Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Oraton Consulting
  • Phone: (650) 308-8485
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Automotive Engineering and Telecommunications

Keywords/Search Terms:

Automotive Systems, ADAS, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-Driving Cars, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keeping, Automotive Software, Automotive Electronics, Collision Avoidance, Telecommunications, Networking, Carrier Ethernet, DSL, Wi-Fi, 5G, Wireless Transceivers, Telecom Standards


PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BS, Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

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Additional Information

Dr. Kanellakopoulos is a technology leader with 25+ years of experience in research, development, operations, and administration, in both academia and industry. He is the author or co-author of one book, 6 book chapters, 24 articles in refereed technical journals, 60 papers in refereed technical conferences, and multiple standards contributions. He was the plenary speaker at major technical conferences, and an invited speaker at more than 40 industrial and academic venues in 12 countries across 4 continents. He has significant expert witness experience in patent infringement and product liability cases in the automotive and telecommunication areas; 100% of his cases resulted in a win or a very favorable settlement for his clients. In 2017, he was the lead expert witness in a case that resulted in a $25M jury award for his clients; this decision was later upheld on appeal. His deep technical expertise allows him to analyze patents and products in detail, and explain clearly (in expert reports, depositions, and court testimony) the main issues that the judge and jury need to internalize in order to comprehend the essence of the case. His extensive educational experience allows him to help judges and jurors understand the topic they are dealing with, instead of confusing them with unnecessary technical details. After all, it takes excellent teaching skills and a deep understanding of a complex technical concept to convey the essence of that concept to non-experts without talking down to them. Dr. Kanellakopoulos has designed and built telecom products such as DSL and Carrier Ethernet hardware and software, has conducted extensive research in adaptive control of nonlinear systems, with applications to automotive control systems, specifically driver assistance systems and active suspension systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of multiple international awards, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.