Theodore Mlynar

Partner & Chair, Blockchain-Smart Contracts IPMT Working Group, Hogan Lovells US LLP

For more than 20 years, Ted Mlynar has been developing and implementing innovative solutions to some of the most difficult intellectual property problems in the world. Combining a keen legal acumen, first-chair trial experience, and a deep understanding of technology, Ted works closely with clients to resolve disputes outside the court room, where possible, and inside, when necessary.

Whether it is industry behemoths engaged in patent world war, patent trolls threatening expensive lawsuits, David fending off Goliath, or competitors engaged in an all-out struggle for survival, Ted brings to bear a wealth of practical experience of intellectual property law — including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition.

Ted prepares and advises in the negotiation of intellectual property licenses with a particular focus in areas of high technology, including electronics, wireless communications, semiconductors, software, and e-commerce. He majored in electrical engineering at Caltech and is a registered patent attorney.

Ted has co-authored and has been quoted in numerous articles relating to blockchain and smart contract technologies. He has been acknowledged by the Chamber of Digital Commerce as a subject matter expert in the field of smart contracts. Ted leads the Hogan Lovells Blockchain-Smart Contracts IPMT Working Group.