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Michael Remington

Of Counsel Attorney for Drinker Biddle

Michael J. Remington has over 35 years of experience in intellectual property law (copyrights, trademarks, patents and semiconductor chip mask works), government relations and lobbying.  For nine years, he was chief counsel of the Judiciary Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration. At Drinker Biddle, Mike was the founding chair of the Intellectual Property Group.

Mike served as counsel to the House of Representatives for enactment of over twenty public laws related to copyrights, trademarks and patents.  He was a member of the U.S. Delegation for the Working Groups and the Diplomatic Conference on an International Treaty with regard to Integrated Circuits, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  He has served as a consultant to WIPO, The Asia Foundation, USAID and the United Nations on intellectual property matters in Asia (most recently in China and South Korea) and South America. Mike is a member of the advisory board of the Bloomberg/BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, and he served as staff to the Presidential Clemency Board in the Ford Administration and to the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in the Clinton Administration.

Mike is the former director of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal, an entity established by Congress to study and report to the President, Chief Justice and Congress on issues relating to judicial misconduct and impeachment.  He also served as counsel to the House of Representatives for numerous laws improving the administration of justice. He was an advisor and liaison to the Federal Courts Study Committee, and has received certificates of commendation from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mike also has been elected secretary of the European Institute, the world’s leading forum for promoting European-American relations.  He has testified before Congress on several occasions, including on measures enacted into law.

Mike has served as an expert witness on legislative history in several patent and copyright cases.  He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d’Ivoire and a former Fulbright Scholar in Paris, France.

Mike is admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Mike has taught additionally at George Mason University School of Law and Columbus School of Law and Catholic University.

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