Network Architecture

A network architecture expert witness typically has an advanced degree and extensive experience in computer science, software engineering, electrical engineering, computer networking, wireless communication, and/or information technology. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support network architecture matters.

Network architecture refers to the physical and logical design of a computer network, including hardware, software, cabling, device types, layout, physical and wireless network connections. The two types of widely used network architectures are peer-to-peer (P2P) and client/server.

Often, matters requiring network architecture expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, software copyright or trade secret disputes. A forensic expert can provide investigate if there is evidence to reveal intellectual property infringement or theft. Litigation support by a network architecture expert witness could include software analysis, prior art search, an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness experience. A network architecture expert witness needs to not only have expertise, but must also possess the ability to explain technology to lay people. In addition, clients may seek a subject matter expert with industry experience for pre-litigation consultant work.

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Network Architecture Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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


Expert Witness #211008

This expert is a Scientist, educator, and technologist with many years of experience and a Ph.D. This expert is currently Fellow and lecturer at a College of Engineering. Additionally, this expert is Principal Scientist and Investigator for an internationally renowned consulting and litigation firm specializing in mobile devices, smartphones, wireless LAN (WLAN), routing, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, TCP/IP, UDP, IP, VoIP and web. This expert translates cutting edge research into practical products while integrating science, engineering, and innovation. This expert builds patent portfolios, consults on patent-related litigation and generates intellectual property.

As a consultant, this expert provides expertise in network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols, and mobile wireless technologies such as:

- 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, LDAP and server/network monitoring
- Routing/switching: LAN; WAN; VPN; routing protocols; RIP; BGP; MPLS; OSPF; IS-IS; multicast, DNS; QoS; switching; packet switching; network infrastructure; network communication architectures, applications switches
- Unified Communications: PSTN, circuit switching, IP telephony, VoIP, SIP, SS7, video and audio conferencing, streaming media, e-mail, instant messaging (chat)
- Internet software: Internet software applications; distributed computing; cloud computing; Web applications; FTP; HTTP; Java; client-server; file transfer
- Mobile wireless: wireless LAN; 802.11; cellular systems; mobile devices; smartphone technologies

This expert has published over 25 scientific papers and has been designated as an inventor on more than 120 patents; over 60 prosecuted pro se in front of the USPTO.

This expert has served as an expert in over 60 patent-related cases where this expert wrote expert reports and testified in depositions, courts and in front of a jury. This expert has testified in Federal courts, in USPTO PTAB IPR, and in the ITC.


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Expert Witness #218691

This expert is a Professor, having a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Management Science & Engineering. This expert heads a Network Architecture and Performance Engineering research group, conducting research in wireless network architectures, the Internet infrastructure, packet switching, network management and information service engineering. This expert's current technology research interests include high-performance networking, autonomic computing, and service engineering. This expert's methodological interests are in network control, online task scheduling, queueing systems and stochastic processing networks.

This expert has written nearly three hundred papers and journal articles on media streaming over wireless links and mobile.

This expert has graduated over 20 Ph.D. students, who are now at leadership positions in academia and the information technology industry or have become successful entrepreneurs.

This expert is on the Editorial Boards of several research journals and serves on various international technical committees and review panels for networking research and information technologies. This expert has been serving on the boards of various start-up companies, consults on high technology development and management matters, and has served as lead expert witness in high-profile patent litigation cases in networking and computing.

An experienced expert witness in litigation, this expert has participated as the lead witness in high-profile patent litigation cases involving networking and computing over twenty-five times. This expert has been deposed over ten times, testified in court and written numerous expert reports for both plaintiff and defendant.


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Expert Witness #222600

This expert is a testifying expert, author, patent holder, and Registered Professional Engineer who has many years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Networks and Telecommunications. This expert’s primary areas of expertise include telecommunications, switching systems (circuit, packet and optical), LANS, communication network architecture and protocols, and copper and fiber-optic cabling systems (cables, connectors, patch panels, etc.).

This expert holds 8 U.S. patents, has authored more than 30 technical publications (including 2 books) and has given technical presentations on 5 continents. This expert has provided Trial Testimony, Expert Reports, Depositions, Technical Tutorials, and consulting in more than 20 patent cases in Federal District Court and the ITC, as well as Inter Partes Reviews at the PTAB.

Relevant Professional Experience

  • Member of Technical Staff and Technical Manager -- Customer Switching Systems
    Involved with telecommunications networks, PBX and data switch design, signaling systems, interface with long-haul network. Inventor and lead designer of integrated circuit and packet switching system. Inventor of a message signaling arrangement for ISDN switches and terminals.
  • Technical Manager and Director – Network Cable Systems, Optical Fiber Solutions, and Optical Networking Business Units
    Involved with copper and fiber-optic cabling systems and transmission, optical switching, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network management. Developed a signal message translator to enable logical partitioning of a broadband network router into multiple virtual routers.
  • Telecommunications consulting
    Provided consulting, engineering, and expert witness services on transmission, switching, and networking issues, LANs, and cabling systems.


