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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Broadband Communications experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Broadband Communications landscape.


Expert Witness #258984

This expert is an IEEE Fellow and is involved in the 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC). The LMSC has about 2000 members that complete at least 10 Standards projects per year while engaged in about 50 concurrent standards development activities in the crucible of a highly competitive, yet consensus driven environment. As an expert in the technical details of the IEEE 802.11ac-2013 and the subsequent incorporation of the amendment into the current version of the base standard:

-  This expert is an expert on how the standard was developed from inception to completion
-  This expert is an expert on the IEEE standardization processes, patent policy and creation, oversight and implementation
-  This expert is familiar with the processes in the ITU, ISO/IEC, 3GPP and IETF along with the many alliances (e.g., Wi-Fi Alliance) surrounding the Standards

This expert co-founded a broadband company and was Vice President of Technology and Standards. The team invented and produced carrier-class next-generation Cable Modem Termination Systems. This expert was a co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at a company specializing in developing high performance modems for SD and HD digital video and high-speed data systems. This expert held technical positions of increasing responsibility at multiple communications & medical imaging technology companies. This expert received a BS in Electrical Engineering & Biology and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering.

While this expert has provided expert intellectual property analysis for several firms on several cases, this expert has never been called to be a witness.


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Expert Witness #219930

This expert is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at a University where this expert specializes in teaching Digital Communications Systems and Wireless Networking. This expert has many years of leadership in the communications and networking industry. Most recently, this expert was Chief Technology Officer of a venture funded networking company. Previously, this expert was at a telecommunications company performing and leading pioneering research and development in digital communications, broadband networking, and wireless systems. After retiring from industry, this expert was visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at an Ivy League School, where this expert supervised several doctoral students and research projects.

This expert is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, and has co-authored a textbook, published ~100 papers and holds 43 patents (with 6 pending).

This expert has conducted and led research and development that has resulted in many innovative products, including: a 20 gigabit/sec ATM switch, wire-speed and quality of service-aware IP switches, multicode CDMA (used in 3G HSDPA wireless data), and a broadband wireless system based on advanced smart antennas (MIMO). Earlier in this expert's career, this expert led the team that pioneered V.32/V.34 voice-band modems, and was co-inventor of DSL. This expert was instrumental in launching an early DSL chip vendor.

This expert received a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical Engineering, and Masters and Doctor of Engineering Science degrees in Electrical Engineering.

As an experienced expert witness in litigation involving wireless technologies, this expert has been deposed eight times, testified five and wrote countless expert reports.


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Expert Witness #256636

This expert is a world-renowned researcher who has extensive research, technical, managerial, and Intellectual Property/patent expertise in the areas of communications, networking, broadband, MetroEthernet, SONET/SDH/OTN Internet, VoIP, wireless, video, multimedia, MPLS, IPv6, e-commerce, and IoT/M2M for both carrier networks and enterprise networks. This expert’s expertise include analysis, design, implementation, operation and advocacy of new network technologies, particularly with an emphasis on packet technologies and the Internet Protocol (IP) for traditional and broadband applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP); Video Over IP; multimedia; wireless connectivity; security; intranet; Internet/intranet architecture and QoS; IoT/M2M; LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet; and the underlying high-capacity network infrastructure to support these applications along with the call control signaling logic (SS7/Q.931/Q.2931/Q.933) and Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) services. Packet systems include X.25/NCP, IPv4, Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IPv6.

This expert has performed IP work related to infringement/non-infringement analysis, and IP portfolio valuation (often with resulting depositions and testimony) in the area of packet video/IPTV, packet voice/VoIP, networking, imaging (scanned checks), IoT, and wireless. This expert has also developed extensive Claim Charts and prior-art discovery. 


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Expert Witness #226835

This expert has significant experience in OFDM and wireless applications. This expert is a Distinguished Service Professor of Electrical and Computer engineering at a technology institute, and consults research on wireless systems, geolocation services and broadband powerline systems. This expert has been providing consulting and expert witness services in telecom and wireless for many years and has an impressive list of litigation support projects. This expert has been designing and developing wireless (and other) communications systems for many years.


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Expert Witness #263082

This expert is a Professor and served as the Associate Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department. This expert also served as the Director of a University off-campus graduate program. This expert is also an expert in intellectual property development and a consultant for patent litigation cases in the areas of telecommunications, computer networks, and wireless networks at both the protocol and hardware levels. This expert is internationally known through research, scholarly work, and a published book. This expert has had several invited talks at international conferences.

