InnoCentrix LLC

InnoCentrix LLC

Jeffrey Gotro, Ph.D.

22431 Antonio Parkway Suite B160-515 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

About the Expert

Dr. Gotro has over 30 years’ experience in polymers/plastics and holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University (specialty in polymer science). Unique skill in explaining complex polymer technology in simple terms. Expert in polymers/plastics applications, polymer chemistry and physics, characterization and processing. Litigation experience in patent infringement, polymer product liability, fitness for use, and polymer material selection. He is an inventor on 15 issued US Patents with 4 patent applications pending and has published 59 technical papers including 4 book chapters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Plastics

Expert's Profile

Dr. Jeffrey Gotro is an expert in polymers/plastics with over 30 years’ experience. His expertise spans polymer chemistry and physics, along with deep knowledge of polymer characterization. Expert in polymers used in electronic applications such as adhesives (non-conductive, electrically conductive, thermally conductive), coatings and laminates. Experience with polymer composites, highly filled compositions (fiberglass and fillers). Specialist in thermosetting polymers, epoxy, curing, processing, and process analysis. Expert in polymer and plastics characterization including multiple thermal analysis methods, mechanical property measurements, rheological (flow) measurements, and polymer processing such as dispensing, coating, lamination, and molding. Extensive experience in new product development and the product development process. Experience in manufacturing process development, process characterization, and defect analysis. Experience in polymer (plastics) product liability, fitness for use, and polymer/plastics material selection. Provides expert witness testimony, litigation support, and consulting on polymers and plastics. Dr. Gotro has expertise in Intellectual Property evaluations and patent infringement litigation. He is an inventor on 15 issued US Patents with 4 patent applications pending. Dr. Gotro has published 59 technical papers including 4 book chapters.

Education
Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University (specialty in polymer science)
BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University (specialty in Materials Science)

Litigation Experience
Eleven cases involving product liability, where a polymer product failed in use, deposition and litigation support (8 cases completed, 3 cases ongoing)
Eight cases involving Intellectual Property; patent infringement, patent reexamination, deposition and litigation support (1 case ongoing, 7 cases completed)

Professional Affiliations:
Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 1986-1993
Instructor, California State University at Fullerton, Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses, 2001-2006
Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Irvine CA, taught course in MBA program on New Product Innovation, 2008-2011
Instructor, Professional Development Courses for IMAPS (Polymers in Electronic Packaging) 2010 - present

Professional Memberships
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

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