Analyzing the merits of Internet and cloud computing software for patent validity and infringement often demands a sophisticated knowledge of the relationship between applications and their underlying communications service architecture.
Dr. Lavian’s academic and industry experience with the Internet and cloud computing—especially the OSI model as implemented through the TCP/IP stack—gives him a keen understanding of the logic behind business software as well as its component application, transport, network, data link, and physical layers. His expertise also extends to the hybrid architectures of legacy enterprise software systems.
Drawing on his experience designing and executing real-world network software, Dr. Lavian is conversant in:
- Architecture: web and client-server, cloud and distributed computing, peer-to-peer networking, virtual private networks, tunneling, content networking, network security and mobile applications
- Internet protocols: HTTP, e-mail, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, DHCP, DNS, NNTP, POP, SIP, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP and IPSec
- Programming languages and Software: Java and C/C++ plus software APIs, streaming, network management and content networking
When litigation concerns Internet or cloud computing software or architecture patents, copyrights or trade secrets, as an expert witness Dr. Lavian stands ready to review, analyze and compare underlying source code. In serving plaintiffs and defendants alike, his previous contributions have numbered Inter Partes Review (IPR) reports before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent infringement expert reports, depositions, and testimonies before both judge and jury.