Patent Litigation

February, 2017 – Engaged as expert witness in a patent defense case before US Patent & Trademark Office.  Case IPR2017-00812 (Patent No. 7,682,306 B2)  

Reviewed all relevant patents and studied complaint as well as did an in-depth analysis of the expert witness report used by opposition to dispute allowed patent claims.  In each stated claim, I was able to show that my client’s patent was different, unique and novel.  My report filed in case supported the decision by judge to dismiss complaint resulting in a favorable outcome for my client.

Contact:
Steven Hultquist – Hultquist IP
919.419.9350
hultquist@hultquistip.com

October, 2013 – Deposition taken in US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Western Division in front of Federal Judge, Raleigh, NC.  Civil Action No. 5:11-cv-00662

Appeared as expert witness and gave testimony in front of judge in Federal Court in support of my expert report, submitted in the complaint related to patent claims, medical device design and specifically, infringement complaint in behalf of my client.  Case remains open & unresolved.

Contact:
Joe Zito – DNL Zito
202.466.3500
jzito@dnlzito.com

October, 2008 – Patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation case I-Flow Corporation vs Apex Medical Technologies, etc.  Case No. 07-cv-1200 DMS (NLS), United States District Court for the Southern District of California 

I served as an expert for the plaintiffs, I-Flow, related to the interpretation of patent claims and business practices. My thorough understanding of the related polymer technology and processing allowed specific assessment of patent information and the formation of rendered opinions. I-Flow prevailed. 

Contact: 
Boris Zelkind - Knobbe Martens,
619.235.8550
boris.zelkind@kmob.com

February, 2006 – Design of blood container washing system Bemis Manufacturing Company and Educator Partnership vs Dornoch Medical Systems

Medical Conglomerate vs Small start-up Company.  I was retained by defense counsel, Jim Ryther of DLA Piper Rudnick Gary Cary in Chicago.  It was a patent infringement case of a surgical medical fluid container.  I believe case settled in part on the strength of our argument regarding the differences seen in the Start-up Company’s product as provided in my expert witness report.

Contact:
Jim Ryther – DLA Piper Rudnick Gary Cary
312.368.4000
james.ryther@dlapiper.com

July, 2005 – Design and function of mechanical closer of medical sharps container Tyco vs ? (small medical device company)

David Berl of Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington DC, engaged me on a case of Medical Conglomerate vs Small start-up Company regarding a safety product design feature.  I was asked to render an expert opinion of what constituted a very specific part of the design.  I was able to clearly state opinion and help counsel understand differences between products in question.

Contact:
David Berl – Williams & Connolly, LLP
202.434.5491
dberl@wc.com

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