Samuel R. Phillips, PE

Samuel R. Phillips, PE

Mechanical Engineer and Manufacturing Consultant / Engineering Product Design Expert Witness for Patent Litigation
20812 Brewer Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Office: 530-268-2413
Fax: 530-268-3749


Samuel R. Phillips is a a consultant in product design engineering, development, and manufacturing, and an expert witness in patent disputes and litigation.

Mr. Phillips has more than 40 years of product-design and manufacturing-industry experience as a consultant, an engineering and multi-plant manufacturing executive, an engineering manager, a product designer, a technician and analyst, and an expert witness in litigation, particularly in intellectual property, such as patents and trade secrets, and contract disputes. His technical expertise includes industrial and consumer products, electronics products, medical and scientific instruments, machinery, and chemical-process equipment.

A graduate of Caltech in mechanical engineering (BS and MS), Mr. Phillips is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is an FAA-certificated commercial pilot. He has published articles, peer-reviewed papers, and interviews in professional magazines and on television. An able speaker, he originated and taught the course in materials and processes in the faculty of Product and Industrial Design at Academy of Art College. Annually he judges product-design contests: “R&D 100” (R&D Magazine) and “Create the Future” (Tech Briefs). Six US and foreign patents and publications name him as inventor.

He has testified in Federal and state courts and arbitrations in 20 states and provinces and internationally.

Areas of Expertise
  • Design Engineering
  • Drones
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Patents
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering


References upon request.