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Litigation Support

Innalytical Solutions offers consulting support and expert testimony in complex, high-technology legal cases. We support product failure and breach of contract cases as well as patent & trade secret cases.

 

  • Industrial Equipment Expert

  • Automated Machinery Expert

  • Assembly Automation Expert

Our Founder

 

Our founders training as a forensic engineer proves invaluable to his analysis of complex cases.  In addition, his gained experiences from more than 35 years of engineering projects related to electro-mechanical devices and automated equipment are drawn upon in the generation of a final opinion.

Mr. Terpstra’s experience is especially useful for cases related to industrial equipment, automated machinery, assembly systems, CAD, and finite element (stress/deflection) analysis.  In addition, his personal experience with the patent application process provides greater understanding of patent cases.

Client Comments

Whoever contacts me will know they would be lucky to have you on their team.

Jeffrey M

Attorney, RLF

Thank you for your assistance on the case. You did a good job outlining our client’s positions and were well prepared.

Benjamin F

Attorney, FBMJ

We really appreciate all your excellent work on this matter.

Christopher M

Partner, FA&B

“You were very credible on the stand.”

“You appeared very calm during the deposition.”

“It was very quickly apparent that the opposing counsel was not going to sway your answer.”

“I was less stressed defending your deposition than any of the others on this case.”

Sample Cases

Breach of Contract – Conveyor System

In 2018 Mr. Terpstra served as an expert in a case between a cardboard box manufacturer and a conveyor company. The case related to the ability of the supplied conveyor systems to meet expected levels of performance and reliability.

Breach of Contract – Automotive Supplier

In 2018 Mr. Terpstra served as an expert in a case between an automotive company, a first-tier supplier and a second-tier suppler. He was deposed for this case which relates to who bore responsibility for a part quality issue.  The case was settled before testimony was required.

Industrial Safety Incident

In 2018 our founder provided a safely analysis of a series of industrial packaging systems for a large plastics company, after a safety incident had occurred.

Breach of Contract – Bagging System

In 2017 our founder provided an analysis and report for litigation between a packaging system integrator and a customer.  The case related to the ability of the mixing & bagging system provided by the integrator to meet expected levels of performance and reliability.

Industrial Accident

In 2017 our founder provided analysis of an industrial machine that was involved in a fatal industrial accident.

Breach of Contract – Steel Cutting System

In 2016 our founder provided an expert opinion report for litigation between a manufacturing company and a robotic system integrator. The case related to the ability of the steel cutting system provided by the integrator to meet expected levels of performance and reliability. The case was settled before his deposition was to occur.

Trade Secret / Breach of Contract

In 2015 our founder provided an expert opinion report for litigation between two companies that had been formed out of a single company. The case concerned breach of contract and the use of trade secrets. In May of 2015 he was deposed for this case. In June of 2015 he testified in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware with regard to the same case. The technical portion of the case, which he addressed, involved the improper use of SolidWorks CAD models by the defendant.

Patent Infringement – Food Packaging Machine

In 2013 our founder provided an expert opinion report for litigation between two manufacturers of food packaging systems. The case related to a patent infringement, and in particular, how stress was carried through the frame of that machine. The case was settled before his deposition was to occur.

Storm Damage to CNC Machine

In 2011 our founder provided an expert opinion report to the owner of a machine shop related to the potential of a thunder storm causing damage to a computer numeric controlled (CNC) machine tool. This report was used in negotiations with his insurance company.

Breach of Contract – Automated Assembly System

In 2004 our founder was deposed during arbitration between his former employer, a division of Thyssen Krupp, and their customer. As he had been the Director of Research & Development during the development of the assembly system in dispute, he was questioned about the product development process and the associated testing process for a product that was used extensively in the construction of the assembly system at issue in the arbitration.  The case was settled before his deposition was to occur.