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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.

CompliancePoint, Inc.
Duluth, Georgia
4400 River Green Parkway, Suite 100, 30096


Contact:  Ken Sponsler
CompliancePoint, Inc. Website
770-255-1094 Or Toll Free
ksponsler@compliancepoint.com
4400 River Green Parkway, Suite 100
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Contact:  Ken Sponsler
CompliancePoint, Inc. Website
770-255-1094
ksponsler@compliancepoint.com

Ken Sponsler's CVs

Mr. Sponsler heads CompliancePoint, Inc. and is an expert in operational compliance matters relating to the TSR, TCPA as well as state telemarketing and DNC laws. Mr. Sponsler's consulting practice is retained by over six dozen firms including several on the fortune 500. Mr. Sponsler's expertise relating to the TCPA includes calls/texts to wireless phones with an ATDS, seller/service provider due diligence and wireless data audit services. Mr. Sponsler has been retained as an expert in numerous TCPA class actions as well as other proceedings.
Information:  
Cellular, Satellite, and Wireless Technology,  Dialer Technology,  SMS Technologies,  Telecommunications,  Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 


Ken Sponsler's CVs

Mr. Sponsler heads CompliancePoint, Inc. and is an expert in operational compliance matters relating to the TSR, TCPA as well as state telemarketing and DNC laws. Mr. Sponsler's consulting practice is retained by over six dozen firms including several on the fortune 500. Mr. Sponsler's expertise relating to the TCPA includes calls/texts to wireless phones with an ATDS, seller/service provider due diligence and wireless data audit services. Mr. Sponsler has been retained as an expert in numerous TCPA class actions as well as other proceedings.

Ivan Zatkovich
Tampa, Florida
301 West Platt St #365, 33606


Contact:  Ivan Zatkovich
http://www.ecompconsultants.com
813-601-8142 Or Toll Free
IvanZat@eCompConsultants.com
301 West Platt St #365
Tampa, Florida 33606

Contact:  Ivan Zatkovich
http://www.ecompconsultants.com
813-601-8142
IvanZat@eCompConsultants.com
eComp Consultants is a firm providing expert witness litigation and consulting services in the areas of internet technology, telecommunications, information technology and digital media. eComp Consultants consists of a collaborative staff of senior industry experts and executives. Ivan Zatkovich founded the company in 2000. Today he serves as principal consultant providing expert services and leadership for the companies testifying and consulting experts. Mr. Zatkovich has 25+years' experience in the computer science, computer networks, and software engineering.
Information:  
Cellular, Satellite, and Wireless Technology,  Intellectual Properties,  Litigation Support,  Patents,  Telecommunications, 


eComp Consultants is a firm providing expert witness litigation and consulting services in the areas of internet technology, telecommunications, information technology and digital media. eComp Consultants consists of a collaborative staff of senior industry experts and executives. Ivan Zatkovich founded the company in 2000. Today he serves as principal consultant providing expert services and leadership for the companies testifying and consulting experts. Mr. Zatkovich has 25+years' experience in the computer science, computer networks, and software engineering.

CompliancePoint, Inc. - Darlene Geller-Stoff
Duluth, Georgia
4400 River Green Parkway, Suite 100, 30096


Contact:  Darlene Geller-Stoff

770-255-1225 Or Toll Free
dgellerstoff@compliancepoint.com
4400 River Green Parkway, Suite 100
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Contact:  Darlene Geller-Stoff

770-255-1225
dgellerstoff@compliancepoint.com

Darlene Geller-Stoff's CV

Darlene is the Vice President of CompliancePoint Litigation Services.

She has more than thirty-years of experience, Darlene is considered one of the Contact Center industry’s most trusted consultants. Before she joined the CompliancePoint Litigation Services team in September 2020, she founded Direct Communication Specialists, LLC in 1990, a practice focused on Contact Center design, operations, and optimization. Darlene’s professional background includes executive positions with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Donnelley Marketing, W.H. Brady Corporation, and National Data Corporation.
Information:  
Consultants,  Dialer Technology,  Expert Witness,  Expert Witness at Trial,  Expert Witness Testimonies,  Litigation Support,  SMS Technologies,  Technical,  Telecommunications,  Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 


Darlene Geller-Stoff's CV

Darlene is the Vice President of CompliancePoint Litigation Services.

She has more than thirty-years of experience, Darlene is considered one of the Contact Center industry’s most trusted consultants. Before she joined the CompliancePoint Litigation Services team in September 2020, she founded Direct Communication Specialists, LLC in 1990, a practice focused on Contact Center design, operations, and optimization. Darlene’s professional background includes executive positions with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Donnelley Marketing, W.H. Brady Corporation, and National Data Corporation.

