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Daniel Hegner’s Presentation on Functional Claiming

Southfield, MI (November 7, 2018) – Throughout the year, Daniel Hegner, member of Bejin Bieneman PLC, has taken various opportunities to travel around the U.S. giving a presentation to different IP organizations on the topic of functional patent claims.

On November 13 from 12 to 1:15pm, Mr. Hegner presents on Functional Claiming at the CinciIP Luncheon that is taking place at the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Per his discussion, recent decisions under 35 U.S.C. §§ 101, 112, and 103 come into focus when viewed through a common lens. As part of the presentation, Mr. Hegner discusses the convergence of federal court and PTAB decisions questioning functional language in patent claims. He then takes a practical look at the evolving challenges to functional claiming, providing tips to assist the practitioner in taking advantage of U.S. law permitting functional claim language, but at the same time avoiding functional-claiming pitfalls.

For more information and to register, visit the CinciIP website.

For those unable to attend the luncheon, Mr. Hegner recently presented the talk on Bejin Bieneman’s B2 IP Webinar series. A recording of the presentation is below and available on the Bejin Bieneman YouTube page.  

For more information on Daniel Hegner please visit his biography. To learn more about upcoming presentations or for other speaking opportunities, please contact Mr. Hegner at

About Bejin Bieneman, PLC

Bejin Bieneman PLC is a full-service intellectual property law firm, serving clients nationally and internationally. The firm maximizes returns on client’s long-term investments by understanding client business objectives. Bejin Bieneman’s attorneys counsel clients on complex patent and trademark prosecution and litigation issues and provide intellectual property services in a timely and well-executed manner.