Dr. Christian A. Hannon
Dr Hannon serves as a Patent Attorney with the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) in which he represents the United States before UPOV.
Prior to joining OPIA, for ten years, Dr Hannon served as a patent examiner in the wireless telecommunications field. During his employment at the USPTO, Dr Hannon has served in the Office of the Secretary and Director as an expert advisor. He has also served on detail to the Office of the Solicitor and in OPIA prior to joining there full time.
Dr Hannon received his Juris Doctorate from George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, in 2012. Dr Hannon holds undergraduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, in addition to an undergraduate degree in computer science from Elon University, NC.