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Thomas J. Lepper Associates
Benicia, California
810 Rose Drive, 94510


Contact:  Thomas Lepper
www.thomaslepper.com
707-751-3836 Or Toll Free 866-812-4204
robyn@thomaslepper.com
810 Rose Drive
Benicia, California 94510

Contact:  Thomas Lepper
www.thomaslepper.com
707-751-3836 Or Toll Free 866-812-4204
robyn@thomaslepper.com
CELL NUMBER 408-691-2779

Thomas J. Lepper Associates ~ Thomas J. Lepper, CFEI
has been an forensic mechanical failure consultant offering expertise pertaining to automobiles, large trucks, motorhomes and trailers, passenger buses, motorcycles, boats, farming equipment and large and small construction equipment, Tom has shared his expertise with nationally known insurance companies and attorneys for well over 30 years. He has also offered testimony as an expert witness in over 100 sworn appearances in the Superior Court of California. Tom is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) as well as a licensed locksmith in the state of California. Tom is certified to download and evaluate the SDM / EDR (Black Box) with the use of our Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) tool.
Information:  
Automobile Accidents,  Automotive,  Investigative Consultant,  Motor Vehicles,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Reconstruction,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation,  Trucking, 


CELL NUMBER 408-691-2779

Thomas J. Lepper Associates ~ Thomas J. Lepper, CFEI
has been an forensic mechanical failure consultant offering expertise pertaining to automobiles, large trucks, motorhomes and trailers, passenger buses, motorcycles, boats, farming equipment and large and small construction equipment, Tom has shared his expertise with nationally known insurance companies and attorneys for well over 30 years. He has also offered testimony as an expert witness in over 100 sworn appearances in the Superior Court of California. Tom is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) as well as a licensed locksmith in the state of California. Tom is certified to download and evaluate the SDM / EDR (Black Box) with the use of our Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) tool.

Automotive Design Analysis
South Lyon, Michigan
10945 Stoney Point, 48178


Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338 Or Toll Free
mnranian@charter.net
10945 Stoney Point
South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Contact:  Michael Nranian
www.trialexpertwitness.com
248-376-0338
mnranian@charter.net

Michael Nranian's CV

 

Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Photo Analysis,  Automotive,  Chemicals,  Chemistry,  Copyright Infringement,  Electrical,  Electrical Engineering,  Electronics,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Intellectual Properties,  Licensing,  Litigation Support,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motor Vehicles,  Patents,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Scientific and Engineering,  Telecommunications,  Trademark,  Transportation,  Trucking, 


Michael Nranian's CV

 

Michael Nranian has over 30 years of experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He is also a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for ITC & Federal cases, including Inter Partes reviews. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He performs analysis under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries. He has extensive Testifying Experience. He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Occupant sensing, computer/microprocessor, software/source code analyses, Monitoring & Surveillance, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles, Fleet Management Systems, Construction & Excavation Vehicles/Equipment, Manufacturing and Product Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. Complete Forensic Investigations and Analyses.

Lewis R. Linet Jr., Ph.D. American Auto Seminars
Reseda, California
19355 Sherman Way #22, 91335


Contact:  Lewis R. Linet Jr. Ph.D.
Lewis R. Linet Jr., Ph.D. CV
818-772-6464 Or Toll Free
lew@americanautoseminars.com
American Auto Seminars
19355 Sherman Way #22
Reseda, California 91335

Contact:  Lewis R. Linet Jr. Ph.D.
Lewis R. Linet Jr., Ph.D. CV
818-772-6464
lew@americanautoseminars.com

Website: www.americanautoseminars.com


Lewis R. Linet Jr., Ph.D. Nationwide Automotive Expert Witness, Consultation & Case Strategy Services in Litigation involving Automobile Industry Standards & Practices specializing in New and Used Car Dealership Operation. Areas of Expertise include: Sales, Leasing, Financing, Service & Parts and Sales Training. Subject Matter includes: Dealer Fraud, Lemon Law, Employment, Dealer-Manufacturer Relations, Dealer-Lender Relations, Customer Relations, Advertising, Warranty Issues, Parts Defects, Discrimination, Personal Injury, Repossession, Anti-Trust Issues, Diminished Value. Assists both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Industry Veteran since 1978. Degrees / Licenses: Ph.D., B.A. Economics – Business Marketing California Sellers Permit, Los Angeles Business License
Information:  
Automotive, 


