Ronald Kemnitzer is an accomplished industrial designer/educator with extensive patent litigation experience. He is well-known in national and international design circles having served as President and Chairman of the Board of the 3,000+ member Industrial Designers Society of America and was made a fellow (FIDSA) of that organization. After a distinguished career as a design educator he is retired from Virginia Tech University as Professor Emeritus of Design. With over forty years experience as a practicing industrial designer and simultaneous engagement as a professor of industrial design, he approaches each litigation engagement with hands-on experience in an extensive range of product categories. Experience expert witness service for over 40 cases including research, litigation strategies, report writing and testimony. Currently offering consultation services only. Well versed in design trends, manufacturing methods and human factors and behavior, he provides expert case consultation that is informed, understandable and persuasive.




With over thirty expert witness engagements over the past five years, I have offered written and oral testimony on the following issues:

  • Design Patent Infringement and Non-Infringement

  • Design Patent Invalidity

  • Utility Patent Infringement and Non-Infringement

  • Utility Patent Invalidity

  • Markman Hearing Declarations

  • Inter-Partes Reviews

  • USPTO Re-Examinations

  • International Trade Commission Investigations

  • Trade Dress Infringement and Non-Infringement

  • Trademark Infringement and Non-Infringement

I am currently offering written consultation only with no oral testimony.


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