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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
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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

Thomas J. Lepper Associates, Inc
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, CVFI
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.
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Automobile Accidents,  Automotive,  Investigative Consultant,  Motor Vehicles,  Traffic Engineering,  Transportation,  Trucking, 


CELL NUMBER 408-691-2779

Thomas J. Lepper Associates ~ Thomas J. Lepper, CFEI, CVFI
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.

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
Redwood City, California
,


Contact:  Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD
oraton.co
650-492-5717 Or Toll Free
ioannis@oraton.co

Redwood City, California

Contact:  Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, PhD
oraton.co
650-492-5717
ioannis@oraton.co
Dr. Kanellakopoulos is a technology leader with 25+ years of experience in R&D, operations, administration, and management. in both academia and industry. He is an IEEE Fellow, and a recipient of multiple national and international awards.

He was a Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA, and later a Chief Scientist and CTO of several Silicon Valley startups. He has authored or co-authored 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 is also the co-inventor on more than 25 patents. 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.

Dr. Kanellakopoulos has significant experience as an expert witness 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.

In his industrial career, he designed and built telecom products such as DSL and Carrier Ethernet hardware and software, and has significant experience with international telecommunication standards (ITU-T). He has also worked in wireless communications (3GPP, Wi-Fi), primarily on digital signal processing methods for baseband transceivers.

In his academic career, Dr. Kanellakopoulos conducted research on adaptive control of nonlinear systems, with applications to automotive control systems, specifically ADAS (adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping, vehicle collision avoidance) and active suspension. He directed a project on automation of heavy-duty vehicles as part of the California PATH Program; one of the most visible results of this research was the “Variable Time-Headway” algorithm for adaptive cruise control, which was demonstrated on a fully-automated heavy-duty (Class 8) 18-wheeler truck and has found widespread use in current adaptive cruise control systems. His UCLA team also designed and built a prototype full-size fully-automated electric vehicle that has been used for research purposes on multiple college campuses.

Dr. Kanellakopoulos has directed collaborative projects with several automotive/truck manufacturers and vendors (Ford, Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner, Gentex, Visteon). He is currently consulting for clients such as technology companies (on intellectual property strategy and product development), private equity firms (on due diligence for investment), and law firms (on expert witness matters).
Information:  
Automotive,  Electronics,  Systems Engineering,  Telecommunications, 


Dr. Kanellakopoulos is a technology leader with 25+ years of experience in R&D, operations, administration, and management. in both academia and industry. He is an IEEE Fellow, and a recipient of multiple national and international awards.

He was a Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA, and later a Chief Scientist and CTO of several Silicon Valley startups. He has authored or co-authored 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 is also the co-inventor on more than 25 patents. 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.

Dr. Kanellakopoulos has significant experience as an expert witness 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.

In his industrial career, he designed and built telecom products such as DSL and Carrier Ethernet hardware and software, and has significant experience with international telecommunication standards (ITU-T). He has also worked in wireless communications (3GPP, Wi-Fi), primarily on digital signal processing methods for baseband transceivers.

In his academic career, Dr. Kanellakopoulos conducted research on adaptive control of nonlinear systems, with applications to automotive control systems, specifically ADAS (adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping, vehicle collision avoidance) and active suspension. He directed a project on automation of heavy-duty vehicles as part of the California PATH Program; one of the most visible results of this research was the “Variable Time-Headway” algorithm for adaptive cruise control, which was demonstrated on a fully-automated heavy-duty (Class 8) 18-wheeler truck and has found widespread use in current adaptive cruise control systems. His UCLA team also designed and built a prototype full-size fully-automated electric vehicle that has been used for research purposes on multiple college campuses.

Dr. Kanellakopoulos has directed collaborative projects with several automotive/truck manufacturers and vendors (Ford, Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler, Freightliner, Gentex, Visteon). He is currently consulting for clients such as technology companies (on intellectual property strategy and product development), private equity firms (on due diligence for investment), and law firms (on expert witness matters).

Tire Forensics Investigations
Saline, Michigan
9922 S. Maple Saline, 48176


Contact:  William J. Woehrle
www.tireforensics.com
734-255-3296 Or Toll Free
wwoehrle@tireforensics.com
9922 S. Maple Saline
Saline, Michigan 48176

Contact:  William J. Woehrle
www.tireforensics.com
734-255-3296
wwoehrle@tireforensics.com
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Automotive,  Highway Traffic Safety,  Tires,  Wheels, 



XpertDent LLC
Keokuk, Iowa
3503 243 Ave, 52632


Contact:  Bobby Six

319-795-8305 Or Toll Free
xpertdent2010@gmail.com
3503 243 Ave
Keokuk, Iowa 52632

Contact:  Bobby Six

319-795-8305
xpertdent2010@gmail.com
Information:  
Auto Appraisal,  Automotive,  Automotive Appraisers,