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Christian B. Hicks – Giant Robots, Circumvention and the DMCA: StorageTek v. CHE

Thursday, November 13, 2008
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.

CHRISTIAN B. HICKS, Co-Founder, President, Elysium Digital LLC

Mr. Hicks has advised clients on more than 50 matters relating to intellectual property and computer forensics. He has testified as an expert in Federal Court, submitted expert reports and affidavits, and has been deposed in several cases. Mr. Hicks’ areas of focus include data mining, network protocols, source code analysis, artificial intelligence, and computer forensics. Before co-founding Elysium Digital, he worked as a consultant for the AT&T Consumer Lab, where he developed data mining techniques and researched Internet programs and protocols. He is co-inventor on two patents on systems for unlocking remote electronic data. Mr. Hicks graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Computer Science. While there, his academic research focused on artificial intelligence and earned him the Computer Science Senior Prize.


Computer Scientist Christian Hicks has worked as a technology litigation consultant at Elysium Digital in Cambridge for over 10 years. He will present the case StorageTek v. CHE. In this case, Storage Technology Corporation (also known as StorageTek) sued defendant, Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting INC. (“CHE”), for copyright infringement and DMCA violations resulting from the maintenance and repair of Storage Technologies’ data tape storage components. Mr. Hicks will also discuss the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA and other cases that have helped shape the scope of those provisions.