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Expert Witness Code 4398
Professional Summary:

This Ph.D. (Senior Member, IEEE; Fellow, IETE) is an international technologist and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in networking and telecom technologies, having lead research, industry, labs, and academia, and coordinated globally diverse expert teams. 12 US patents issued; 10 IETF RFCs published; 2 book chapters authored; 4 IEEE Communications Magazine Feature Topics edited; Associate Professor of EE (3 years): 6 diverse courses taught, 8 students graduated, 18+ graduate course research projects guided.  He is an invited speaker/keynote speaker, session chair, panel moderator, & panelist at leading industry conferences; 145+ workshops, talks, seminars, panels, webinars delivered in the US, Europe, Australia, & Asia.

His expertise spans: network and systems architecture, design, protocols, and standards across multiple technologies: optical, wireless & cellular, & data/packet networking; network infrastructure; Internet architecture & design; standards; and cloud & data-center networking.

He 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.  His work has included: prior-art research in complex technology patents, claims review/de-construction, claim chart dissection, claim chart construction.  He has performed infringement analysis, evidence-of-use investigations, technology analysis and violation, scrutinizing validity.  A major contribution of his work has been enabling complex telecommunications patents (in his areas of expertise) to be succinctly and easily understood by legal and investment experts.

Expertise:

§  4G/LTE & WiMax network architectures

§  Algorithm & protocol design, system analysis, packet network design/analysis

§  Design & analysis of  telecom and data center systems and networks

§  IP, ATM,  Ethernet, & MPLS network & system design

§  IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

§  Inter- and intra-data center design & protocols (VXLAN, NVGRE)

§  Mobile backhaul networks and techniques

§  Network architectures roadmaps for Tier 1/2/3 telcos and ISPs

§  Network planning & design, traffic engineering tools & techniques

§  Optical, SONET/SDH, OTN transport networks

§  QoS algorithms for wireline & wireless broadband networks (BWAs)

§  Reverse engineering of systems, networks, products, and applications

§  Switch/Router architectures (Layers 2-7); packet-optical networks/systems

§  Virtualization technologies– software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud

Additional Information:
  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of California Santa Barbara
  • M.S., Computer Engineering - University of California Santa Barbara
  • M.S., Signals and Systems - University of California Santa Barbara
  • B.Tech., Electrical Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
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