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Network Communications, Telecommunications, Internet Protocols, TCP/IP, and Wireless Expert Witness

Tal Lavian, Ph.D.

Tal Lavian, Ph.D.

Main Office
1640 Mariani Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94087

Phone(408) 209-9112

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A scientist, technologist, and educator with 30 years of experience in mobile devices, smartphones, wireless LAN (WLAN), routing, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP, IP, VoIP, and Web. Extensive testifying experience in Federal, IPR, and ITC. Named inventor on over 120 issued and filed patents.

Services

Dr. Lavian offers litigation support and expert witness services in the areas of network communications, telecommunications, mobile wireless, and Internet software technologies.

As a consultant, he provides his expertise in the following areas:

Network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols, and mobile wireless:
• Communication networks: Internet protocols; TCP/IP suite, TCP, UDP, IP, Ethernet, 802.3, network protocols, network software applications, data link, network, and transport layers (L2, L3, L4), packet switching, data center network architecture
• Mobile wireless: Wi-Fi, 802.11 (a/b/g/n/ac), MAC, PHY, OFDM, DSSS, Wireless LAN (WLAN), CDMA, FDMA, TDMA, SMS, instant messaging (chat), mobile devices, smartphone
• Internet/cloud: Web applications, HTTP, e-mail, SMTP, POP, IMAP, Java, C/C++, file transfer FTP, client-server, cloud computing, distributed computing
• Routing/switching: LAN, WAN, VPN, routing protocols, RIP, BGP, MPLS, OSPF, multicast, DNS, QoS, network infrastructure, network communication architectures
• Unified Communications: PSTN, circuit switching, IP telephony, VoIP, SIP, RTP, SS7, carrier Ethernet, SONET, SDH, WDM, TDM, video/audio conferencing, streaming media


Litigation Support Services

Dr. Lavian has been retained in over 60 patent litigation cases, and his experience qualifies him to provide each of the following services:

• Expert witness in federal courts, USPTO, and the ITC
• Expert witness in USPTO reexamination, interference, and inter partes review (IPR)
• Expert reports and experienced courtroom testimonies
• Skilled articulation of technical material for both technical and non-technical audiences
• Product and technology analysis, patent portfolios, claim charts, and patentability research
• Litigation support and technology education in patent disputes and patent reexaminations

Dr. Lavian has worked on past cases involving Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, HP, LinkedIn, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Huawei, Ericsson, Motorola, LG, T-mobile, Samsung, and Apple.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Communication networks: Internet protocols; TCP/IP suite; TCP; UDP; IP; Ethernet; network protocols; network software applications; data link, network, and transport layers (L2, L3, L4), data center network architecture, broadband,

Profile

As a scientist, technologist, and educator, Dr. Tal Lavian has 30 years of experience in computer science and network communications. He is a senior member of IEEE, and consults in the areas of telecommunications, mobile wireless, and Internet software technologies. He is a named inventor on over 120 issued and filed patents, and he has published over 25 scientific papers. Dr. Lavian has prosecuted pro se over 60 patents in front of the USPTO, including writing the claims, filing patents, responding to office actions, and interviewing with the examiners.

Consulting Practice

Based in the Silicon Valley, California. Provides services in all of the states.

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Professional Experience

Dr. Lavian has experience in both high-tech industry and academic laboratories. He has served as a principal investigator for three US Department of Defense (DARPA) projects, and he directed a wireless research project for an undisclosed US federal agency. Dr. Lavian also worked as a principal scientist at Nortel Labs, where he served as technical chair of the Patent Committee for Nortel Networks’ EDN. Dr. Lavian served as a visiting scientist at UC Berkeley’s RAD Lab and as Technical co-Chair of IEEE Interconnects at Stanford University.

Additionally, Dr. Lavian has designed and developed switches, routers, gateways, network applications, architectures, and communication systems. He successfully led and developed the first network resource-scheduling service for grid computing. Furthermore, he developed the first demonstrated transatlantic dynamic allocation of 10Gbs Lambdas as a grid service. Dr. Lavian spearheaded the development of the first demonstrated wire-speed active network device on commercial hardware.


Legal Experience & Services

Dr. Lavian has been retained as an expert witness in over 60 engagements. He has written expert reports, been deposed, and provided courtroom testimony. Testified in Federal courts, USPTO PTAB IPR, and in the ITC. The cases involved leading companies including Google, Facebook, Motorola, Amazon, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Huawei, HP, T-Mobile, Ericsson, LG, Samsung. and Apple.


Affiliations

• IEEE Senior Member
• 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, 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


Awards & Honors

• Top Talent Award – Nortel
• Top Inventors Award – Nortel EDN
• IEEE-WCET Certification - Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies
• Toastmasters International - Competent Communicator (twice)
• Toastmasters International - Advanced Communicator Bronze