Website: www.americanautoseminars.com


Lewis R. Linet Jr., Ph.D. Nationwide Automotive Expert Witness, Consultation & Case Strategy Services in Litigation involving Automobile Industry Standards & Practices specializing in New and Used Car Dealership Operation. Areas of Expertise include: Sales, Leasing, Financing, Service & Parts and Sales Training. Subject Matter includes: Dealer Fraud, Lemon Law, Employment, Dealer-Manufacturer Relations, Dealer-Lender Relations, Customer Relations, Advertising, Warranty Issues, Parts Defects, Discrimination, Personal Injury, Repossession, Anti-Trust Issues, Diminished Value. Assists both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Industry Veteran since 1978. Degrees / Licenses: Ph.D., B.A. Economics – Business Marketing California Sellers Permit, Los Angeles Business License

James G. Rice, PhD
Keswick, Virginia
3255 Avebury Lane , 22947


Contact:  James G. Rice, PhD
www.mechexpert.com
434-326-0148 Or Toll Free
jrice@mechexpert.com
3255 Avebury Lane
Keswick, Virginia 22947

Contact:  James G. Rice, PhD
www.mechexpert.com
434-326-0148
jrice@mechexpert.com
Strong Patent Litigation Experience
Information:  
Automotive,  Mechanical Engineering,  Patents,  Turbomachinery, 


Strong Patent Litigation Experience

Oraton Consulting
Palo Alto, California
, 94301


Contact:  Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ioannisk
408-850-1242 Or Toll Free
ioannis@oraton.co

Palo Alto, California 94301

Contact:  Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ioannisk
408-850-1242
ioannis@oraton.co
Dr. Kanellakopoulos is a technology leader with 25+ years of experience in R&D (Research & Development), operations, administration, and management 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 12 contributions to international telecommunications standards committees. He has been 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 designed and built telecom products such as DSL and Carrier Ethernet hardware and software, as well as a prototype fully automated electric vehicle that was used for research purposes on multiple college campuses. He has conducted extensive applied 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 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, elected in 2005), and a recipient of multiple international awards. In addition, he has significant experience with international telecommunication standards (ITU-T SG15/Q4, 2006-2012), and has directed collaborative projects with several automotive/truck manufacturers and vendors (Ford, Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner, Gentex, Visteon). He has served as an Expert Witness since 2000, and has worked on multiple cases involving patent infringement in both the telecommunications and automotive areas, as well as personal injury cases involving automated equipment. His training in systems and control and his 8-year academic career at UCLA exposed him to a wide range of technology areas and have allowed him to make contributions to many of those areas. He has worked in telecommunications, mostly in system architecture and physical layer design for next-generation Ethernet Access Devices over copper and fiber, and in new algorithms for receiver based crosstalk cancellation. He has also dabbled in wireless communications, primarily on digital signal processing methods for new modulation schemes for baseband transceivers. In the semiconductor area he worked mainly in developing core technology for manufacturing and metrology. First, his deep technical expertise in the areas of telecommunications and automotive driver assistance systems has allowed 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 comprehend in order to understand the essence of the case. His extensive experience with teaching university students for 10 years and dealing with customers in the marketplace for another 12 years allows him to create documents and presentations that 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.
Information:  
Automotive,  Cellular, Satellite, and Wireless Technology,  Electrical Engineering,  Electronics,  Telecommunications, 


Dr. Kanellakopoulos is a technology leader with 25+ years of experience in R&D (Research & Development), operations, administration, and management 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 12 contributions to international telecommunications standards committees. He has been 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 designed and built telecom products such as DSL and Carrier Ethernet hardware and software, as well as a prototype fully automated electric vehicle that was used for research purposes on multiple college campuses. He has conducted extensive applied 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 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, elected in 2005), and a recipient of multiple international awards. In addition, he has significant experience with international telecommunication standards (ITU-T SG15/Q4, 2006-2012), and has directed collaborative projects with several automotive/truck manufacturers and vendors (Ford, Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner, Gentex, Visteon). He has served as an Expert Witness since 2000, and has worked on multiple cases involving patent infringement in both the telecommunications and automotive areas, as well as personal injury cases involving automated equipment. His training in systems and control and his 8-year academic career at UCLA exposed him to a wide range of technology areas and have allowed him to make contributions to many of those areas. He has worked in telecommunications, mostly in system architecture and physical layer design for next-generation Ethernet Access Devices over copper and fiber, and in new algorithms for receiver based crosstalk cancellation. He has also dabbled in wireless communications, primarily on digital signal processing methods for new modulation schemes for baseband transceivers. In the semiconductor area he worked mainly in developing core technology for manufacturing and metrology. First, his deep technical expertise in the areas of telecommunications and automotive driver assistance systems has allowed 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 comprehend in order to understand the essence of the case. His extensive experience with teaching university students for 10 years and dealing with customers in the marketplace for another 12 years allows him to create documents and presentations that 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.

