Edward Patton 1

Ned M Patton, Ph.D., P.E., CSM, PMP
Bus. Phone: 510.990.5934
Mobile: 510.990.5934

CNSV Member

IEEE Senior Member

Expert Witness, Patent Litigation, Failure Analysis, ASME Pressure Vessels, Composite Structures, FEA, Solid Modeling, Agile Project Management, Marine Engineering, Reliability, Quality Management

492 Vine Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware
  • P.E. License from the State of California (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 40+ years of experience in National Labs, Government Labs, Commercial Engineering Companies, Oil and Gas, Aerospace

R&D, Aerospace, and Commercial Experience:

  • Defense – both Aerospace and DoD labs
  • Energy – National Lab
  • Subsea Systems and Vehicles – deep ocean submergence
  • Composites and composite material applications
  • Pressure Vessels of all types – internal and external
  • Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000, AS9100)
  • Reliability and Maintainability
  • Stress and structural analysis
  • Deep water Oil and Gas

Other Areas of Expertise:

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Drafting – writing defensible claims
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Business Process and Corporate Structure Consulting – especially for Startups

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