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 trademark applications and advising clients on patent and trademark portfolio development and management.
Dan’s expertise includes experience in the fields of automotive connectivity and safety systems, situational awareness and autonomous vehicle control, vehicle fuel systems, mobile telecommunications, light and optical devices, small engine carburetors, and defense industry special projects. Prior to his legal pursuits, Dan was a sights and electro-optical sensors engineer for General Dynamics Land Systems where he developed subsystems for the M1A1/M1A2 Main Battle Tank.
Dan received his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School in 2010 and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2004. He actively promotes public education regarding intellectual property matters. Dan is currently serving as 1st Vice President to the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association – serving the organization as an officer or committee chair since 2013. Dan was an executive organizer of World IP Day Detroit in 2014, 2015, and 2016. And on a national level, Dan published a quarterly newsletter for the Patent Law Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association from 2013-2014.