Publications

● Dangerous Liaisons - Software Combinations as Derivative Works? Determann L.; Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Volume 21, Issue 4, Fall 2006.
● “R&D Models for Advanced Development & Corporate Research” Understanding Six Models of Advanced R&D - Ikhlaq Sidhu, Tal Lavian, Victoria Howell - University of California, Berkeley. Accepted paper for 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition- June 2015
● “Communications Architecture in Support of Grid Computing”,TalLavian,Scholar's Press 2013ISBN 978-3-639-51098-0.
● “Applications Drive Secure Light-path Creation across Heterogeneous Domains, Feature Topic Optical Control Planes for Grid Networks: Opportunities, Challenges and the Vision.” Gommans L.; Van Oudenaarde B.; Dijkstra F.; De Laat C.; Lavian T.; Monga I.; Taal A.; Travostino F.; Wan A.; IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 44, no. 3, March 2006, pp. 100-106.
● Lambda Data Grid: Communications Architecture in Support of Grid Computing. Tal I. Lavian, Randy H. Katz; Doctoral Thesis, University of California at Berkeley. January 2006.
● “Information Switching Networks.” Hoang D.B.; T. Lavian;The 4th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing, WITSP2005, December 19-21, 2005, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
● “Impact of Grid Computing on Network Operators and HW Vendors.” Allcock B.; Arnaud B.; Lavian T.; Papadopoulos P.B.; Hasan M.Z.; Kaplow W.; IEEE Hot Interconnects at Stanford University 2005, pp.89-90.
● DWDM-RAM: A Data Intensive Grid Service Architecture Enabled by Dynamic Optical Networks. Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Cutrell D.; Cohen H.J; Merrill S.; Durairaj R.; Daspit P.; Monga I.; Naiksatam S.; Figueira S.; Gutierrez D.; Hoang D.B., Travostino F.; CCGRID 2004, pp. 762-764.
● DWDM-RAM: An Architecture for Data Intensive Service Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks. Hoang D.B.; Cohen H.; Cutrell D.; Figueira S.; Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Monga I.; Naiksatam S.; Travostino F.; Proceedings IEEE Globecom 2004, Workshop on High-Performance Global Grid Networks, Houston, 29 Nov. to 3 Dec. 2004, pp.400-409.
● Implementation of a Quality of Service Feedback Control Loop on Programmable Routers. Nguyen C.; Hoang D.B.; Zhao, I.L.; Lavian, T.; Proceedings, 12th IEEE International Conference on Networks 2004. (ICON 2004) Singapore, Volume 2, 16-19 Nov. 2004, pp.578-582.


Presentations and Talks
(Not an exhaustive list)
● Lambda Data Grid
● A Platform for Large-Scale Grid Data Service on Dynamic High-Performance Networks
● Lambda Data Grid: An Agile Optical Platform for Grid Computing and Data-intensive Applications.
● Workflow Integrated Network Resource Orchestration
● DWDM-RAM: DARPA-Sponsored Research for Data Intensive Service-on-Demand Advanced Optical Networks
● Impact of Grid Computing on Network Operators and HW Vendors
● Web Services and OGSA
● WINER Workflow Integrated Network Resource Orchestration.
● A Grid Proxy Architecture for Network Resources
● Technology & Society
● Abundant Bandwidth and how it affects us?
● Active Content Networking(ACN)
● DWDM-RAM: Enabling Grid Services with Dynamic Optical Networks
● Application-engaged Dynamic Orchestration of Optical Network Resources
● DWDM-RAM: DARPA-Sponsored Research for Data Intensive Service-on-Demand Advanced Optical Networks
● An Architecture for Data Intensive Service Enabled by Next Generation Optical Networks
● A Platform for Data Intensive Services Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks
● A Platform for Data Intensive Services Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks
● Optical Networks
● Grid Optical Network Service Architecture for Data Intensive Applications
● Optical Networking & DWDM
● OptiCal Inc.
● OptiCal& LUMOS Networks
● Optical Networking Services
● Optical Networks
● Business Models for Dynamically Provisioned Optical Networks
● Business Model Concepts for Dynamically Provisioned Optical Networks
● Optical Networks Infrastructure
● Research Challenges in agile optical networks
● Services and Applications’ infrastructure for agile optical networks
● Impact on Society
● Technology & Society
● TeraGrid Communication and Computation
● Unified Device Management via Java-enabled Network Devices
● Active Network Node in Silicon-Based L3 Gigabit Routing Switch
● Enabling Active Flow Manipulation (AFM) in Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines
● Enabling Active Flow Manipulation (AFM) in Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines
● Active Nets Technology Transfer through High-Performance Network Devices
● Enabling Active Networks Services on A Gigabit Routing Switch
● Programmable Network Node: Applications
● Open Innovation via Java-enabled Network Devices
● Practical Considerations for Deploying a Java Active Networking Platform
● Open Programmable Architecture for Java-enabled Network Devices
● Enabling Active Flow Manipulation In Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines
● Enabling Active Flow Manipulation In Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines
● Enabling Active Flow Manipulation In Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines
● DWDM-RAM: DARPA-Sponsored Research for Data Intensive Service-on-Demand Advanced Optical Networks
● DWDM-RAM: DARPA-Sponsored Research for Data Intensive Service-on-Demand Advanced Optical Networks
● Open Programmable Architecture for Java-enabled Network Devices
● Open Java-Based Intelligent Agent Architecture for Adaptive Networking Devices
● Edge Device Multi-unicasting for Video Streaming
● Intelligent Network Services through Active Flow Manipulation
● Java SNMP Oplet
● Unified Device Management via Java-enabled Network Devices
● Dynamic Classification in a Silicon-Based Forwarding Engine
● Integrating Active Networking and Commercial-Grade Routing Platforms
● Enabling Active Flow Manipulation In Silicon-based Network Forwarding Engines
● Open Distributed Networking Intelligence: A New Java Paradigm
● Open Networking Better Networking Through Programmability
● Open Networking
● Open Programmability
● Active Networking On A Programmable Networking Platform
● Open Networking through Programmability
● Open Programmable Architecture for Java-enabled Network Devices
● Popeye – Fine-grained Network Access Control for Mobile Users
● Integrating Active Networking and Commercial-Grade Routing Platforms
● Active Networking
● Programmable Network Devices
● Open Programmable Architecture for Java-enabled Network Devices
● To be smart or not to be?


Professional References

Available upon request.


Education

• Ph.D., Computer Science specializing in networking and communications, UC Berkeley
• M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University
• B.Sc., Computer Science, Tel Aviv University





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