Functional Language in Patent Claims

Daniel Hegner will speak on the convergence of federal court and PTAB decisions questioning functional language in patent claims. Mr. Hegner will address evolving challenges to functional claiming, tips for taking advantage of U.S. law permitting functional language, and functional-claiming pitfalls to avoid.

REGISTER HERE by November 8th at noon.

*This month’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown, which is on Vine Street around the corner from The Cincinnatian.   

About the Speaker:

Mr. Hegner is a Member and IP attorney at Bejin Bieneman PLC. Much of his patent experience pertains to preparation and prosecution of electrical, software, and mechanical applications in the fields of automotive connectivity and safety systems, autonomous vehicle control, fuel system, mobile telecommunications, light and optical devices, small engine carburetors, and defense industry special projects.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Hegner has been an avid participant in World IP Day Detroit, serving three consecutive years as an executive organizer of the annual event, which creates public awareness on a broad range of IP issues.