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Dr. Christian E. Mammen

Posts by Dr. Christian E. Mammen

HL.com interview – Litigating IP issues: The impact of AI and machine learning

As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are integrated into an increasing number of products and services, litigation issues involving patents and trade secrets will increase. In this hoganlovells.com interview, IP partners Celine Crowson (Washington, D.C.), Jason Lohr (San Francisco/Silicon Valley), and Dr. Chris Mammen (San Francisco) discuss the evolution of AI and machine learning

Join Us at the Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute

Partner, Chris Mammen will be speaking at the the Advanced Patent Law Institute in Palo Alto on Dec 6-7, 2018. The APLI offers a results-oriented, in-depth look at the latest developments in patent law and practice. Co-organized by BCLT and Stanford Law School, it presents an expert faculty of judges, academics, litigators, patent prosecutors, and senior IP counsel from major corporations. Chris

Protecting trade secrets in the EU and US – LimeGreen Live webinar recording

On 9 October we held the fifth in our LimeGreen Live webinar series. This instalment explored how the US and EU member states are handling trade secret protection: what the differences are, where you might face challenges and how best to proceed in securing adequate protection and enforcing your rights throughout the US and the

Protecting trade secrets in the EU and US – LimeGreen Live Webinar

Join us on 09 October for the fifth in our LimeGreen Live webinar series. In this webinar we will look at how the US and EU member states are handling trade secret protection: what the differences are, where you might face challenges and how best to proceed in securing adequate protection and enforcing your rights throughout the US

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

Interview – Future IP Challenges: What companies in the Internet of Things space can expect

In this hoganlovells.com interview, Hogan Lovells partner Dr. Chris Mammen looks at the platforms that could emerge to dominate and drive the internet of things (IoT) space and the related patent and licensing issues that will emerge. “This is a very exciting and rapidly developing time where control over the IP is going to lead to

In Landmark Decision, U.S. Supreme Court Limits Patent Venue

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC on the hotly contested issue of patent venue reform.  The patent venue statue provides two grounds for laying venue. Under 35 U.S.C. § 1400(b), venue in a patent case may be laid where the defendant (1) “resides,”

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 Interview: The Internet of Things – Planning for the next wave of patent litigation

In this interview, Dr. Chris Mammen looks at how patent litigation will impact players in the Internet of Things (IoT) space and what companies need to do to prepare. Among other questions, Chris explores: How have patent litigation trends evolved and changed during the past 20 years? What’s next on the horizon? What role will NPEs

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

US: IP Minute video post – Patent reform legislation: Pleading standards

The pending 2015 Patent Reform Legislation would increase the amount of detail required for a patent infringement complaint.  Meanwhile, F.R.C.P. Form 18 is set to be abolished.  What will be the new standard for pleading patent infringement?   Chris Mammen sums it up in an IP minute here  

Europe: Shifting attitudes to patent injunctions

Final injunctions for successful parties in patent cases in Europe have generally been seen as automatic but attitudes are evolving. Despite their differing common law and civil law systems, courts in the UK and continental Europe have tended to grant  injunctions to successful patent owners after a trial as a matter of course. However, this