Charles Bieneman

Charles Bieneman is a member of the firm. Charlie's practice focuses on patent prosecution, counseling, and opinions for clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, telecommunications, and aerospace.

Prior to forming Bejin Bieneman, Charlie was a partner in a Michigan intellectual property firm. Previously, he was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, where he examined claim inventions in the areas of computer software, databases, and the World Wide Web. He also held management positions with two computer software companies and has significant real world experience as a software developer, consultant, and project manager. Charlie also gained experience as an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Washington, D.C. office of a national law firm.

Charlie is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1992) where he was a Note Editor on the Michigan Law Review, 1991-1992, and is the author of "Note, Legal Interpretation and a Constitutional Case: Home Building & Loan Association v. Blaisdell," 90 Mich. L. Rev. 2534 (1990). He is also a graduate of University of Maryland (B.S., Computer Science, 1999) and St. John's College in Santa Fe (B.A., 1989).

Charlie was 2011-2012 Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Information Technology Law Section. Finally, Charlie blogs about software and intellectual property issues at The Software Intellectual Property Report (

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University of Michigan Law School
J.D., cum laude (1992)
Note Editor, Michigan Law Review (1991-92)

University of Maryland
B.S., Computer Science (1999)

St. John's College in Santa Fe
Bachelor of Arts (1989)


State Bar of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Organizations & Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Information Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

National Association of Patent Practitioners