About Automotive Design Analysis
Michael Nranian has over 30 years’ experience focusing in Product Development, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Legal and Technical Compliance, & Product Liability Litigation. He is a licensed attorney in Michigan, Texas, & the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Professional Engineer, & Certified Project Management Professional. He has an in-depth background and education in Law, IP, Electrical, Chemical, & Computer Engineering, & Business. He has testified extensively as an expert witness in depositions, hearings, and trials in state & federal courts.
He conducts Product and Technology Analysis, Patentability & Prior Art Research, and provides Technology & Litigation Support for Intellectual Property. His litigation background includes patent infringement / non-infringement under literal infringement and the doctrine of equivalents, patent validity / invalidity, prior art, & file-wrapper estoppel, for both ITC and Federal cases. He conducts analysis of all aspects of intellectual property, including patents and products, prepares claim charts, & expert witness reports. This includes testimony and document preparation for cases before state, and federal court jurisdictions, and the International Trade Commission.
He performs analysis 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. 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 and other industries.
He has over 30 years of experience in Automotive Safety Systems, Sensors, Seatbelts, Airbags / Curtains, Seats, Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical Systems/Architecture, Warning & Diagnostic Systems, Vision/Camera/ Optical/Image, Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning, GPS, Navigation, Cellular/Radio/Wireless/Satellite Communication, Information/Data Transmission, Telematics, Crash Recorders, Crash Pulse Analysis, System Diagnostic, Fault Codes, Structure (including roof-crush and door) and Front, Side & Roll-over systems (including sensing and algorithm development), Monitoring/Surveillance, Automotive/Recreational/Commercial/Truck, Construction/Excavation Vehicle/Equipment/Manufacturing/Development for domestic and international corporations. He is thoroughly familiar with all regulatory (including ECE & FMVSS), and corporate due-care requirements, & preemption arguments, safety standards, occupant kinematics, & injury causation.
Qualifications: Six Sigma Black Belt – American Society for Quality & International Quality Federation; Licensed Professional Engineer; Certified Project Management Professional; Eagle Scout; Accident Reconstruction – Northwestern University; Active Secret Security Clearance; Security+, Network+, SANS 566 Security Controls GIAC, Certified Authorization Professional - Cyber System Security Engineer, Admitted to State Bars of Michigan & Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Education & Qualifications
University of Michigan:
MBA, with high distinction, 2002
Wayne State University:
MS, Electrical Engineering, GPA 3.71/4.0, 1991
BS, summa cum laude, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1993
BS, with distinction, Chemical Engineering, 1984
JD, GPA 3.61/4.0, Order of the Coif, 1999
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ, IQF)
Licensed Professional Engineer
Certified Project Management Professional
SANS 566 Security Controls GIAC
Certified Authorization Professional - Cyber System Security Engineer
Accident Reconstruction – Northwestern University
Active Secret Security Clearance
Admitted to practice to United States Patent and Trademark Office, US Supreme Court, and State Bars of Michigan & Texas