Bejin Bieneman PLC Elects New Members Christopher Francis and Stephen Kontos

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Firm Continues Growth Trajectory

Bejin Bieneman PLC ( is pleased to announce that Christopher Francis and Stephen Kontos have been named members in the firm, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Francis and Mr. Kontos transition to their new roles as the intellectual property law firm continues its rapid growth.

Chris Francis excels at helping clients manage their portfolios, and providing counseling regarding strategic intellectual property protection. Mr. Francis also has responsibility for managing the firm's training program. He is an intellectual property attorney specializing in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, and counseling clients. Mr. Francis obtained his juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 2006, and completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Stephen Kontos is an experienced patent prosecution attorney who, in addition to managing many matters, also brings a perspective from the trenches of patent litigation. He has responsibility for the firm's recruiting efforts. Mr. Kontos helps businesses build and monetize their patent portfolios by providing patent prosecution and patent litigation services to clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Kontos received his juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 2008, and his Electrical Engineering degree from University of Detroit Mercy.

“We are pleased to have these two exceptionally able and qualified intellectual property attorneys join our partnership.” said founding member Charles Bieneman. “We expect them to play an integral role in building and strengthening our practice.”

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About Bejin Bieneman PLC

Bejin Bieneman PLC is a full-service intellectual property law firm serving clients nationally and internationally. The attorneys of Bejin 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. Bejin Bieneman PLC is a member of the IPLegalNetwork, a national collaboration of intellectual property firms (see

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