Industrial Design Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of industrial design expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on industrial design and related issues. Industrial design expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these industrial design expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Industrial Design, Medical Device, Product Design, Accessibility, Accessible Air Travel, Ada, Arc Flash, Battery Technology, Biomechanics, Building Automation, Code Compliance, Consumer Product, Control Systems, Crash Safety, and Dental Device.

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Joel Delman

Informed Innovation Inc.

Los Angeles, California
Industrial Design, Intellectual Property - Design, Design Patent Infringement, Design Patent Validity, Utility Patent Infringement, Utility Patent Validity, Patent Litigation, Trade Dress Infringement, Trade Dress, Secondary Meaning, Functionality, Likelihood of Confusion, Product Design, Industrial Design
Formerly a corporate lawyer, I graduated Harvard Law School and later earned a Master's in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. From toys to complex medical devices, I've spent the past 28 years guiding innovation through strategic product development, and have helped hundreds of clients bridge the elusive gap between creative insight and commercial success. As design consultant to a broad range of markets and industries, I keep my finger on the pulse of critical trends in consumer electronics, medical devices, transportation, IOT, toys, and a host of other product categories. With clients including LG Electronics, Swingline, Kimberly Clark, Olympus, Qualcomm, Novartis, Fisher Price, Blackberry, Dell, Intel, Disney and Hallmark, I bring that foundation of understanding to my work as design expert witness, and it has proven invaluable to developing effective litigation strategies and legal arguments. Designers think in such a unique way that it's been coined “Design Thinking,” whi...

Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA

Pinnacle Product Innovation, Inc.

Tarzana, California
Engineering, Industrial Design - ISO 9001, Product Development, Product Design, Design For Manufacturing, FMEA, Plastic Product Design, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), N95 Mask, Earplug, Hearing Protection, Respiratory Protection, Dental Device, Medical Device, Toy, Consumer Product, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Furniture.
◼ BACKGROUND: 35+ years' experience in product design, product development, manufacturing. Product innovation part-time academic since 2009. Certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) since 2008 by the Product Development and Management Association. Member of: Society of Plastics Engineers, American Society for Quality. Expert witness services to Product Liability, Intellectual Property (IP), and Commercial Dispute litigators. ◼ PLAINTIFF COUNSEL RETAINED: Expert witness in 3M Combat Arms earplug case, retained by two plaintiff law firms. More at, Daubert ruling at, (Page 98). Two depositions. Expert Witness in furniture injury case, settled after my deposition. N95 mask commercial dispute case, report submitted 5/2024. ◼ DEFENSE COUNSEL RETAINED: Furniture injury case. Review of the state of competitive product safety, mechanisms, warnings. Defense counsel represented major insurance company. ◼ P...

Taylor A. Russell, P.E., CAP, CFEI

Engineering Design & Testing Corp.

Concord, California
Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design - Industrial Automation, Building Automation, Power Systems, Electrical Design & Construction, Battery Technology, Power Electronics, Control Systems, Manufacturing, Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Arc Flash, Fires and Explosions, Code Compliance
Forensic Electrical Engineer with over a decade of experience in the design, construction, testing, and commissioning of power and automation systems for utilities, industry, and commercial applications. Expert in determining the cause of electrical and control system failures, electrical fires, arc-flash incidents, battery fires, and utility power systems. Licensed in most western states. Certified Automation Professional (ISA), Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (NAFI).

Linda van Roosmalen, PhD


Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Transportation, Industrial Design - wheelchair transportation, biomechanics, public transit, railcar boarding, accessible air travel, wheelchair securement, wheelchair restraint, seatbelt, crash safety, ergonomics, accessibility, paratransit, wheelchair lift, medical device, ramp, school bus, walker safety, warnings, usability, ADA
On 2024.06.04: Due to limited bandwidth I'm unable to take on additional cases. My apologies. Dr. Linda van Roosmalen brings over 25 years of experience in wheelchair transportation safety as a designer and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a key member of a select group of experts dedicated to researching Wheelchair Transportation Safety. Over the past two decades, Dr. van Roosmalen has been retained by both plaintiff and defendant councils, providing her expertise in various cases, including: • Wheelchair transport safety on school buses, public buses, paratransit, non-emergency transport, private vehicles, rail systems, and airplanes. • Lift and ramp access. • Securement of wheelchairs and scooters, along with associated labeling. • Seat belt restraints for wheelchair-seated occupants and related labeling. • Accessibility for wheelchair users in various environments, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, bathrooms, amusement parks, and public vehicles. With a strong ...

(Victor) Alan Werner, PE, P.Eng, PMP


Renton, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Mechanical engineering, industrial process, industrial design, energy modeling, energy control, steam production, fluid transfer, process analysis, heat exchange, piping, pumps
Alan Werner’s skills and background include forensic analysis in the areas of industrial process systems, industrial process equipment including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, mixers, specialty equipment, piping include safety devices, and pipe support systems. Specific experience has been gained in chemical process plants, pulp and paper mills, wood processing plants, boiler plants, chiller plants, and co-gen systems and food processing plants. Using a proprietary thermodynamic model, he is able to replicate boiler and chiller systems to duplicate normal and off-spec operations. I have designed mechanical parts and machinery, some using unusual materials and/or features. I have experience in worker sound exposure investigation and remediation, as well as "fence line" acoustical research. Trained for patent litigation. My professional licenses are in Washington, California, Florida (Ret), and British Columbia (former).
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