Mark I Montrose

Mr. Mark I Montrose

Montrose Compliance Services, Inc. (Electromagnetic Compatibility-EMC)
2353 Mission Glen Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Mobile: 408-499-5533
Office: 408-499-5533

Mark Montrose specializes in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) plus Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). This includes system level design for both domestic and international regulatory requirements with nearly 45 years of applied experience. Areas of professional expertise includes design of printed circuit boards as well as system integration for commercial, industrial, scientific, medical, information technology in addition to industrial products regardless of application or environment of use. Mark's aproach is based on the fundamentals of applied engineering associated with electromagnetic physics.

Everything electrical exists based on electromagnetic field propagation (radio signals) that can either cause harmful disruption to other electrical devices. In addition, systems must be immune to any external electromagnetic threats from causing system failure; (example-turn your phone off during takeoff and landing). Professional expertise is associated with helping clients understand the physics of component and system level operation in a made simple manner. All areas of electrical engineering design analysis is also provided, as well as complex patent infringement matters.

Expert witness engagements have sucessfully occurred in patent research and application applied to real-world engineering problems. Engagements includes Fortune 500 clients . Mark was an instructor for the University of California as well as other international training organizations. He authored five popular textbooks related to system level design to achieve EMC, especially at the printed circuit board and system level with 11 international translation. "EMC Made Simple" is his registered trademark. He performs expert witness work in a manner that is clear and easy to understand by attorneys and juries.

Mark Montrose is a long-term past member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors and past member of the IEEE Board of Directors as a Division VI Director (2009-2010). He is a frequently invited speaker internationally at EMC conferences presenting research on sophisticated engineering designs concerns and issues as well as design matters.

In addition to expertise in engineering design and analysis for EMC and system level design, he is assessed to ISO/IEC 17025 as an EMC test laboratory for in situ (on-site) test and certification of industrial products to achieve legally mandated regulatory requirements worldwide.

Areas of Expertise
  • Design Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electromagnetic Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA). 1979

Bachelor of Science: Computer Science(California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA). 1979

Master of Science: Engineering Management (Santa Clara University, CA). 1983

Master EMC Design Engineer: Exemplar Global (iNARTE). 2011

Textbooks authored with 11 international translations (Chinese, Korean, Japanese):
1) Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance-A Handbook for Designers [1st/2nd ed.]
2) EMC and the Printed Circuit Board-Design an Analysis Made Simple
3) Testing for EMC Compliance-Approaches and Techniques
4) EMC Made Simple-Printed Circuit Board and System Design
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: IEEE Life Senior Member
IEEE EMC Society (Electromagnetic Compatibility) - 18 year Member Board of Directors
IEEE PSES Society (Product Safety Engineering) - Founder and First Society President
American Radio Relay League (Life Member, Extra Class-K6WJ)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: University of California, Santa Cruz Extension Program (15 years). Topic: Printed Circuit Board Design for Signal Integrity and EMC Compliance.

IEEE International Symposium of EMC: Authorized and presented17 technical papers
EMV Conference Germany (Stuttgart and Dusselforf). 20 years of presenting workshops.
Singapore (Three companies): Various EMC topics
EEM Advancement Centre: 15 years (Singapore and Malaysia courses)
K2B International: 2 years

Keynote speaker, ISEMIC Conference (on EMC). 2010
FTDInfocom: EMC topics in Bangalore and New Deli, numerous dates

Numerous EMC Conferences worldwide, IEEE and non-IEEE.
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: Seven times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Electrical interference between system both emissions and immunity, patent infringement, design analysis for compliance and electrical safety, inter partes, affects of magnetic fields to the body, design disputes on any electrical device or system regardless of environment of use or application, etc.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 25%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 75%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Twice
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: April 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
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: Professional analysis on design issues related to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC/EMI), testing products to regulatory requirements at both the national and international level, analyzing design and engineering reports associated with product design, patent research analysis including inter partes, dispute resolution between companies with regard to engineering design requirements among other engineering issues that may arise, EMC testing and certification accuracy of measurement to avoid legal liabilities for non-compliance.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500/hr.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $400/hr.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $500/hr.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $650/hr
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All travel expenses are treimbursed at actual cost, along with any office or research expenses required to perform work.


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