Randal Hill, PhD, has more than 40 years of experience practicing Materials Science and Chemistry. Dr. Hill is a distinguished product innovator credited with 59 patents. He is an involved member of multiple organizations, including American Chemical Society, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Physical Society, and the American Oil Chemists Society.
Litigation Support - Dr. Hill is a well-respected chemical engineer who provides a scientist’s thorough understanding of diverse technology about chemistry, chemical engineering, and patenting. He offers services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defense. Dr. Hill breaks down complex, technical ideas into simple concepts, communicating industry-specific terminologies to judges, juries, and to those who belong to other fields of expertise.
Areas of Expertise:
Chemistry / Chemical Engineering
Intellectual Property / Patents
Chemical Product Development
Colloid and Surface Science
Personal Care Products
Household Care Products
Background Experience - Dr. Hill began his career at a major detergent company followed by a company developing sugar-based surfactants. He went on to spend 20 years with Dow Corning developing personal care applications for silicones, leading the pigment science group at E Ink developing the next generation of color electrophoretic ink displays, and leading the Formulation Development group at Flotek to expand the product line by 300% and grow the patent portfolio by 1400%.
Dr. Hill is now known for his work on silicone surfactants, especially for his work on super wetting. During his time as MIT Visiting Scientist with Dow, he also initiated work on silicone-based superhydrophobic surfaces, which led to a publication that has since been cited nearly 1,500 times.
Dr. Hill is the author of 60 publications, including an authoritative book entitled, Silicone Surfactants. He is a highly awarded inventor with accolades that include 3 Dow Corning Technical Achievement Awards, as well as the 2017 AOCS Samuel Rosen Award for Surfactant Chemistry.
Serves as a comprehensive introduction to the preparation, uses, and physical chemistry of silicone surfactants--focusing on silicone polyoxyalkylene copolymers that are surface active in both aqueous and nonaqueous systems. Covers applications in the manufacture of polyurethane foam, coatings, wetting agents, fabric finishes, and polymer surface modifiers.
Dr. Glenn Prestwich is a National Academy of Inventors fellow with over 45 years of experience as a professor, entrepreneur, and biotech startup C-suite executive. Dr. Prestwich specializes in Biomedical Intellectual Property. He has been a prolific inventor since 1977, and an expert witness in IP law cases since 2007. He is an inventor on over 95 patents and patent applications, including 48 issued patents.
Litigation Support - Dr. Prestwich brings to all legal and technical cases a deep appreciation for how chemistry informs the invention and development of products that offer solutions to problems in the life sciences and medicine, ranging from disease detection and treatment to tissue healing and regeneration. He’s been involved in intellectual property litigation that concern medical devices, diagnostics, new pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, agrochemicals, and consumer products.
As an expert witness, Dr. Prestwich enjoys the challenges of dissecting the validity (or invalidity) of patents in litigation. He appreciates the subtleties of claim construction and works collaboratively with attorneys to identify successful arguments based on sound science and legal principles. He has drafted over 40 expert reports, declarations, and affidavits in support of his attorney clients. He has been deposed 18 times and testified in Court four times.
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Areas of Expertise:
Natural Products Chemistry
Intellectual Property Litigation
Agrochemicals / Pesticides
Publications - Dr. Prestwich is an organized, clear, and effective writer. He has co-authored over 610 additional peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature, and written over 50 single-author scientific publications, reviews and book chapters. His publications encompass areas such diverse topics as anti-cancer drugs, gels for wound repair, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine, insect and pest control agents, cholesterol-lowering agents, lipids and cell signaling tools, and anti-inflammatory agents.