Chris E. Mammen

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mammenProfessor Christian E. Mammen is an experienced litigator who focuses on patents and related intellectual property litigation.  He teaches courses in IP- and litigation-related subjects.  Dr. Mammen earned his law degree from Cornell Law School. Following law school, Dr. Mammen earned a doctorate in jurisprudence from Oxford University. His scholarly dissertation was published in 2002, entitled Using Legislative History in American Statutory Interpretation.

Since 1997, Dr. Mammen has practiced patent and related intellectual property litigation and appeals in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He is experienced in litigating intellectual property rights in the telecommunications, Internet and biotechnology fields. At UC Hastings, he has taught Current Topics in Patent Law, Civil Procedure, Evidence, E-Discovery, and Property.  He has also taught Pretrial Civil Litigation at UC Berkeley School of Law. From 1995 to 1996, Dr. Mammen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  In 1997, Dr. Mammen was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School, and in 2011, he was an Academic Visitor at Oxford University.

Dr. Mammen's research interests include intellectual property law and legal interpretation, and he writes and speaks frequently on those topics.  From 1997 to 2005, he practiced intellectual property and appellate litigation in the San Francisco office of Heller Ehrman. Dr. Mammen joined the Silicon Valley IP litigation boutique of Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder in 2005, and was a partner there from 2007-2008. He has litigated a number of IP cases in a wide range of technologies, including Internet search, high temperature superconductivity, mobile telecommunications, digital video and audio, and biotechnology.  Since 2012, he has been a partner with the San Francisco office of Hogan Lovells.

Dr. Mammen was co-chair of the Patent Litigation Subcommittee of the ABA’s Section of Litigation from 2003 to 2006. He served as the IP Litigation chair for the San Francisco Bar Association’s Barrister’s Club in 2002 to 2003. In 1997, he was recognized by The American Lawyer for his pro bono work on behalf of low-income tenants in San Francisco. He served on the Board of Directors of Legal Assistance to the Elderly from 1999 to 2005.

Courses Taught:  Current Topics in Patent Law, Civil Procedure, Evidence, E-Discovery, Property

Expertise: Patents, Intellectual Property, Civil Litigation (Civil Procedure, Evidence, E-Discovery)

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