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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.
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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.
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Ryan S. Osterweil, a senior associate in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property group and a member of the firm's Regulated Substances practice group will be speaking on a panel, "The Cannabis Goldrush and the IP Landgrab," at a program presented by the Patents Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Jonathan Tropp will discuss the recent Federal Circuit chip technology patent case, Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, at the 35th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York, NY.
Ryan Osterweil was quoted in an article, "'It Isn't Illegal If It Doesn't Exist yet': Patent Laws Pose Challenges for the Cannabis Industry," which was published by Cannabis Wire and reports on a recent New York City Bar Association program where he served as a panelist.
Richard Brown was quoted in an article, "Winery Sues NJ Turnpike Authority to Defend Right to Use Highway Sign in Logo," in The New Jersey Law Journal.
Carrie Webb Olson was featured in a podcast, "On Slants and ‘Skins: Supreme Court may tackle 'offensive' trademarks," in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In the podcast, she discusses the significance of the recent trademark cases involving The Slants and The Redskins.
Carrie Webb Olson, chair of Day Pitney's trademark practice group, was quoted in an article, "Offensive Trademark Ban Going Down? It Probably Should" in Law360.
Cecilia Zhang Stiber was mentioned in an article, "40 under 40 Winners Announced," in The Fairfield County Business Journal. Ms. Stiber was selected as one of 40 leading professionals under the age of 40 from "nearly 100 nominations." The awards ceremony will be held at 32 Weed Ave. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.