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Charles Hieken

Charles Hieken, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1957, Massachusetts 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960, United States Court Customs and Patent Appeals 1961, United States Court Claims 1963, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1982. Named Friend of the Arts, Sigma Alpha Iota, 2007; named to Granite City High School Wall of Fame, 2006.


  • Hieken, Charles was born on August 15, 1928 in Granite City, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel and Margaret (Isaacs) Hieken.

  • Education

    • SBEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952. SMEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1957.


    • Patent assistant Laboratory Electronics, Boston, 1954-1956, Fish, Richardson & Neave, Boston, 1956-1957. Associate Hill, Sherman, Meroni, Gross & Simpson, Chicago, 1957, Joseph Weingarten, Boston, 1957-1958, Wolf, Greenfield & Hieken, Boston, 1958-1961, partner, 1961-1970. Principal Charles Hieken Law Offices, Waltham, 1970-1987.

      Partner Fish & Richardson, Boston, 1987-1994, principal, since 1995. Member President Carter's advisory committee on industrial innovation, 1979.


    Member president's advisory council Bentley College, since 1993. Member council Harvard Law School Association, 1998-1902. Member Harvard Committee on University Resources, since 2005.

    Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1947, United States Army, 1952-1954. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior. Life), Federal Circuit History Society (board member since 2007), Boston Patent Law Association (chairman public relations committee 1965-1966, chairman antitrust law committee 1966-1970, treasurer 1970-1971, vice president 1971-1972, president-elect 1972-1973, president 1973-1974, chairman antitrust law committee 1978-1980), Illinois State Bar Association (privileged member), Massachusetts Bar Association (chairman intellectual property committee 1977-1980), Boston Bar Association (civil procedure committee since 1959), University Massachusetts Club (founding board governors), Down Town Club (board govs 1988—2003, vice president general counsel 2000-2003), Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.


    • Married Donna Jane Clanin, January 6, 1961. Children: Tina Jane, Seth Paul.
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