Patent & Trade Secret Investigations

Knott Laboratory has been instrumental in analyzing and presenting opinions relating to patents and trade secrets


Through detailed evaluation and analysis of product designs and trade secrets, Knott Laboratory’s Electrical, Fire and Explosion, Civil, and Mechanical engineers successfully convey complex issues in a clear and meaningful manner. In addition, we provide high-end visuals and graphic presentations in state and federal court to aid attorneys in clarifying the basic principles involved in patent infringement and trade secret litigation.

Knott Laboratory has been instrumental in analyzing and presenting opinions relating to patents and trade secrets in cases involving:

• Forensic animation technology
• Health & exercise equipment
• Manufacturing processes & equipment
• Mechanical devices & machinery
• Medical devices

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Since 1982, Knott Laboratory has been providing comprehensive forensic engineering and computer animation services to reconstruct accidents.

High Profile Cases

Knott Laboratory has become the leader in forensic engineering and computer animation by investigating high profile cases and conveying our analysis effectively during litigation.

Experts in the Field

Our forensic engineers are experts in accident reconstruction, failure analysis and cause & origin. Our forensic engineers work directly with our in-house animation department to create state-of-the-art forensic animations for use in court, arbitration, mediation or settlement negotiations.

Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E.

President & CEO, Principal Mechanical Engineer

(303) 925-1900
rziernicki@knottlab.com

Ben T. Railsback, M.S., P.E.

Director of Mechanical Engineering

(303) 925-1900
brailsback@knottlab.com

Steve D. Knapp, P.E., CFEI, CVFI

Senior Engineer

(303) 925-1900
sknapp@knottlab.com

William H. Pierce, P.E.

Senior Engineer

(303) 925-1900
wpierce@knottlab.com

Ricky L. Nguyen, M.S., P.E.

Mechanical Engineer

(303) 925-1900
rnguyen@knottlab.com

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