Robert A. Wanat, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Chemistry & Chemicals and Intellectual Property

Specialty Focus:

Chemistry, Plastics, Polymers, Adhesives, Aerosols, Materials, Composites, Film and Sheet, (Meth)acrylics, Polyurethanes, Polyesters, Fluoropolymers, Intellectual Property, Coatings, Nanotechnology, Optics, Light Management, Patent Infringement, Failure Analysis


PhD in Chemistry, Cornell University; MS in Chemistry, Cornell University; BS in Chemistry, University of Scranton; Cert. Technology Management, Cal Tech

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With a PhD in Chemistry from Cornell University and over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, Dr. Wanat is a highly qualified expert witness and technical consultant, boasting 10 personal US patents and leadership in the granting of over 20 additional patents. He has served as a scientist, global director of research, director of manufacturing, and CTO for multi-billion-dollar chemical companies, and has extensive experience in research and development, intellectual property, and litigation initiatives. His expertise in the chemical industry spans across multiple areas, including polymers, plastics, adhesives, composites, film, sheet, nanotechnology, aerosols, additives, coatings, light management, optics, material science, and intellectual property. He has a broad background in polymers with experience in acrylics, polyurethanes, polyesters, polyolefins, styrenics, and fluoropolymers. Dr. Wanat has a proven track record of success in intellectual property cases, having worked with attorneys to secure dozens of patents and reach favorable resolutions in multi-million-dollar litigations. He has been involved in over a dozen intellectual property cases, multiple product failure/liability cases, given 5 depositions as an expert, and given 3 expert testimonies at trial and in arbitration. He also has a history of success in product development and commercialization, with cumulative sales exceeding two-billion dollars for use in automotive, aerospace, cosmetics, energy, medical, construction, packaging, display, lighting, optical, and marine applications.