Firm News

“Section 112 and AIA Litigation” Article Featured in AIPLA Newsletter

Stephen Kontos, a member of Bejin Bieneman, wrote an article titled “Section 112 and AIA Litigation”, that was featured in the AIPLA’s Patent Law Committee Newsletter – Spring edition (May 2017). Using cases from the last few months, the article explores how the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) uses §112 in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and post-grant review (PGR)… Read More »“Section 112 and AIA Litigation” Article Featured in AIPLA Newsletter

Shenzhen IP Litigation Seminar: 2016 US Supreme Court Cases in IP

Date of presentation: June 12, 2017 Tom Bejin will be presenting at Shenzhen IP Litigation Seminar at Shenzhen in China on June 12, 2017. Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China and has risen to become the predominant epicenter of high-tech design and manufacturing in the world. The city is a staging ground for large high-tech companies, rising… Read More »Shenzhen IP Litigation Seminar: 2016 US Supreme Court Cases in IP

Strafford – FTO Opinions, Examiner Interactions, Patent Drafting and More

Date of webinar: June 6, 2017 from 9am-5:30pm Webinar topic: Patent Prosecution – FTO Opinions, Examiner Interactions, Patent Drafting and More Several thousand U.S. and foreign patent applications are filed each year. The increasing number of Federal Circuit patent opinions and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) becoming the new battlefield for patent wars should serve as a reminder of… Read More »Strafford – FTO Opinions, Examiner Interactions, Patent Drafting and More

Strafford – Overcoming Rejections for Computer and Electronics Patents

Date of Webinar: May 4, 2017 from 1-2:30am EST Webinar topic: Overcoming 101 Rejections for Computer and Electronics Related Patents Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, the USPTO has dramatically increased its rejections under 35 U.S.C. §101, and the federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have been increasingly active in invalidating issued patents. Further,… Read More »Strafford – Overcoming Rejections for Computer and Electronics Patents

AIPLA – The Claim Interpretation Lifecycle

Date of Webinar: April 19, 2017 from 12:30-2pm EST Webinar topic: The Claim Interpretation Lifecycle: How to Apply the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation standard from Patent Preparation through Litigation and IPR Description: USPTO patent examiners may say they are applying the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) standard when interpreting claims broadly, but Applicants often question the “reasonable” part.  Join our webinar to learn best… Read More »AIPLA – The Claim Interpretation Lifecycle

Firm Welcomes Dan Hegner as Associate Attorney

Detroit, MI (January 26, 2017) – Bejin Bieneman is pleased to announce that Dan Hegner has joined the firm as an associate attorney. In this role, Dan will specialize in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, and software arts. In addition, Dan will provide a variety of other services, including preparing and prosecuting federal… Read More »Firm Welcomes Dan Hegner as Associate Attorney

Thomas Bejin Named New Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

Detroit, MI (December 15, 2017) – Detroit attorney Thomas Bejin, of the law firm Bejin Bieneman, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Tom is a member at the firm and concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation, strategic counseling and freedom to operate studies. Tom has handled patent, trademark and trade secret cases in… Read More »Thomas Bejin Named New Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)