Claire K. Sand, PhD, is a Global Packaging TechnologyLeader with over 35 years of Food Science and Packaging experience.
Dr. Sand is the owner and founder of Packaging Technology and Research, LLC. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and CalPoly, and a monthly contributor to Packaging Digest.
Dr. Sand's background includes working with Total Quality Marketing, Nestle, General Mills, Kraft Heinz, Safeway, and academia, as well as in basic research, development market research, and marketing in Germany, Colombia, and Thailand.
She is an IFT Fellow, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Food Packaging Award , a member of numerous Editorial Boards, the author of the Packaging Value Chain, and is in several leadership positions.
Litigation Support - Dr. Claire Sand is an experienced food packaging expert witness for attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. Claire has served as an expert witness in 18 cases since 2016, involving 8 patents, 4 food packaging and food spoilage cases, and 6 other cases.
Her cases include Food and Beverage, Packaging and Labeling, and Patent and Intellectual Property litigation and lawsuits. Dr. Sand is available to consult, construct and write expert reports, serve as expert in depositions and testify.
Areas of Expertise:
Patent Infringement and Invalidity - including patent infringement, patent invalidity, forensics related to patents and related lawsuits, design and utility patent infringement, food packaging patents, Patent or design infringement
Trademark, Trade Dress or Trade Secret Disputes
Food Package Interactions - including food damage and spoilage, food packaging safety, foods and how packaging interacts with food,
Food Package Design - including flexible film, rigid packaging - bottles, cans jars, etc., semi-rigid packaging- foam trays, Food packaging product development, Integrity of packaged goods for warehousing
Food Package and Packaging Forensics - including failure analysis, defective packaging
Material Science - including paperboard, polymers and plastics