Neil Sheehan

Mr. Neil Sheehan

Consulting Engineer - Medical Products
One Southgate Street
Atherton , CA 94027
Mobile: 415-309-9049
Office: 650-363-0913
Fax: 650-363-0923

Introduction

41 years of experience in all aspects of medical device design, development and manufacturing from individual contributor to Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing.

Broad range of products including disposables (and associated hardware) of all kinds and complexity; 41 patents.

Patent infringement, product liability and contract disputes; Landmark cases; Plaintiff and defense; Seasoned, successful and affable.

Education: Villanova University (BSME, Summa Cum Laude, Alumni Achievement Award), Harvard University (Graduate School - Engineering and Applied Physics), University of California at Berkeley (Biology and Organic Chemistry).

Demonstrative evidence and litigation graphics design experience.

Senior Member - Society of Plastics Engineers.

Impeccable references.


Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical
  • Design Engineering
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Patents
  • Products Liability
  • Trademarks

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
1968 (Summa Cum Laude)
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society of Plastics Engineers
Senior Member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: National Sales Meetings Presenter
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: About 115 times.
(About 60% Intellectual Property and 40% Product Liability)
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All aspects of medical device design, development, manufacture and use (including FDA issues).
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 65%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 35%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over fifty times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: August 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Twenty times by courts, five times by arbitrators, once before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences at the USPTO, and once at the International Trade Commission.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 25
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 22
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, patent analysis, product evaluations, etc.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please call for more information.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please call for more information.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please call for more information.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please call for more information.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Expenses.

References

Intellectual Property:

William (Bill) O'Brien
One LLP
301 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 866-5158 (Office)
(213) 479-9217 (Cell)
wobrien@onellp.com

Roy Hardin
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2200
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 740-8556 (Direct)
rhardin@lockelord.com

Paul Berghoff
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 913-2140
Berghoff@mbhb.com

Product Liability:

John Belew
Belew & Bell
500 East Main Street, Suite 208
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 793-4247
bvxlaw@ipa.net

Paul Episcope
Paul B. Episcope, Ltd.
77 West Washington Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 782-6636

Steve Heller
Law Offices of Stephen Heller
24025 Park Sorrento, Suite 240
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 591-6388
heller@hellerlaw.net