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Dr. Christian E. Mammen

Posts by Dr. Christian E. Mammen

US: Update on pleading standards in patent cases

It has been nearly two years since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to eliminate Form 18, the World War II-era sample form that authorized plaintiffs to commence patent infringement litigation with only bare-bones allegations. In the absence of Form 18, it is widely accepted that patent infringement complaints are now governed by

Emerging patent law issues: IoT webinar update

On 20 April, Hogan Lovells hosted the second instalment of the 2017 webinar series on emerging issues with the Internet of Things (IoT). This instalment focussed on the potential patent law issues presented by IoT technology. Dr. Chris Mammen, a partner in Hogan Lovells San Francisco office, considered how these issues can impact companies in

ITC Section 337 – Quarterly Highlights

The ITC Section 337 series provides updates on recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigations as well as other timely ITC developments that affect your business. What’s ITC and how can it affect my business? ITC Investigations under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 (“Section 337”) are initiated by companies who have made domestic investments to

Blockchain and patent Law: A conversation with Berkeley Law

Chris Mammen recently interviewed Berkeley Law professors Narechania and McCrary about some of the IP applications of blockchain. This short video touches upon the following points: What is blockchain? Does it have broader applications outside Finance? Who is the inventor and why is his/her/their identity important? How might ownership of a core set of blockchain patents play out in

US: IP Minute Video Post – Indefiniteness after Nautilus

In this video post, we talk about the impact of the Nautilus vs. Biosig ruling on the law of indefiniteness. In particular we look at the new test of indefiniteness and tendencies around three kinds of indefiniteness cases emerging from the Federal Circuit’s rulings since Nautilus. Chris Mammen sums it up in an ‘IP Minute’ here

US: IP Minute Video Post – Impact of FRCP Amendments

In this video post, we take a look at the impact of recent changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which took effect in December 2015.  This post looks at effects of the elimination of ‘Form 18’, filing statistics for patent infringement complaints and how the effective date for the Federal Rules could affect