Dr. James Rice
has over 35 years of technical and managerial experience in both industry and academia. He has a strong technical background in broad areas of mechanical engineering ranging from fluid mechanics and heat transfer to basic design. Dr. Rice’s primary expertise is in computational methods and simulation in mechanical engineering. His mechanical engineering practice has focused in particular on the development and application of these methods to a diverse range of applications in industry, and has also used these methods in his litigation support activities.
Dr. Rice has extensive experience as an expert witness in patent litigation involving issues in Mechanical Engineering. Over the last ten years, he has provided litigation support in more than 30 cases including approximately 25 patent cases. This experience has included the preparation of numerous expert reports, depositions, and trial testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. His litigation support activities have also included testing and analysis as required to support his opinions.
Dr. Rice is the author of over 30 technical publications and has consulted for over fifty companies. He has conducted over 200 seminars and short courses in the U.S., Europe, and the Orient, and has been an invited speaker at international engineering conferences.
- Computational Methods
- Heat Transfer / Thermodynamics
- Fluid Mechanics
|Finite Element AnalysisMechanical DesignIntellectual PropertyPrior Art ReviewInfringement & Invalidity|
|Industries and Applications:|
- Vehicle Aerodynamics
- Passenger Compartment Flow
- Underhood Flow & Heat Transfer
- Intake & Exhaust Manifolds
- Intake & Exhaust Valves
- Engine Cooling Jackets
|Power Steering ComponentsCooling FansFuel Delivery SystemsEjectorsControl ValvesTorque Converters|
- Fossil & Nuclear Heat Exchangers
- Thermal Stratification
- Separation Systems
- Combustion Systems
|EnclosuresHeat SinksNatural / Forced ConvectionHard Drive FlowMotors|
- Duct Systems and Components
- Valves, Fittings
- Flow & Temperature Distribution
- Particle Dispersion
- Wind tunnels
- Rotor Loads
Quite often when I receive an inquiry from an attorney about a new case, the case deals with a product or device that involves a very specialized and narrow area of design and engineering.