Mark Salah Morgan authored an article, "Strengthening Egypt's IP Laws Could Help Fight Brain Drain," which was published in Law360. The article discusses how weak intellectual property laws in Egypt have contributed to a significant "brain drain," as Egypt's most educated citizens choose to emigrate for countries with more favorable labor market environments. As Morgan points out in the article, Egypt ranks 41 out of 45 countries in strength of IP laws, with such problems as originating counterfeit goods and software privacy being exacerbated by its overburdened court system. Morgan writes that while there has been progress to protect IP rights in Egypt since the Egyptian revolution of 2011, more action is needed for this country that is "bustling with potential" to reach its goals. "While Egypt struggles to redefine itself following the revolution, the country should adopt stronger IP protection as one tactic to encourage its most educated citizens to stay," Morgan writes. "The brightest and most creative minds in Egypt should know that their innovations are protected at home."
On August 27, Tracy Friedenberg, Director of Technical Services & Project Management, co-presented "The Accidental Project Manager: Tools & Methodologies to Help You Succeed" at this year's ILTA>ON2020.
Valeriya Svystun will serve on the panel for the Fairfield County Bar Association webinar, "Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Lawyering."
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Jonathan Tropp, an intellectual property litigator, authored an article, "Design Patents: 'Campbell Soup' Stirs the Pot," published by the New York Law Journal.
Judge Christopher Droney was mentioned in Hartford Courant op-ed "In virus battle, one nursing home got it right," authored by Kevin Rennie.
In the online publication Super Lawyers, Jonathan B. Tropp recalls a case where a former employee absconded with trade secrets his client feared would be misused.
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Day Pitney LLP represented Pula Capital Management LP (Pula), a newly formed investment manager based in Virginia, in connection with (i) the acquisition of a minority ownership interest in Pula by Felton Group, LLC (Felton Group), and (ii) an investment by Felton Group in Pula Capital Fund, LP, a newly formed fund managed by Pula that intends to employ novel mathematical techniques and a proprietary, systematic predictive model to trade a diversified long-short portfolio of liquid U.S. equities.