Peter Crosby

Aliso Viejo, California

General Specialty

Biomedical Engineering
Corporate Governance
Implantable Devices
Intellectual Property
M&A Contract Disputes
Medical Devices
Product Liability

Specialty Focus

Artificial Hearts
Cardiac Pacemakers
Cardiac Surgery
Cochlear Implants
Implantable Devices
In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs)
Pain Management
Patient Monitoring
Ultrasound Imaging

Primary Areas of Expertise

Medical Devices & Biomedical Engineering

Intellectual Property (patents and trade secrets)

Peter Crosby has over 45 years’ experience in the medical device industry including serving as CEO of six medical device companies, public and private, in 4 countries. He has served as a Member or Chairman of the Board of 12 companies.

He is an inventor of over 50 issued US patents and foreign equivalents. He is the author or co-author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications, and one novel.

His clinical domain and specialty experience includes otolaryngology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesia and intensive care, pain management, diagnostic imaging (X-Ray and ultrasound), in vitro diagnostic devices, orthopedic surgery devices, and oncology.

His product experience includes implantable devices (cochlear implants, cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, neuro stimulation, artificial heart), diagnostic ultrasound, mammography, in vitro diagnostics, patient monitoring and software including AI/ML/DL.

His business function experience includes research and development, clinical trials, regulatory approval (FDA and CE Mark), market launch, sales, intellectual property, merger and acquisition negotiations, licensing agreements, strategy and corporate governance.

He has extensive experience raising capital and has been involved in the purchase or sale of several companies.

Mr. Crosby has served as a consulting expert and testifying expert in several cases, and has written expert reports, been deposed, and testified in court or arbitration many times. Cases include patent disputes (infringement, validity, ownership, IPR and ITC), alleged theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, interpretation of commercial contract terms (such as “commercially reasonable efforts”), and product liability. He has testified as an expert in the general field of the medical device industry.

He has helped several investors with due diligence on target companies, and provides strategic consulting to several companies.


  • Expert witness (consulting expert and testifying expert)
  • Board services and corporate governance
  • CEO Mentor
  • Help manage rapid growth
  • Expand into new geographies
  • Develop strategy
  • Revitalize a tired company
  • Create a new company
  • Help consolidate IP portfolio
  • Work with attorneys
  • M&A Due diligence
  • Crisis management (e.g.: product recall)



  • University of Melbourne
    Masters in Engineering Science, Biomedical Engineering
    Jan 1975 – Dec 1976
  • University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics)
    1970 – 1974


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