This expert was a research scientist at a telecommunications institute working on design of advanced communication systems and high-speed computer networks. This expert was with the Computer and Communications Research Center at a University and worked as a research assistant on design and analysis of high-speed switching systems project. This expert was a telecommunications system research & development engineer, participated in design of a high-speed digital telephone Private Branch Exchange" (PBX), and received the best “design/idea” award.

This expert specializes in: Computer Networks/Protocols, TCP/IP, Virtualization, AI in Networking, Cloud Data Centers, Network Security, Internet Applications, Web, VoIP, Video Streaming, Multimedia Signaling/Networking, CDNs, Networking Devices, Switches, Routers, Media Gateways, Virtual Switches, Signaling in Wireless Mobile and Telecommunication Networks, IoT, and Wireless Sensor Networks.

This expert is the author of an internationally recognized textbook. Additionally, this expert has been granted a U.S. Patent that presents a switching system for use in high-speed computer networks.

This expert holds positions with the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, presenting the latest innovation in computer networks and other aspects of communication systems. This expert has given numerous domestic and international conference regular and invited talks and published many journal articles in communications and networking fields.

This expert has have received several awards, honors and research grants from university, private sectors, state, and governmental funding agencies for conducting research and teaching in the area of telecommunication systems.

This expert’s prior litigation experience includes: analysis of patent claims, prior art research, consulting for counsel on term constructions, technology examination against patent infringement, patent opinion expert report, claim chart preparation, patent invalidity expert report, handling IPR cases, participation in deposition process, and participation in court testimony.


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Expert Witness #257431

This expert (Senior Member, IEEE and Fellow, IETE) is an international technologist and entrepreneur with many years of experience in networking and telecom technologies, having lead research, industry, labs, and academia, and having coordinated globally diverse expert teams. This expert has 12 issued US patents, 10 IETF RFCs, 4 IEEE Magazine special issues, 2 book chapters, and over 70 scientific publications. This expert has considerable standards participation experience and a solid understanding of standards processes.

This expert has also been an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, having taught six courses in areas as diverse as electronics, digital circuits, and electronics labs, to telematics and advanced data networks some to class-sizes exceeding 100 students, has graduated eight students, has guided 25+ seminars and graduate course research projects, and participated in the evaluation of over two-dozen other theses and seminars. In addition, this expert is frequently an invited speaker/keynote speaker, session chair, panel moderator, & panelist at leading industry conferences, and has delivered 145+ workshops, talks, seminars, panels, and webinars.

This expert is Moderator and Group Manager of a flagship online group, focused on discussions of modern packet networking architectures, technologies, trends, and strategy, which has 9,900+ members from 123+ nations, and 2,236+ companies worldwide, representing a microcosm of the global telecommunications eco-system.

This expert has experience in patent analysis and evaluation for investment houses, companies, and patent attorneys in a variety of circumstances – portfolio acquisition and expansion, licensing, portfolio value assessment, patent strategy, and patent litigation. This expert’s work has included: prior-art research in complex technology patents, claims review/de-construction, claim chart dissection, claim chart construction.

This expert has performed infringement analysis, evidence-of-use investigations, technology analysis and violation, and worked on scrutinizing validity. A major contribution of this expert’s work has been enabling complex telecommunications & data networking patents to be succinctly and easily understood by legal and investment experts.

Focus Areas

Packet and optical system architectures

Network architectures - for packet, optical and data-center networks

Protocol design - routing, signaling, flow-control, and communication protocols for wireline/wireless networks

System analysis and optimization

Software prototyping

Network planning and algorithms

Wireless back-haul

Wireless broadband - 4G, LTE, 5G

Packet-core networks - L2 and L3 VPNs, EVPNs, Mobile network Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

Cloud-based & virtualized networks

Software-defined networks (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV)

Intellectual asset management

Core Skills

Reverse-engineering of systems, networks, products and applications to locate design, performance, or operational bottlenecks/limitations

Deep-dive analysis of advanced technologies, networking systems, and network architectures to identify both positive design choices & practices and fatal design flaws

Translating between network-level operation and system-level implementation

Sound understanding of wireline, broadband wireless, and optical networking issues and ability to convert them into architectures for services, networks, systems, and chips

Grasping customer requirements, interpreting and prioritizing features/options, translating them into high-level architectural specifications and detailed system-level/chip-level operational flows

Working seamlessly with engineering/executive management and hardware & software engineering and product marketing teams to realize next-generation products/networks/services

Converting novel ideas into patentable inventions.

Explaining very complex technology to a diverse audience, and the ability to dive very-deep, technically, into disparate technology areas.


