Optics Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of optics expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on optics and related issues. Optics 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 optics expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Optics, Intellectual Property, Lasers, Microscopy, Physics, (Meth)acrylics, Adhesives, Aerosols, Antennas, Biomedical Sensing, Biospecimens, Blood Collection, Cameras, Cell Therapy, and Chemistry.

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Gary R Allen, PhD Gary Allen Consulting Inc

Euclid, Ohio
Engineering, Intellectual Property - Lighting, Patent, Infringement, Physics, Optics, Product, LED, Electronic, Light Bulb, Circadian, Color Science, Photometric
Dr. Gary Allen is an independent consultant available as an Expert Witness for Litigation; Consulting; Prior Art and IP Landscape analysis; Patent and Claim Strategy and Analysis. Upon retirement from GE Lighting in 2016, I had the most issued US Patents of any active employee - now 84 total, with many more pending. In addition to 10 years' experience in Nuclear Fusion research, I have 35 years' experience developing technology and products related to LED Lamps and Luminaires, Optics, Thermals, Electronics, Spectral Tailoring and Color-enhanced Lighting, Human-centric Lighting, and legacy lamp technologies, including: Metal Halide, CMH, LFL, Halogen, and Automotive. Since retirement, I'm also expert in UV Disinfection for COVID-19, Algae Cultivation with LEDs for Carbon Sequestration, Circadian Lighting for Alzheimer's, and Horticultural Lighting. Although I have only a single trial experience so far, my client-attorney, having served at 200 trials, praised me as a "natural" on t...

Gary D Fletcher, PhD RnDDx Solutions LLC

Media, Pennsylvania
Medical Devices, Biomedical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, R&D, Product Development, Clinical diagnostics, Blood collection, Biospecimens, Point of care testing, Microfluidics, Spectroscopy, Cell therapy, Intellectual Property, Microscopy, Physics, Biomedical sensing, Optics, Imaging, Mathematics, Laboratories & Testing, Lasers
Dr. Fletcher is Founder and Principal Consultant at RnDDx Solutions LLC, a consulting firm focused on industrial biomedical and mechanical engineering, and research and product development, in medical devices, diagnostics, optical devices, point-of-care blood sample testing, and on expert witness patent litigation, including subject matter expertise in medical device mechanical engineering, and subject matter expertise in medical devices for blood collection and blood sample processing for diagnostics and therapeutics. He has particular expertise in mechanical engineering design and development of non-invasive and minimally invasive biomedical diagnostics systems, blood collection and stabilization, blood separation, and blood and cell preparation for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications, including the development of sample collection devices, needles, and lancets. He is co-inventor on 23 patents for devices and methods in blood collection and processing. Yale educated Ph...

Robert A. Wanat, PhD Innov8chem.com

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Chemistry & Chemicals, Intellectual Property - 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
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, havin...

Gary L Woods, PhD Rice University Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Houston, Texas
Electrical Engineering, Electronics - Microelectronics, Integrated Circuits, Radio Frequency, Optics, Lasers, Electro-optics, optical fibers, Electronic Devices, Antennas, Semiconductors, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Microscopy
I have 10 years' experience in Silicon Valley working in the semiconductor and telecom industries. I have worked for large, medium-sized, and startup companies, two of which I co-founded. I have been primarily employed at Rice University since 2008 with title Professor in the Practice (now Distinguished Professor in the Practice). Expert legal consulting experience: (Please note: I have not and will not work with non-practicing entities.) 7 sets of patent cases: 4 federal district court, 2 PTAB IPR petitions, 1 ITC All cases settled or were dismissed. I likely would have been a testifying expert in 5 of the cases. I have professional experience in electronics, circuits, device physics, radio frequency circuits and systems, lasers, optics, fiber optics, embedded coding, semiconductor design, semiconductor manufacturing, internet of things, motor control, and electro-optical systems. I have experience in patent law from the engineering side: I am a co-inventor on more than a do...

Joseph Dagher

Falls Church, Virginia
Engineering, Electrical Engineering - Signal Processing, Image Processing, Video Processing, Optics, Imaging Systems, Cameras, Medical Imaging, Image and Video Compression, Image Quality, Image Reconstruction, Image and Video Analytics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
— More than 20 years of R&D expertise in Imaging Science: Optical Systems, Sensors, Image and Video Processing and, Data Analysis Algorithms.  — Career spanning Medical Imaging Systems (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Consumer Cameras (cell phone & digital cameras), Scientific Imaging Devices (microscopes, Hyperspectral, Laser Radar, Acoustic Sensors, Neuromorphic Cameras), Warfare Technology (LIDAR, RADAR, Interferometric Telescopes) — Formal education & decades of hands-on experience in Signal and Image Processing such as Image and Video Compression, Computer Vision, Image Enhancement, Image forensics, Image Analysis, Machine Vision, Image Reconstruction, Image Quality, Inverse Problems, etc. — Professional expertise in the major three sectors: academic (as a Professor), industrial (as a Senior Scientist) and governmental (as a Principal Investigator in a Federally Funded R&D Center). — Holder of a DoD Secret Clearance — Recipient of the prestigious Career Award by the National Insti...
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