Laurén Murray is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property matters.
Laurén has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for both utility and design applications. She participates in all aspects of the patent procurement process including obtaining and reviewing invention disclosures, performing patentability searches, drafting applications, preparing filings including responses to office actions, and interviewing Examiners. Laurén’s practice also involves patent invalidity, clearance, and freedom-to-operate analyses; due diligence studies; and drafting substantive filings for post-grant procedures such as Petitions for Inter Partes Review. In addition, she works on trademark portfolio development and maintenance. She has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting trademark applications.
Laurén has dealt with a wide range of technologies, including surgical techniques; medical devices, including surgical staplers, staples, electrosurgical instruments, ultrasonic scalpels, and robotic surgical instruments; infant consumer products, including bouncer seats, car seats, playpens, and highchairs; waste collection, storage and compaction equipment; robotic toys; hydraulic fracturing pumps and systems; power tools; metal refining and casting equipment; cutting tools; headphones; electrical connectors; locomotive parts; product packaging materials; boat lifts; conduit couplings; and other electromechanical devices.
During law school, Ms. Murray worked as a patent agent at K&L Gates, a legal writing teaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and an extern for Carnegie Mellon University’s Office of Technology Transfer. She also interned at an Intellectual Property boutique law firm and worked as a summer associate at International Paper Company in Loveland, Ohio.
Prior to law school, Ms. Murray participated in a ground water quality research project in Benin, West Africa and interned at General Electric in Louisville, KY.
- Is 35 U.S.C. §271(f) Keeping Pace with Times? The Law After the Federal Circuit’s Cardiac Pacemakers Decision, 29 J.L. & COM. 117.
- “Trademark Abandonment and the Developing Doctrine of Residual Goodwill,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Newsletter, Fall 2009