CompliancePoint, Inc. - Jennifer Smith
Duluth, Georgia
4400 River Green Parkway, Suite 100, 30096


Contact:  Jennifer Smith

770-255-1100 Or Toll Free
jsmith@compliancepoint.com
4400 River Green Parkway, Suite 100
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Contact:  Jennifer Smith

770-255-1100
jsmith@compliancepoint.com

Jennifer Smith's CV

Jennifer Smith is the Senior Manager of Regulatory and Technical Consulting at CompliancePoint Litigation Services.

She has over 21 years of contact center experience including in software development, data analysis, and federal and state consumer contact compliance. After years in the contact center industry, Jennifer became the Chief Technology Officer and served as a compliance officer at CallAssistant, an inbound and outbound contact center, serving clients in numerous industries
Information:  
ATDS Analysis,  Consultants,  Contact Center,  Dialer Technology,  Expert Witness,  Fax,  Information Technologies,  Litigation Support,  SMS Technologies,  Telecommunications,  Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 


Jennifer Smith's CV

Jennifer Smith is the Senior Manager of Regulatory and Technical Consulting at CompliancePoint Litigation Services.

She has over 21 years of contact center experience including in software development, data analysis, and federal and state consumer contact compliance. After years in the contact center industry, Jennifer became the Chief Technology Officer and served as a compliance officer at CallAssistant, an inbound and outbound contact center, serving clients in numerous industries

Oraton Consulting
Redwood City, California
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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:  
Automobile Accidents,  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).

Summit Ridge Group, LLC
New York, New York
535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, 10017


Contact:  J. Armand Musey
www.summitridgegroup.com
212-433-4800 Or Toll Free
amusey@summitridgegroup.com
535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10017

Contact:  J. Armand Musey
www.summitridgegroup.com
212-433-4800
amusey@summitridgegroup.com

J. Armand Musey's CV


Summit Ridge Group provides the Business valuation, financial consulting, industry research, and litigation support services – exclusively focused around our core satellite, media, and telecommunications expertise. Our experience includes years of experience in valuation, Wall Street research, investment banking, investment management, as well as our ongoing consulting work.

Summit Ridge Group is proud to have worked with many leading law firms on high-profile litigation matters - in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Our domain expertise, combined with our financial valuation skills, enables us to provide high-quality testimony and communicate efficiently with attorneys. We eliminate the difficult choice attorneys often face between a) a qualified valuation expert without in-depth industry knowledge; or b) an industry expert who does not have strong valuation credentials. Litigation attorneys have reacted well to our selectivity and industry focus - a large percentage of our litigation support work comes from repeat business with law firms with whom we have previously worked.

In addition to our work experience, Summit Ridge Group professionals also hold top credentials in business valuation and related domains. These credentials include MBA and JD degrees from leading business and law schools, and financial credentials, including the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), and Certified Public Accountant/Accredited in Business Valuation (CPA/ABV) designations.

As a boutique firm, Summit Ridge Group is small enough to be able to provide personalized service, why being large enough to have the team and other resources to do first-rate work. The combination of our valuation experience and our extensive training allows us to efficiently perform accurate, independent valuations that withstand scrutiny in court, before tax authorities, and in front of parties involved in a potential transaction or negotiation.
Information:  
Cellular, Satellite, and Wireless Technology,  Media,  Telecommunications, 


J. Armand Musey's CV


Summit Ridge Group provides the Business valuation, financial consulting, industry research, and litigation support services – exclusively focused around our core satellite, media, and telecommunications expertise. Our experience includes years of experience in valuation, Wall Street research, investment banking, investment management, as well as our ongoing consulting work.

Summit Ridge Group is proud to have worked with many leading law firms on high-profile litigation matters - in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Our domain expertise, combined with our financial valuation skills, enables us to provide high-quality testimony and communicate efficiently with attorneys. We eliminate the difficult choice attorneys often face between a) a qualified valuation expert without in-depth industry knowledge; or b) an industry expert who does not have strong valuation credentials. Litigation attorneys have reacted well to our selectivity and industry focus - a large percentage of our litigation support work comes from repeat business with law firms with whom we have previously worked.

In addition to our work experience, Summit Ridge Group professionals also hold top credentials in business valuation and related domains. These credentials include MBA and JD degrees from leading business and law schools, and financial credentials, including the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), and Certified Public Accountant/Accredited in Business Valuation (CPA/ABV) designations.

As a boutique firm, Summit Ridge Group is small enough to be able to provide personalized service, why being large enough to have the team and other resources to do first-rate work. The combination of our valuation experience and our extensive training allows us to efficiently perform accurate, independent valuations that withstand scrutiny in court, before tax authorities, and in front of parties involved in a potential transaction or negotiation.