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Patrick Jean-Philip Burger, AIA
441 Banbury Street
Hayward CA 94544
USA
phone: 415-595-5457
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Patrick-Burger-Architecture Expert PhotoPatrick Jean-Philip Burger, AIA, has been a licensed Architect for 29 years, a licensed General Contractor for over 30 years, a Property Inspector for over 24 years, and has been providing Claims Consulting and Expert Services for over 24 years.

In addition to designing, building and/or inspecting Single Family Residences, Town Homes, Condominiums, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Churches and small commercial projects throughout the bay area, he has worked overseas as an Architectural Consultant and Construction Manager for the construction of Department Stores, Supermarkets, and Hi-Rise Condominiums.

Architectural and Inspection Services - Mr. Burger has been designing and building houses, estate homes, restaurants, supermarkets, condominiums, and other unique projects for over 30 years. He services are available in Oakland, Union City, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, and in the Metropolitan Bay Area.

Mr. Burger also provides Inspection Services, performing detailed, comprehensive property inspections. He is President of the San Francisco Peninsula Chapter of the California Real Estate Inspection Association and a Certified CREIA Trainer.

Litigation Support - Mr. Burger has extensive experience in Litigation Inspections, Insurance Inspections, and Construction Stage Inspections. He has been qualified as an Expert Witness in both Residential Construction and Residential Architecture, at depositions, jury trials, bench trials, arbitration, and settlement conferences on over 80 cases.

Professional Forensic Expertise:
  • Planning & Permit Analysis - Evaluation of compliance with all project entitlement, code & permit requirements.
  • Contract Document Analysis - Review of Architectural and Structural Drawings; M-E-P Drawings; Specifications and As-Built Drawings; Correspondence & Field Reports; Accounting and Contract Review; and, Consultant Liability and Liability Allocation.
  • Constructed Elements Evaluation - Review of Site and Structure(s); Detailed analysis of Construction Defects - for all trades and all CSI Divisions; Code infractions & non-compliance; and, High Resolution Digital Photo Documentation.
  • Comprehensive Reports - Preliminary and Summary Construction Defects Reports include, for each defect: Nature of Defect; Extent of Defect; Consequential Damages; Liability Allocation; Recommendations for Repair; and Estimated Cost of Repairs.
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Rob Wallace
Branding Consultant
669 Oradell Ave
Oradell NJ 07649
USA
phone: 917-860-0319
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Rob Wallace has unique expertise in Trademark, Trade Dress, Copyright, Brand Identity and Package Design Infringement. For 35+ years, Rob ran one of the nation's top Brand Identity Strategy and Package Design Resources providing global branding expertise to Fortune 500 companies in virtually all CPG categories. His clients include P&G, Nestle, Pepsico, Unilever, Kraft, Colgate, The Home Depot, Brown-Foreman, Novartis, J&J and more than 50 market leading companies. Manhattan-based, Rob has been an expert witness for important litigation involving:

  • Likelihood of Consumer Confusion
  • Secondary Meaning
  • Brand Valuation & Dilution
  • Package Graphic/Structural Design
  • Product Design
  • Branding Industry Best Practices
  • False/ Deceptive Advertising
  • Corrective Advertising
  • and all brand related issues.

Rob has commissioned literally hundreds of consumer surveys and is uniquely qualified to determine the results of all research. He has worked for attorneys on both the plaintiff and defense sides of his cases. He is effective and efficient with the average project report requiring between 10 and 12 hours.

Brand identity and package design has entered into its 4th generation. And in this next phase, the brand will never again have the same message to the 100 million consumers. It will offer 100 million "on-brand" messages customized to each individual consumer. To trace this progress, its relevant to understand how branding evolved from its onset.

9/4/2018 · Design
Those of us who run design consultancies embrace change. In fact, we are often our client's primary "change agents". We foresee the emerging need in the ever-evolving market, and mold our clients' brands and experiences to meet that new need.

Trademarks are everywhere. They're embodied in logos and symbols (Nike's Swoosh), color schemes (John Deere's green and yellow), numbers (501 jeans), slogans ("Eat Fresh"), and even shapes (Method's product packaging). They're memorable. They distinguish products and services of one provider from those of another, ensuring that customers do not confuse their source. In fact, avoiding consumer confusion is trademark law's primary goal.

In the visual circus that has become the retail environment, the icon can be your most effective tool for communicating your brand s message and for connecting with your consumers.

2/14/2013 · Design
Several months ago, a well-respected Fortune 500 consumer products corporation asked its design leader to fire his entire staff and re-hire them under the payroll of one of its pre-press consultants. As a reward for completing this awkward transition, the design manager was, in turn, laid off.

In the past few weeks I have heard marketing directors from three different large consumer packaged goods companies begin a strategic brand identity design discussion with the warning, "My brand needs significant enhancement, but don't to go too crazy.

Today's world is cluttered with messages. In this enviromnent, Rob Wallace urges simplicity. Powerful brands cut through perceptional noise with a memorably iconic and minimalist approach to colors and symbols. Case studies amplify the principles he advocates, and a three-step process outlines specific criteria managers can use to build designs that are visually clean and engaging.

