As a highly sought-after expert witness, Dr. Lavian has testified in Federal courts before judges and juries, the USPTO PTAB, and the ITC. He has provided support for Intellectual Property (IP) litigation cases related to over 140 patents in the areas of network communications and telecommunications, including Internet Protocols (TCP/IP), streaming media, and mobile wireless technologies.
Dr. Lavian has testified as an expert witness over 70 times, both in depositions and in trials, and has written expert reports. These reports have included substantial state of the art research, and technical analysis regarding patent claims, invalidity/validity, infringement/non-infringement, claim constructions, and prior art. He is highly skilled at translating complex technical subject matters into plain-English commonsense, and terminology understandable by technical and lay audiences alike.
A seasoned expert witness in patent litigation, Dr. Lavian brings over 30 years of experience in academe and high-tech industry, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley specializing in telecommunications and network communications to his consulting work.