Bejin Bieneman Presents an Introduction to Careers in IP Law to Engineering Universities in Southeast Michigan

Bejin Bieneman PLC will present IP law informational events at local engineering schools including Wayne State, in front of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Lawrence Tech, and in front of SWE at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. The events will provide an introduction to intellectual property law, and will highlight the Bejin Bieneman Diversity Scholarship Program, a scholarship to encourage traditionally underrepresented groups to go into the practice of patent law.

The presentations will take place virtually for Lawrence Tech on October 19, 2021 from 1 PM to 2 PM; in room 1008 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building for the University of Michigan on October 26, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM; and virtually for Wayne State from 12 noon to 1 PM.

Chris Francis, Bryan Hart, and Will Broman from the law firm of Bejin Bieneman PLC will be presenting an introduction to intellectual property law and associated careers. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and they will be discussing real-world examples of how rights in these types of intellectual property are obtained and legal battles that ensue. They will also discuss career paths that include using the combination of an engineering degree and law degree in the private practice of law or as corporate legal counsel. Government employment is also available and some positions only require an engineering degree.

They will also be discussing a scholarship offered by the law firm of Bejin Bieneman PLC for candidates who are interested in intellectual property law and are from groups traditionally underrepresented groups in the practice of intellectual property law. The scholarship includes both a tuition payment (for engineering school or law school) and a paid summer clerk position at the firm of Bejin Bieneman.