Wilhelm Associates, LLC
Carmel, Indiana
16002 Colleton Ct., 46033


Contact:  Ralph V. Wilhelm, PhD
http://wilhelmassoc.com/
317-508-6866 Or Toll Free
ralphwilhelm1@gmail.com
16002 Colleton Ct.
Carmel, Indiana 46033

Contact:  Ralph V. Wilhelm, PhD
http://wilhelmassoc.com/
317-508-6866
ralphwilhelm1@gmail.com
Ralph V. Wilhelm, PhD, has over forty years of industry experience in the Automotive Electronics Industry. Dr. Wilhelm is familiar with automotive electronic component technology and the supply-line management required not only producing suitable automotive components, but supervising the R&D, advanced engineering, forward technology development, sales, and product line management process from OEM to customer. Dr. Wilhelm has worked in various technical and leadership roles to develop new products and complex systems from invention to production using both internal invention/development and external partnerships to achieve world-class automotive systems worldwide. In 2001, Dr. Wilhelm founded and established an automotive electronics consultancy focused both on automotive electronics suppliers doing business in North America and also support for expert witness litigation. Litigation Support - Dr. Wilhelm works with both plaintiffs & defendants and their law firms in supporting claim construction, assisting with various expert reports and IPR documents, and providing appropriate depositions and court testimony.
Information:  
Automotive,  Electronics,  Human Factors, 


Ralph V. Wilhelm, PhD, has over forty years of industry experience in the Automotive Electronics Industry. Dr. Wilhelm is familiar with automotive electronic component technology and the supply-line management required not only producing suitable automotive components, but supervising the R&D, advanced engineering, forward technology development, sales, and product line management process from OEM to customer. Dr. Wilhelm has worked in various technical and leadership roles to develop new products and complex systems from invention to production using both internal invention/development and external partnerships to achieve world-class automotive systems worldwide. In 2001, Dr. Wilhelm founded and established an automotive electronics consultancy focused both on automotive electronics suppliers doing business in North America and also support for expert witness litigation. Litigation Support - Dr. Wilhelm works with both plaintiffs & defendants and their law firms in supporting claim construction, assisting with various expert reports and IPR documents, and providing appropriate depositions and court testimony.

Garrett Engineers, Inc.
Long Beach, California
3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 115, 90807


Contact:  Douglas E. Garrett
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 115
Long Beach, California 90807

Contact:  Douglas E. Garrett
www.garrett-engineers.com
562-997-3013 Or Toll Free 800-229-3647
assignments@garrett-engineers.com
The purpose of our company is to help those who “…need to know what Really happened…” by answering their question in a concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible, cost effective manner, using unbiased, highly qualified & experienced consultants. Auto Accident Reconstructions, Auto Component Failures, Biomechanical Analysis, Biomedical Devices, Building Distress, Construction Defects, Corrosion Issues, EDR Downloads, Elevator Failures, Firearms & Ballistics, Forensic Accounting, Land Surveys, Plumbing & HVAC Issues, Product Liability, Safety & Code Compliance, Slip/Trip/Fall Analysis, Soils Issues, Toxicology
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Automobile Accidents,  Automotive,  Construction Defects,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Forensic Accounting,  Police Ethics,  Police Procedures,  Premises Liability,  Product Liability,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Toxicology, 


The purpose of our company is to help those who “…need to know what Really happened…” by answering their question in a concise, courteous, timely, technically accurate, courtroom defensible, cost effective manner, using unbiased, highly qualified & experienced consultants. Auto Accident Reconstructions, Auto Component Failures, Biomechanical Analysis, Biomedical Devices, Building Distress, Construction Defects, Corrosion Issues, EDR Downloads, Elevator Failures, Firearms & Ballistics, Forensic Accounting, Land Surveys, Plumbing & HVAC Issues, Product Liability, Safety & Code Compliance, Slip/Trip/Fall Analysis, Soils Issues, Toxicology