I've spent the better part of 20 years on the package/brand identity design pulpit.With my colleagues in corporate and consultant design, I have tried to spread the gospel of package design's pre-eminent role in communicating the brand's core identity, its emotional essence, and its primary connection to consumers.

Brand extensions are more than twice as likely to succeed as new brands. With mega-brands like Crest extending to more than 80 SKUs in the United States alone and over 300 products worldwide, today's brands are not just expanding-they are hyper-proliferating.

12/9/2009 · Design
A new set of design advocates is needed: individuals & organizations who aren't afraid to weigh the costs of design against marketplace results.

4/5/2009 · Marketing
The value of being the genuine original cannot be overstated. Behaviorists like Malcolm Gladwell and Barry Schwartz recognize that in a sea of newness, we consumers find comfort in brands that are consistent, honest and real. We immediately recognize their familiar identities

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Howard J. Cohen, PhD
President
3272 Cowper Street
Palo Alto CA 94306-3004
USA
phone: 650-856-8123
fax: 650-856-4273
Howard J. Cohen, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in Software Engineering, Architecture and Implementation. He possesses particular expertise in Algorithms, Relational Databases, Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and Software Applications in general. His experience has been in a broad spectrum of technology, in several languages, in a wide variety of applications, and on multiple platforms. Dr. Cohen's background includes Electronic Design Automation, Bioinformatics, Digital Cartography, Banking Systems for Foreign Exchange Traders, and many more. He is the co-inventor on approximately 120 patents.

Dr. Cohen has over 15 years of experience as an Expert Witness. He possesses excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to express himself well in interpersonal contacts, make presentations to large audiences, explain complex concepts clearly, and write well on levels ranging from the scientific to end user documentation. He is available to analyze complex systems, to write clearly about technical issues, and communicate face-to-face in a manner appropriate for any audience to understand the issues, the technology and the point of view. Dr. Cohen has been deposed and testified at arbitration hearings and in Federal Court.

Expert Witness Projects Include:
  • Trade Secrets
  • Copyright
  • DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Patent Infringement
  • Source Code Analysis
  • Business Practices
  • Damages Analysis
  • Computer Software Security / Forensics
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James Parker
205 Hammerstone Crescent
Thornhill Ontario L4J 8A9
Canada
phone: 416-302-7501
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James Parker Electronic Security Systems Expert PhotoJames Parker has over 35 years of relevant industry experience specializing in Electronic Security Systems & Sensors, Electronics R&D, and New Product Development. He has in-depth knowledge of electronic product design in both Wired and Wireless Technologies and outstanding knowledge of Environmental and False Alarm Immunity. Products, such as alarm systems, that Mr. Parker led the design of, have an installed base in the millions. Litigation Support - Mr. Parker provides Patent Litigation support to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense and is experienced with civil liability, criminal and patent litigation, including Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs). He has the ability to explain complex technical material in a straight forward manner. Mr. Parker's past clients include Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Fish & Richardson PC, Alarm.com, 2GIG Technologies, and Nest Labs. His services are available nationally and internationally. Areas of Expertise:

  • Electronic Security
  • Security Systems
  • Burglar Alarm Systems
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Motion Detection
  • Wireless Alarm Systems
  • Wired Alarm Systems
  • Occupancy Detection Systems
  • Premises Security
  • Residential and Commercial Security
  • Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs)
  • Research and Development
  • Engineering Management
  • New Product Development
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Alarm Control Panels
  • PIR (Passive Infra-Red) Motion Detection
  • uW (Microwave) Doppler Motion Detection
  • Solar LED Flood Lights (Patio to Street Level)
  • Patent Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Background - Mr. Parker is the Past Vice President of Engineering for Digital Security Controls Ltd. (DSC), a leading global manufacturer of electronic security systems and components with sales exceeding $400 million annually. He is currently the President at EE-Systems Group Inc. Canada (R&D) where he is responsible for overseeing new product and business development. A prolific inventor, Mr. Parker has been granted over 25 unique patents with approximately 100 patent documents published worldwide. View James Parker's Consulting Profile.

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Keith C. Madigan, PE
100 West Road, Suite 300
Towson MD 21204
USA
phone: 410-527-1983
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Keith C. Madigan, PE, is an Engineering and Construction Management expert with over 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry including roles with consultants, contractors, developers, and building owners.

Mr. Madigan holds the following certifications: CSI-Construction Documents Technologist, ASHRAE-Building Energy Assessment Professional, ASHRAE-Building Commissioning Professional, LEED AP-BD+C, and LEED AP O+M. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, TX, IL, MI, FL, CT, and CO.

Mr. Madigan provides engineering, construction, and facility management consulting services for commercial, industrial, and multi-family properties. He is experienced in construction management support, property condition assessments, building envelope evaluations, feasibility studies, forensic investigations and expert witness support, building code consulting, and LEED / green building consulting.

Litigation Support - Mr. Madigan's forensic and expert witness experience has included deposition and trial testimony for a variety of construction defect, property damage, premises liability, and construction management claims. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants and include site reviews, preparation of detailed reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Construction Defects
  • Building Codes
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction Disputes
  • Green Building
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Property Damage
  • Building Envelope / Water Intrusion
  • Construction Standard of Care
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Forensic Engineering
  • Construction Defect Cause & Origin
  • Building Inspection
  • View Keith C. Madigan's Consulting Profile.