Patent & Design Expert Witness | Joel Delman

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONSULTANT

 

DESIGN EXPERT WITNESS  l  DESIGN PATENT INFRINGEMENT & TRADE DRESS LITIGATION

Formerly a corporate and intellectual property lawyer, I graduated Harvard Law School and later earned a Master's in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. From toys to complex medical devices, I've spent the past 26 years guiding innovation through strategic product development, and have helped hundreds of clients bridge the elusive gap between creative insight and commercial success.

 

As design consultant to a broad range of markets and industries, I keep my finger on the pulse of critical trends in consumer electronics, medical devices, transportation, IOT, toys, and a host of other product categories. I bring that foundation of understanding to my work as design expert witness, and it has proven invaluable to developing effective litigation strategies and legal arguments.

 

Designers think in such a unique way that it’s been coined “Design Thinking,” while legal analysis requires a distinctly analytic perspective. As design expert witness I approach disputes involving the protection of design from both vantage points, and my value to your case is enhanced by the ability to address legal challenges from both a designer’s and a lawyer’s perspective.

 

The focus of my work includes the design of compelling aesthetic solutions and brands, as well as the development of novel features, functionality, and business models which allow clients to engage user needs and capitalize on profitable market opportunities. I'm named inventor on over 45 US design and utility patents, and serve as Chair of The Industrial Designers Society of America's (IDSA) Design Protection Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property (IP) Industrial Designer Patent Trade Dress Expert Witness | Joel Delman

Design Strategy | Design Thinking | Product Design | Industrial Design | User Research | Brand Strategy

IP Management | Licensing | Intellectual Property Development, Protection and Monetization

 

Design expert witness and litigation support relating to: Design Patent Infringement | Trade Dress Infringement | Validity | Article of Manufacture | Functionality | Secondary Meaning | Likelihood of Confusion

 

 

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CV

Design Director

Informed Innovation

2018-Present

Los Angeles, CA

Design Strategy | Design Thinking | Product Design | Industrial Design | IP Management | Licensing

Brand Strategy | User Research | Intellectual Property Development, Protection and Monetization

 

 

 

Co-Chair, Design Protection Committee

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

January 2019-Present

Los Angeles, CA

Associate Professor

ArtCenter College of Design

August 2019-Present

Pasadena, CA

Creative Director

Product Development Technologies

1999-2018

Los Angeles, CA

Board of Directors

Metamason, Inc

2013-Present

Los Angeles, CA

Healthcare focused startup capitalizing on 3D printing technologies to automate the creation of custom-fit medical devices.

Mentor & Advisor

Make in LA

2016-Present

Los Angeles, CA

Provide guidance, from the perspective of product development and design strategy, to startups at Los Angeles' first dedicated hardware accelerator.

Mentor & Advisor

The Design Accelerator

2013 – Present

Pasadena, CA

A partnership among Art Center College of Design, Caltech and Idealab, The Design Accelerator uses proven low-cost management techniques to help design-driven technology startups grow into scalable technology businesses.

 

www.TheDesignAccelerator.com

www.Idealab.com

 

Design Director

TwentyTwentyThinking Inc.

1996-1999

Chicago, IL

Senior Designer

Zenith Electronics Corp

1995-1997

Chicago, IL

Designer

Cousins Design

1994-1995

New York, NY

Designer

Henry Dreyfuss Associates

1993-1994

New York, NY

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EDUCATION

New York University

BS, Economics  l  Political Science

1988

Pratt Institute

Master of Industrial and Product Design

1995

Harvard Law School

Juris Doctor, Corporate Law  l  Intellectual Property

1991

Attorney

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart PA

1991-1993

West Palm Beach, FL

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