Michael Nranian, PE, Esq.

Michael has testified over 70 times (as of December 2017) as an expert witness and corporate representative in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  He has over 33 years of experience in Automotive and Safety Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Sensors, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems and Architecture.  He provides and conducts Technical Product and Engineering Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides the Technical, Scientific, & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation experience includes numerous Inter Partes Review Proceedings, as well as ITC and Federal cases, which includes patent infringement / non-infringement (under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents), patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel.  He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, the preparation of claim charts, & expert witness reports and declarations. This includes testimony and all aspects of analyses and document preparation.  He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, Intellectual Property, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, Product Liability, & Business.

His experience includes – Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Sensors and Sensor Fusion, Vision and Camera Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Telematics, Powertrain, Engine, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information and Data Transmission, Data & Parameter storage & retrieval, Human Machine Interface, Controls, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure, Algorithm Development, Automotive & Recreational Vehicles, Trucks/Commercial Vehicles.  He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care & SAE requirements, and preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, biomechanics & injury causation as well as OSHA, ANSI, Fall Protection. He also conducts complete forensic investigations and analyses.  He also performs analyses under the America Invents Act, and all 101, 102, 103, 112, and other arguments. His experience includes Technology Standards Boards and Licensing Authorities, Antitrust / DOJ, Technology Development and Transfer, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Licensing, Unfair Competition/Trade, False/Deceptive Advertising, & Lanham Act Actions, and Class Actions. His Product Liability Expert Witness litigation background includes all types of Safety Systems, Electrical Systems, Fires, Accident Reconstruction (certified through Northwestern University), and Evaluation of Alternative Designs for Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, and other industries.  He has extensive testifying experience.

Michael Nranian holds a MS Electrical Engineering, a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, a BS in Chemical Engineering, a JD from Wayne State University, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.  He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through the American Society for Quality and International Quality Federation, a Licensed Professional Engineer, and a Certified Project Management Professional, and an Eagle Scout.  He is certified in Accident Reconstruction through Northwestern University, and possesses an active secret security clearance.  He is also admitted to practice to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the US Supreme Court, and State Bars of Michigan & Texas.