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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Chemistry & Chemicals and Chemical Engineering

Specialty Focus:

Polymer Chemistry, Photopolymers, Graphic Arts (Printing), Flexographic Printing, Screen Printing, UV Cure Technologies, Elastomers, Water-borne Coatings, UV Cure Coatings, Solvent-borne Coatings, Antimicrobial Coatings, 3D Additive manufacturing, Smart Coatings

Education:

Ph.D., University of Florida; MBA, Georgia State University; B.Sc. (Tech), UDCT, Bombay University; B.Sc., Bombay University

Years in Practice:

17

Additional Information

Rustom Kanga is the President and Founder of Xiper Innovations, Inc., a consulting firm offering Research and Product Development services to corporations. Dr. Kanga is a Research Scientist and Product Development professional with extensive knowledge in the Graphic Arts (Flexographic Printing), Photopolymers, UV Cure, Polymer Chemistry, and Specialty Coatings industries. Dr. Kanga has wide experience in all aspects as an Expert Consultant / Expert Witness specifically in Patent Litigation matters in Flexographic Printing, polymer chemistry, and UV cure projects. Dr. Kanga also has experience in Utility Patent Application Projects with US PTO. He has a working knowledge of Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) as it pertains to challenging the validity of issued patents. Specific Expert Witness/Consultant Projects • Aquasyn LLC v. Joseph Peter Marcilese et al: Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles. Case No. 21STCV19760. Expert Consultant and Expert Witness for the Defendant (Marcilese et al). November 2021 (Active) • E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company v. Agfa NV and Agfa-Gevaert NV: USDC, Norfolk, VA. Civil Action No.: 2:18cv326. Non-deposition, informal Expert Consultant for the Defendant (Agfa). Litigation, August 2018. Concluded 2019 • MacDermid Printing Solutions, L.L.C v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company: USDC, District of New Jersey. Civil Action No.: 07-4325. Expert Consultant and Expert Witness for the Plaintiff (MacDermid). Litigation, September 2007. Concluded 2017. Videotape Depositions: August 2010 and June 2012 • E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company v. MacDermid Printing Solutions, L.L.C.: USDC, District of New Jersey. Civil Action No.: 06-3383. Inventor’s Report in favor of the Defendant (MacDermid). November 2006 • Nupro Technologies, Inc. v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company: USDC, Middle District of NC, No. 1:06 CV 1061. Expert Consultant and Expert Witness for the Plaintiff (Nupro). October 2007. Concluded 2008. Videotape Deposition: April 2008 • Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch: Hired as an Expert Consultant for patent prosecution in the area of Polymer Chemistry. Rendered expert opinion for specific questions related to US5798202, especially as it pertained to defining an “elastomeric material” for the client’s patent examination with US PTO. April-May 2009 • Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch: Hired as an Expert Consultant for Photoresists. Rendered expert opinion for specific questions related to US5529880 and JP-A-6-67418, on the esterification of pendant hydroxyl groups of positive photoresists for client’s patent examination with US PTO. November-December 2010 • Quick Med Technologies Inc.: Expert Consultant for the patentability of U.S. patent application 09/965,740, “Adsorbent Materials with Covalently Bonded, Non-leachable Polymeric Antimicrobial Surfaces, and Methods for Preparation”, Batich et al. April 2008