IEC&A "The Electrical and Electronic Experts"
Investigative Engineering Consultants and Associates


IEC & Associates provides Electrical and Electronic Forensic and Investigative Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis, Claim Chart Mapping, Reverse Engineering, Product Teardowns, Design Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Expert Witness Services for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Industry and Government. We specialize in electrical and electronic systems, products and devices. Issues addressed include all aspects of the product or system under review or investigation, including design, fabrication, production, operation, failure analysis, reverse engineering, environmental conditions, agency compliance, safety, and product testing of electrical and electronic systems, products and devices as well as computer systems, hardware and software.



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We specialize in Forensic & Investigative Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis and Expert Witness Services in the areas of Electrical & Electronic Systems, Products and Devices.



Mark Keith, PE, CFEI - Principal Investigator, President and Owner of IEC&A

Forensic Electrical Electronic, Patent Infringement Analysis and Hardware Engineer

Mark J. Keith, BSEE, MSECE, PE, CFEI, CPQ

PHONE:  M# 919-413-1290, H# 919-828-6755,

EMAIL: mark.keith.pe@ieca-inc.com

Electrical and Electronic Forensic Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Product Teardowns, Design Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Expert Witness Services
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Mark J. Keith, PE, CFEI – Electrical and Electronic Investigative Engineer


Mr. Keith provides Electrical and Electronic Forensic and Investigative Research, Patent Infringement Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Product Teardowns, Design Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Expert Witness Services for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Industry and Government.

Mr. Keith is a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,Tennessee,Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and is also a Certified Fire and Explosion InvestigatorHe is a proud graduate of North Carolina State University receiving his MSECE.and Penn State University receiving a BSEE. He has over 30 years of experience spanning various Electronic and Electrical industries and products. His expertise are in the areas of Electrical and Electronic Hardware Design, Fire Investigation, Product Testing, Failure Analysis, Surge Analysis, Telecom and Data Communications, Industrial Automation and Controls, Embedded Processor Design, and High Speed Circuit Design in both analog and digital systems. He has investigated numerous cases for Attorneys, Insurance Companies and Industry

In addition, he is a founding member and board member of Liquid Software Designs Inc. providing Practice Management and EMR software solutions to the eye care industry www.liquidehr.com and www.liquidsoftwaredesigns.com.


Credentials       

Professional Engineer

   - North Carolina

   - South Carolina

   - Virginia

   - Georgia

   - Tennessee

   - West Virginia

   - Pennsylvania

CFEI - Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator

Inactive US Security Clearance

               

Education    

                Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

North Carolina State University, 1993

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University, 1980

               

Expertise and Services  

Forensic & Investigative Electrical Engineering

Fire Cause and Origin

Electronic/Electrical Hardware Design Engineering

Telecommunication and Data Network Engineering

EMC Design, Analysis and Test Engineering

Patent Infringement

 

Principal Industries Served

Electrical/Electronics, Computer, Industrial Automation & Controls, Telecom, Data     

Communications, Legal & Insurance Industries.

                                                                                                          

Professional Organizations:

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
LES - Licensing Excecutive Society

NAFI - National Association of Fire Investigators

North Carolina Adjusters Association

 

Continuing Education:

NAFI CFEI (Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator) certification - 2013

NEBS Conference -2010, Verizon and UL  (Compliance for Wireless and Broadband Networks)

ASIC Design (ECE520) - 2008, North Carolina State University              

Fire Detection and Investigation - 2005,  Durham Tech, Course # FIP 128, Durham NC.

Product Liability: Understanding the design Process - 2004, The Warren Group

Residential Home Inspector - April 2004 Wake Tech Community College, NC

National Electrical Code Seminar- October 2002, North Carolina State University

High Speed Networks (ECE570) - 1997, North Carolina State University              

Computer Communications (ECE571) - 1996, North Carolina State University

Electromagnetic Fields and Systems (ECE540 ) - 1995, North Carolina State University

C Programming for Engineers -1994, University of Massachusetts

Electromagnetic Interference and Compliance Seminar - 1993, Interference Control Technology Inc.

Industrial Computers and Programmable Logic Controllers -1993, Square D Company

Quality Engineering Theory, Practices and Principles - 1988, Stat-A-Matrix Institute