Bejin, VanOphem and Bieneman Adds Intellectual Property Attorney Michael McCandlish

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Michael McCandlish brings international experience in the semiconductor and automotive industries to the firm.

Bejin, VanOphem & Bieneman PLC, (, an intellectual property boutique law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael McCandlish to its legal team. McCandlish is an intellectual property attorney focusing on the prosecution of United States and foreign patents in the electrical and mechanical arts, particularly in automotive, telecommunication and industrial applications.

McCandlish, a Carnegie-Mellon trained electrical engineer, brings three decades of industry experience in custom integrated circuit design and development to his work as an intellectual property attorney. McCandlish founded the North American subsidiary of ELMOS Semiconductor AG, a leading manufacturer of the analog mixed-signal semiconductors used in almost all vehicles. He managed the mixed-signal integrated circuit design team, transferring key design technology to the United States and fulfilling contracts with automotive suppliers. Fluent in German, he began his career by co-founding design centers for custom integrated circuit development for Neutron Mikroelektronik GMBH in Hanau, Germany and Electronic Solutions in Pennsylvania. In his career, McCandlish has developed multiple mixed-signal integrated circuits for computer, security, consumer electronic and automotive products.

McCandlish followed his extensive technical career by graduating cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 2010. His many awards include the Order of the Coif, Alpert Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, and the Adamany Constitutional Law Award.

“Michael McCandlish brings an extraordinary depth of technical experience to complicated automotive and electrical patent work,” said Firm Member Charles Bieneman. “The firm continues to add depth and breadth to the value we can provide our clients.”

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About Bejin, VanOphem & Bieneman PLC

Bejin, VanOphem & Bieneman PLC is a full-service intellectual property law firm serving clients nationally and internationally. The attorneys of Bejin, VanOphem & Bieneman are seasoned patent and trademark prosecutors and litigators with a wealth of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including licensing and intellectual property due diligence. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the firm's offices are adjacent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Detroit office.

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