Project Description

Smart TV Design Expert

for Consumer Class Action

The need

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs against a consumer electronics manufacturer needed an expert in the design of smart TVs to prove their case. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants manufactured and sold LED TVs that had a design defect that caused the TVs to overheat and led to burning, melting and picture abnormalities that rendered the products useless. The ideal expert would need to examine the in-suit products and opine on the root cause of the issues.

Our approach

We met with the clients to understand the matter and the technology in question. From our conversations, we learned that finding the expert with the best credentials possible was the priority and testifying experience was a plus.

The expert

We found an expert with a BS and MS in Physics from top universities and over 40 years of experience in high tech product development which included LED TVs. He was president of a firm that developed innovations using LED technology and had himself developed a technology for LED-based products. Having authored over 25 papers and conference presentations on topics related to LED technology, he was very well published and an acknowledged leader in his field. Furthermore, he was the named inventor on over 25 patents related to LED technology. Finally, he had served as an expert witness in over 30 cases related to LED-based products. His work in these cases included depositions and testifying.