Gary D Fletcher, PhD Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Medical Devices and Biomedical Engineering

Specialty Focus: New Product Development, Clinical in vitro diagnostics, Blood collection and separation, Point of care testing, Microfluidics, Spectroscopy, Cell therapy, Intellectual Property, Microscopy, Physics, Biomedical sensing, Optics and imaging,

Education: BA, DePauw University; PhD, Yale University

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1


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Yale educated PhD Physicist with 28 years experience in medical devices, diagnostics, and biomedical engineering. Areas of expertise include product development, in vitro diagnostics, point of care testing, blood collection and sample preparation, optics and optical imaging, sensors, spectroscopy, and image analysis. Dr. Fletcher is currently serving as Expert Witness in patent infringement case involving blood collection, separation, and cell therapy preparation devices. Intellectual Property experience includes patent development, IP strategy and analysis, due diligence, implementing IP portfolio for startup new technology company, in-licensing and out-licensing agreements. Inventor on 9 granted US patents. R&D leadership expertise in both large company [Becton Dickinson] and multiple startup product development teams. o Startup medical device leadership generated $55M in angel investment o Contract R&D team developed and successfully spun-off new painless minimally invasive blood glucose monitoring technology o Developed noninvasive in-ear vital signs monitor o Development and research release of microcirculation imaging technology platform to assess blood reperfusion following transplant surgery o Developed and executed two adjacent business plans and technology strategies, achieving $2M internal investment for medical device product development. o Developed and released to OEM market next generation anesthetic gas analyzer o Developed and executed POCT strategy Technology Scout, identifying and screening technologies needed for new products Lean Startup Coach, driving entrepreneurial change in both startups and mature companies Lean Customer Development – developed training to help companies understand what customers want and need Dr. Fletcher earn his BA in Physics and Math at DePauw University and his PhD in Experimental Atomic Physics from Yale University. Member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the American Chemical Society.