Network Communications Research and Consulting
Dr. Lavian is a Scientist, an educator, and a technologist with 30 years of academic and industry experience. He has co-authored over 25 scientific publications, journal articles, and peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Lavian is a Sutardja fellow and lecturer at the UC Berkeley Engineering-Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). Dr. Lavian is an expert in network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols, and mobile wireless technologies. He is a named inventor of over 120 issued and filed patents. In addition, Dr. Lavian is an IEEE senior member and a member of the ACM SIGCOMM and SIGWEB groups.
Network Communications and Mobile wireless Expert Witness
Dr. Lavian is a network communication and telecommunications expert witness who contributes litigation support and technology education in patent disputes and patent reexaminations. He served as an expert in over 60 patent-related cases. Dr. Lavian wrote expert reports and testified in depositions, in courts and in front of a jury. He testified in Federal courts, in USPTO PTAB IPR, and in the ITC. Dr. Lavian participated in cases involving leading companies including Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper, HP, T-Mobile, Ericsson, LG, Facebook, Samsung. and Apple.
Dr. Lavian articulates technical material for both technical and non-technical audiences. He also provides product and technology analysis, patent portfolios, claim-charts, and patentability research.
Dr. Lavian has experience in both high-tech industry and academic laboratories. He led three US Department of Defense (DARPA) projects as the principal investigator. In addition, Dr. Lavian served as a scientist at UC Berkeley’s RAD Lab and as a Technical Co-Chair for IEEE Interconnects at Stanford University. Dr. Lavian spent eleven years working at Nortel Networks’ Research Labs, and successfully spearheaded the development of the first network resource-scheduling service for Grid computing. He was the first to demonstrate Transatlantic dynamic allocation of 10Gbs Lambdas as a grid service. Dr. Lavian created the first demonstrated wire-speed active network device on commercial hardware. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. and participates as an active member in ACM and IEEE-CNSV.
List of Services
Dr. Lavian graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a specialization in networking and communications. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
- IEEE senior member
- IEEE CNSV co-chair, Intellectual Property SIG (2013)
- President Next Step Toastmasters (an advanced TM club in the Silicon Valley) (2013-2014)
- Technical co-chair, IEEE Hot Interconnects 2005 at Stanford University
- Member, IEEE Communications Society (COMMSOC)
- Member, IEEE Computer Society
- Member, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
- Member, IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee
- Member, ACM, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOM)
- Member, ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Web (SIGWEB)
- Member, IEEE Consultants’ Network (CNSV)
- Global Member, Internet Society (ISOC)
- President Java Users Group – Silicon Valley Mountain View, CA,1999-2000
- Toastmasters International
FORMER Advisory Boards POSITIONS
- Quixey –search engine for wireless mobile apps
- Mytopia – mobile social games
- iLeverage – Israeli Innovations
- Top Talent Award – Nortel
- Top Inventors Award – Nortel EDN
- Certified IEEE-WCET – Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies
- Toastmasters International – Competent Communicator (twice) Toastmasters International – Advanced Communicator Bronze