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Expert Witness #222841

This expert brings to the table many years of experience and leads a highly successful consultancy providing clients with computer and network design services including formulation of system requirements, systems architecture through software development and product rollout. This expert also provides litigation support and expert testimony with experience in patent and trade secret cases.

This expert specializes in the specification, design and development of computer systems for communications. This expert's experience has focused on three primary disciplines; operating systems, wireless and wired networking, and telecommunications. This expert has worked with virtualized operating systems, particularly Linux based QEMU and VirtualBox. This includes software package installation and initialization of virtual images, hardware virtualization and related technologies. This expert has worked on the design of several set-top boxes and network routers, and is familiar with network protocols, cellular networking and other technologies. This expert has worked on the design and modification of numerous operating systems and has also worked on software for various network protocols. This expert is a named inventor or co-inventor on several patents.

This expert has been an active contributor to standards and industry organizations including the Wi-Fi Alliance supporting 802.11 wireless networking, the DSL Forum, and DAVIC for multimedia distribution.  This expert is Life Senior Member of IEEE, and a senior member of the Professional and Technical Consultants Association (PATCA).

This expert's litigation experience includes trial and deposition testimony, expert reports, as well as infringement and invalidity analysis, prior art searches, source code reviews, lab testing, and patent portfolio review.  


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Expert Witness #256632

This expert is a world-renowned researcher who has extensive research, technical, managerial, and Intellectual Property/patent expertise in the areas of telecommunications, 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 specialties 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 (e.g., IPTV, specifically, entertainment quality digital TV, video distribution over satellite/DTH, High Throughput Satellites [HTSs], multimedia; wireless connectivity (including Wi-Fi, wireless sensor networks, and communication/DTH/HTS satellites); 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 (FR), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IPv6. This expert has also done work in cloud services (Cisco UCS) and IoT/M2M, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and e-health.

This expert has many years of hands-on ATM/SONET/MetroEthernet/OTN experience. In addition to numerous papers and conference presentations, this expert has written several books on LANs/VLANs/MetroEthernet, MPLS, Internet Services Cloud services, and IoT/M2M.

This expert has over 200 published patents as well as 35 patent applications cite this expert's work. Additionally, 5000+ academic researchers cite this expert's work in their publications, according to Google Scholar. This expert has taught IT and Telecommunications courses. This expert has appeared in industry conferences as well a radio and TV technology programs.

This expert has been called upon to undertake infringement/non-infringement analysis (with resulting depositions and testimony) in the area of packet video/IPTV, packet voice/VoIP, imaging (scanned checks), IoT, and wireless.


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Expert Witness #218702

This expert has many years of development and operations experience in high technology companies. This expert has made hands-on technical contributions to numerous business software application development efforts. This expert’s knowledge and experience extends over three principal areas: (1) Architecture and design of complex web-server and client-server business software systems, (2) detailed design and coding techniques for business software applications, and (3) software project management and development contracts. This expert’s detailed programming knowledge encompasses Java, C, C++, ASP, Python and Visual Basic languages, as well as assembly language for Intel and 68K microprocessors and real-time DSP applications. This expert has also managed programming teams that created applications for mainframes. This expert’s networking experience includes TCP/IP router development for Ethernet LAN's, fiber optic links, and wide area networks. This expert has managed many client-server and web-based ERP business solutions projects for Financial, Inventory, Order Entry, Shipping, Supply Chain and Manufacturing core modules. This expert has worked on semiconductor manufacturing systems involving yield prediction and supply chain management using statistical forecasting. This expert has direct experience with Oracle 8.05, 8i and 9i as well as SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 for both transactional and data warehouse systems. This expert has also held responsibilities for internal network operation, intranet, and public access web server IT functions in several corporations. In this role this expert gained a detailed understanding of security issues such as SSL, user authentication, network security, firewalls, hacking countermeasures. This expert is also knowledgeable about email servers, backup and restore procedures, and service level agreements for customer-outsourced data in ASP systems.

This expert holds a B.S. degree with 1st Class Honors, an MSEE, and a Ph.D. also in Electrical Engineering. This expert has extensive litigation experience including deposition and courtroom testimony, claim construction for Markman hearings, infringement and validity rebuttal reports in support of plaintiffs, as well as numerous non-infringement and invalidity reports on behalf of defendants.   


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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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