Prof. Nabil J. Sarhan's Experience as Expert Witness and Consulting Expert in Patent Infringement and other Intellectual Property and Corporate Litigation

News: Dr. Nabil Sarhan served as the Expert Witness on the plaintiff’s side in the patent infringement case VideoShare v. Google.

Dr. Sarhan has served as an Expert Witness and/or Consulting Expert in numerous patent infringement cases related to methods, systems, software, websites, and mobile apps for video streaming, video sharing, video storage, video delivery, and video recording, involving major cellular networks, mobile operating systems makes, smartphone manufacturers, media streaming, and social media companies. He has also served as an Expert Witness and Consulting Expert in patent infringement and validity cases related to computer systems, serial interfacing, and low voltage differential signaling. Furthermore, he served as a Consulting Expert in other intellectual property and corporate litigation cases related to secure multimedia products for medical applications, encryption, anonymity, and IP addresses.


Experience

  • Patent infringement (literal and under the doctrine of equivalents)
  • Patent validity
  • Priority date analysis
  • Source Code review

Performed Tasks

  • Testifying
  • Deposition
  • Writing expert reports
  • Writing declarations
  • Developing claim charts
  • Developing claim construction
  • Designing and running experiments
  • Writing court reports
  • Analyzing non-infringing alternatives
  • Helping with IPR
  • Helping with discovery requests

Areas of Technical Experience:

  • Video streaming, all aspects, including
    • Mobile video
    • Adaptive Bitrate (ABR)
    • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
    • HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
    • Online video apps
  • Multimedia systems, all aspects, including
    • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)
    • Video analysis
    • Video storage
    • Video delivery
    • Video encoding
    • Video transcoding
    • Content ingestion
    • Social media
  • Computer systems
    • Multimedia systems
    • Distributed systems
    • Cloud computing
  • Computer networks
    • Data communication
    • Video communication
    • Network security
    • Network protocols
    • TCP/IP Stack
    • Scalable Internet services and architectures
    • Cross-layer optimization
  • Video security systems, including
    • Automated video surveillance
    • Video cameras
    • Threat detection
  • Deep learning, including
    • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
    • Hardware accelerators for artificial intelligence (AI)
  • I/O, including
    • Storage systems
    • I/O Controllers
    • Interconnects
    • PCI Express
    • SATA
    • USB
    • Other protocols such as HDMI, MIPI DSI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, USB4, SAS
    • High speed serial communication,
    • Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS)

Technical Experience:

Dr. Sarhan is an internationally recognized expert in video streaming, multimedia systems, online video, computer vision systems, computer networking, and automated video surveillance, with over 20 years of experience in the field. Three of his research projects were sponsored by the National Science Foundation, one by Silicon Mechanics, and one by Sun Microsystems.

Dr. Sarhan served as the Chair of the Interest Group on Media Streaming of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee and the Co-Director of the IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Review Board. He also served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. He has been involved in the organization of numerous international conferences in various capacities, including chair, co-chair, publicity chair, track chair, and technical program committee number. For example, he served as Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV) in 2018.

Dr. Sarhan authored over 50 peer-reviewed or invited journal, magazine, and conference papers on numerous topics, including video streaming, multimedia systems, automated video surveillance, computer system design, computer networks, and deep learning, with publications in top venues. He was also the editor or co-editor of a conference proceeding, a special issue in the Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, a special issue in the IEEE MMTC E-letter, and multiple IEEE MMTC R-Letters. He published a book chapter: “Streaming Multimedia”, The Handbook of Computer Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., November 2007. He is the named inventor on U.S. Patent No. 9,313,463 related to the design of automated video surveillance systems.

Dr. Sarhan regularly teaches courses on computer architecture, computer networking, and secure and scalable Internet services and architectures. He also taught three advanced courses on multimedia systems and networking as well as courses on data structures and algorithms, C++ programming, microcomputer systems, and algorithmic processes.

Dr. Sarhan supervised seven Ph.D. dissertations and four master theses and is currently supervising three Ph.D. students.

Dr. Sarhan is the recipient of the IEEE SEM Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, the Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Sarhan is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Major Cases:

  • Expert Witness and Consulting Expert, patent infringement case including validity, ACQIS v. Lenovo, on the plaintiff's side, areas of the patents: computer systems with LVDS channels, serial interfacing, graphics, PCI transactions, USB, etc., January 2022 – Now.
  • Expert Witness and Consulting Expert, patent infringement case, ACQIS v. ASUS, on the plaintiff's side, areas of the patents: computer systems with LVDS channels, serial interfacing, graphics, PCI transactions, USB, etc., January 2022 – Now.
  • Expert Witness and Consulting Expert, patent infringement case, ACQIS v. Wiwynn, on the plaintiff's side, areas of the patents: computer systems with LVDS channels, serial interfacing, graphics, PCI transactions, USB, etc., January 2022 – Now.
  • Expert Witness, patent infringement case: VideoShare v. Facebook (Meta), on plaintiff's side, patent: "Systems and Methods for Sharing Video with Advertisements over a Network", November 2021 - Now.
  • Expert Witness, patent infringement case: plaintiff VideoShare v. Google, on plaintiff's side, patent: "Systems and Methods for Sharing Video with Advertisements over a Network", July 2020 - November 2021: .
  • Consulting Expert, a patent infringement case related to video sharing and streaming systems, February 2020 - October 2020.
  • Source Code Reviewer, a patent infringement case related to Web and mobile video apps, involving a major social media company, February 2021.
  • Consulting Expert, a patent infringement case related to video streaming and multimedia systems: Visual Interactive Phone Concepts (VIPC) v. US Cellular, 2014 - 2015.
  • Consulting Expert, a patent infringement case related to video streaming: Visual Interactive Phone Concepts (VIPC) v. Verizon, on the Plaintiff’s side, 2012 - 2014.
  • Consulting Expert, a patent infringement cases related to video streaming: Visual Interactive Phone Concepts (VIPC) v. US Cellular, on the Plaintiff’s side, 2012 - 2014.
  • Consulting Expert, a patent infringement case related to video streaming: Visual Interactive Phone Concepts (VIPC) v. Google, on the Plaintiff’s side, 2012 - 2014.
  • Consulting Expert, a patent infringement case related to video streaming: Visual Interactive Phone Concepts (VIPC) v. Samsung, on the Plaintiff’s side, 2012 - 2014.
  • Consulting Expert, an intellectual property corporate litigation case involving secure multimedia products for medical applications: MIANTS, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, MATTHEW VISCONTI, M.D., an individual, SANDY VISCONTI, an individual, APG, LTD, a Canadian corporation, FELICE IAFRATE, ESQ, an individual, LARRY DAVIDSON, an individual, and CRYSTAL DAVIDSON, an individual, directly and derivatively on behalf of BRIGHT PURPLE ENCRYPTION, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, and ENCRYPTION SECURITY SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company v. KEVIN LASSER, an individual, RAMIE PHILLIPS III, an individual, MEDTEDCO, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, PHILLIPS CONSULTING, INC., a Michigan corporation, JEMS TECHNOLOGY, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, DAVID UNDERDALE, an individual, TIMOTHY FOLEY, M.D., an individual, TRUDY HABLE, an individual, and ROBERT HUTH, an individual, on the plaintiff’s side, 2014.
  • Consulting Expert, a corporate litigation case involving IP addresses and anonymous e-mails: Integrated Health Group v. Integrated Healthcare Systems, on the Plaintiff’s side, 2014.

News:

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