Washington, D.C., partner Mike Remington was quoted in an article in BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal titled, “Kastenmeier Leaves a Legacy That Extends Far Beyond Just Copyright Law.”
The article discussed the many contributions of the intellectual property community giant Robert W. Kastenmeier, who died recently at the age of 91. Kastenmeier (D-Wis.) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1958 until 1990 and will be remembered by many in the intellectual property community not only for his contributions to copyright law, most notably for his unrelenting work to secure passage of the 1976 Copyright Act and U.S. adherence to the world’s most important copyright treaty (the Berne Convention) but patent reforms as well.
“I don't think he cared about his recognition in the press. He was a really smart lawyer, a good Wisconsinite, and an institutionalist. And their mandate is to do good for the people. That was what was important to him,” Mike said.
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