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Charles Hieken

Senior Principal

Boston, MA
617-521-7014
hieken@fr.com
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Background

​Charles Hieken is a Senior Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, related unfair competition and antitrust law. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in various fields and trademark applications, as well as prepared and negotiated numerous patent, trademark, copyright, and other license agreements. He has also advised on numerous copyright matters. Mr. Hieken previously served as a law clerk with predecessor Fish, Richardson & Neave (1956-1957) and in private practice (1957-1987).

Education

LL.B., Harvard Law School 1957


S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1952
Electrical Engineering
Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu


S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1952
Electrical Engineering
Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1956
  • Massachusetts 1958
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court for Federal Claims

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member of President Carter's Advisory Committee on Industrial Innovation. Member, Bentley College President's Advisory Council.  Member, Board of Governors, University of Massachusetts Club. Life Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.  Member, Board of Trustees, The Federal Circuit Historical Society, Harvard University Committee on University Resources. Member, Federal Bar Association. Past president of the Boston Patent Law Association. Past chair, Antitrust Law Committee.Lecturer on intellectual property at seminars and universities.

Other Distinctions

​Recognized as a 2015 Top Rated – AV® PreeminentTM Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law. Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Law, and The Best Lawyers in America© in Patent Law and Trademark Law.

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