Washington, D.C.  partner Mike Remington was quoted in a New York Times obituary titled, “Robert Kastenmeier, Liberal Voice in House for 32 Years, Dies at 91.” 

The March 20th article by Adam Clymer summarized the career and life of Robert W. Kastenmeier, a former Wisconsin Democrat who served in the U.S. House of Representative for 32 years.  Kastenmeier passed away at the age of 91 on March 20th.  While Kastenmeier was known for his liberal views in the House, one of his central focuses was intellectual property and he worked closely with Republicans on issues like copyright, patents and trademarks.  Kastenmeier’s other specialty was the federal judiciary.

As a former longtime Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, where he was Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual property, and the Administration of Justice, Mike recalled that Chairman Kastenmeier was more devoted to public policy than ceremony.  Kastenmeier avoided presidential signing ceremonies of bills he had written and “chastised his staff for drafting press releases that were too laudatory.”

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