Miller & Martin announced Douglas Johnson, Of Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property group, was elected president of the U.S. Section of the Fedération Internationalé des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle. His term will run through June 2020.
Mr. Johnson is assuming the duties from President Andrew D. Meikle of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, whose term ends in June. Mr. Meikle, will continue to be involved in FICPI as the past president.
Mr. Johnson has also served in other roles in the FICPI. He was treasurer of the U.S. Section (2011-2014); secretary of the U.S. Section (2006-2010); and a council member (2003-2005).
Mr. Johnson is the founder of Miller & Martin's Intellectual Property Group. He concentrates his practice on trademarks, technology and patents and intellectual property litigation. He negotiates software licensing and technology agreements for both technology companies and end users. Mr. Johnson also coordinates trademark prosecution and administration, patent prosecution and administration, patent portfolio strategies and intellectual property litigation for companies with international brands primarily in the food, sports, carpet and consumer products industries. He is also active in the domestic and international licensing of clients' intellectual property rights.
The FICPI is a unique organization as the only international non-governmental organization whose membership consists exclusively of IP attorneys in private practice. 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.