Bejin Bieneman PLC will present an IP law informational event with Oakland University Society of Women Engineers and The National Society of Black Engineers. The event 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 presentation will take place in the second floor atrium in the Oakland University Engineering Center on March 4, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm.
Chris Francis and Bryan Hart 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 Chris and Bryan will be discussing real-world examples of how rights in these types of intellectual property are obtained and legal battles that ensue. Chris and Bryan 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.
Chris and Bryan 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 under-represented 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.