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Medical Device Technology Expert

Case Description:

A medical device technology expert was needed for a patent infringement dispute in connection with needle-free intravenous (IV) connectors used in the healthcare industry. A global medical technology and healthcare corporation alleged that a competing international medical device company manufactured, distributed, marketed, and sold certain medical products which allegedly infringed on certain medical device patents at issue.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a medical device technology expert with a medical device engineering background and healthcare experience in the associated medical device industry covering a specific time period. This expert was requested to have expertise in the testing and designing of needleless intravenous (IV) connector valve technology and to assist with claims of patent infringement, validity, and prior art analysis.

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Experts Presented:

  • Chemical Engineering Expert

    With more than 35 years of experience in the medical device industry, this chemical engineering expert has served as president of a consulting firm specializing in medical device development. His prior experience includes director of the medical sector of an international product design consulting firm and manager of materials engineering and production of the gene therapy unit of a global healthcare company. His substantial experience includes design and development of connectors and self-sealing product similar to the products at issue, including development of an infusion pump used for delivery of controlled drug medications. This expert has prior experience in litigation consulting which relates to competing products and claims of patent infringement, and is named inventor on at least fifteen U.S. patents in medical devices. IMS Reference # 4977976.

  • Medical Device Design Expert

    This medical device design expert has more 25 years of experience in medical device engineering, manufacturing, and compliance. His substantial medical device experience includes intravenous (IV) medical devices, including hands-on needle-free design, development, testing and measurements, analysis, and commercialization of needless intravenous (IV) devices for a prominent medical device company. He has held executive and senior level engineering positions with three prominent medical device corporations which manufacture and market medical equipment, and has knowledge of use of medical devices spanning a variety of specialty areas. He is a member of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IV Nurses Society (INS), and several medical device guidance and standards committees, and has authored eighteen U.S. medical device patents. IMS Reference #4978092

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