITNESS
Expert has been retained as an expert on over 25 patent, product liability, and personal injury cases and has testified in a number of these. He has worked as a senior associate on an additional 45+ patent cases and an additional 75+ product liability/personal injury cases. Expert has attended expert witness training and has experience and competency in the following areas:
Patent Invalidity/Non-infringement
Patent Infringement/Validity
Prior Art Searching
Claim Construction
Product Liability
Personal Injury
Accident Reconstruction
Safety

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: MBA Subject: Product Development Institution: Brigham Young University
Year: 2011 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Brigham Young University
Year: Degree: Bachelors of Science (Cum Laude Graduate) Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Brigham Young University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2011 to 2015 Employer: Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc. Title: Mechanical Engineering and Safety Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2006 to 2010 Employer: Alpine Engineering and Design Inc. Title: Mechanical Engineering Intern Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Brigham Young University Title: Research Assistant- Compliant Mechanisms Research Lab Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
 Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE), Utah license
 Certified Safety Professional in Comprehensive Practice (CSP), License
 Certified Forklift Operator
 Certified Counterbalanced Forklift Operator Trainer
 Certified Rough Terrain Telehandler Operator Trainer
 Certified Aerial Boom Lift Operator Trainer
 Certified Aerial Work Platform (scissor lift) Operator Trainer
 Certified Mobile Crane and Rigging Inspector
Publications and Patents Summary
During his time at his engineering company, Expert has become familiar with patent prosecution and patent litigation. He has written several provisional patent applications, and has worked with attorneys in writing the specifications, creating drawings and drafting claims for utility patents on products he has helped design. As part of the product development process, he has performed patent searches, both for informational purposes and to lessen the likelihood that new developments would infringe other’s intellectual property. Expert has four issued patents with multiple patents pending.

PUBLICATIONS
 Off-axis Stiffness and Piezoresistive Sensing in Large-displacement Linear-motion MEMS
 Piezoresistive Encoders for Ratcheting Actuation Systems
 Design Optimization of a Linear-motion Large-displacement Micro Mechanism for High Off-axis Stiffness
 Metrics for Evaluation and Design of Large-displacement Linear-motion Compliant Mechanisms
 An Engineering Guide for Trailer Safety Chain Installation, Attachment and Use

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As an expert, he has also been involved in patent litigation in the areas of claim construction, prior art and patent searches, infringement/non-invalidity analyses and non-infringement/invalidity analyses on over 45 cases. The following are a few of the categories of patent issues Expert has consulted on:
Semi Trailers
Mobile Equipment
Vehicle Mounted Equipment
Agricultural Equipment
Trailer Tarping Systems
Oil/Gas Drilling Equipment
Weight Machines
Athletic equipment
Plastic Components
Office Supplies
Food Processors
Blenders
Coffee and Tea makers
Camera Mounts
Hospital Equipment
Marching Band Equipment
Hinges
Seating
Hand Tools
Springs
Car seat gap fillers
Light Fixtures and Connectors
Baby bottle warmers
Cooler Latching System

Fields of Expertise

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