Networking Expert Witnesses

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Networking expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds and expertise in software, electrical engineering, network design, computer science, information technology, and/or computer security.

Networking is a broad term covering technologies such as mobile devices, computer systems, wireless communication, telecommunication, cloud computing, and computer networking. A network involves the exchange of data between any number of devices. This information and data is governed by standardized networking protocols and specifications.

There are three main types of networks: LAN (Local Area Network), MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network).

In a litigation scenario, a technical expert can expect courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, expert testimony, an expert report, reverse engineering, forensic analysis, and related consulting activities. In high profile cases, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, previous expert witness experience is often a requirement. Cahn Litigation Services has a vast expert network and often receives calls from an attorney firm, typically litigators, to help locate a networking expert witness that can support cases involving networking communication matters. At Cahn Litigation Services, sourcing networking expert witnesses for patent litigation is a particular area of expertise.

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


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 #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 #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 #258365

This expert is a Ph.D. Candidate and has deep experience as an expert witness in Multimedia Networking, Communication Systems, Graphical User Interface, Signal Processing and other related topics. This expert's focus is in the design and development of a broad range of technologies in software and hardware for applications in telecommunications and multimedia networking. This expert possesses expertise in digital video and voice communications systems over packet-based wireless and wireline computer networks. This expert has been a technical expert for intellectual property litigations, supporting the nation's top law firms for patent or copyright infringement.  


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Expert Witness #256912

As a technology expert with many years of litigation experience in over 50 cases, including 17

patent infringement cases and 25 IPR/CBM/GPR cases, this expert has authored reports and declarations, generated over 100 claim charts, inspected tens of millions of lines of source code, and examined numerous systems. This expert has a Master of Science in Computer Science as well as many years of experience in engineering, development, consulting, and management in data networking, monitoring, Web/Internet, software, and systems. This expert’s professional background includes cofounder of an Internet company providing human communication online rating and evaluation tools and services; cofounder and president of a provider of automated Web-based telecommunication test services; cofounder and CEO of an Internet eCommerce and portal company; general manager of data storage business unit and general manager of data networking business unit at a supplier of data storage and data networking systems; founder and president of a supplier of data storage manufacturing systems; and many years as telecommunication engineer and software developer.

This expert has extensive experience with networking and test and monitoring systems. As general manager of a data networking business unit, this expert was responsible for a data networking analysis tools business unit that designed and built network protocol analysis and monitoring products sold, under OEM agreement, by the largest network protocol analysis and monitoring products supplier. These products, among other capabilities, could trap and record IP addresses and data packets matching criteria in the various layers of the TCP/IP stack.

This expert designed data storage test systems and was involved with data storage protocol analyzers and monitoring products, including the best-selling data storage protocol analysis and monitoring products. For several years, as an engineer, this expert designed and implemented computer networks, data communication systems, test systems, and monitoring systems. This expert also has many years of experience in and deep understanding of Web/Internet technologies.

This expert has litigation experience with several cases and IPRs involving data networking cases and monitoring. This expert worked for a year on a trade secret and copyright case dealing with data networking load balancers.


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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 #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 #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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