Robert J. Anders

Robert J. Anders

A Design Consultancy
PO Box 609
Warwick , NY 10990
Office: 845-987-8674
Fax: 845-987-8675


A member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society with more than 40 years of professional experience. During his academic career as a tenured Professor at Pratt Institute, he lectured internationally and had written and taught Universal Design and the ADA.
During the past 25 years he has been retained as an Industrial Design expert in 143 intellectual property cases, with extensive experience in design and utility patents, copyright, trademark and trade dress litigation. .

Areas of Expertise

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Ergonomics
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Patents
  • Store Operations & Retail
  • Trade Secret
  • Trademarks

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BID, Bachelor of Inductrial Design, Pratt Institute
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: IDSA, Industrial Designers Society of America, #19785
HFES, Human Factors & Ergonomic Society, #12595
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Tenured Professor of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute Courses taught: (Industrial Design I; Human Factors; Product Design; Universal Design; Professional Practices; Display, Exhibit and Exhibition Design; Portfolio Presentation; Design Management; Design Futures; Business Planning I & II; Computer Aided Industrial Design [CAID] using CATIA, ALIAS & CADKEY programs; Computers in Management.)
Lectures and/or courses taught at:
University of Southwestern Louisiana, School of Architecture, Lafayette, Louisiana (Universal Design)
Miami University, Miami, Ohio (Universal Design)
University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, Finland (Universal Design)
North Carolina State University (Universal Design)
Department of Interior Design, Pratt Institute (Universal Design)
High School of Art & Design, Industrial Design Department, New York (Universal Design)
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York (Universal Design)
University of Essen, Germany. Department of Industrial Design (Design at EXPO 92)
Pratt Summer program at the University of Seville, Spain (Expo Design at EXPO 92)
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: 316
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Retail Dislay Design
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 58%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 42%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 51
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 12/02/15
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 26
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 26
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, examination and documentation, site inspections, patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement analysis, reports and testifying expert services.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $425.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $425.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $425.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $425.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All out of pcket expenses: travel, hotel, food, shipping.


References upon request.