Joel Delman, IDSA
Innovation Consultant | Informed Innovation
Formerly a corporate and intellectual property lawyer, I graduated Harvard Law School and later earned a Master's in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. From toys to complex medical devices, I've spent the past 26 years guiding innovation through strategic product design, and have helped hundreds of clients bridge the elusive gap between creative insight and commercial success. As design consultant to a broad range of markets and industries, I keep my finger on the pulse of critical trends in consumer electronics, medical devices, transportation, IOT, toys, and a host of other product categories. I bring that foundation of understanding to my work as design expert witness, and it has proven invaluable to developing effective litigation strategies and legal arguments. I'm named inventor on over 45 US design and utility patents, and serve as Co-Chair of The Industrial Designers Society of America's (IDSA) Design Protection Special Interest Section. Designers think in such a unique way that it's been coined “Design Thinking,” while legal analysis requires a distinctly analytic perspective. As design expert witness I approach disputes involving the protection of design from both vantage points, and my value to your case is enhanced by the ability to address legal challenges from both a designer's and a lawyer's perspective.
I look forward to connecting, please feel free to contact me directly at 773.517.1862, or schedule a meeting at www.informedinnovationinc.com.