James G. Rice, PhD

James G. Rice, PhD

Mechanical Engineering IP/Patent Litigation
3255 Avebury Lane
Keswick , VA 22947
Office: 434-326-0148

Introduction

Dr. Rice has extensive experience as an expert witness in patent litigation involving issues in Mechanical Engineering. Over the last fourteen years, he has provided litigation support in more than 70 cases including approximately 60 patent cases. This experience has included the preparation of numerous expert reports, depositions, and trial testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. His litigation support activities have also included testing and analysis as required to support his opinions.

Dr. Rice has over 35 years of technical and managerial experience in both industry and academia. He has a strong technical background in broad areas of mechanical engineering ranging from fluid mechanics and heat transfer to basic design. Dr. Rice’s primary expertise is in computational methods and simulation in mechanical engineering. His mechanical engineering practice has focused in particular on the development and application of these methods to a diverse range of applications in industry, and has also used these methods in his litigation support activities.

Dr. Rice is the author of over 30 technical publications and has consulted for over fifty companies. He has conducted over 200 seminars and short courses in the U.S., Europe, and the Orient, and has been an invited speaker at international engineering conferences.


Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Gas Turbine Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Patents
  • Structural Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: 1978 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, Ph.D.
1973 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, MSME
1972 Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, BSME
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pi Tau Sigma
Sigma Xi
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Virginia Tech, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, 1974-1978.
University of Virginia, Assistant Professor, 1981-1987.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Assoc. Professor, 1998-2000.
Over 200 short courses and seminars in Mechanical Engineering.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 30 times with approximately 25 patent litigation cases
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Broad areas in Mechanical Engineering ranging from fluid mechanics and heat transfer to mechanical design.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 20 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December 2008
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Four times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Four times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Preparation of expert reports, testing, site inspections, analysis and simulation, prior art review, opinions on infringement or validity.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact for current rate.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact for current rate.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact for current rate.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact for current rate.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All direct expenses such as travel and postage.

References

Available upon request