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Dr. Christian E. Mammen

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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 the IoT space, and discussed … Continue Reading

Posted in Internet, Technology Dr. Christian E. Mammen

Blockchain and patent law: A conversation with Berkeley Law

Chris Mammen, Partner in our San Francisco office, 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
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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Dr. Christian E. Mammen

California Legislature Advances UAS Legislation

For the past several years, California’s Legislature has actively sought to regulate unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”), including, but not only, through privacy-related legislation.

In the 2014 session, one bill (AB 2306) passed and was signed by Governor Brown.  It bans the use of UAS to capture images or record voices of people without their permission, and is widely regarded as … Continue Reading