A seasoned expert witness in patent litigation, Dr. Lavian brings experience in academic and industrial research; and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley specializing in telecommunications and network communications to his consulting work.

His expertise extends to computer networks, data communications, LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, UDP, VPN, VoIP, streaming media, chat, SMS, mobile wireless, Ethernet, routing, switching, Internet, and web techs. Dr. Lavian offers expert witness services in patent cases, including expert testimony, expert witness reports, and patent analysis of Internet techs, standards, and protocols.

Moreover, he offers expert witness services and provides courtroom presence, clear testimony, and the ability to distill complex concepts into the basics quickly.

As a highly 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 network communications and telecommunications, including Internet Protocols (TCP/IP), streaming media, and mobile technologies. Cases involved leading companies such as Amazon, LinkedIn, Avaya, Netflix, T-Mobile, ZTE, Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Arista, Polycom, Motorola, LG, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft, Google, Huawei, Facebook, Apple, Ericsson, and Netflix.

Dr. Lavian has experience working with law firms, giving expert witness services, patent analysis, prior art, source code reviews, hardware reviews, patent infringement, patent invalidity, trade secret, and other related matters.

Therefore, he has testified as an expert witness over 70 times, both in depositions and trials, and has written numerous expert reports. These reports comprise state-of-the-art research and tech analysis regarding patent claims, invalidity/validity, infringement/non-infringement, claim constructions, and prior art.

Dr. Lavian presents technical material in plain-English common sense and uses terminology understandable by technical and lay audiences alike.

Expert testimony services and litigation support, including:

  • Dr. Laivan provides expert testimony and litigation support services, including:

    • Testifying as an expert in cases filed with the United States District Court, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and other courts in the United States and Canada.
    • Serving as an expert witness in USPTO PTAB proceedings, including Inter partes reviews (IPRs), Covered Business Method (CBM) reviews, Post Grant Reviews (PGRs), Ex-Parte Re-Examinations, and PTO Interferences.
    • Providing technical education for claim constructions and Markman hearings.
    • Writing expert reports, including analyses, claim term definitions and claim construction.
    • Communicating technical information effectively to audiences of varying levels of technical expertise.
    • Providing product and technical analyses related to patent portfolios, claim charts, prior art investigation, and patentability research.

Examples of past expert witness cases:

  • Web reservation over the Internet covering multiple reservation instances.
  • Network management patents.
  • Telecommunications architecture, PSTN, and VoIP.
  • Network protocol for multimedia application.
  • Web services and Internet tech patents.
  • Router switching fabric architecture and Ethernet pseudo-wire VPN patents.
  • Multiprotocol telecom routing optimization.
  • Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) Tech.
  • Wireless and communications access control.
  • Bluetooth, KVM switch architectures.
  • Wireless Tech, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n, MIMO.
  • Wi-Fi tethering in broadband cellular data.
  • Leading mobile wireless products and techs.
  • Web reservation over the Internet covering multiple reservation instances.
  • Wireless techs, Wi-Fi, 802.11, WLAN.
  • VoIP, cellphone, short messages, and chat app patents.
  • Instant VoIP communication using mobile devices.
  • Improving communication between mobile devices and base stations.
  • Network communications, routing, and switching Tech investigation.
  • MPLS Tunneling patents, IETF RFCs standards for MPLS.
  • Operational Support System (OSS), SNMP, and Device Management.
  • Network management for IP-PBX. Internet Protocols, TCP/IP, Network Management, SNMP.
  • Routing, switching, and communication equipment architectures and design.
  • Network communications, routing, and switching techniques.
  • Multi-protocol telecom routing optimization.
  • MPLS Routing, Packet Switching, Queuing.
  • Internet protocols, routing and switching.
  • Web services and Internet techs. Internet protocols, routing and switching.
  • Routing switching, network communications, TCP/IP VoIP, short message service, SMS, and chat apps patents.
  • iPhone, iPad, and other Apple mobile wireless products.
  • Firewall and secure multimedia communications.
  • Cases of online reservations.
  • Video conference application programs.