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Expert Witness #231272

This expert is the Founder and Principal of an internationally renown consulting firm specializing in telecommunications, networking, computing and multimedia technologies including digital video and audio standards. The firm provides business management, product management and engineering management services, market intelligence consulting, licensing expertise and litigation support including expert witness services. The company provides its clients with a wide variety of services so they can keep pace with the breakneck changes in their industries. Areas of expertise include:

• Broadband Communications
• Digital Switching
• Internet Infrastructure
• Network Management
• Networking
• Computer Architecture
• Telecommunications & Wireless Product Marketing
• Wireless Technologies
• Multimedia Technologies including MPEG
• VoIP and Related Technologies
• Virtualization and Thin Client Technologies

Early on, much of this expert’s work involved video processing technologies including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and MPEG-7. This expert was also responsible for IP based technologies, including applications of SIP and RTP. Some of these technologies which relied on TCP/IP or UDP/IP were spun out to a start-up that pursued commercialization of the SIP and RTP technologies. This expert has been involved in numerous cases involving use of the public and private Internets to transmit data. Some providers used the public Internet while others used different technologies including their own IP networks to deliver content (e.g., audio, video, etc.) or peering agreements with Internet service providers, especially when end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS) had to be managed at certain levels.


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Expert Witness #231631

Focusing on video convergence, this expert is an invited scientist in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at a prestigious engineering school. This expert is also a collaborator at a Communications Futures Program where work on Social TV has received a lot of attention. Specializing in architecture, design and implementation of end-to-end streaming and progressive download including devices, software, simulations and protocols, this expert participates in Internet standardization efforts at TISPAN, ATIS IIF, DVB, PacketCable and IETF. This expert's most recent work has centered around an innovative approach to Internet data, video and TV in a mobile, IP and social world. The work builds on Internet technologies, converged services, devices and networks and common platforms to build both innovative application and ensure the reliability of the solution. The work uses locality, caching and composition of networks; in other words, content production, dissemination and protection. This expert is a recognized and award-winning video distribution, streaming media, social media, wireless devices and IP networks systems innovator, with years of experience in architecture, embedded systems, wireless networks, mobile applications and wireline broadband technologies. This expert's in-depth knowledge of wireless (3/4G, WIFI, UWB), IMS and other IP architecture and protocols including recent applications of network coding for authentication make this inventor an innovator in the field of converged and social television. This expert holds a Ph.D. in EECS. This expert is a member of the IEEE Standing Committee on DSP and a collaborator to the ETSI BSM working group on aspects of convergence. This expert has received awards for the development of a multi-screen and multi-network video mobility system and also for a 3-screen TV experience allowing to start a show on any PC/mobile/STB, pause it and pick it up on another device.


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Expert Witness #233213

This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Computer and Information Science, with a doctoral dissertation on real-time distributed knowledge-based computing. This expert has had additional formal post-graduate education in project management, time management, public speaking, team leadership, sales, strategic corporate management, venture investment, and corporate finance. This expert has management experience and industry leadership in Internet, multimedia, and cutting-edge software design and service delivery.

This expert’s PhD in Computer & Information Science concerned distributed computing software for Internet client-server systems. This expert has extensively directed development of network services, client/server hardware, and software. This expert was a hands-on CTO overseeing all technology in Internet businesses including a billion-dollar broadband firm, a $100 million wireless firm, and the company managing most of Hollywood's film & TV digital assets on the Web.

This expert has many years of hands-on experience authoring & managing software, this includes CGI, HTML, web beacons e.g. single-pixel GIFs, URL augmentation, web page composition, web search forms/queries, "portlet" aggregation of content into a web page, Javascript and other scripting languages, GUI window stacking, log design & management, web cache design and implementation. This expert has led software teams, including design of Internet client & server software including GUIs with multiple remote stacked windows.

This expert founded an early web company and authored the CGI, HTML, & Web GUI software to put the a soccer store on the Web. This expert managed the incubator spinout firm that designed the Internet's first "portlet" software.

This expert’s engagements have included identifying infringement/non-infringement through extensive forensic analysis of software, totaling over a half-million files reviewed and successfully identifying specific evidence as to infringement/non-infringement. This expert has personally authored ~1 million lines of code across 30 programming languages, providing deep reliable insight in forensic analyses. Total expert reports authored, thousands of pages; total on-record testimony time, ~80 hours. This expert is comfortable with claim construction, in/validity and non/infringement, DOE & 101/102/103/112 analysis, etc.

This expert has extensive litigation experience.


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