Jonathan B. Tropp
jbtropp@daypitney.com

Stamford
One Canterbury Green
201 Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06901
T: (203) 977 7337
F: (203) 977 7301

Jonathan B. "Jon" Tropp – Partner

Professional Experience

Jon Tropp's complex commercial litigation practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Jon has represented both plaintiffs and defendants ranging from international corporations in nine-figure cases to closely held businesses. In addition to intellectual property cases, Jon has defended, among others, antitrust, insurance coverage, and shareholder litigation matters, including class actions. Jon is a registered patent attorney.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • On behalf of Buyer, tried to defense verdict constructive discharge and earn-out claims
  • Representing plaintiff in patent infringement case involving mass spectrometry in the District of Massachusetts
  • Representing financial services company against claims of infringing a business method patent in District of Delaware
  • Successfully represented publisher of world famous book series in a commercial dispute in Connecticut Complex Litigation docket
  • Successfully defended manufacturer of organic coolant and flavor compositions against patents claiming topical and ingestible coolants and flavorants in District of New Jersey
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, of noninfringement on behalf of manufacturer of digital televisions in District of Delaware
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, dismissing trade secret misappropriation and fraud claims against international instrument manufacturers; partial summary judgment of invalidity of patent in District of Connecticut
  • Successfully defended manufacturer of optical fibers against patent infringement claims in District of Connecticut
  • Defeated motion for preliminary injunction, after hearing, against a major reinsurer in defense of a trademark infringement action; case settled favorably after denial of injunction was affirmed on appeal in District of Connecticut
  • Overturned Connecticut Sunday-closing law through constitutional challenge before the Connecticut Supreme Court

News, Publications & Presentations

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991, executive editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
  • Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1988, Biochemistry

Admissions

  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, executive committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section, past chair
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Judiciary Study Committee, past member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Judiciary Committee, past member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates, past delegate
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Litigation Committee
  • District of Connecticut, Ad Hoc Committee on Local Patent Rules
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellow

Outside Interests

  • Anti-Defamation League member, Connecticut Executive Committee and Regional Board; Chair, Connecticut Civil Rights Committee

Awards and Achievements

  • Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2006, 2011-2013

  • Recipient of the Anti-Defamation League Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award, 2009

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Firm Committees and Responsibilities

  • Day Pitney Alliance