IEEE Senior Member
Internet architecture, wireless networking (3G/4G/LTE, 5G), switch/router systems design & architecture, optical and broadband networking, SDN/NFV, data centers, virtualization, cloud computing, SD-WA
Vishal Sharma, 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.
Dr. Sharma’s 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; details in the full profile.
Dr. Sharma has experience in patent analysis and evaluation for investment houses, companies, and patent attorneys in a variety of circumstances, including PTAB matters – 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. Dr. Sharma 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.
Vishal was CNSV Secretary for a short time in early 2021.