The Machine Expert

An Expert in Manufacturing, Equipment & Machines, and Automation Devices

Patent Infringement

William S. Howard, PhD is a practicing machinery design engineer with five US patents (and one more in Europe) in the field of Industrial Machinery, covering both mechanical and software inventions. He is significant experience with Intellectual Property litigation, including Patent Infringement, Patent Invalidity, and Trade Secrets.

Dr. William Howard has 22+ years of experience developing patented machinery. In addition, he has designed around other company's patented machinery. This experience can help you to determine if one company's machinery infringes upon another's patent.

Patent Invalidity

Dr. William S Howard holds several machine patents, has designed and developed patented machinery, and has assisted others to develop machinery based upon their patents. This experience can help you to determine if a company's patent is invalid, by reasons such as Obviousness or an Inadequate Written Description.

Trade Secrets

Dr. William S Howard has significant personal experience developing and maintaining trade secrets related to machinery. He has worked with dozens of companies to develop and maintain their trade secrets. In addition, he has performed both forward and reverse design engineering of machinery. This experience can assist you to determine if a company's trade secrets have been misappropriated.

Tort - Defense

Dr. William S. Howard has helped dozens of companies design and build hundreds of safe machines, that meet all OSHA and ANSI standards. He possess a wide knowledge of machinery, throughout many various industries.

Dr. William S. Howard works with companies and manufacturers involved in tort litigation, to determine if a defect or design deficiency in machinery caused injury to a plaintiff. Dr. Howard's background in developing and designing a wide variety of industrial machinery -- in many different types of manufacturing -- gives him a solid foundation to render an informed and persuasive opinion.

Tort - Plaintiff

Dr. William S. Howard has helped dozens of companies design and build hundreds of safe machines, that meet all OSHA and ANSI standards. He possess a wide knowledge of machinery, guards, and safety guarding throughout many various industries.

Dr. William S. Howard works with Plaintiffs who have been injured or killed by machinery, to determine whether a defect or design deficiency with the safety of the machinery, guards, or guardings caused the injury. Dr. Howard's background in developing and designing a wide variety of industrial machinery -- in many different types of manufacturing -- gives him a solid foundation to render an informed and persuasive opinion.

Contract Dispute

Dr. William S. Howard can assist companies involved in a contract dispute (or other disagreement) to determine the Fair Market Value of industrial machinery and equipment. He can also assist in the determination of the Fair Market Value of patents or trade secrets for machinery and equipment.

Insurance Claims

Dr. William S Howard can analyze an insurance claim on machinery to determine it's accuracy and validity. He can determine the Fair Market Value, the Replacement Value and/or Depreciated Value of machinery that has been damaged or destroyed. His financial background and experience has assisted clients in obtaining a fair settlement for damaged machinery.

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