Network Communications Expert

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

Expert witness services provided
Expert witness services provided

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.

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Educational Background

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.

Professional Associations

  • 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


  • Quixey –search engine for wireless mobile apps
  • Mytopia – mobile social games
  • iLeverage – Israeli Innovations 

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