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Front Page - Friday, June 22, 2018

Johnson elected president of IP lawyers’ organization


Miller & Martin attorney Douglas Johnson, of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property group, has been elected president of the U.S. section of the Fedération Internationalé des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle.

FICPI aims to enhance international cooperation within the profession of IP attorneys in private practice and to promote the training and continuing education of its members and others interested in IP protection. Johnson’s term will run through June 2020.

Johnson has served in other roles in the FICPI, including treasurer of the U.S. section (2011-2014); secretary of the U.S. section (2006-2010); and council member (2003-2005).

Johnson is the founder of Miller & Martin’s IP group. He concentrates his practice on trademarks, technology and patents and intellectual property litigation.

Johnson negotiates software licensing and technology agreements for both technology companies and end users.

He also coordinates trademark prosecution and administration, patent prosecution and administration, patent portfolio strategies and intellectual property litigation for companies with international brands in the food, sports, carpet and consumer products industries.

Brown is also active in the domestic and international licensing of clients’ intellectual property rights.

The FICPI is the only international non-governmental organization whose membership consists exclusively of IP attorneys in private practice.

Source: Miller & Martin