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Six Day Pitney Attorneys Named "IP Stars" by Managing IP Magazine

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
April 22, 2013

Six Day Pitney partners have been named "IP Stars" for 2013 by Managing IP Magazine.

The distinction is a new addition this year to the World IP Handbook and Survey published by Managing IP, and highlights the country's leading intellectual property attorneys to help facilitate the selection of in-house intellectual property counsel at Fortune 500 companies. Inclusion is based on surveys and interviews conducted by the magazine, and the listings are available online at www.miphandbook.com.

The six Day Pitney attorneys recognized are Elizabeth A. Alquist (Hartford, CT), Richard H. Brown (Parsippany, NJ), Michael A. Bucci (Hartford, CT), Andrew M. Riddles (Stamford, CT), James Sicilian (Hartford, CT) and Jonathan B. Tropp (Stamford, CT). All are members of the firm's Intellectual Property department.

Ms. Alquist chairs Day Pitney's Intellectual Property department. She is a trial attorney who represents a broad range of business clients in patent, trade secret, noncompetition, trademark, copyright, and Internet-related disputes in federal and state courts, as well as the International Trade Commission. She has tried more than a dozen cases to verdict, including patent infringement, trade secret, and non-compete matters, among others. She is the past chair of Day Pitney's Women Working Together as well as its Diversity Committee.

Mr. Brown is the firm's Patent Litigation practice group chair. His practice involves patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair trade and other commercial litigation before the state and federal courts. He has litigated several significant patent infringement matters, including one involving the digital television broadcasting standard used in the United States, and recently completed an arbitration involving trademark issues before the International Court of Arbitration.

Mr. Bucci represents a broad range of business clients in trademark, trade secret, copyright, false advertising, right of publicity, covenant not to compete and domain name disputes, as well as disputes involving intellectual property development and licensing agreements. He has litigated a number of cutting-edge intellectual property issues, and his practice includes the prosecution and defense of intellectual property disputes before federal and state courts, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and domain name disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization. He also counsels clients on a variety of advertising and promotion matters and on the maintenance, protection and enforcement of intellectual property.

Mr. Riddles has over 25 years of experience in virtually all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He has successfully litigated patent infringement cases, for both plaintiff and defendant, involving a wide variety of technologies, and was involved in some of the pioneering business method and computer software patent litigations. He has litigated cases involving trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition, and represented parties as negotiation counsel in numerous complex technology and multi-party matters. His experience includes the negotiation of technology transfer agreements and the resolution of multiparty litigation claims. He regularly renders opinions relating to patent validity, enforcement and infringement and provides strategic advice to companies on the development and management of their intellectual property portfolios.

Mr. Sicilian represents a broad range of business clients in trials and appeals of complex commercial disputes, including intellectual property and antitrust matters, among others. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, ranging from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to closely held companies and individuals, in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret disputes, antitrust, and unfair trade practices cases.

Mr. Tropp's complex commercial litigation practice includes patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants ranging from international corporations in nine-figure cases to closely held businesses in state and federal trial and appellate courts around the country.

About Day Pitney
Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.

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