NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE WIRELESS EXPERT WITNESS

Dr. Lavian is a network communications and telecommunications expert witness who provides litigation and technology support in patent litigation. 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 IPRs, and in the ITC.

Dr. Lavian was retained as an expert in cases involving leading companies, including Google, Amazon, Motorola, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Huawei, HP, T-Mobile, Ericsson, LG, Facebook, Samsung, and Apple.

As an experienced educator, he is able to simplify and explain complex technologies in a format that juries, judges, and lawyers can understand. He provides expert research, analysis, reporting, and testimony.

What He Offers

Dr. Lavian has a strong background in researching and advancing communications, computing, and wireless mobility technologies. Thanks to his extensive experience designing software and developing system architectures for switches, routers, network communications and other wireline and wireless devices, Dr. Lavian offers expert witness services—from prior-art research to expert reports to depositions and courtroom testimony—for patent infringement lawsuits impinging on communication networks, mobile wireless, Internet and cloud computing, routing and switching, and unified communications.

Expert Witness Services

With his name on more than 120 issued and filed patents—over 60 prosecuted pro se in front of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)—Dr. Lavian boasts an insider’s grasp of patents touching on telecommunications, network communications, Internet protocols, mobile wireless, and Internet web technologies.

Offering litigation support on patent infringement and invalidity as well as technology education in patent disputes, he provides expert witness services that include:

  • Testifying at Trial and by Deposition—to clarify complicated technical data so it’s accessible to judge, jury and legal counsel alike
  • Testifying in International Trade Commission (ITC) trials —investigation, preparing expert reports, testifying in depositions trials.
  • Investigating patent anticipation, obviousness, and subject matter eligibility—under 35 USC sections 101, 102 and 103)
  • Writing Inter Partes Review (IPR) & Common Business Method (CBM) Reports and Rebuttals—plus expert declarations for Patent and Trademark Board (PTAB)
  • Researching Patent Invalidity & Prior Art—by drawing on extensive academic and industry experience (and tapping sources as diverse as patent databases, technical periodicals and conference proceedings) to ensure prior art searches and invalidity assessments are both wide-ranging and exhaustive
  • Researching challenges in patent claims—such as “indefiniteness” and “means-plus-function”—plus compiling claim charts

IP Litigation Highlights

Communication Networks Expert

  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) reports and a deposition regarding web reservation over Internet and database consistency covering multiple reservation instances
  • Patent infringement reports and testimony in depositions and before a judge and jury concerning patents related to KVM switch architectures
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method (CBM) review and claim construction reports plus testimony in depositions regarding network management patents

Mobile Wireless Expertise

  • Research, analysis and draft of expert report (not yet filed with USPTO) on wireless technologies, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n and MIMO
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) report and deposition on patents related to VoIP, cellphone short messages, and chat app
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) report on patents related to Wi-Fi tethering in broadband cellular data
  • Prior art search and invalidity claim charts related to leading mobile wireless products and technologies

Routing and Switching Expertise

  • Prior art research, invalidity claim charts and investigation concerning network communication, routing, and switching technologies
  • Claim construction declaration for the defense on patents related to multi-protocol telecom routing optimization
  • Invalidation expert reports for the USPTO’s PTAB plus testimony in depositions on patents related to router switching fabric architecture and Ethernet pseudo-wire VPN
  • Analysis, claim terms, and Markman claim construction on patents governing multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technology

Unified Communications Expertise

  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) reports and testimony in depositions on patents related to VoIP, short message service (SMS) and chat app
  • Prior art research and invalidation claim charts concerning iPhone, iPad, and other Apple mobile wireless products and technologies
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) reports for the USPTO’s PTAB plus testimony in depositions on patents governing telecommunications architecture, PSTN and VoIP
  • Declaration regarding claim amendment on a video conference application program
  • Investigation of patents and invalidation analysis of computer network protocol for multimedia application

Internet and Cloud Expert

  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) reports and depositions regarding patents for telecommunications architecture, PSTN and VoIP
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) review reports plus testimony in depositions on web services and Internet technologies patents
  • Prior art research, invalidity claim charts and investigation concerning network communication, routing, and switching technologies
  • Invalidation expert reports for the USPTO’s PTAB plus testimony in depositions on patents related to router switching fabric architecture and Ethernet pseudo-wire VPN

Dr. Lavian has been retained as an expert witness by these clients and law firms

Clients
Apple
Facebook
Amazon Inc
Google
Motorola Mobility, Inc.
LG
T-Mobile
Cisco Systems
Juniper Networks
Ericsson
WhatsApp
LinkedIn
Microsoft
Huawei
ComcastCable Communications, LLC
F5 Networks
ATEN International Co., LTD
FedEx
 erviceNow
HumanEyes Technologies, LTD
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Backweb Technologies
GT&T
Linksmart Wireless
IXI Mobile
Patentmarks Communications
M2M Solutions, LLC
Emblaze
Teleconference System
Law Firms
Fish & Richardson
Cooley
Kirkland & Ellis
Ropes & Gray
Finnegan, Henderson
Durie Tangri
Perkins Coie
Wolf Greenfield
McKool Smith
Keker& Van Nest
Akerman
Winston & Strawn
Holland & Knight
McGuire Woods
Greenberg Traurig
Irell & Manella
Nixon Peabody
Morgan, Lewis
Hogan Lovells
Skadden, Arps
Foley & Lardner
Simpson Thacher
Hovey Williams
Desmarais
Armstrong Teasdale
Faegre Baker Daniels
The WEBB Law Firm
Kenyon& Kenyon
Hausfeld, LLP

Clients

Law Firms